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MISSION & HISTORY

One Tail at a Time (“OTAT”) is a no-kill, 501(c)3 all-breed dog rescue committed to lowering euthanasia rates in the greater Chicagoland area. OTAT achieves this through the rescue and adoption of dogs in need, comprehensive support of adopters, and community outreach including humane education programs and assistance for disadvantaged and low-income families.

OTAT formed in 2008 as a small organization aimed at helping dogs. Over the years, thanks to the dedication of volunteers and donors within the community, the group has grown exponentially. OTAT now runs vaccine clinics, Chicago’s only shelter diversion program, and a bustling adoption program.

With over 2,000 adoptions and an Adoption Center in Bucktown, OTAT is ready and willing to help make Chicago the next no-kill city.

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