Available Dogs

One Tail at a Time is a no-kill rescue. Our animals are either housed in volunteer foster homes or at our Adoption Center and can be introduced to approved potential adopters who complete an adoption survey.

Adoption fees are $300 for puppies under 6 months, $250 for adult dogs, and $150 for dogs over 7 years old. Senior people that adopt senior dogs will get a special rate of $100. This includes spay/neuter, microchip, all vaccines and a wellness exam.

For more information on an adoptable dog, contact the Adoption Counselor listed in each dog’s profile, or email AnnaOTAT@gmail.com.

 . Amanda Hugginkiss--Kid Friendly Belly Rub Lovin' Dog! .
 . Amanda Hugginkiss--Kid Friendly Belly Rub Lovin' Dog! .  . Amanda Hugginkiss--Kid Friendly Belly Rub Lovin' Dog! .  . Amanda Hugginkiss--Kid Friendly Belly Rub Lovin' Dog! .
  • Yellow Labrador Retriever, Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Large
Amanda Hugginkiss is one squishy, lovable, playful, sweet gal! Her foster family reports she is super duper sweet, quite mellow in the house, and seems to do well in her crate. She also is friendly with people of all ages and loves snuggling with kiddos was well as adults.

This chunky monkey (who could stand to loose a few pounds, but hey join the club) is about 4 years old and around 50-55 lbs. She enjoys romping in the yard but would also likely be just fine in a yardless apartment so long as she got some nice walks around the neighborhood. She is seemingly housebroken and has nice household manners.

Though Amanda previously lived successfully with another dog (and cats), she does have leash reactivity to other dogs so will need a competent handler on walks (or her own yard) and will thrive most as the only dog in her home.

This doll is vaccinated, heartworm tested, spayed, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $250 and if you'd like to be preapproved for adoption, you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Morgan--Super Dog and People Friendly Girl! .
 . Morgan--Super Dog and People Friendly Girl! .  . Morgan--Super Dog and People Friendly Girl! .  . Morgan--Super Dog and People Friendly Girl! .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Female, Medium
Little miss Morgan joined the rescue a couple weeks ago, and per her foster mom she is a peach! She LOVES treats and toys and is great and chewing on them instead of on her bed. She is also super sweet and absolutely loves getting her belly rubbed and soaking up attention. As if she didn't already sound like a gem, her foster mom very rarely hears her whine or bark.

Morgan also loves walks but because she came to us with a--now healing--broken leg, she is currently limited as to the exercise she is permitted. She does get amped up on leash when she sees other dogs, but in a "hey I'm dying to meet you!!!" kind of way--nothing aggressive. She's likely really love sharing her forever home with another playful dog to pal around with.

Though she's great meeting people of all ages, at right around a year old Morgan can still be a bit mouthy so would be best in a home with older kiddos. This 45 lb gal is vaccinated and will be spayed and microchipped the first week of August. Her adoption fee is $250 and you can access our adoption survey here: Apply Now
 . Seven Puppies .
 . Seven Puppies .  . Seven Puppies .  . Seven Puppies .
  • Australian Shepherd, Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Baby, Female, Medium
We're currently accepting applications for seven of the cutest little stinkers we've ever had the pleasure of knowing! This brood (which includes six girls and one boy) is a total mystery when it comes to breed and all seven are quite different looking from each other.

Though they're doing great now, these kiddos have had a rough road as they initially lost their mother at two weeks of age and then broke with parvo when they were about seven weeks old. Thankfully, after an extended hospitalization and care from their foster family, they have now recovered and are ready to join their forever families.

These pups have had their initial shots and been dewormed. They can head to "foster to adopts" now and their adoptions will be finalized after they've received their next round of shots and are spayed/neutered at the end of August. As of 7.27.16 they are nine weeks old. Their adoption fees are $350. Introductions will be done at their foster home in Elgin. You can email AnnaOTAT@gmail.com with any questions or access our adoption survey here: Apply Now
 . Toby--I'm a Dog Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .
 . Toby--I'm a Dog Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .  . Toby--I'm a Dog Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .  . Toby--I'm a Dog Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .
  • Dachshund
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Small
This cute little unassuming dude is Toby and at about 4 years of age and around 15 lbs, he's the perfect size, age, and personality for just about any living situation! While Toby can be a little shy at first, he is very sweet and friendly with people and other dogs. Once on a schedule, he's housebroken, and he loves to snuggle and take long strolls. Toby is usually very calm but does have a playful side! He also doesn't bark very much at all; usually when his fosters leave the house he'll bark for a quick minute but that's it.

Toby is now vaccinated and heartworm tested and will be neutered and microchipped later this week (7/29). His adoption fee is $250 and as of 7/30 he'll be a resident of our Adoption Center so swing on by during open hours to meet him. If you'd like to be preapproved for adoption, you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Timmy--I'm an Adoption Center Dog! .
 . Timmy--I'm an Adoption Center Dog! .  . Timmy--I'm an Adoption Center Dog! .  . Timmy--I'm an Adoption Center Dog! .
  • Boston Terrier, Cattle Dog
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Male, Medium
Say hi to Timmy! This energetic little guy is guaranteed to win your heart with his endless supply of kisses, hugs and charismatic/goofy personality. He loves his walks and would make a great running partner! Not much of a cuddler, but he makes up for it when he rubs his head all over you. This blue eyed beauty love love loves to play! Throw him a toy and he's good to go, by himself or with you. He's crate trained and house broken, and doesn't chew what isn't his!!

Timmy needs a lot of time and patience when meeting new dogs. He currently is BFF's with a Great Pyrenees (and it's hilarious to watch them play), but he could use some ongoing support in learning how to socialize with other dogs and his on leash greetings are not great. Timmy can potentially go to a home with other dogs, it will just need to be the right match. When it comes to people, Timmy is awesome and universally social. Don't let his excitement deter you, he just loves being around humans but once he gets comfortable in his routine and your novelty wears off this spunky little man makes a great companion!!

As for breed mix, we really have no idea--this kid is a mystery mutt! The shelter we rescued him from guessed Boston Terrier mix but who knows...could be some other type of terrier, cattle dog, boxer, just no idea. What we do know is that he's about 30 lbs, and cool as can be. Timmy is vaccinated and heartworm tested and will be neutered and microchipped on 7/29. He'll then move over to our Adoption Center and be available as of 7/30. His adoption fee is $250 and if you'd like to be preapproved for adoption you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Shadow--I'm a Dog Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .
 . Shadow--I'm a Dog Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .  . Shadow--I'm a Dog Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .  . Shadow--I'm a Dog Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .
  • Terrier, Hound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Male, Medium
This cute lil' bug is Shadow and, per his foster mom, he definitely lives up to his name. He is very loving and will follow you around all day wagging his tail! Shadow is an energetic young (we believe right around a year) fellow who would love an active family to engage him and take him on adventures.

He also would do nicely with other pets as he has gotten along very well with all the dogs he has encountered on walks and in his neighborhood. Though he's improving, Shadow does not like being left alone or crated and suffers from a little separation anxiety. He can live in a condo or single family home, but will thrive most with someone who isn't gone at work for super lengthy days.

Overall, he is still just a sweet and silly puppy who will need some consistent training to get him out of he habit of chewing things (hide your shoes!) and being more comfortable in his crate. Thankfully this dude has a fabulous temperament and he loves to cuddle and play chase with a ball or frisbee.

Shadow is now neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and heartworm tested. His adoption fee is $250 and as of 7/29 he'll be a resident of our Adoption Center. If you'd like to be preapproved for adoption, you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Noel--I'm a Dog Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .
 . Noel--I'm a Dog Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .  . Noel--I'm a Dog Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .  . Noel--I'm a Dog Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .
  • Shepherd, Corgi
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Female, Medium
Noel is a precious young bundle of fun! She greets new people and other dogs with enthusiasm. Her coat and ears are SO SOFT and she loves pets all over. She is also a total dream in her crate - she happily "goes to bed" and falls asleep without a peep. She is also so smart! She will find every morsel of kibble and get every last bit of goodie from her Kong or even find exactly where under the couch her tennis ball is. During her time in foster, she has quickly learned sit, wait, lay down, walk nice (loose leash - needs some work), kisses (licking your hand instead of nibbling it), and come. I'm sure with more time she will learn all kinds of neat tricks - and will probably need to in order to keep her bright mind stimulated!

She loves to play with ice cubes and will chase them as they skid across our hardwood floors. Given her energy level, she would do best in an active home, ideally with another high energy puppy playmate. She also would be best without very young children (6+ is likely fine) as she has been working on some mouthing behaviors, and her energy might be a little much for young kids who don't understand boundaries.

She loves meeting other dogs, and doesn't understand why not every dog in the world wants to meet her. Though Noel does have some energy to harness,
overall she is a fast learner, wicked smart and will be a great addition to her forever family!

This cutie is likely around 1.5 years old and 33 lbs. She is now spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $250 and as of 7/29 she'll be a resident of our Adoption Center. If you'd like to be preapproved for adoption, you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Breeze--I'm a Blue Eyed Adoption Center Beauty! .
 . Breeze--I'm a Blue Eyed Adoption Center Beauty! .  . Breeze--I'm a Blue Eyed Adoption Center Beauty! .  . Breeze--I'm a Blue Eyed Adoption Center Beauty! .
  • Yellow Labrador Retriever, Husky
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Medium
This gorgeous girl with striking blue eyes was rescued from a hoarding situation in rural Tennessee so the big city sights and sounds are still new to her but she''s definitely adjusting to the good life and loves all her buddies at the Adoption Center! Though skittish at first, Breeze loves her human buddies once she gets to know them and is never aggressive, just shy.

Breeze enjoys the company of some other dogs (her best friend was a recently adopted puppy) but because she tends to bond quickly with her humans once in a home environment, she may be best as the only dog in her forever home as she wants all the love to herself! Breeze has some anxiety in her kennel so though she calms down after a bit, she may do best in a single family home or a home environment where someone is often around.

This beauty is about 3.5 years old, around 40 lbs, and is now spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $250 and our survey can be accessed here: Apply Now
 . Moosette--Adorable Hippo with a Sponsored Adoption Fee! .
 . Moosette--Adorable Hippo with a Sponsored Adoption Fee! .  . Moosette--Adorable Hippo with a Sponsored Adoption Fee! .  . Moosette--Adorable Hippo with a Sponsored Adoption Fee! .
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Medium
You kind of have to meet Moosette in person to understand just how stinkin' cute she is, but we'll do our best to convey her adorable snortiness here. At around 5.5 years old and 60 lbs this low-rider is the cutest mini-hippo ever. In addition to her good looks, Moosie is also a friendly girl who enjoys going on walks, snuggling, and being perfectly house/crate trained even while her foster parents are at work for a full day.

Moosette is is perfectly fine passing other dogs on walks and even hangs out with her neighbors pups from time to time but may thrive most as the only pooch in her forever home; it will just depend on whether or not it's the right match. Sometimes Moosie is a little tentative with new people (though the vast majority she is good with) so though we know she'll love and bond wonderfully with her forever family, she'll thrive most in an adult home.

When Moosie first joined the rescue she had terrible chronic ear infections and ultimately her veterinarian and surgeon decided ear canal ablation surgery would be in her best interest. She has recently had this procedure done on both ears and thankfully it has worked like a charm! She is now ear infection and pain free though since this surgery means the whole ear canal was removed, she does have diminished hearing.

This snorty gal is spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee has been sponsored by one of her biggest fans, and you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Jesse .
 . Jesse .  . Jesse .  . Jesse .
  • Flat-coated Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Senior, Male, Medium
Our new guy Jesse is as sweet and handsome as the day is long. At 7 years old and about 50 lbs, this fella is just entering his senior years so he's a very mellow and laid back guy but still has a nice life ahead of him!

Per his foster family, he is so incredibly mellow thus far. He gets a little amped to go on walks but in an adorable old man sort of way. He walks nicely on a leash with a little pulling BUT the city/outdoors terrifies him and the no-slip collar is a must. He is very skittish on walks sometimes and it's very random so it's been hard to peg what scares him. His temperament is amazing; he's a super gentle soul and just wants to lay on you and be near you (he literally follows me around the house). He loves being pet, doesn't seem to require much exercise and is really good about the house (no chewing things). He's got a few old man quirks (he seems to be a bit of a picky eater) but he's the most loving creature. He's fine with the kids and seems chill with other dogs but his true loves are his adult people.

This refined gentleman is now neutered, heartworm tested, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $150 and our application can be accessed here: Apply Now
 . Pocket .
 . Pocket .  . Pocket .  . Pocket .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Boxer
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
Young, Male, Medium
This special little man is named Pocket due to his small huggable stature! At about a year old and just under 40 lbs, he's a real peanut who loves snuggling with his foster moms and exploring the world around him. He's also great with the other resident dog in his foster home though has been hit or miss with other pups outside of foster.

Sadly, as a puppy, Pocket was the victim of abuse and that has had a long-term impact on his life in the form of hearing loss and some neurological issues. Socially, Pocket is a fairly typical 1 year old who can get into some mischief but is a friendly and wiggly little dude. His hearing loss has made training more difficult though his foster parents have done a spectacular job teaching him hand signals.

We anticipate that it may take Pocket a bit longer to transition to a new environment than it does other dogs but since he is thriving in his foster home, we know he can also be very happy and successful in his forever home. His foster is located in a busy part of Chicago and though he's happy as a clam there now, he will thrive most in a more laid back environment.

This cutie is neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $250 and inquiries can be directed to AnnaOTAT@gmail.com or you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Yoshi and Sage .
 . Yoshi and Sage .  . Yoshi and Sage .  . Yoshi and Sage .
  • Japanese Chin, Shih Tzu
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Senior, Male, Small
Yoshi and Sage are best buddies who joined the rescue after their elderly owner had to move to an assisted living facility. These two cuties have spent the last couple months living in one of our wonderful foster homes where they were pampered (and often found playing dress up!) by their 6 year old foster sister.

Both these sweet boys love people of all ages and would be great additions to most loving homes. Though Sage loves is buddy Yoshi, he isn't too fond of living with other dogs so they'll do best as the only pups in their new forever home.

Sage is an approximately 11 year old guy but he's still got plenty of spunk and is really sweet and engaging with everyone he meets. He recently had surgery for bladder stones but has bounced back swimmingly and is otherwise healthy. Yoshi is about 10 years old and is blind though navigates very well and recently had a senior blood panel which came back with flying colors.

Yoshi and Sage are well adjusted boys who are friendly with everyone they meet, enjoy but scratches, snuggling on the couch, and, heck, if you have a fireplace for them to snooze by then bonus!

They're both neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Their adoption fee is $150 for the pair and you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Miguel — I'm Dog Friendly with a Sponsored Adoption Fee! .
 . Miguel — I'm Dog Friendly with a Sponsored Adoption Fee! .  . Miguel — I'm Dog Friendly with a Sponsored Adoption Fee! .  . Miguel — I'm Dog Friendly with a Sponsored Adoption Fee! .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Male, Medium
This handsome mug is Miguel and in addition to being easy on the eyes, he's pretty great in the personality department too. At right around a year old and 50 lbs, Miguel is immediately social and engaging with everyone he meets. He is a strong hunk of love and, as such, would benefit from some additional basic training just so his zest for life doesn't get in the way of him being a well behaved boy. Thankfully he's also smart as can be and a super fast study--we're all very impressed by all that he has learned since joining the rescue!

Miguel loves playing fetch, romping after squeaky toys, playing with his best dog friend Dexter, and cuddling with/smooching on the volunteers. Though he's a perfect angel in his kennel here (totally crate trained/housebroken) he did display some separation anxiety issues when in a foster home so he'd love to join a home where someone is often home and/or where he can go to daycare during the work day.


In addition to loving people, Miguel is also good with other dogs and can certainly join a forever home with other social dogs so long as they're a good match for his play style. Miguel is neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. One of his biggest fans has sponsored his adoption fee so now you can save that money for toys and treats! You can access our Adoption Survey here: Apply Now
 . Possum .
 . Possum .  . Possum .  . Possum .
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback, Greyhound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Senior, Female, Medium
Possum is a peaceful soul. She has a sweet personality and is a very quiet and loving girl. She'€™s a wonderful companion for long walks or snuggling on the couch. Though she's the only dog in her foster home, she socializes well with other dogs. She has such nice household behavior that she does not need to be crated, but also doesn't protest being crated if preferred. If we had to describe her in own word it would be -- mellow.

This lovely lady is about 9 years old and weighs 45 lbs so she's a nice medium size well suited for city or suburban living. Because of her gentle spirit, she can join just about any loving family and would be just fine sharing her home with other pets, kids, you name it.

Possum is vaccinated and will be spayed and microchipped prior to adoption. She is currently being treated for heartworm but can join her new family at any time as the rescue will continue to pay for her treatment even if she's adopted prior to completing it. She also recently had an echocardiogram which confirmed she has a valve issue with her heart but thankfully is doing great, does not need any medication, and our vet simply recommends that she get echocardiograms twice/year for monitoring.

Her adoption fee is $150 and our survey can be accessed here: Apply Now
 . Dozer--People Friendly Snuggle Monkey! .
 . Dozer--People Friendly Snuggle Monkey! .  . Dozer--People Friendly Snuggle Monkey! .  . Dozer--People Friendly Snuggle Monkey! .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Not known
This lovable lug is the epitome of gentle giant. At around 3 years old and 85 lbs, Dozer is a total goofball who loves everyone he meets and is equal parts playful romper and chill cuddlebug.

In addition to loving all humans (no preference between men and women with this guy!) Dozer was also a playgroup rockstar at the shelter we welcomed him from and though he may thrive most as the only dog in his forever home, he does enjoy romping with well matched buddies. No feline friends for this cutie.

Prior to moving to the Adoption Center, this gorgeous boy was in a foster home where he was totally housebroken and crate trained and though he can be a bit of a bull in a china shop, he does chill out and love cuddling.

This gem is neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $250 and you can email AnnaOTAT@gmail.com for more info or access our adoption survey here: Apply Now
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