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.

 . Delano .
 . Delano .  . Delano .  . Delano .
  • Border Collie, Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Male, Medium
Delano is at our Adoption Center, located at 2144 N Wood St. starting Thursday February 23rd . Fill out an application then come meet him!


This adorable mush ball is about 8 months old and around 30 lbs. Per his foster dad, he is intelligent, curious and friendly to everyone he meets. He listens to commands, unless another dog is present and then he is too busy trying to get them to play, play, play! All forms of play lead to wrestling, every last one.

He is perfect in his crate, even retreating to it during the evening on his own, never soiling it and always quiet. He does have occasional urination accidents outside of his crate but goes for days at a time without one and is getting better and better now that he's on a schedule. He loves his toys but doesn't try to destroy them, and your furniture is safe from being chewed.

Delano is high energy and will thrive with someone who can match his energy level. An active family (or individual), someone with another playful dog, or someone looking for a beach buddy or jogging companion will be perfect and give him an awesome outlet for his energy and leave him happy and quiet. Though Delano is also snuggly and enjoys his down time, he is not a good fit for someone just looking for a loungey guy.

Delano's foster family says he's one of the friendliest (and cutest!) dogs ever so hopefully he'll find his perfect match soon. This gent is now neutered, vaccinated,heartworm tested, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Little Goat .
 . Little Goat .  . Little Goat .  . Little Goat .
  • Terrier, Mixed Breed
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Medium
Little Goat is in a foster home. Please fill out an application and we will email back to schedule an appointment to meet her.

Little Goat is a five-year-old pit bull terrier mix with Strawberry blond hair. She is a laid-back lady who enjoys a good cuddle and some major couch time. Long walks on the beach could be her thing too as long as a nap is at the end of it. While she doesn't love her cage, she doesn't cry or bark when in there either; she'd just prefer to be cuddling you. She appears to be house broken so bonus! If you're looking for a cuddle buddy then Little Goat is the one for you.

This lovely lady is super petite too and is great for apartment or single family living. She's the only pooch in her foster home but seems to do well with other pups so could likely live with other social animals.

She's spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and heartworm tested and her adoption fee is $300. If interested, you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Raisin .
 . Raisin .  . Raisin .  . Raisin .
  • Chihuahua, Italian Greyhound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Senior, Female, Small
Raisin is located in a foster home. Please fill out our adoption survey and we will then arrange an intro with her foster family.

When this little lady first arrived at the rescue she was a bit of a medical mess...now to mammary tumor surgeries and a dental later, she's doing great and throughout it all her stellar personality has remained intact.

Though we aren't sure of her exact age, Raisin is a senior gal (10ish) and just a low maintenance sweetheart. She isn't a big fan of other animals so will thrive most as the only pooch in her home, but is wonderful with every person she meets.

Raisin't favorite things are cuddling under blankets, getting some snuggle time with her foster family, and binge watching your favorite series. In addition to the more major surgeries, Raisin is also now spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $150 and if interested you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Zeke .
 . Zeke .  . Zeke .  . Zeke .
  • Terrier, Wirehaired Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Male, Small
Zeke is at our Adoption Center, located at 2144 N Wood St. starting Thursday February 16th. Fill out an application then come meet him!

Zeke is just the cutest little scruff and we'll be sure to get more photos soon! His foster family reports he is a sweet boy who is also a smartie that is well on his way to laerning "sit" and is food and affection motivated
He does attach quickly to new people and that can manifest as a bit of separation anxiety when they leave but seems to take well to being crated and again responds quickly to training. His foster family thinks he is such a great guy that if they were in a spot to adopt right now, he'd be their guy!

Zeke is about 2 years old and is now neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Zane Grey .
 . Zane Grey .  . Zane Grey .  . Zane Grey .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Male, Medium
Zane is as sweet as can be! He's snuggly and full of puppy energy. He loves to play tug with us but is also quite skilled at entertaining himself. He loves to lay on his back and toss his rope up in the air. Total goofball! Zane has been friendly with the neighborhood adults and little kids. He enjoys meeting everyone, including other dogs. He is great on the leash and doesn't pull at all. He is still a puppy and had some accidents the first day but we put him on a frequent potty break schedule and he is doing really well. He definitely enjoys all the praise he gets for going outside!

He is also working on learning what is a dog toy and what is a sneaker. He is not destructive but will pick up pretty much anything! He's gentle when he plays, sleeps through the night and doesn't mind going in his crate. Hank is a stellar pup that will be an awesome addition to his forever family.

This cutie is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. He is 7 months old and his adoption fee is $300. If interested you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Sampson--I'm a
 . Sampson--I'm a  . Sampson--I'm a  . Sampson--I'm a
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young, Male, Medium
This handsome doe-eyed guy is Sampson, and at about 9 months of age, he had missed out on some early socialization when he first joined our rescue but has just completed a training program, is thriving in his foster home, and ready to find his forever humans!

Sampson loves people and dogs! He shares his foster home with two senior dogs and he loves to wrestle and play with them. Sometimes he gets a little vocal when he wants to play and his foster siblings don'€™t, but he can be redirected with a toy or by leading him out of the room. When he meets, or sees new people, he wiggles around everywhere with excitement! He also loves to cuddle!

He is very smart and is eager to learn new things! He is crate trained, housebroken and knows sit, down, paw, leave-it and place.

Although Sampson is a very loving dog, he can be a bit mouthy especially when he is overly tired or doesn'€™t get his way. It can be a challenge to redirect him when he is mouthy, but it'€™s entirely possible with patience and persistence.

Sampson isn'€™t a couch potato. He is very active and would do well with a forever family who will take him running, hiking or even to a frisbee class. Even though he does have a lot of energy, he isn'€™t a morning dog and likes to take his time waking up and getting out of bed.

We are looking for an adult home for Sampson where this adolescent guy with so many great qualities can continue to receive the training and support that will help him blossom into the wonderful adult dog he is capable of becoming.

Samson is part of our "Good Dog, Forever Dog" program and as such come with a sponsored adoption fee, all the supplies they need to succeed, a "foster to adopt" period, and lifetime of free training support. He is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. If interested, you can email AnnaOTAT@gmail.com or access our application here:Apply Now
 . Posey--Application Pending .
 . Posey--Application Pending .  . Posey--Application Pending .  . Posey--Application Pending .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Medium
Posey lives in a foster home, if interested in meeting her please fill out an application and we'll be in touch to schedule an intro.

Posey is such a quirky sweetheart and has blossomed so much since coming to us! She walks well on her leash and she has learned sit, paw, down, come (most of the time!) and she's working on stay. She has a hilarious and endearing personality. She loves going on hikes, walking around with hilariously large sticks, peanut better in her kong, belly rubs, her squeaky lamb and most of all, other dogs! She could play all day with some pup friends, and really thrives when shes around other dogs. She walks better, has better manners, etc- she really falls in line with other dogs.

Posey may be scared of various things such as new people especially out on the street, loud noises, and stairs, but she warms up after a little while. She is nearly housebroken, but has trouble holding it, especially when excited. She is also mouthy when playing and can be nippy at ankles, but she's made some progress on that too and is a fan of the kids she has met!

Her foster mom reports that she has some "communication issues" in that she growls when excited and it sounds offputting but she is genuinely happy. Posey is now vaccinated and heartworm tested and will be spayed and microchipped prior to adoption. Her adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our survey here: Apply Now
 . Sweetheart .
 . Sweetheart .  . Sweetheart .  . Sweetheart .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adult, Female, Medium
**Sweetheart is in a foster home. Please fill out an application and we will email back to schedule an appointment to meet her.**

Sweetheart lives up to her name! She is a five-year-old, 45-pound, female, grey and vanilla pit bull terrier-mix with gorgeous soulful eyes and the cutest ears EVER.

Sweetheart is good with other dogs (no feline friends please) but can be a little bossy so a slow introduction to another dog would be highly recommended. She is currently living in a foster home in Chicago with another dog where she has proven to be housebroken and crate-trained. She is super smart and knows the commands sit, down, stay and takes treats gently from your fingers. She is smart, the perfect size, and eager to please. BONUS: Not that you'll necessarily need it, but she has free training for life!

Sweetheart loves people and is an easy-going and loving girl. She has a very chill energy level and is always ready to snuggle and fall asleep next to you.
She is healthy and will be spayed, up-to-date on vaccines and microchipped prior to adoption. Her adoption fee is $300 and if interested you can access our application 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
Come meet Rocky at our Adoption Center this weekend! We are located at 2144 N Wood st.

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
 . 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 the dog in her foster home, 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 a special girl so she is part of our "Good Dog, Forever Dog" program which means that her adoption fee is sponsored and she comes with free training with the right home!

Karter is now vaccinated and will be spayed and microchipped prior to adoption. Please fill out our application to meet her: 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 free 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
 . 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. Miguel is about 2 years old and somewhere around 70 lbs. He has been with our rescue for a while and is a big time volunteer favorite as he has won us all over with his super sweet personality.

Migs is housebroken, loves other dogs and is easy to walk. He adores people and makes a really great snuggle buddy too. He's never met a dog he doesn't like, but he does have a rough and tumble play style so he needs a buddy to match his size and energy. Miguel is super smart, eager to learn and has responded really well to positive reinforcement training!

Miguel does have some personality quirks so we are looking for the perfect match. He is super strong and energetic, and greets people by jumping right up in their face. We're working on it, but we're looking for someone without small kids to continue that training. Additionally, his biggest issue is that he displays pretty severe separation anxiety in a home. He can be left in a heavy duty crate (he will howl) and he has responded wonderfully to training, but the anxiety definitely needs training and attention to ensure a smooth transition. We are looking for a committed adopter!

Miguel is a special guy which is why he's part of our "Good Dog, Forever Dog" program which means he comes with 1. a sponsored adoption fee 2. a heavy duty crate and 2. free training for life!

Miguel is neutered, up to date on shots, microchipped and a super healthy guy. To meet him fill out our adoption application and then come to our Adoption Center.
You can access our Adoption Survey here: Apply Now
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