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 application.

Adoption fees are $350 for puppies under 6 months, $300 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 AllisonOTAT@gmail.com.

To view our available dogs, click here!

 

 . Manuel - I'm from Puerto Rico! .
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  • Shepherd, Labrador Retriever
Adult, Male, Medium
Buenos Dias from Manuel who just came to Chicago from a shelter in Puerto Rico! This beautiful boy caught our eye because he isn't just looks, but personality too. He LOVES people and will do whatever he can to be close to you and get some pets.

Manuel is brand new to our rescue so we don't know too much. He doesn't seem to like other male dogs aside from his brother, so we are looking to place him in a dog-free home right now. He can also be adopted with his brother

Manuel will need an understanding home that can help him decompress after moving from a shelter in Puerto Rico where he didn't get much time out of a kennel to big city life.

He is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and microchipped. He does have parasites which she is currently being treated for. Fill out an application to meet Lin: Apply Now
 . Lin - I'm from Puerto Rico! .
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  • Shepherd, Labrador Retriever
Adult, Male, Medium
Buenos Dias from Lin who just came to Chicago from a shelter in Puerto Rico! This beautiful boy caught our eye because he isn't just looks, but personality too. He LOVES people and will do whatever he can to be close to you and get some pets.

Lin is brand new to our rescue so we don't know too much. He is doing well but he may not be a fit for other male dogs.

Lin will need an understanding home that can help him decompress after moving from a shelter in Puerto Rico where he didn't get much time out of a kennel to big city life.

He is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and microchipped. He does have parasites which she is currently being treated for. Fill out an application to meet Lin: Apply Now
 . Emmitt .
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  • Beagle
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Baby, Male, Small
Emmitt is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application to arrange a meeting with him.

Age: 3 months
Weight: 10 lbs
Likes: Kongs, carrots, squeaky toys
Dislikes: cats, young kids

Emmitt aims to please and is very clever! He loves to snuggle, explore the house and play fetch. He is prey-driven, so he'd prefer a squeaky toy to the company of a kitty. Also, he has been a bit mouthier than his sister. He'd probably best in a home without young kids. All that being said, he is easily curbed with affirmations/toys/treats.

He does well in the crate for 3-4 hour naps and sleeps soundly overnight. He is working on potty training and has mastered the potty pad! Emmitt has a lot of energy and would benefit from puppy classes and a potty schedule, but he's a particularly loyal and loving puppy.

We are currently looking for foster to adopt homes for Emily. Her adoption fee will be $350. If you are interested please apply here: Apply Now
 . Emily -- Adoption Pending .
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  • Beagle
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Baby, Female, Small
Emily is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application to arrange a meeting with her.

Age: 3 months
Weight: 10 lbs
Likes: tennis balls, snuggling, playing w/ her dog friends
Dislikes: none

Emily is a *verified angel*. Emily wows everybody she meets with her floppy ears and goofy eyebrows. She is a total lovebug-- great with kids, dogs and cats.
She is working on potty training, and has mastered the potty pad! Emily does well in the crate for 3-4 hour naps and sleeps soundly overnight. Covering her crate seems to curb her from whining and helps to put her straight to sleep.
Emily would love to go to a home with lots of friends. She mimics often and caught onto some basic commands while in foster. She has a lot of energy and a lot to learn, and she just needs to find a patient family to love.

We are currently looking for foster to adopt homes for Emily. Her adoption fee will be $350. If you are interested please apply here: Apply Now
 . Art Vandeley .
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Baby, Male, Large
Art Vandeley is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application to arrange a meeting with him.

Age: 7 months
Weight: 65 lbs
Likes: play, cuddling, running, fetch and eating! He loves people, other dogs and smells.
Dislikes: when you leave for work in the morning

Art is a very loving and smart dog who is always ready to play. Art needs a home where he is exercised regularly and able to go through dog training. With his size and age, now is a critical time for him to learn best practices for walking and good behavior. He also loves to play with other dogs, run and cuddle.

Art hangs out in his crate while his foster is at work.

Art Vandeley is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Mr. Belding .
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  • Beagle
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Adult, Male, Medium
Mr. Belding is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application to arrange a meeting with him.

Age: 7 years
Weight: 35 lbs
Likes: Food, walks, cuddles, couch time
Dislikes: Not much!

Mr. Belding is a very sweet dog who loves to cuddle and hang out with his people. He can get VERY excited around food or when playing, etc. Despite his hound breed he does not bark much! Very loud when he does but it's rare. Generally sleeps fine in his crate but would probably rather sleep near his people. Can't stress food-motivation enough, he is crazy about food whether it's his or not. Have used baby gate to keep him out of the kitchen while we're cooking. He's a real sweetie and will be a great companion!

Mr. Belding is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $150 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Fido -- Application Pending .
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  • Mixed Breed
Adult, Male, Large
Fido is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application to schedule a time to meet Fido!

Age: 1 year
Weight: 65 lbs
Likes: Playing tug-of-war, fetch, & cuddling!
Dislikes: Nothing!

Fido is the most lovable dog we've met and is happy to cuddle with you all day. He believes he is a small lap dog stuck in a 65 lb mutt's body. He doesn't bark much and will greet your guest with a sloppy lick instead of a bark. He is very smart and learns quickly. He responds well to repetition and treats and is eager to please. He is fully house-trained. He likes to chase bunnies and squirrels but will be a perfect companion to any family who wants a dog they can snuggle on the couch with.

Fido's adoption fee is $300 and includes all core vaccinations, microchip, neuter, and an opportunity to work on your ball-throwing techniques!

Apply to meet Fido today!
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 . Penny Lane .
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Young, Female, Large
Penny Lane is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application to arrange a meeting with her.

Age: 1 year
Weight: 50 lbs
Likes: Intense snuggles, playing with her foster brother, treats
Dislikes: Not much, getting in the car requires a big boost and salty paws

Penny Lane's favorite activity is snuggling, she wants to be touching you, cuddling on your shoulder, and will happily play role of a big or little spoon. Every human that has met her instantly melts and stops people in their tracks with her good looks. She's a smart pup and with basic manners training she will be a rockstar companion for life.

Penny Lane is now crate trained, spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . AC Slater -- Adoption Pending .
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Baby, Male, Medium
AC Slater is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application to arrange a meeting with him.

Age: 7 months
Weight: 25 lbs
Likes: A dab of peanut butter in his kong when he goes in his crate, chew toys, cuddling up next to you, playing tug of war and sleeping on top of you.
Dislikes: His reflection

AC Slater is a very sweet boy who just wants to play and be near you. He has a ton of puppy energy, but is very quick to learn and is eager to please. He'€™s about 90% potty trained and goes quickly once outside. He whines a little when first put in his crate, but quickly calms and is perfectly calm when you return. He loves snuggling and would really do great in a household where he'€™ll get lots of belly rubs. He likes sleeping in bed next to you, and is happy to wake you up with puppy kisses instead of your alarm clock.

AC Slater has lived with other dogs and done well. While he does not live with kids, he has also done well with children he meets on the street.

AC Slater is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Mickey .
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  • Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Adult, Male, Small
Mickey is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application to arrange a meeting with him.

Mickey is about five-years-old and around 13 pounds. For an older guy with a bum hip he sure has a lot of pep in his step. We go on some pretty long brisk walks and he loves to run after his ball. And if he thinks I have something he wants to eat he's jumping at least waist high like it's no big deal.

He's a world class snuggler and would probably prefer to just stay curled up next to me all day. He doesn't do well in his crate overnight b/c he'll bark at any noise he hears but I've let him sleep in my bed and he stays curled up and quiet all night.

He's house trained and he's very treat motivated so he picked up "sit" pretty quickly.

Mickey can be a bit selective about who he's friendly with. He's not particularly concerned with who we pass on the street and when he was dropped off at the AC he was friendly with everyone, but he does take a little time to warm up to people occasionally and seems to prefer women to men in most situations.

He's very eager to make friends with little dogs, but he's not so sure of big dogs and would probably prefer not to live with anyone who's too much larger than him!

Mickey will be a great companion for someone looking for a fun, snuggly little buddy to hang out with.

Mickey is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Gazelle .
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  • Mixed Breed
Baby, Female, Medium
Gazelle is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application to arrange a meeting with her.

Gazelle is about 6 months old and weighs about 25 lbs.

Gazelle loves to chase balls in the backyard. She also LOVES her squeaky toys inside! She is 'almost' housebroken and just needs a schedule. She also LOVES to chew on a nylabone. She is super smart and motivated to learn! With just one training session (with our training partner Kiki Yablon) she figured out that her bed was a good place to be and learned to go there when we asked her to. She knows 'sit' and we were working 'stay' and 'come'. She enjoys her crate and sleeps through the night if she is in it. She still needs work on leash manners and is a bit of a barker, but I am confident with training she will be an amazing addition to someone's family. After a few days she more or less left our cats alone. Typical puppy energy so needs a family willing to work with her.

Gazelle is now spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $350 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Godzilla .
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Adult, Male, Small
Godzilla is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application to arrange a meeting with him.

Godzilla is about 4 years old and around 15 lbs.

This little dude Godzilla is just about the weirdest doggo I have ever had the pleasure of fostering or maybe even meeting. Sometimes he sits and stares at you with his tongue partially hanging out with one ear up and one ear down. Cannot deny the cuteness factor! Godzilla co-existed nicely with his 55 lb foster sister and some of her friends that came by. Godzilla really enjoys chewing bones, kong, tennis balls and tug. He is 100% crate trained and not only goes in there willingly but will sleep through the night without an accident. Godzilla is working on his potty training during the day. Godzilla was sweet and shy with new people he met in his foster him as well. Finally, this guy LOVES him some human food. He is quite the little beggar :). Godzilla would be best with an adult only household. Overall, whomever adopts this nerdy nerd is going to be entertained by a sassy little guy who takes pride in being the cutest kid on the block.

Godzilla is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Chilli - My adoption fee is partially sponsored! .
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  • Mixed Breed
Young, Male, Large
Chilli is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application to arrange a meeting with him.

Chilli is about 1 year old and around 70 lbs.

This Super smart goofball is sure to charm the pants off of anyone. I mean look at that adorable face! Chilli is very treat motivated and knows lots of commands like sit, stay, down and roll-over. We are currently solidifying his crate training and house training skills and he is doing very well. He is very affectionate and loves to play. He would be a great addition to an active household and would thrive with a family that has a house with a yard or someone that has a very active and can give him frequent walks. He isn'€™t obnoxiously energetic but he is still young and still has some puppy energy to burn off. Chilli also likes to cuddle up on the couch and watch t.v. while chewing on a bone. Chilli does need time to get used to people and other dogs he doesn'€™t know while he is on walks but does great when people come to his foster home to say hello. He currently lives with another male dog and two cats and gets along fine with everyone. As an added bonus, he has lifetime behavior modification training through Safe Humane Chicago.

Chilli is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $160 (normally $300, but a generous donor has covered the rest) and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Boxy .
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  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Adult, Female, Large
Boxy is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application to arrange a meeting with Boxy.

Boxy is 3 years old and 70 lbs. Boxy is just the best. She's sweet and cuddly and loves to play but is just as happy to chill out on the couch with you all day. She's great about being in her crate, is totally housebroken, and loves playing with other dogs. Boxy may have had some less-than-great experiences with men in the past, so she still needs a little help learning that she doesn't have to be afraid of them sometimes.

Boxy is now spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Saffron .
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  • Pit Bull Terrier, Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Young, Female, Medium
Saffron is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application to arrange a meeting with her.

This approximately 1 year old beauty, originally joined the rescue earlier in the summer and though we were all immediately smitten, she needed some help with her confidence building and socialization. She will thrive with a chill home who will give her time to settle in and understands that she likes to engage on her own timeline. She's not going to be the kind of gal who immediately runs into your arms and licks your face but once she knows you she'll love you more than anything in the world and adores a good couch cuddle session. She is very food motivated and not above changing her opinion of you for a hotdog.

Saffron has also done well with her interactions with other dogs. As with many adolescent dogs she can be a rough and tumble player with her canine friends, but has no issues walking by them appropriately on walks and did previously live in a home with another pooch.

Saffron is a healthy, spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and heartworm negative medium sized (approximately 50 lbs) gal. We'd love to have her trainer help her transition into a loving home so if you'd like to meet her you can access our application here: Apply Now
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  • Poodle, Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs
Senior, Male, Small
Yahtzee is living in a foster home. Please submit an application and we'll then link you up with his foster family for an introduction.

Yatzhee came to OTAT from Hurricane Irma territory, and when he arrived, underweight and with a bit of a cold, it was clear that he had been through a tumultuous few weeks. But this adorable little man is on the mend and in high spirits!

This 10-pound pup has the most adorable little tail wag, and from the way he prances up and down stairs, you'd never guess that he was at least 8 years old. He likes the simple things in life: mealtime, treats, cuddling up near you on the couch, sleeping through the night, following his people from room to room, and taking walks to sniff out the neighborhood. He loves being outside and will happily sniff around the yard for ages.

Yahtzee gets along great with the other dog in his foster home, and he barely notices the cat. Yahtzee is housebroken, but he occasionally marks around the house. He does not like being crated and will cry if you leave him in a crate, but he's perfectly happy lounging about the house. He would do best in a home without kids, as he can get scared and reactive when picked up unexpectedly.

This fellow has both heart and kidney disease. He is on medication paired with prescription food and totally thriving but his long-term prognosis is a bit unknown (though we have high hopes that he has many good years ahead of him) . He is vaccinated, heartworm negative, and microchipped. If the vet deems it safe to neuter him we'll cover the cost of surgery but his heart health is the priority.

His adoption fee is $0 (normally $300, but a generous donor has covered his fee!) and you can access our application here: Apply Now
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  • Pit Bull Terrier, Boxer
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Young, Female, Medium
Shadowcat is currently in a foster home. If interested, please complete an application and we'll then link you up with her foster family for an intro.

Age: 1.5 years
Weight: 40 lbs
Likes: Nyla Bones, cuddling, attention, going in the car, being close
Dislikes: Not being able to go wherever you go

She is sweet, curious, and spirited. She loves to cuddle and be close to people at all times. Her intense love for her people can get her riled up, and she sometimes jumps on people she is excited to see. Not a mean bone in her body, just needs a loving, patient home and lots of attention. I hope to take her to play with other dogs soon so she can get out all of her energy and make new friends.

Shadowcat is now spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee was $300, but a generous donor has sponsored her. You can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Geronimo--My Adoption Fee is Sponsored! .
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  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogs
Adult, Male, Large
Geronimo is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application and then we can link you up with the foster home to meet him.

Geronimo is 2.5 years old and 60 lbs. This fella will steal your heart in under 30 seconds. He has beautiful eyes and a goofily large head (and equally large goofy smile). He will wag his tail and quickly grab the nearest toy to show every human he meets. If you toss a ball or toy he knows to retrieve and (sometimes) drop it. While he is extremely playful, Geronimo loves to cuddle and have Netflix nap time. He's as gentle as they come! He's a tiny pup in a big lug's body and will plop himself right onto your chest when it's time for bed. He is a very smart guy and is completely house trained. Fair warning: when you leave him, he will give you the cutest head tilt in hopes of you quitting your job to instead play fetch and cuddle him all day long.

G-man isn't a huge fan of other canines and needs to be the solo dog in his forever home. While out on walks he is able to be redirected, especially when there are some tasty treats in store for him! We aren't sure how he feels about feline friends as he hasn't, to the best of our knowledge, had any exposure.

Geronimo is now neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. His adoption fee is usually $300 but two generous donors have covered the fee for this lovable guy! If interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Sapphire--My Adoption Fee is Sponsored! .
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  • American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogs
Adult, Female, Medium
Sapphire is living in a foster home. Please complete an application and we can then link you up with her foster family for an introduction.

Sapphie is literally the sweetest little hippo you'll ever have the pleasure of knowing. She is a total gem with people and just loves to snuggle, cuddle, and be the best movie watching buddy in the world. She has great household manners and is housebroken, crate trained, and at around 3-4 years old is an awesome age too...past puppyhood but still has a long life ahead of her.

Sapphire is basically a perfect creature, save for the fact that she can be quite aggressive towards other dogs. She will need a family who is comfortable managing this behavior and a home where she won't be encountering too many fellow canines on daily walks. Her adoption counselors are more than happy to offer tips and advice for managing Sapphire's leash reactivity!

When this mush mouth joined the rescue, she was in need of eye surgery but has now completed that and is totally healthy and thriving. She's also spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $0 thanks to a very generous donor (normally $300). !f interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogs
Young, Male, Medium
Amos is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application to arrange a meeting with him.

Amos is about 2.5 years old and weighs about 50 lbs.

Amos is a sweet goofball. He'€™s good walking on a leash, ignoring most dogs he encounters. He has a keen interest in squirrels and rabbits. He sits and stays on command and is very food motivated. Though not a cuddler, he will share a couch with you. However, if he has the couch to himself, he will knock all of the cushions off before settling down. His foster mom is also pretty sure he is part cat or deer because he will walk the back of the couch as if on a balance beam.

Amos is always excited to greet his foster mom when she returns. He likes to play and enjoys a game of fetch with a ball or Frisbee. He loves to run! Amos would do best in a house that has a backyard.

He has lived well with young children. He'€™s housebroken and can go a very long time without needing to go out.

Amos is now neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $0 thanks to a very generous donor (normally $300). You can access our application here: Apply Now
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