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 application.

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 AllisonOTAT@gmail.com.

To view our available dogs, click here!

 

 . Chips .
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  • Mastiff, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Baby, Female, Large
As of 4/22 Chips will be at our adoption center (2144 N. Wood). Please submit an application and come stop by during open hours to meet her!

Age: 4 months
Weight: 20 lbs
Housebroken: Not yet, she's just a pup, but she's doing very well!
Crate Trained: Yes!
Likes: Running around, chasing her brother, cuddling, eating
Dislikes: Not being the the center of attention

Chips is a big girl with a lot of personality! Everywhere she goes, she's the life of the party and wants to make sure you know it! Chips loves going to events, cuddling with her people, and getting treats from anyone who will hand them out. If you're looking to liven up your life with a big, silly puppy, look no further than our girl Chips!

Please note that we require all puppies under 6 month of age to undergo positive reinforcement training at the cost of the adopter.

Chips is now spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $350 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Spiegel the Beagle .
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  • Beagle
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Young, Male, Medium
As of 4/19 Spiegel the Beagle will be at our adoption center (2144 N. Wood). Please submit an application and come stop by during open hours to meet him!

Age: 1 year
Weight: 35 lbs
Housebroken: Yes, but needs a strict schedule
Crate Trained: Yes!
Likes: Playing fetch, long walks, having his ears scratch and being petted
Dislikes: Not being able to play with EVERY SINGLE dog he encounters!

Spiegel is very sweet and loving. He's a bundle of energy and wants to be on the go as much as possible! Spiegel likes playing fetch and will drop the toy right in your lap for another throw. He loves long walks and is always up for playing in the yard!

Spiegel the Beagle is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogs
Adult, Female, Medium
Sapphire is living in a foster home. Please complete an application and we can then link you up with her foster family for an introduction!

Age: 5
Weight: 50 lbs
Likes: Doing tricks, belly rubs, eating anything and everything, playing in a yard!
Dislikes: When Ma says it's not dinner time yet.

Sapphire is part of our "Good Dog Forever Dog" program! Her adoption fee is waived and she comes with a lifetime of free training!

Sapphie is literally the sweetest little hippo you'll ever have the pleasure of knowing. She is a total gem with people and kids and just loves to snuggle, cuddle, and be the best movie watching buddy in the world. She has great household manners and is housebroken, crate trained, and at around 4 years old is an awesome age too...past puppyhood but still has a long life ahead of her. She enjoys learning tricks and knows '€˜sit'€™, '€˜down'€™, and '€˜stay'€™. She also politely waits until given the '€˜ok'€™ to eat her breakfast and dinner!

Sapphire is basically a perfect creature, save for the fact that she can be aggressive towards other dogs. She will need a family who is comfortable managing this behavior and a home where she won't be encountering too many fellow canines. A fenced in backyard is preferred for her!

When this mush mouth joined the rescue, she was in need of eye surgery but has now completed that and is totally healthy and thriving. She's also spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $0 thanks to a very generous donor (normally $300). !f interested you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Brynn .
 . Brynn .  . Brynn .  . Brynn .  . Brynn .  . Brynn .
  • Shepherd, Husky
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Adult, Female, Medium
Brynn will be at our adoption center (2144 N. Wood) as of 4/20. Please submit an application from our website, and stop by during open adoption hours to meet her!

Age: 5 years
Weight: 60 lbs
Likes: Doing tricks, getting pets, playing with kids, eating cheese.
Dislikes: When the cheese gets put back in the fridge.

Brynn is a sweetheart! She is great with kids, super smart, playful but gentle, and often mellow She already knows 'sit' and 'paw' and can't wait to learn more with her new family! Brynn isn't much of a barker at all, and is *mostly* housetrained- thought she will do best with a consistent schedule of walks/outside time. Luckily, she's great about that and does her business quickly, and comes into the house from the yard when called, or comes and sits on the porch patiently.

Brynn is sweet and playful with humans, loves to be petted, and receive belly rubs. Brynn would prefer not to be crated when she's left alone, so she's been given free reign of common areas in her foster home... She occasionally has gotten into some things while we've been gone, and found that she squirrels and hides them away. She is quite proud of her hiding ability! Brynn is a great dogs who would be a great addition to just about any household!

Come meet Brynn today!

Brynn is spayed, up to date on vaccines, microchipped and healthy. Her adoption fee is $300 please visit our website to fill out an application: http://www.onetail.orgApply Now
 . Kyle .
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Adult, Male, Medium
Kyle is at our adoption center (2144 N. Wood). Please submit an application and come stop by during open hours to meet him!

Age: 1 year
Weight: 40 lbs
Housebroken: Yes!
Crate Trained: No
Likes: Rubber toys, string cheese, long walks, tug-of-war, chest rubs
Dislikes: Baths

Kyle is a pretty handsome dude with a big personality. He is so sweet, intelligent and eager to learn. He still has a lot of excess puppy energy but with a little further training, has the potential to be an amazing family dog. He's also extremely silly at times and eats up praise (and treats, obviously). Kyle would make a great addition to any active home.

Kyle is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Sia .
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Young, Female, Large
Sia is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application and we will link you up with the foster family to meet her!

Age: 1 year
Weight: 60 lbs
Housebroken: Yes, but does well on a schedule
Crate Trained: Yes, but whines a little at first
Likes: Tug of War, Nylabones, Long Runs, Peanut Butter
Dislikes: Lack of attention 🙂

Sia is the most adorable, loving, playful smush face you'll meet. Being young, she has a lot of energy but with the attention and exercise she needs she thrives. Sia would love a running partner, but long walks also bring her joy. Meeting new dogs and people is her favorite. Sia is very food motivated and treats and peanut butter kongs.. Want the most playful bud? Sia is there for you.

Sia is now spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Wyatt .
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  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Adult, Male, Medium
As of 4/14 Wyatt will be at our adoption center (2144 N. Wood). Please submit an application and come stop by during open hours to meet him!

Age: 2 years
Weight: 48 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
Likes: Playing fetch, practicing commands, running in backyard
Dislikes: When other dogs bark

Wyatt is the perfect house guest. He never walked into any of our rooms or got on our couches. He would roam the house and lay in a spot where he found comfy. We were able to leave him alone out of his crate for about 3 hours at a time and he would leave the house in perfect condition. He never barks inside and would stay in his crate all night. He is always up for a game of fetch or playtime. He learned about 9 commands in a week and a half and was eager to practice.

Wyatt is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Bear Grylls - my adoption fee is sponsored! .
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  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Senior, Male, Large
Bear Grylls is at our adoption center (2144 N. Wood). Please submit an application from our website (www.onetail.org) and stop by during open hours to meet Bear!

Age: 10 years
Weight: 60 lbs
Likes: Constant pets, tug of war, following you around, chasing squirrels

Bear Grylls is easy, sweet, and mellow- pretty much the perfect dog! Want to play? He loves to jump and chase! Want to relax? He'll happily sit at your feet or cuddle with you on the couch while you watch a movie. Inside the house, he's house-trained, well-behaved, and would be easily trained to adjust to the rules of your house. Outside the house, he is an easy walker and doesn't pull on the leash.

Bear's adoption fee was sponsored, and he comes fully vaccinated, neutered and microchipped.

Apply to meet Bear Grylls today!Apply Now
 . Mike D .
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Adult, Male, Large
Mike D is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application and we will link you up with the fosters to meet him!

Age: 5 years
Weight: 70lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
Likes: People, snuggling, peanut butter sandwiches, salami, green beans, walks in the park
Dislikes: Rabbits

It doesn'€™t get much better than Mike D! He'€™s loving and playful, sweet to everyone he meets. He likes to play and goof off but is also independent and is fine being left alone for a good afternoon nap. He'€™s a little clumsy with his super long legs and is always cracking us up with his tumbles and back rolls. He'€™s had a rough start but maintains a gentle, kind spirit. This pup is nothing but love and will make a wonderful addition to any family!

Mike D is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
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  • Maltese
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Senior, Female, Small
Imogene is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application to arrange a meeting with her.

Age: 8 years old
Weight: 20 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes, does well in and out of the crate unattended
Likes: playing with stuffed animals, belly rubs, being close to her people
Dislikes: rain

Imogene doesn'€™t ask for much except for a cuddle buddy. She loves to sleep in bed with us, sleeps through the night with no potty breaks, and likes to sleep in in the mornings. She is fine with being picked up. She'€™s a great little dog who will make someone a nice companion and happily keep their lap warm.

Imogene is now spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is normally $150, but due to a generous donor her fee has been waived! You can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Sassy and Oscar (We're a bonded pair!) .
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  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Adult, Male, Small
Sassy and Oscar are currently living in a foster home. Please complete an adoption application to schedule a meeting with them!

Age: 6-7 years
Weight: 5 lbs
Likes: Cuddling, running around outside, snacks
Dislikes: Being grabbed, new people take us a little time to feel comfortable with

Sassy and Oscar are just the sweetest little pair. They're shy little things at first, but are SOO sweet and cuddly once they realize they don't have anything to be afraid of. Sassy and Oscar are currently living comfortably with another pair of senior pups, but of course it took them a little time to warm up to them too 🙂

They love giving kisses and are all about a nice massage, or bouncing around the house like puppies from time to time. Sassy and Oscar are crate-trained and housebroken (but are very particular about being kept on a strict schedule, and will have accidents if they aren't).

These two have been together their whole lives, and they rely on and reassure each other, so they do have to be adopted together (but really, at 5 pounds a piece what's one more? ;p).

Sassy and Oscar's adoption fee is $300, and includes spay/neuter, microchip, routine tests and vaccinations, and twice the love for half the price!!
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 . Mostaccioli - My adoption fee is sponsored! .
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogs
Young, Female, Medium
Mostaccioli is currently in a foster home. Please submit an application and we will link you up with the foster home for an introduction.

Age: 2 years
Weight: 40 lbs
Housebroken: Yes
Crate Trained: Yep
Likes: CUDDLES, stuffed animals, her kong w/ PB, belly rubs, all humans
Dislikes: Other dogs on walks

Mostaccioli (Choli) is actually the most cuddley dog I've ever encountered, and let me tell you, I've encountered a lot of dogs. She is the happiest, tail wagging, face licking girl that loves following you around and wanting to be your BFF at all times. Choli is very reactive to other dogs when walking, but she comes with free continued training! There are hopes with a quiet home for her to decompress, she can slowly love to her canine neighbors. Choli snores sometimes and it's actually the most precious hippo noise you'll ever hear.

Mostaccioli is now spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped.Her adoption fee is sponsored thanks to a generous donor and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Little Frosty - My Adoption Fee is Sponsored! .
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Senior, Male, Small
Little Frosty is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application to arrange a meeting with him.

Age: 10 years
Weight: 12 lbs
Crate Trained: Yes
Potty Trained: Doing well on a very strict schedule
Likes: Treats, napping, short walks, getting scratched behind the ears
Dislikes: "healthy food", clothes

Little Frosty, now lovingly called "grandpa" by all of his foster mom's friends - is the perfect example of what rescues like OTAT can do for scared shelter pups. When he came to us he was a bit of a mess, but with some TLC and a warm bed he has made a TOTAL 180 and is the most handsome senior pup there is! (In fact people think he is a puppy sometimes, he'€™s so full of life!)

He has gone from not wanting to be touched and scared of other dogs to loving cuddles and even allowed us to pick him up and he gave us kisses, now that he's feeling so much better! He likes watching other dogs on walks and is even comfortable getting sniffed and pet. He is so great on a leash and walks with such pride, he loves smelling everything!

Little Frosty is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $0 (normally $150) thanks to a very generous donor. You can access our application here: Apply Now
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Adult, Female, Medium
Madge is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application and we will link you up with the foster home for an introduction!

Madge is part of our "Good Dog Forever Dog" program! Her adoption fee is waived and she comes with a lifetime of free training!

Age: 2 years
Weight: 47 lbs
Likes: Belly rubs, chin scratches, being around people, dance parties
Dislikes: Loud noises

Madge thrives around other dogs and needs to be adopted into a home with a canine companion. She is super sweet and cuddly and likes to hang with her people, take naps and play. She loves to give kisses and show off her excitement which exuberance and butt wiggles. She's a little timid at first, but recovers nicely, and does well with consistency and praise. Madge loves her crate and hangs out in there while her foster mom is at work.

Madge is now spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $0 thanks to our Good Dog Forever Dog program (normally $300) and you can access our application here: Apply Now
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  • Rottweiler, Boxer
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Young, Male, Large
Chilli is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application to arrange a meeting with him.

Chilli is part of our "Good Dog Forever Dog" program! His adoption fee is waived and he comes with a lifetime of free training!

Age: 1 year
Weight: 80 lbs
Housebroken: Yes!
Crate Trained: Yes!
Likes: Playing with his foster brother, getting treats, cuddles
Dislikes: Fast introductions. Chilli likes to take things slow, and then he'll love you forever!

This Super smart goofball is sure to charm the pants off of anyone. I mean look at that adorable face! Chilli is very treat motivated and knows lots of commands like sit, stay, down and roll-over. He is very affectionate and loves to play. He would be a great addition to an active household and would thrive with a family that has a house with a yard or someone that has a very active and can give him frequent walks. He isn'€™t obnoxiously energetic but he is still young and still has some puppy energy to burn off. Chilli also likes to cuddle up on the couch and watch t.v. while chewing on a bone. He currently lives with another male dog and two cats and gets along fine with everyone. As an added bonus, he has lifetime behavior modification training through Safe Humane Chicago.

Chilli is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $0 (normally $300, but a generous donor has covered the rest) and you can access our application here: Apply Now
 . Boxy .
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  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Adult, Female, Large
Boxy is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application to arrange a meeting with Boxy.

Boxy is 3 years old and 70 lbs. Boxy is just the best. She's sweet and cuddly and loves to play but is just as happy to chill out on the couch with you all day. She's great about being in her crate, is totally housebroken, and loves playing with other dogs. Boxy may have had some less-than-great experiences with men in the past, so she still needs a little help learning that she doesn't have to be afraid of them sometimes.

Boxy is now spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
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  • Pit Bull Terrier, Boxer
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Young, Female, Medium
Shadowcat is currently in a foster home. If interested, please complete an application and we'll then link you up with her foster family for an intro.

Shadowcat is part of our "Good Dog Forever Dog" program! Her adoption fee is waived and she comes with a lifetime of free training!

Age: 1.5 years
Weight: 40 lbs
Likes: Nyla Bones, cuddling, checking out the neighborhood art, going for car rides and listening to her favorite jams
Dislikes: Not much!

She is sweet, curious, and spirited. She loves to cuddle and be close to people at all times. Her intense love for her people can get her riled up, and she sometimes jumps on people she is excited to see. Not a mean bone in her body, just needs a loving, patient home and lots of attention. She loves to play with other dogs and goes to Canine Crews to get her doggy daycare fix!

Shadowcat is now spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. Her adoption fee was $300, but a generous donor has sponsored her. You can access our application here: Apply Now
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