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.
She's a bit spoiled in her foster home--enjoying her breakfast and dinner sitting on a big comfy chair and finding an area to lay in with the most pillows--but hey, after losing your home at the age of 7 she deserves it, eh?!
Hazel is not a fan of being crated but thankfully does just fine during the day left to her own devices so does not need to be crated. She's still perfecting her potty scheduled but definitely gets the concept and is improving daily. She does well walking on a leash and staying close to you.
Given the option, she will definitely want to sleep with you at night but will sleep at the end of the bed to protect you from any potential monsters. This little dumpling is about 7 years old, in great health, and now spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. She'll be a great match for most homes though would be extra happy if someone was home for her snuggle with a fair amount. Her adoption fee is $150 and you can access our survey here: Apply Now
This buddy adores people and belly rubs, has done great with other dogs and though he's been known to get a bout of "zoomies" has a nice medium energy level. He'd love someone to take him on some solid walks and play with him a bit but is then happy to settle in for snuggles.
Chips is now neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $250 and as of 8/25 he'll be a resident of our Adoption Center so swing on by during open hours to meet him. If you'd like to be preapproved for adoption, you can access our survey here: Apply Now
Though he comes on with a burst of energy at first, he's happy to entertain himself with a nylabone or squeaky toy for hours while hanging out so though he adores people and is always happy to engage, he also isn't overly needy.
In addition to being a peach with people, Timmy has previously lived with cats and did well (with an appropriate slow intro) with them. With other dogs this kiddo is hit or miss and can be leash reactive so that will be something that needs additional work. But don't worry because he's totally worth it plus we have some great trainers we partner with!
Though we aren't exactly sure of this guys mix (people have guessed everything from Basenji to Boston Terrier, to Boxer) we know he's a great guy who will be a nice addition to most homes. Timmy is neutered, vaccinated, and heartworm tested and if you'd like to meet him he's a resident of our Adoption Center. Interested in adopting this brindle coated beauty and his piercing blue eyes? His adoption fee is $250 and you can access our survey here: http://www.onetail.org/adoption/apply/Apply Now
Energy wise she is at a perfect level for any home. She knows her name very well and responds immediately to commands. She knows sit, down and stay. At night you don't have to put her in her crate. She goes there herself and lays down on her bed; her foster family just leaves it open and she sleeps until morning.
Sasha is now vaccinated and heartworm tested; she'll be spayed and microchipped prior to adoption. Her adoption fee is $150 and if this cutie sounds like the girl for you, you can access our survey here: Apply Now
Harley is about 7 years old and outside of having heartworm (which we are treating) he's a healthy guy who is looking forward to enjoying his golden years with a doting family.
This handsome dude is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. He can be adopted at any time and the rescue will continue to cover the cost of his heartworm treatment until it is completed. His adoption fee is $150 and you can access our 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 $250 and inquiries can be directed to AnnaOTAT@gmail.com or you can access our survey here: Apply Now
I am super sweet with people and will be an awesome companion! I am spayed, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. If you are interested in adopting me please fill out an adoption survey!Apply Now
Kickflip is about 2 years old and 60lbs. He is neutered, up to date on shots, microchipped and a healthy guy. His adoption fee is $250.
Kickflip is living in one of our wonderful foster homes where he is totally housebroken and crate trained. If you'd like to set up a time to meet him, you can send in our adoption survey here: Apply Now
At 8 months and 45 pounds, Hilldie is still working on her potty training skills, but is a quick learner who will excel with someone who has the time to invest in both potty training and obedience.
This kiddo is now vaccinated and will soon be spayed and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $250 and you can access our survey here: Apply Now
His foster mom reports he is a total love bug and though he takes a bit to warm up, when he does you'll be showered in cuddles and have a permanent shadow. He is good with other dogs, loves his daily walks, is great on a leash and sometimes even carries a toy with him the entire walk as he needs to make sure his toys get their exercise and fresh air too! He is working on commands such as sit and stay and getting better everyday. He is also housebroken. Because Butch is a timid fellow, he'd thrive in a more quiet adult household.
Butch is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. He heartworm treatment will be complete in a couple months but he can go to his adoptive home at any time and the rescue will continue to cover the cost of his treatment. Butch is about 6.5 years old and his adoption fee is $250. Our adoption survey can be accessed 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 adoption fee is $250 (but word on the street is that some smitten sponsor is willing to cover half of it) and if interested you can access our survey here: Apply Now
Vivian is one of the loveliest dogs you will ever meet. She is very patient and gentle with adults and children alike. She has been around our nieces and nephew (ages 1.5-5) without any issues. You do however have to watch out for her tail because it can pack a good little whack. She loves her humans even more than other dogs. She has never shown any aggression towards children or adults; she sidles next to you, gives kisses and follows you around for more love.
Vivian has never had any issues with other dogs and is always happy to meet a new buddy on her walks. She has visited with other dogs in a family backyard before and loves running and playing together. From the time she has spent at a sitter's home, we have also heard that she gets along with cats.
Vivian is very food oriented and will eagerly take direction if there are treats involved. She is excellent with her basic commands: sit, stay, lay down, place (we have "place" to mean her dog bed on the floor in the living room), paw/shake, and come. She'll even touch her nose to your glass when you say "Cheers." She is a lovable couch potato, but also loves going on walks and tug of war and chasing type play. She really loves nothing more than plopping down wherever you're at to be near you. She is a larger sized little love bug, but she enjoys going on walks and playing with her owner and/or other dogs; she loves running around together and loves playing around with other doggie friends! She has visited with family members in the suburbs and loves romping around in the yard with other pups.
Overall, she is an easy dog. She has had an occasional UTI and stomach discomfort, but on a quality dog food with simple ingredients, we have found these are easily avoidable. She experienced two UTI's last year, but hasn't experienced any further symptoms since we changed her dog food.
She has been crate trained, but does equally well without it if she is left for short periods of time. She has both slept in a bed with her owners and slept in her crate, though most recently sleeping in her crate for the past year. She is excellent with boundaries as long as someone is around. She definitely understands which rooms and furniture are not ok; however, if left alone she will probably go there if it looks like a cozy spot!
Vivian is about 4 years old, 90 lbs, and is spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $250 and interested parties can access our application 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
He does wonderfully in his crate, and spends the day in there while his foster is at work and does just fine! He lovessssss to cuddle, and wants to be laying next to you or on you most of the time. He definitely thinks he's a lap dog, and is so sweet.
On walks he wants to sniff everything, and gets a little nervous when there's a lot of noise around, or if there are other dogs that are barking at him. If the dogs we see on walks are nice and don't bark/lunge at him, he's excited to make new friends.
He's a wonderful dog. So loving and sweet and too cute for words, and just needs a home where they understand he's a bit of a nervous nelly at first and may take a few days to transition. His foster mom says she couldn't get more than a few houses away from home on walks without being stopped by neighbors to remark on his adorable looks, so you should also be prepared to deal with the paparazzi!
Chaco is about 1.5 years old, 45 lbs and is now neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $250 and as of 8/11 he'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
This chunky monkey (who could stand to loose a few pounds, but hey join the club) is about 4 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 seemingly 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 $250 and if you'd like to be preapproved for adoption, you can access our survey here: Apply Now
Breeze enjoys the company of some other dogs (her best friend was a recently adopted puppy) but because she tends to bond quickly with her humans once in a home environment, she may be best as the only dog in her forever home as she wants all the love to herself! Breeze has some anxiety in her kennel so though she calms down after a bit, she may do best in a single family home or a home environment where someone is often around.
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
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
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
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