Adopter Benefits

One Tail at a Time is committed to supporting our adopted dogs throughout their entire life. Trained Adoption Counselors are available to answer any questions, both before and after adoption.

Our adoption fee of $300 for dogs under age 9, $150 for dogs age 9+, or $350 for age 6mos or younger, includes:

  • Spay/neuter
  • Microchip
  • Proof of all vaccinations and negative heartworm test
  • Any current medications, or continuing care for certain pre-existing illnesses
  • Training, medical, and educational support throughout the life of your dog

Below are additional benefits we have created with local businesses in an effort to keep families happy and healthy for the entire life of your adopted dog.

Adjusting & Training

Our Dog Resource Guide offers simple solutions to problems you may face such as unwanted barking, mouthiness, housebreaking and more. You will also find information about supplies and ideas on how to adjust to life with your new dog.

Collins Canine: 15% off all services to One Tail adopters.

Dog Training by Kiki Yablon: 20% off in-home training for One Tail adopters within 3 months of adoption; 10% off after 3 months.

Health & Nutrition

Higgins Animal Clinic: First visit free and 15% off dental services if an appointment is made within 30 days of an exam.  Be sure to mention One Tail when making your appointment and $15 will be donated to our foster dogs!  Dr. Damiana at Higgins offers all veterinary services you need to care for your dog.  Discounts can also be used at Higgins’ partner, Wheeling Animal Hospital.

Pet Care Services 

Canine Crews: 10% off boarding, daycare, and local dog walks for adopters.  Many of our foster dogs come here for socialization and we love and trust the staff!

Fetch! Pet Care of Greater Chicago: 10% off monthly bill for first 6 months + one-time coupon for $25 off $50 worth of services.  Company offers in-home boarding and affordable dog walking.

Bark Bark Club: cage-free boarding and daycare for your pup!  The trusted staff of BBC has helped rehabilitate and socialize many One Tail dogs.

Dog Country Dog Camp: like summer camp for your dog!  OTAT adopters receive $10 off the daily fee.  Located in NW Indiana, dogs get supervised play on 6 acres of doggie heaven.  The company picks up dogs throughout the north side of Chicago daily and returns them to your home.

One Tail at a Time Programs 

Dutch’s Fund was created as a way for One Tail to care for dogs suffering from medical problems, or needing on-going treatment to remain healthy and happy.  Fund’s from Dutch’s Fund also help dogs that have already been adopted.  The Dutch’s Fund Grant allows One Tail adopters who are experiencing financial hardship to apply for up to $500 in assistance in paying for unexpectedly large veterinary bills.  Email for more information and to receive a grant application.

Stella’s Fund was created to assist adopters in need of financial assistance to pay for training. If a dog presents with a troubling behavior after the adoption and you need help getting training, please contact us. We will guide you to a trainer suited to your needs, and help you with training costs. Email for more information and to receive a grant application.