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!
Age: 2 years
Weight: 65 lbs
Likes: Going for long walks, meeting new friends, and lots of kisses and snuggles
Dislikes: Being left alone, sudden, loud noises
Lexi is amazing! She is super sweet and affectionate with people. She loves to greet every person who passes by with snuggles. You will easily make friends on all your walks' she already knows half the neighborhood!
Lexi has TONS of energy, but knows how to relax too. She had a blast at her doggie friend's yard and would be best going to a home who can not only spend a lot of 1-1 time with her(maybe someone who works from home?) but also someone with an active lifestyle. She needs A LOT of attention.
She is house trained and knows basic commands, but we've had a few accidents because she gets very excited after she's been left alone. She takes treats gently and loves her crate. She's an angel! She doesn't dig in trash or get into anything she's not supposed to!Apply Now
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!!
Age: 2 years
Weight: 46 lbs
Likes: Taking walks. Chasing squirrels. Cuddling on the couch
Dislikes. Loud noises. Loud cars driving by.
Grover is just the sweetest thing around! He's super fun and playful and will certainly be a great companion for an active, fun-loving owner! As much as he loves to play and chase squirrels, he's always happy to snuggle up next to someone and just relax with a good ole' neck rub. Grover has fantastic house manners; he's great about being crated and doesn't get into anything he isn't supposed to when left unsupervised during the day. He's really good at pretending to be a watch dog when people come over, but is nothing but snuggles and full-body tail-wags once they come inside. He LOVES going on walks and usually finds it to be the most exciting part of his day, but despite his excitement he's still easy to handle and walks nicely with an Easy-Walk harness.
Grover is truly a Good Dog and will undoubtedly be a fantastic addition to just about any type of home.
Grover's adoption fee is $300, and includes neuter, microchip, routine tests and vaccinations, and the chance to share your life with a fun, loyal, loving BFF.
Apply to meet Grover today!Apply Now
Age: 2 years
Weight: 40 lbs
Crate Trained: Good, whines a little at first, but does well overall
Likes: CUDDLES, stuffed animals, her kong w/ PB, belly rubs, all humans
Dislikes: Very concerned about other dogs on walks but sometimes can be distracted, when you first leave her for work (whines shortly)
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 $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
Age: 6 months
Weight: 30 lbs
Likes: Playing outside, chewing toys, being wrapped up with blankets, other dogs, snow, and being pet.
Dislikes: loud noises, being approached head on, still shows fearful signs so anything surprising
Randee is such a sweet girl. She is still timid and fearful, so patience is key. She loves playing with dogs and can keep herself entertained with toys. She will be such a loyal loving dog. She loves burying herself in the snow and breathing in the fresh air. Randee and her siblings were obviously very neglected and under socialized when they were young pups, and will still need a lot of work to become happy, confident pups. She LOVES other dogs and has been making great progress learning to be less fearful from being able to take cues from her foster sibling, so she does need to have another dog in her adoptive home.
Randee's adoption fee is $300. Submit an application for her here! http://www.onetail.org/adoption/applyApply Now
Vanessa is the sweetest thing. She's most certainly had quite a rough start to her life, but now that she's safe in a loving foster home she's starting to feel more comfortable being a dog 🙂
Vanessa is very shy and timid and sometimes seems scared of her own shadow. Once she realizes that she doesn't have anything to be afraid of she'll be the most loving, loyal companion you'll ever have! She loves other dogs and would probably benefit from going to a home where she could have a canine sibling, or at least plenty of canine friends to come over and visit! Vanessa is great about being left alone during the day and about going in her crate, which she finds to be her safe haven when she's feeling nervous.
Vanessa just wants to find a forever family who will be kind and patient and willing to show her all the fun things life has to offer!
Vanessa's adoption fee is $300, and includes spay, microchip, all core vaccines, and all the doggie gratitude you can handle for truly changing her life for the better.
Apply to meet Vanessa today! http://www.onetail.org/adoption/apply/Apply Now
Age: 7 months
Weight: 24 lbs
Likes: Cuddling and snuggling, walks, kong with PB, all treats, bones, balls, being pet
Dislikes: Still weary of new humans and other dogs. Hides when new people come over. Takes a little bit to warm up.
Reese is just a peach! She is so sweet, cuddly, and affectionate. She listens well, but is most motivated by food. She knows come, sit, down, and we are working on stay. For being a young pup, she's pretty calm and chill. Just wants to be loved and go on leisurely strolls.
Reese and her sisters didn't seem to get too much exposure to the world prior to joining OTAT, so she's still working being less fearful of things. Her canine foster-sibling has been instrumental in helping her gain confidence and feel more secure, so we would like her to be placed in a home with another dog who can help her continue to improve.
She loves playing with her toys and snuggling with her people. She's great about being crated and, as long as she sticks to a strict schedule, is pretty much housebroken.
Reese is still a bit timid and will definitely need continued work on socialization, and would prefer to live in a relatively quiet home. But once she warms up she's just the sweetest dog ever and will most certainly be your best friend for life!
Reese's adoption fee is $300, and includes all core vaccines, spay, microchip, and a the privilege of being the reason a shy puppy becomes a happy, confident dog!
Apply to meet Reese today!Apply Now
Age: 4 months
Weight: 28 lbs
Crate Trained: Unknown
Likes: His sister, playing fetch, going for walks, Abraham the cat
Dislikes: Walking down stairs. Scary trucks
Hansel is a sweet dog. Quiet. He loves cuddling with his sister. He is a little uncertain when meeting new dogs. Slow intro is best. He likes meeting new people. He hasn't had much exposure his first few months so everything is a new experience. He is doing great and has made great strides.
Hansel currently needs to go to a foster to adopt home before he can be fully vetted. His adoption fee is $350 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
Age: 4 months
Weight: 25 lbs
Crate Trained: Unknown
Likes: Treats, learning tricks, stuffies
Dislikes: Walking downstairs, walking outside
Gretel is cuddly and sweet. She is a good listener. She learns quickly. She was pretty sheltered her first few months so everything is scary to her, especially outside. She responds well to encouragement. She is quiet for the most part but barks when excited and playful.
Gretel needs to move to a foster to adopt home before she can be fully vetted. Her adoption fee is $350 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
Age: 5 months
Weight: 27 lbs
Housebroken: Yes, but needs to be on a strict schedule
Likes: playing fetch, tug a war and pretending to be a cat when tired
Dislikes: Being restrained
Estelle is a great, young puppy who is doing very well in foster. She's doing well with housebreaking, is crate trained and enjoys the company of children when she has met them on walks. Being a young puppy, she needs patience while she still learns the basics, but she learns more and more everyday.
Estelle is now spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $350 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
Age: 2 years
Weight: 25 lbs
Likes: Playing fetch, her nylabone, stuffed squeaky toys, balls, food, her human
Pierogi is the happiest, busiest little girl. Her tail rarely stops wagging as she runs around checking things out. She is indefatigable when it comes to playing fetch, but she's very polite about asking for attention will keep herself occupied if her human is busy. Once she's tired herself out, she loves to cuddle up next to or on top of her person for a nice long nap. She's house trained and crate trained and sleeps through the night. She seems to like her foster brother (a medium sized dog), but they haven't figured out how to play together. They mostly just coexist peacefully. The only thing she doesn't seem to like is strangers - in her house or outside, she takes her guard duties very seriously.
Pierogi is now spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
Age: 10 years
Weight: 12 lbs
Likes: Treats, Napping, short walks, getting scratched behind the ears
Dislikes: Getting picked up, stairs, car rides
Frosty is a sweet old guy! He was quite timid when he came to us, but is starting to enjoy being petted and enjoys being in the same room as us. He will follow you around the house and loves to take naps throughout the day. Frosty is fine in his crate and loves going for short walks around the block. Frosty cannot see or hear very well, therefore, he gets startled easily and has a lot of trouble with stairs. He also seems to have arthritis in his hips, so it's a little bit of work for him to move around. Overall, he a really sweet dog who needs a forever home and somebody to love him!
Little Frosty is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $150 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
Age: 2 years
Weight: 47 lbs
Likes: Belly rubs, chin scratches, being around people, dance parties
Dislikes: Loud noises
Madge is super sweet and cuddly. She 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 $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
So far I have not had an accident in the house and am crate trained. I may cry for a few minutes when going in, but I'll quiet down shortly. I also sleep well in my crate over night!
Since I'm still on the young side, my foster dad recommends that I attend a basic training class to work on my commands and leash walking skills. I can be a little jumpy, but it's only because I want to say hi! I may do better in a home with older kids. Besides liking my brother Manuel, I am unintested with other dogs. I'm still getting used to the colder weather and this thing called snow ?.
Lin is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and microchipped. Fill out an application to meet Lin: Apply Now
Buenos Dias from Moon who came to Chicago from a shelter in Puerto Rico! This beautiful girl caught our eye because she isn't just looks, but personality too. She LOVES people and will do whatever she can to be close to you and get some pets.
Age: 1 year
Weight: 32 lbs
Likes: Lots of hugs, being spoken to, music, tv, being outside (even in this cold winter!), loves to eat, peanut butter, likes big bones, and to be brushed. Likes car rides.
Dislikes: seeing other dogs, no matter how far away they are.
She is spayed, up to date on vaccines, and microchipped. Fill out an application to meet Moon: Apply Now
Age: 7 months
Weight: 65 lbs
Likes: play, cuddling, running, fetch and eating! He loves people, other dogs and smells.
Dislikes: when you leave for work in the morning
Art is a very loving and smart dog who is always ready to play. Art needs a home where he is exercised regularly and able to go through dog training. With his size and age, now is a critical time for him to learn best practices for walking and good behavior. He also loves to play with other dogs, run and cuddle.
Art hangs out in his crate while his foster is at work.
Art Vandeley is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
Age: 7 years
Weight: 35 lbs
Likes: Food, walks, cuddles, couch time
Dislikes: Not much!
Mr. Belding is a very sweet dog who loves to cuddle and hang out with his people. He can get VERY excited around food or when playing, etc. Despite his hound breed he does not bark much! Very loud when he does but it's rare. Generally sleeps fine in his crate but would probably rather sleep near his people. Can't stress food-motivation enough, he is crazy about food whether it's his or not. Have used baby gate to keep him out of the kitchen while we're cooking. He's a real sweetie and will be a great companion!
Mr. Belding is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $150 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
Mickey is about five-years-old and around 13 pounds. For an older guy with a bum hip he sure has a lot of pep in his step. We go on some pretty long brisk walks and he loves to run after his ball. And if he thinks I have something he wants to eat he's jumping at least waist high like it's no big deal.
He's a world class snuggler and would probably prefer to just stay curled up next to me all day. He doesn't do well in his crate overnight b/c he'll bark at any noise he hears but I've let him sleep in my bed and he stays curled up and quiet all night.
He's house trained and he's very treat motivated so he picked up "sit" pretty quickly.
Mickey can be a bit selective about who he's friendly with. He's not particularly concerned with who we pass on the street and when he was dropped off at the AC he was friendly with everyone, but he does take a little time to warm up to people occasionally and seems to prefer women to men in most situations.
He's very eager to make friends with little dogs, but he's not so sure of big dogs and would probably prefer not to live with anyone who's too much larger than him!
Mickey will be a great companion for someone looking for a fun, snuggly little buddy to hang out with.
Mickey is now neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300 and you can access our application here: Apply Now
Chilli is about 1 year old and around 70 lbs.
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. We are currently solidifying his crate training and house training skills and he is doing very well. 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. Chilli does need time to get used to people and other dogs he doesn't know while he is on walks but does great when people come to his foster home to say hello. 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 $160 (normally $300, but a generous donor has covered the rest) and you can access our application here: Apply Now
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
Age: 1.5 years
Weight: 40 lbs
Likes: Nyla Bones, cuddling, attention, going in the car, being close
Dislikes: Not being able to go wherever you go
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. I hope to take her to play with other dogs soon so she can get out all of her energy and make new friends.
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
Sapphie is literally the sweetest little hippo you'll ever have the pleasure of knowing. She is a total gem with people 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 3-4 years old is an awesome age too...past puppyhood but still has a long life ahead of her.
Sapphire is basically a perfect creature, save for the fact that she can be quite 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 on daily walks. Her adoption counselors are more than happy to offer tips and advice for managing Sapphire's leash reactivity!
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
Amos is about 4 years old and weighs about 50 lbs.
Amos is a sweet goofball. He's good walking on a leash, ignoring most dogs he encounters. He has a keen interest in squirrels and rabbits. He sits and stays on command and is very food motivated. Though not a cuddler, he will share a couch with you. However, if he has the couch to himself, he will knock all of the cushions off before settling down. His foster mom is also pretty sure he is part cat or deer because he will walk the back of the couch as if on a balance beam.
Amos is always excited to greet his foster mom when she returns. He likes to play and enjoys a game of fetch with a ball or Frisbee. He loves to run! Amos would do best in a house that has a backyard.
He has lived well with young children. He's housebroken and can go a very long time without needing to go out.
Amos is now neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $0 thanks to a very generous donor (normally $300). You can access our application here: Apply Now
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