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.
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
Morgan also loves walks but because she came to us with a--now healing--broken leg, she is currently limited as to the exercise she is permitted. She does get amped up on leash when she sees other dogs, but in a "hey I'm dying to meet you!!!" kind of way--nothing aggressive. She's likely really love sharing her forever home with another playful dog to pal around with.
Though she's great meeting people of all ages, at right around a year old Morgan can still be a bit mouthy so would be best in a home with older kiddos. This 45 lb gal is vaccinated and will be spayed and microchipped the first week of August. Her adoption fee is $250 and you can access our adoption survey here: Apply Now
Though they're doing great now, these kiddos have had a rough road as they initially lost their mother at two weeks of age and then broke with parvo when they were about seven weeks old. Thankfully, after an extended hospitalization and care from their foster family, they have now recovered and are ready to join their forever families.
These pups have had their initial shots and been dewormed. They can head to "foster to adopts" now and their adoptions will be finalized after they've received their next round of shots and are spayed/neutered at the end of August. As of 7.27.16 they are nine weeks old. Their adoption fees are $350. Introductions will be done at their foster home in Elgin. You can email AnnaOTAT@gmail.com with any questions or access our adoption survey here: Apply Now
Toby is now vaccinated and heartworm tested and will be neutered and microchipped later this week (7/29). His adoption fee is $250 and as of 7/30 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
Timmy needs a lot of time and patience when meeting new dogs. He currently is BFF's with a Great Pyrenees (and it's hilarious to watch them play), but he could use some ongoing support in learning how to socialize with other dogs and his on leash greetings are not great. Timmy can potentially go to a home with other dogs, it will just need to be the right match. When it comes to people, Timmy is awesome and universally social. Don't let his excitement deter you, he just loves being around humans but once he gets comfortable in his routine and your novelty wears off this spunky little man makes a great companion!!
As for breed mix, we really have no idea--this kid is a mystery mutt! The shelter we rescued him from guessed Boston Terrier mix but who knows...could be some other type of terrier, cattle dog, boxer, just no idea. What we do know is that he's about 30 lbs, and cool as can be. Timmy is vaccinated and heartworm tested and will be neutered and microchipped on 7/29. He'll then move over to our Adoption Center and be available as of 7/30. His adoption fee is $250 and if you'd like to be preapproved for adoption you can access our survey here: Apply Now
He also would do nicely with other pets as he has gotten along very well with all the dogs he has encountered on walks and in his neighborhood. Though he's improving, Shadow does not like being left alone or crated and suffers from a little separation anxiety. He can live in a condo or single family home, but will thrive most with someone who isn't gone at work for super lengthy days.
Overall, he is still just a sweet and silly puppy who will need some consistent training to get him out of he habit of chewing things (hide your shoes!) and being more comfortable in his crate. Thankfully this dude has a fabulous temperament and he loves to cuddle and play chase with a ball or frisbee.
Shadow is now neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and heartworm tested. His adoption fee is $250 and as of 7/29 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
She loves to play with ice cubes and will chase them as they skid across our hardwood floors. Given her energy level, she would do best in an active home, ideally with another high energy puppy playmate. She also would be best without very young children (6+ is likely fine) as she has been working on some mouthing behaviors, and her energy might be a little much for young kids who don't understand boundaries.
She loves meeting other dogs, and doesn't understand why not every dog in the world wants to meet her. Though Noel does have some energy to harness,
overall she is a fast learner, wicked smart and will be a great addition to her forever family!
This cutie is likely around 1.5 years old and 33 lbs. She is now spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $250 and as of 7/29 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
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
Per his foster family, he is so incredibly mellow thus far. He gets a little amped to go on walks but in an adorable old man sort of way. He walks nicely on a leash with a little pulling BUT the city/outdoors terrifies him and the no-slip collar is a must. He is very skittish on walks sometimes and it's very random so it's been hard to peg what scares him. His temperament is amazing; he's a super gentle soul and just wants to lay on you and be near you (he literally follows me around the house). He loves being pet, doesn't seem to require much exercise and is really good about the house (no chewing things). He's got a few old man quirks (he seems to be a bit of a picky eater) but he's the most loving creature. He's fine with the kids and seems chill with other dogs but his true loves are his adult people.
This refined gentleman is now neutered, heartworm tested, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $150 and our application 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
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
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. No feline friends for this cutie.
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