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 $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 AnnaOTAT@gmail.com.

 . Frito .
 . Frito .  . Frito .
  • Beagle, Dachshund
Young, Male, Small
Frito is an Adoption Center dog! Click here to find out how to adopt a dog from our AC:

Hello little Frito! This little guy looks kinda like a Beagle/Doxie mix, but his actual breed mix is anyone's guess! What we do know is that he's super soft and he will likely stay under or around 20 lbs.

Frito and his brother (who has found a home) ended up at animal control as an owner surrender. We were able to scoop them up and have been socializing them at our Adoption Center since then. Frito is shy and takes some time to warm up to people, so he will do best in a calmer home who can dedicate time to continue his socialization. He is super friendly and sweet, he just gets scared and won't approach people he doesn't know.

Frito is estimated to be 3-5 months old. He is neutered up to date on vaccines and microchipped. He is at our Adoption Center and you can meet him during open hours. To adopt him you must first have an approved application on file. To apply click here:Apply Now
 . Cassie--Sweetest girl! .
 . Cassie--Sweetest girl! .  . Cassie--Sweetest girl! .  . Cassie--Sweetest girl! .
  • Boxer
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Medium
*Cassie is in a foster home, fill out the application to make an appointment to meet her!*

When our resident sweetheart, Cassie, joined the rescue she was underweight and it was clear she had recently had puppies. Despite this, she was immediately engaging and wonderful with everyone she met...men, women, you name it! Now settled into a foster home, Cassie continues to thrive and exhibit her cuddly loving nature.

Cassie is not a fan of her crate but doesn't get into mischief when left uncrated, so does just fine if she needs to be alone for a few hours during the day. Cassie is working on housebreaking though, so she will need a home that can be patient with that. Additionally, Cassie seems to be hit or miss with other dogs and would probably prefer to be the only dog or to live with a super mellow dog.

Cassie is estimated to be about 2 years old and is now vaccinated, spayed, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and our application can be accessed here: Apply Now
 . Damien - Dog and Cat Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .
 . Damien - Dog and Cat Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .  . Damien - Dog and Cat Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .  . Damien - Dog and Cat Friendly Adoption Center Dog! .
  • Rottweiler
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Senior, Male, Large
*Damien is an Adoption Center resident! You can come meet him during our open hours. To find out more click here: Apply Now
 . Rocky Ravioli -  Feline Friendly! .
 . Rocky Ravioli -  Feline Friendly! .  . Rocky Ravioli -  Feline Friendly! .  . Rocky Ravioli -  Feline Friendly! .
  • Mastiff, Boxer
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Male, Medium
This meatheaded 1 year old has a lot of good stuff going for him...he's housebroken and good in his crate, good on leash and with greeting other dogs, feline friendly, likes car rides, and likes to snuggle. He also already knows "sit" "down" and "paw" and is generally treat motivated and eager to please.

He still gets the puppy crazies sometimes but overall he's pretty chill especially given his young age. In his foster home he was a peach with other dogs, the cat, and people of all ages too. However Rocky was previously adopted and got too amped up with the other dog in that home and though his dog-dog interactions were not aggressive, they escalated his arousal level to a point that he would get extremely mouthy with the humans too. Therefore, we are looking to place Rocky as the only pooch in his adoptive home but he can certainly greet other dogs in the neighborhood--we just want to set him up for success in his adoptive home.

Though we aren't sure of his exact mix, he's some largeish breed muttt. Mr Ravioli is vaccinated and heartworm tested, neutered, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Dexter--The Sweetest Shy Guy! .
 . Dexter--The Sweetest Shy Guy! .  . Dexter--The Sweetest Shy Guy! .  . Dexter--The Sweetest Shy Guy! .
  • Labrador Retriever, Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Male, Medium
Dexter is probably the sweetest dog ever! He's still trying to comprehend everything going on but he's starting to get more comfortable in his own skin. His foster family reports that he hasn't had a single accident inside! The moment he goes outside he goes right to his preferred spot and lets loose! He's very happy just laying on one of the couple dog beds he has in his foster home and doesn't get restless or upset at all. He gingerly plays with his rope a little bit but mostly he just chills and lounges.

Dexter seems to gain confidence from having another dog pal, so we're looking for a home with a friendly canine companion. He is super duper shy (but the sweetest guy) so we are also looking for a calm and quiet home that can work with him on confidence building and getting used to the world around him.

Dexter is in a foster home, to meet him fill out the application below and we will set up an appointment.


This sweet boy is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Shadow--Dog and People Friendly Guy! .
 . Shadow--Dog and People Friendly Guy! .  . Shadow--Dog and People Friendly Guy! .  . Shadow--Dog and People Friendly Guy! .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Male, Medium
This super smoochable 10 month old recently joined the rescue and is thriving in his foster home! His foster mom describes him as a total dear who loves to play and be involved in whatever they are doing though once play/activity time is over he's very content lounging the day away on the couch.

Shadow loves his humans so much that being left alone isn't his favorite thing in the world, but he does calm down in his kennel after a bit and should be just fine for apartment or single family living.

Though Shadow is he only dog in his foster home, he enjoys greeting other dogs and is a social boy who we anticipate would do well with a canine foster sibling or two. He is now vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped, and will be neutered prior to adoption. Shadow's adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Amanda Hugginkiss--Kid Adoring Belly Rub Lovin' Gal! .
 . Amanda Hugginkiss--Kid Adoring Belly Rub Lovin' Gal! .  . Amanda Hugginkiss--Kid Adoring Belly Rub Lovin' Gal! .  . Amanda Hugginkiss--Kid Adoring Belly Rub Lovin' Gal! .
  • Labrador Retriever, Hound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Medium
*Amanda is in a foster home! To meet her fill out our application and we'll make an appointment!*

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 5 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 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 $300 and if you'd like to be preapproved for adoption, you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Wednesday--Courtesy Post .
 . Wednesday--Courtesy Post .  . Wednesday--Courtesy Post .  . Wednesday--Courtesy Post .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Shar Pei
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Large
Hi, I'm Wednesday! I was found running around the Humboldt Park neighborhood and the humans over at Canine Crews took me in. I'm currently living with my friends there, so please contact them at: info@caninecrews.com

My human friends think I was living on the street for some time or was kept as an outside dog as I didn'€™t really know how to do normal dog things when I first arrived! Since then, I have come a long way and am perfectly potty trained, respond to my name and even know my commands!
I LOVE people! I get so excited when making new friends, I tend to jump to give them a hug and forget how strong I am. I am very playful and love to go on walks exploring the neighborhood, chase around my favorite tennis ball and hang with my human friends.
I have spent some time in an apartment setting and my human friends quickly learned that I don'€™t bark, hardly shed and don'€™t jump on furniture (unless I'€™m invited to come snuggle or nap!) I really just love to be cuddled and loved on! I have engaged in some off-leash play and am dying to play some more, however I need the right person to teach me my manners!
I am spayed and up-to-date with all of my vaccinations! I would do best in a home with adults or older kids. I can't wait to get back in a home environment, so I hope my friends at Canine Crews hear from you soon!Apply Now
 . Karter--Dog Friendly Sweetheart! .
 . Karter--Dog Friendly Sweetheart! .  . Karter--Dog Friendly Sweetheart! .  . Karter--Dog Friendly Sweetheart! .
  • Labrador Retriever, Black Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Female, Medium
Though we're all smitten with this sweet 6 month old, we'll let her foster mommma tell you more about her...

"I LOVE this dog! Karter is such a sweet cuddlebug! She is very shy at first but once she feels comfortable she will be your best friend and is a typical puppy--playful, spunky, curious, happy. She loves playing with my dog, chewing on bones and running in the yard. She also LOVES belly rubs and squeaky toys!

Unfortunately though, Karter is quite fearful of new places and new people. We are looking for a home that 1. has another dog, 2. does not have a lot of new visitors and 3. will work with our trainer (or yours) to ensure that she progresses into a more social dog. We also would like to place Karter with adults only at this time as she can snap when she feels very fearful.

Karter is now vaccinated and will be spayed and microchipped prior to adoption. Her adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our adoption survey here: Apply Now
 . Pocket--Part of the Good Dog, Forever Dog program! .
 . Pocket--Part of the Good Dog, Forever Dog program! .  . Pocket--Part of the Good Dog, Forever Dog program! .  . Pocket--Part of the Good Dog, Forever Dog program! .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Boxer
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
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.

Pocket is part of our "Good Dog, Forever Dog" program which means his adoption fee is waived and he comes with a lifetime of training support.

This cutie is neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Inquiries can be directed to AnnaOTAT@gmail.com or you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Dozer--Crooked toothed, banana loving, snuggle extraordinaire! .
 . Dozer--Crooked toothed, banana loving, snuggle extraordinaire! .  . Dozer--Crooked toothed, banana loving, snuggle extraordinaire! .  . Dozer--Crooked toothed, banana loving, snuggle extraordinaire! .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Mastiff
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Not known
Guys, how is this dog not adopted?! Sometimes we have long-termers and we get it but with this lug consider our minds blown. I mean sure he's a big guy and perhaps most suitable for single family living and sure feline friends aren't really part of his repertoire, but otherwise talk about a dreamboat!

Since heading to summer camp, err we mean foster, Dozer has been sending us notes letting us know what exceptional fun he is having and also what an excellently behaved boy he has blossomed into.

This dudes favorite things include sharing bananas and other dog appropriate snacks with his humans, cuddling like crazy, snoozing on his comforter, smooching his foster parent's cousin's kids as much as they're amenable to, going on leisurely strolls, and boating adventures.

Dozie is great with some dogs and just too much for others so whether or not he can share his forever home with another dog will just depend on their dynamic. For sure though he can have canine pals.

This kiddo is about 3.5 years old, around 80 lbs, neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, microchipped, and maintained on heartguard/flea and tick prevention. His regular adoption fee is $300 but a doting fan is covering half so his adoption is $150 and if interested you can access our survey 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.

Moosette is part of our "Good Dog, Forever Dog" program which means his adoption fee is waived and she comes with a lifetime of training support.

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
 . 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
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