Community Outreach

In 2010, One Tail at a Time began putting on free “Community Pet Days” for pet owners in need. At these clinics we would provided microchips, vaccines, spay/neuter vouchers and other pet resources. In 2014, we co-founded the Chicago Community Pet Coalition. The purpose of the Coalition is to provide base level pet care, including vaccines and spay/neuter, free of charge, in Chicago’s neediest neighborhoods.


Through our Community Pet Days, we have provided resources to thousands of dogs, including free spay/neuter surgeries. We are proud to be at the forefront of this progressive community pet support tactic in order to keep pets in their loving homes and out of our shelters.


To find out more information about our Community Pet Days, or to sponsor our efforts, please visit the Chicago Community Pet Coalition website or contact Heather Owen at