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.

 . Kloe .
 . Kloe .  . Kloe .  . Kloe .  . Kloe .
  • Shepherd, Mixed Breed
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Small
Kloe is currently in a foster home. Please submit an application and we'll link you up with her foster family for an intro.

Meet Kloe! The sweetest, gentlest soul. A young adult--about three years old--we're not entirely sure of her origins, but she can be a bit timid shy kiddo in new situations. Once settled into her new environment she's a dear girl who loves snuggling and lounging on the couch.

Kloe loves other dogs. She lives with another dog in her foster home and we think she would do great in a home with an older more confident brother/sister to show her the ropes. She doesn't seem to be too familiar with walking on a leash, but walks a lot better when her fur brother is leading the way.

Most of all Kloe loves her people. She would be happy cuddling with her person all day and night if she had her choice. She is a little reluctant to get into her crate and cries a bit at a first, but settles down easily. Although she can hold it for a long time and doesn't have accidents in her crate, she hasn't totally mastered going potty outside every time (but making great progress after less than a week)!

It's hard to tell in her photos, but Kloe is only 16 lbs and well suited for apartment or single family living. She is spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our application here: http://www.onetail.org/adoption/apply/Apply Now
 . Lilith .
 . Lilith .  . Lilith .  . Lilith .  . Lilith .  . Lilith .
  • Yellow Labrador Retriever, Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Female, Medium
Lilith is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application and we can then link you up with her foster family for an intro.

Lillith is a smart, sweet, and quiet approximately 1 year old pup who loves belly rubs, doggy playdates, and fetch. A little shy at first, once she feels comfortable with you and the rhythms of your home, she is the perfect dog! When playing, she's excited and energetic, and when you're busy at home, she's happy to chew on a toy and snore at your feet. Lillith is more confident around other dogs and would do well sharing a home with another pup, but she is also happy to be a solo dog to any loving family! She's house-trained and good in the crate, although she is so well-behaved she doesn't need to be crated for short outings.

This peach is vaccinated and heartworm tested and will be spayed and microchipped prior to adoption. Her adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Scooter .
 . Scooter .  . Scooter .  . Scooter .  . Scooter .  . Scooter .
  • Schipperke, Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Medium
Scooter is living in a foster home. Please complete an application and then we'll link you up with his foster family!

Scooter (or Stout as we have been calling him) is a wonderful and loving dog! He is small-medium sized, around 22 lbs and does not seem to shed. He is VERY friendly with all other dogs as well as with adults and children. He is a cuddler that loves to get belly rubs and pats on the head. He does need a harness opposed to a collar as he makes choking noises when he wears things around his neck. He is potty trained, but has marked on areas if another dog has previously marked there in homes with other male dogs. He does not yet know commands but we are working hard on "sit" and calling him to "come." He is so loving and friendly, I call him the "WalMart Greeter." He will be a great addition to any family! This adorable guy is about 5 years old and should be a great match for apartment or single family living.

He's vaccinated, and heartworm tested and will be neutered and microchipped prior to adoption. His adoption fee is $300 and our application can be accessed here: Apply Now
 . Jacko .
 . Jacko .  . Jacko .  . Jacko .  . Jacko .  . Jacko .
  • Pointer, Hound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Male, Medium
As of 6/24 Jacko will be at our Adoption Center (2144 N Wood). Please submit an application and then come by during open hours to meet him.

Jacko is a fun-loving dude with lots of energy to go around. He absolutely loves meeting new people and other dogs. His favorite pastimes are wrestling in the backyard with his foster brother, playing with every toy in the house, getting chest pets; and greeting every person he sees.

This skinny mini is working on basic house manners and is steadily gaining weight. He loves exploring and being outside, and would love a home with a fenced backyard. He also loves going on walks and does well on a harness. He's working on perfecting house training and currently needs frequent potty breaks and a good schedule, but does well in his crate. Jacko will bark at first (though does then settle down), so apartment living may not be best.

Jacko is learning that he adores couches, attention, and playing at any chance he gets. He would love an active family to call his own! He's about 1.5 years old and around 30 lbs but should ultimately be closer to 40 or so. He's now neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped and his adoption fee is $300. If interested, you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Baxter .
 . Baxter .  . Baxter .  . Baxter .  . Baxter .
  • Hound, American Bulldog
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Baby, Male, Large
As of 6/24, Baxter will be located at our Adoption Center. Please submit an application and then come by during open hours to meet him!

This youngster adores and finds comfort in other dogs, as such, we're looking for a forever family that has another social canine companion for him to pal around with.

Prior to moving to the Center for adoption, Baxter has been living it up in a loving foster home. Here are some of the great things they had to say about him:

Baxter is fun, sweet and friendly. He loves people and other dogs and is always ready for a play. Our dog is a lot smaller than Baxter, but quickly Baxter learned how to be more gentle and play with him, and he is fine with sharing toys and attention with him but likes to be fed solo.

Although he loves people and would approach anyone, it takes him time to trust others and still would prefer many times to go back to his crate and sit there with the crate door open just to hang out.
He is good with walking on a leash but still need a lot of encouragement to get to the door; once he's outside he really enjoys the walk and the attention that he gets from everyone on the street. At about 4.5 months old, he's not yet housebroken but is definitely making progress and knows where he's supposed to go.

Baxter is not a huge fan of being alone so would thrive with a family who doesn't work a full work day or is able to work from home some.
He's a cute, adorable puppy who needs lots of love and the safe feeling of someone next to him so we assume it's best for him to go to a house where he wouldn't need to stay alone for many hours.

Though we're unsure of his exact mix, Baxter is one of the cutest fellows we've ever seen and is going to be a wonderful addition for some lucky family! He's now vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped and his adoption fee is $350. If interested, you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Cee-lo .
 . Cee-lo .  . Cee-lo .  . Cee-lo .
  • Pomeranian
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without small kids
Adult, Male, Small
As of 6/23, Cee-lo will be located at our Adoption Center (2144 N Wood). Please submit an application and then come by during open hours to meet him.

Prior to this insanely cute three year old joining the rescue, someone dyed his coat blue--how fashionable! Much of it has now faded or been brushed out, but figured his photos warranted an explanation. Now onto the important stuff...his personality!

Cee-lo currently shares a foster home with two other dogs and generally does well with other pooches so can go to a forever home with social well suited canine companions. Cee-lo is also overall a friendly guy and generally enjoys engaging with people but he does like his boundaries so can be a bit of a "go-slow" guy at first. He thrives with both men and women but needs a home without young kiddos.

This cutie is now neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and heartworm tested. His adoption fee is $300 and our application can be accessed here: Apply Now
 . Jonie .
 . Jonie .  . Jonie .  . Jonie .
  • Chihuahua
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Female, Small
Jonie is living in a foster home. Please complete an application and we will then link you up with her foster family for an intro!

This tiny bat-eared girl is just about as cute as she is minuscule. Tipping the scales at 5 lbs, this approximately one year old cutie could stand to put some meat on her bones but even then will remain a tiny little peanut.

This kiddo takes about five seconds to warm up (she's never nippy, just shy) and is then the most smoochy, snuggly, lap cuddler ever. Jonie is currently sharing her foster home with two other chihuahuas--she is indifferent towards them and though she might not be the romping around with other dogs type, she is perfectly friendly towards them and can certainly go to a forever home with other social dogs.

She is now spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Jonie's adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Special Agent Dale Cooper .
 . Special Agent Dale Cooper .  . Special Agent Dale Cooper .  . Special Agent Dale Cooper .  . Special Agent Dale Cooper .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Medium
As of 6/17 Cooper will be at our Adoption Center. Please submit an application and then come by during our open hours to meet him!

Per his foster family, Cooper is basically perfection! They describe him as the sweetest lil thing. This dude loves people so much that he does seem to have anxiety about being left alone, and will chew on his crate a bit. He doesn't like sleeping alone either so he snuggles in his foster momma's room every night and then is an angel who sleeps through the night and doesn't make a peep!

In general he's a very quiet and just sleeps all the time and looks out the window. He LOVES other dogs and has made friends with all of them on the block! He really likes people too, and is very well behaved on walks and is great on a leash.

He's housebroken and has great manners inside; foster momma reports he's the easiest dog she's ever had the pleasure of meeting and that's saying a lot because she has fostered a ton of dogs!

This handsome gent is about 2 years old, vaccinated and heartworm tested and will be neutered and microchipped before moving to the Adoption Center. His adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Princess .
 . Princess .  . Princess .  . Princess .  . Princess .
  • Yellow Labrador Retriever, Shar Pei
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Adult, Female, Medium
Princess is living in a foster home. Please submit an application and we will then link you up with her foster family for an introduction.

This perfect dog joined us all the way from a partner organization in Mexico and though she had quite a ways to travel, we're so glad she did because Princess is seriously the best dog ever! If you have the pleasure of meeting her, she'll sell herself but as long as we're writing up her profile we'll go ahead and highlight her amazing qualities which include dog friendly, exceedingly sweet, engaging and super loving yet mellow and not overly needy, the perfect size (maybe 40 lbs), a great age (approximately 3 years), the softest most velvety snoot you'll ever pet, and did we mention sweet?! Because of her previous affection for chasing iguanas (can't make this stuff up!) we believe Princess would do best without small animal friends but can certainly go to a home with other dogs.

Princess originally had a major skin infection but she is now on the mend and looking a million times better. She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and heartworm tested. Her adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Annie .
 . Annie .  . Annie .  . Annie .  . Annie .  . Annie .
  • Corgi, Wirehaired Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Female, Small
Per her foster family, Annie is a sweet, joyful, and playful pup. She enthusiastically greets new people, is good with children, and will hop right onto your lap for a good snuggle. Though she has not interacted with other dogs in her foster home, she did well with them at the shelter we welcomed her from.

She enjoys romping around the yard. She plays with toys, independently and with humans. Occasionally, she will fetch, but most of the time, she will speed to the end of the yard, then back to you you, smiling and proud. She's fast.

Annie sleeps through the night, she is beginning to know her name and is responsive to us, but doesn't seem to know commands yet, but seems very trainable. Annie is typical puppy mouthy, and will find things to chew, but can be diverted with toys.

Annie is comfortable in her kennel. We're giving her variable and progressive access to the home while we are away. No visible separation anxiety so far.
She is well on her way to being housebroken. She goes #2 in the same spot in the yard.

Annie sometimes gets startled and timid when walking on streets with loud traffic. I anticipate that she will get used to city noise with time but she can still be tentative in new situations and on leash. This cutie is about 8 months old and is now spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and our application can be accessed here: Apply Now
 . Carter .
 . Carter .  . Carter .  . Carter .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Male, Medium
Carter is living in a foster home. Please submit an adoption application and we'll then link you up with his foster family for an intro!

When this 7 month old first joined the rescue he was one sick kiddo and one point it was unclear if he was going to make it--but he showed pneumonia and the flu whose boss and is now a thriving youngster loving life in his foster home!

Per his foster momma, Carter is sooo sweet!!! He is a professional snuggler and would thrive in a home that likes to give him that 1:1 time. He gets along great with other dogs, kids and cats and is just a universally social guy who will be an excellent companion for some lucky home.

The one challenge Carter has is that he is not a fan of his crate and does have anxiety about being crated so, particularly since he was not supposed to stress himself while sick, his foster family has not been utilizing crate training in their home. But in a home where someone is home a fair amount and he can be a big part of family life, he'll do just great!

Carter enjoys walks and is easy on the leash but needs more training so he can learn to pick a side and not walk all over the place. He is a people oriented guy and would do awesome in a family that has time to adore him.

This handsome gent is about 40 lbs, around 7-8 months old, and will be vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped prior to adoption. His adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Sapphire .
 . Sapphire .  . Sapphire .  . Sapphire .
  • American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Large
Sapphire is at our Adoption Center at 2144 N Wood st, please come meet her during our open hours!

Per her foster family, Sapphire is such a sweetheart! She's totally housetrained and is such a pleasure to have at home, very relaxed. She's happy to curl up on her own bed or cuddle with us.Though we're unsure of her past history, she does cower or shy away sometimes when we happen to be carrying something, which is so sad because she's just got the sweetest temperament of any dog. She's good on walks but does get excited for other dogs and only minimally barks. She's good at staying in the crate and doesn't seem bothered when we leave. Her tail is wagging so much when we pet her it always makes us smile. Whoever adopts her is going to be a lucky family!

Sapphire seems to do well with male dogs and some small female dogs but is not a fan of similarly sized gals. With people she's just a total peach! This lovely gal is about 3 years old and is now vaccinated and heartworm tested. She'll be spayed and is also having entropian (eye) surgery prior to adoption. Her adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Kojack .
 . Kojack .  . Kojack .  . Kojack .  . Kojack .  . Kojack .
  • Shepherd
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Senior, Male, Large
Kojack is at our Adoption Center located at 2144 N Wood st in Chicago. Please submit an application and then come by during open hours to meet him.

Per his foster family...We love Kojack! He's the sweetest dog in the world and loves being petted (he'll nudge you with his head or paw if he isn't getting enough love). His expressions can be hysterical at times. Kojack is well mannered. He doesn't jump or steal food nor is he aggressive in any nature. He's house and crate trained, but is usually just left out and about in the house when we're away. If put in his crate, he may whine for a minute, but that's about it. Kojack enjoys his walks, but could use a bit a leash work (we walk him with a no-pull harness, which works well). Kojack is great with all people and dogs and will be a great addition to any family!

Kojack is a senior fellow (8-9 years old) and though he's generally a healthy guy, he does have some arthritis so may struggle to get into vehicles but does great with his day to day routine. He'd love a single family home with a yard or a first level apartment/condo with a yard just so he doesn't have to do a huge amount of stairs on a daily basis.

This smartie pants knows "sit" "down" and "come." He's vaccinated and heartworm tested and will be neutered and microchipped prior to adoption. His adoption fee is $150 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Saffron .
 . Saffron .  . Saffron .  . Saffron .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Female, Large
Saffron is living in a foster home. If interested in meeting her, please submit an application and we will then link you up with her foster family.

Saffron is a sweet, affectionate, and playful young (about 10 months old) pup. Prior to joining the rescue, we believe she was rarely allowed outside, and so everything about walks--cars, strangers, howling wind--absolutely terrified her. After a couple weeks in foster, she's a very different dog! She walks along busy streets with her head high and her tail wagging. She absolutely loves to meet other dogs on the street, especially if they're up for a wrestling match! She went to the beach for the fist time and lost her mind with joy! She's been giving kisses to strangers in the park and lets them pet her and tell her how gorgeous she is. She's still wary around some strangers but they're the exception; if she's uncomfortable, she will hide behind her foster mom and maybe bark but has never been aggressive.

Inside the house, she's a happy and goofy puppy; she loves to play fetch with her squeaky ball. She loves to chew rawhides or a frozen peanut butter kong. She adores snuggling on the sofa and bed with her human. She absolutely believes that she's a lap dog!

She does great in the crate during the day. She is almost housetrained and will get there with time and consistency. She's not excessively barky inside and will only bark when she hears people in the hallway. She's respectful of things that aren't hers as long as she has toys and chewies of her own.

For a puppy, Saffron is well-mannered but she is an energetic young dog who needs long walks or playtime in a securely fenced yard. She is quite athletic and clearly loves activity. She currently lives alone but lived with children and another dog in her previous home (don't know about cats; she does have a prey drive outdoors).

After two weeks in foster, Saffron's confidence about the world has improved hugely and her forever home should continue her training in that regard. This beauty is about 50 lbs, spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Dexter .
 . Dexter .  . Dexter .  . Dexter .
  • Labrador Retriever, Border Collie
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Male, Medium
Dexter is located in a foster home. Please submit an application and we'd then be pleased to link you up with his foster family.

At just under a year old and around 40 lbs, Dexter is a shy guy who missed out on socialization in puppyhood. He currently shares his foster home with another dog and really seems to thrive with the company of another canine companion.

Dexter has zero fear aggression issues, but due to his timid nature will need a patient adopter who gives he plenty of time to bond and adjust to his new home and family. We think he'd really thrive in a single family home in the suburbs where he can have his own space and not be overwhelmed by the big city noises.

This sweetheart will be worth the effort has he is a sweet guy who deserves a loving forever family. Dexter is neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Amanda Hugginkiss--Adores People of All Ages! .
 . Amanda Hugginkiss--Adores People of All Ages! .  . Amanda Hugginkiss--Adores People of All Ages! .  . Amanda Hugginkiss--Adores People of All Ages! .
  • Yellow Labrador Retriever, Hound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Large
Amanda is in a foster home. Please complete an adoption application and we will then gladly arrange an intro with her foster family.

Amanda Hugginkiss is one squishy, lovable, playful, sweet gal! Her foster family reports she is super duper sweet, quiet and 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 56years old and around 50-55 lbs. Her favorite activities are cuddling, watching movies, and lounging on the couch. She also enjoys taking in the sights and smells while on her strolls. Amanda is such a total gem, but her one hang up is that she is leash reactive towards other dogs. Her foster family has learned to manage this behavior, but it is something any adopter needs to be prepared for and she does need to be the only pooch in her new 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
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