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.
As her foster dad explains it, Sydney will be an amazing family member and if he weren't so committed to continuing to foster, she'd become a permanent member of their home.
Sydney gets a lot of attention while on walks. Many people stop and ask what kind of dog, say how beautiful and cute, etc. And then she runs up to them and leans on them and gives them kisses.
--Super friendly with all people, including babies whom she loves to kiss and lick.
--Barks very little
--She is uniquely gentle, no teeth or lunging forcefully when receiving treats.
--Eager to play with other dogs
--Smart: learned not to go on sofa with only 3 tries, knows sit on command now (including outside the front door when we leave, by the elevator, and inside the elevator), and is well on her way to being potty trained.
This gem is about 4.5 months old, about 30 lbs, and though her breed mix is a guess, we think she'll be a medium-large adult .She's now spayed, vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and our survey can be accessed here: Apply Now
Breeze shares her foster with two other dogs and really seems to enjoy their company so we'd love to see her go to a forever family with another pup for her to pal around with! Perhaps because she's used to being with people and other dogs, Breeze does get anxious in her kennel and doesn't love being left alone. Therefore, she'll thrive most either in a single family home or with adopters that are home for decent chunks of the day.
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
His one challenge is that he is quite the escape artist when it comes to being crated--probably a concept that is new to him--so he may thrive most with someone who works from home or at least can provide him with a mid-day dog walker and some exercise. He'd also do great at daycare since he's so dog friendly!
Coppertone weighs about 30 lbs and though he'll fill out a bit he isn't going to be a huge guy. He's now neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $250 and you can be preapproved for adoption here: Apply Now
This sweet girl currently shares a foster home with another dog and they do beautifully together; she can certainly go to a family with other friendly pups. There is also a cat in her foster but Stefani may be a bit too interested to live with feline friends permanently--she is not at all aggressive but definitely pesky.
Stefani is lovely with everyone she meets and just has a really well balanced temperament. As is typical for dogs her age, she's still perfecting her potty training habits but has made major progress and is a pro at pooping only outside.
This ball of fluff currently weighs around 40 lbs and we anticipate she'll be a large-extra large adult. She is vaccinated, spayed, dewormed, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and as of 6/30 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
Though about 40 lbs, this gal also believes she's a lap dog! Tout Suite is about 1.5 years old so past puppyhood but still has a great long life ahead of her. Prior to joining the rescue, this cutie spent a chunk of time at animal control so it took her a coupe weeks to perfect her potty training in her foster home but now that she's on a solid schedule she's a pro.
We aren't sure of this cutie's exact breed but we're guessing some type of pitbull/giant bat-eared mix. Toutie is now vaccinated and heartworm tested and will be spayed and microchipped prior to adoption. Her adoption fee is $250 and our survey can be accessed here: Apply Now
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
Oh and did we mention friendly? Betty is happy to meet any adult in a ten foot radius. And while she really likes adults, she LOVES kids. Its almost comical watching how excited she gets when she sees young people. She does jump when you first meet her so she might be a bit much for real little ones but she is friendly and calms down quickly.
Betty took well to her crate training. The first night she cried for a while but we've been feeding her in the crate and now she loves it. Betty is also working on perfecting her potty schedule. She is fine when confined to the kitchen or her crate but did have a few accidents in the beginning. A regular walk/potty schedule seems to be working well for her. Betty will learn as much as her forever family is willing to teach her. She's very smart and with a bit of fine tuning, she will be a real stand out pup!
This gem is about a year old and around 45 lbs. She's now vaccinated and heartworm tested and will be spayed and microchipped prior to adoption. Her adoption fee is $250 and you can access our survey here: Apply Now
When Camry was first found by the shelter we welcomed her from, she had a broken leg but that has long since healed and she's now a totally healthy and happy kid.
She's now spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $250 and you can email AnnaOTAT@gmail.com for more info or directly access our application here: Apply Now
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
This youngster is also very friendly and playful with other dogs. However, he does have some leash reactivity towards other pups and seems to get a bit aggressive towards other dogs when the humans in the home are eating so would potentially thrive most as either an only dog or being crated during human mealtime. Regardless of if there are other pets in his forever home, he can absolutely have some neighborhood dog buddies.
Roscoe enjoys meeting people of all ages and loves getting pets and belly rubs. But since he's still a young mouthy guy we're looking for a home with adults or kids age 12+.
Roscoe is vaccinated, heartworm tested, neutered, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $250 and as of 6/15 he'll be a resident of our Adoption Center so swing by during our open hours to meet him or if you'd like to be preapproved for adoption you can access our survey here: Apply Now
Moosette is is perfectly fine passing other dogs on walks and even hangs out with her neighbors pups from time to time but will likely thrive most as the only pooch in her forever home. Sometimes Moosie is a little tentative with new people--just seems to depend on the person--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. So far she has had surgery for one ear and is feeling so much happier and less painful! She'll be receiving her second surgery in May but can certainly meet potential adopters in the interim.
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 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
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
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.
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