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.
Duke is the sweetest dog I've ever met and very curious. In his home, he loves to play but is also the perfect companion to binge watch a season with. He sleeps through the night, has no known food aggression or aggression in general, willingly goes in his crate, and is almost 100% house broken. He had a few accidents when he has become very nervous or was not let out early in the morning. But this is easily fixed with a schedule.
He prefers to be around his people as much as he can but Duke can be trusted and left in a crate for short amount of times with his favorite peanut butter kong. He will whine but will eventually settle.
Duke sometimes has trouble walking through doorways and down stairs, but with patience, he has gained great strides each day and is easily going up and slowly going down the 3-floor walk up he is fostered in. He is getting more comfortable walking outside in the city with the loud noises and sounds. With patience, he has been able to easily walk a few blocks at a time. As he continues to do so, Duke will become a fantastic walker.
Duke recently went to the office with his foster parent and though he was nervous at first he settled in, as he ate and snoozed by her desk. Even when Duke is nervous he is never fear aggressive in any way; he's just a shy guy who needs some confidence building.
This adorable guy has the softest coat and everyone who meets him just wants to love on him. He's about 5-6 months old, around 30 lbs, and is now vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
Chewy is a super friendly guy who adores everyone he meets, gets along with other dogs, doesn't bother cats, and had a blast paling around with the kiddos at Thanksgiving. At about 2.5 years old, this guy has a long love-filled life ahead of him; his foster family is totally smitten with him so we're sure some lucky adoptive family is going to hit the jackpot.
He is now vaccinated and heartworm tested and will be neutered and microchipped prior to adoption. Chewy may need to have an amputation on his previously injured leg but he can be adopted at any time and our rescue will be covering the cost of sending him back to our vet's for follow up/surgery if needed. His adoption fee is $300 and our application can be accessed here: Apply Now
Waflles has a great demeanor- friendly, curious, and athletic. He's very people oriented and loves his humans. Because he had kennel cough when he first joined the rescue, his exposure to other dogs has been limited but he is seems curious and friendly with other dogs and has zero barking or negative behaviors towards them and we anticipate he could join a home with other friendly canine companions. In his foster home, he had a gated off laundry room where he slept or stayed when he was home alone, and although he may whimper initially he quiets down quickly and curls up in his foster bed. He is a puppy eager to love and learn and any home would be lucky to have him!
This gem is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
Apple is trained to let you know when she needs to go outside,and transitioned quickly to the potty schedule in her foster home. Despite her small stature, Apple can be a tad pully on walks so she does great on a little harness.
This cutie is about 3 years old, 10 lbs, and is now spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and as of 12/1 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
Slater is highly trainable & quite smart -- his foster family has already taught him to come when they whistle, and how to play fetch with a mini tennis ball. He came to his foster family completely un-housebroken, but in just over 1 week he is down to just the occasional accident so we're confident that with a little more reinforcement he will have all his potty business down!
When left home alone, he naps in his crate and he sleeps in his crate at night too, although he would certainly love to get to sleep with his humans if given the chance! While Slater can tolerate being left alone here and there, he will sometimes whine, so this friendly and social guy would be happiest with regular daytime interaction.
Added bonus to this already amazing pooch? No visible shedding and the softest coat you can imagine! He's nice to strangers and just an all-around awesome little dude. Slater is now neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and heartworm tested. His adoption fee is $300 and as of 12/2 he'll be a resident of our Adoption Center. If interested, you can access our adoption application here: Apply Now
Coco shares her foster home with another dog and a cat too; she is perfectly fine with other low-key animals but doesn't really want to play so would thrive most without dogs that are the "in your face" type.
Coco is 3-4 years old and now spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
This handsome guy is about 2.5 years old, neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
Believed to be 12-14 years old, and about 15 lbs this cutie is hoping to live out his golden years in a loving forever home and can certainly share that space with other social pets. He'd be a lovely fit for just about any situation and will thrive with any loving adopter looking for a senior companion. This little guy does have the occasional pee accident inside but poops only outside and does great overnight too.
Presley is neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $150 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
In addition to his fabulous personality, Bill also has great household manners. He's housebroken, doesn't need to be crated, and is very well behaved--no barking or chewing. This perfect gentleman will be a great addition to just about any living situation and should thrive in an apartment or single family living situation.
Bill is about 2 years old, 55 lbs, neutered, vaccinated, heartworm negative, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our adoption application here: Apply Now
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
Remington is such a big fan of people that he's not great at being left alone and does tend to cry in his crate. He has improved some since joining his foster home, but will still thrive most either in a single family home and/or where someone is often home.
When Remy first arrived to us he had to have minor surgery for an infected wound. He is now healed and doing awesome but has a cool battle scar on his back leg/hip area to brag to his buddies about.
Remington is now vaccinated and heartworm tested and will be neutered and microchipped prior to adoption. His adoption fee is $300 and, if interested, you can access our survey here: Apply Now
' He does NOT act like he's 10 years old. He follows you around the house/office all day (but not in an annoying way). He's calm but not lazy.
' He doesn't play with toys. He's good with other dogs that aren't too playful/in his face; therefore he's great with his foster sister as they're both way more into cuddling than playing...and he's REALLY into cuddling.
' He's great with cats!
' He'll thrive most in a family without small children just due to his small stature and fact that he bonds quickly with adults. He can live with older kiddos though and is just fine greeting people of all ages on walks.
' Again, he LOVES to cuddle and be held like a baby. You can seriously do anything to this dog and he doesn't blink an eye (hence the Carl burrito)
' He was marking in the house at first but hasn't had an accident in a while! He goes potty on walks and knows that when I let him out back, to do his business right away and come back in.
' I leave him out of the crate when I'm gone for short periods of time and I've never come home to an accident or anything destroyed. He's so well behaved, it's insane.
' Loves baths!
' Loves belly rubs, any being touched or pet in any way.
' He knows sit, down, and I'm pretty sure shake (we're working on that one now)
' He's very confident. Not shy or skittish at all. Thunder, fireworks, etc doesn't phase him.
' He's alright in his crate. He hasn't had to be in it much but I have a feeling that he calms down after a little while
' He's not a barker (!!!!!)
Like we said, pretty great little dude. Carl is now vaccinated, heartworm tested, neutered, and microchipped. He's also scheduled to have a dental with extractions and will then be 100% good to go! He's about 10 years old and Carl's adoption fee is $150. If interested, you can access our adoption survey here: Apply Now
Raven is very gentle, has excellent manners on leash, seems to know "sit" and is very food motivated. She is also largely housebroken though, as with most dogs, will need a week or so to get on a schedule in her new home to be 100%.She also hasn't made a peep so far, and remains calm when she sees another dog on walks.
This 80 lb peach will thrive in a calm environment where she can continue to blossom. She is now spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and our application can be accessed here: Apply Now
Coni currently shares her foster home with another dog and enjoys the company of other dogs in general, so can certainly go to a forever home with other social pups. Though she does have a playful side and loves to romp around and play with toys, Coni is also very content snuggling.
This beauty is now spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
However, in new situations on leash, Blaine often barks at new people and/or dogs plus he can also be unruly on leash towards his handler. He doesn't have any ill intent and is definitely making progress, but he'll need continued patient confidence building and positive reinforcement so we are looking for a committed adult family for Blaine because though he has a million good qualities he also needs work and commitment.
He's currently about 50 lbs and has now been neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Blaine's adoption fee is $300 and you can access our survey here: Apply Now
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
They learned very quickly that I LOVE people - I just want to snuggle and play all day! I know basic commands such as sit and lay down but will need additional training. I get so excited when making new friends, I tend to jump to give them a hug and forget how strong I am!
My friends think I was living on the street for some time or was kept as an outside dog as the whole leash thing is new to me. I am extremely food motivated and am working on my leash manners. I seem to be potty trained as I don't have accidents in my kennel but would probably benefit from crate training in my new home.
While I am a very smart girl, I still am a little confused at being a dog so I need someone who will be patient and help me with my training. I seem to be dog friendly, with slow introductions and have not been tested with cats. I would do best in a home with adults or older kids as I am a strong girl and have a lot of energy so younger kids might overwhelm me. 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
"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!
She's not a huge fan of crowds, open spaces and loud noises but we're working on her confidence and she's starting to open up at daycare. She warms up quicker to new dogs more so than new people and it would be great if her new home had a dog sibling for her to learn from and look up to.
She's still working on her housebreaking but is getting better at letting me know when she has to go out and can go overnight without a potty break or accident.
Karter will be a wonderful addition to someone's family!"
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
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 $300 and inquiries can be directed to AnnaOTAT@gmail.com or you can access our survey here: Apply Now
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
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 people of any age. She does great greeting dogs on walks but does like to hog human attention so may thrive most as the only dog or with another dog that is fairly indifferent.
Possum is vaccinated, microchipped and had been treated for heartworm. 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.
Thanks to an adoring fan, Possum's adoption fee is now sponsored so you can save your money and spoil her. If interested, our application can be accessed 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 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
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