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Available Dogs & Cats

One Tail at a Time is a Chicago based no-kill rescue that helps hundreds of families find their new best friend through adoption each year. Our animals are housed in both foster homes and our Adoption Center in Bucktown, and can be introduced to approved potential adopters who complete an Adoption Application.

Adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip, initial vaccines and a wellness exam: $350 for puppies under 6 months, $100 for kittens, $300 for adult dogs, $100 for adult cats, $150 for dogs over 7 years old. Senior people that adopt senior dogs will get a special rate of $100. One Tail at a Time requires that all puppies six months and under be enrolled in a positive reinforcement training class within two weeks of adoption.

For more information on an adoptable dog, contact [email protected].

Si necesita hablar con alguien en español por favor envíe un correo electrónico [email protected].

**Important Info**

Due to COVID-19, our Adoption Center is closed to the public until further notice. If you see a dog you are interested in, please fill out an adoption application and an Adoption Coordinator will be in touch via email within 72 hours.

Some dogs will be eligible for a 3 day foster-to-adopt and some will be a straight adoption after a socially distanced meeting. Please visit the individual profiles for more information.

Adopters should be ready to take home their new dog within 1-2 days of being matched. We do not ‘hold’ dogs for any period of time.

We are currently only accepting applications in the Chicagoland area.