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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

And by that, of course, we mean there are *plenty* of lifesaving happenings this holiday season that you will not want to miss!

Happening Now
Waived Adoption Fees

Through December 23rd, we’re waiving 100% of the adoption fees for dogs 9 months and older. We have some of the friendliest dogs, who would love families of their own to spend the holidays with—meet them here!

December 14th-December 25th
The 12 Rescue Days of Christmas

More than 30 local rescue groups will be coming together to save as many lives as possible during this busy time of year for Chicago shelters. See the full list of participating groups and find out how you can help here!

December 24th – December 31st
A Very Iso Holiday

During the last week of the year, our adoption center will be closed to the public so that we can rescue and care for injured, sick, and potentially contagious dogs waiting for rescue at our local animal control.

Looking for ways to help?

As we continue to make one final push to save local shelter pets this holiday season, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to their care! Make a Donation.

You can also help by purchasing gifts from our Online Shop for the animal lovers and rescue advocates in your life! Visit the Shop.

Thank You and Happy Holidays from One Tail at a Time!


Friday December 1st: Closed for our annual gala!

December 24-January 1st: Closed, adoptions by appointment only!

#GivingTuesday is November 28th!

This year, One Tail at a Time will save more than 500 dogs from overcrowded shelters and keep hundreds of others from entering the shelter system in the first place.

If you support our work, please remember our dogs on November 28th and make a lifesaving donation on Giving Tuesday!

Learn more about Giving Tuesday.