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One Tail at a Time depends greatly on animal lovers like you to care for and help spread the word about our adoptable dogs! If you would like to do your part to save a life, contact JenniferOTAT@gmail.com to find out more information.

All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and attend a volunteer orientation.

Next Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer orientations take place about once every month or two at our Adoption Center in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood (2144 N. Wood Street). To register for our next orientation, or to be notified when others are scheduled, please email JenniferOTAT@gmail.com. Space at each orientation is limited and must be reserved in advance. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming orientation!

If you are looking for opportunities for a child, or you are under 18 years of age, there are other ways that you can make a difference! See them here.

Volunteers can help by

VOLUNTEERING AT THE ADOPTION CENTER

One Tail’s Adoption Center, in the heart of Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, is a temporary home for up to 12 dogs at a time. Because our staff is small, volunteers play an important part in socializing the dogs, exercising them in our yard and outdoor runs, and of course, clean kennels (among other duties). After volunteering for several shifts, volunteers are also invited to give our dogs a break from the shelter life by taking them on field trips or sleepovers.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Looking to volunteer your time through pro bono professional services? One Tail is often in need of professional services in graphic design, marketing, PR and printing, as well as dog-related services such as boarding, daycare, walking and grooming. Have another skill set you would like to donate? Send an email to heather@onetail.org.

 

ANIMAL TRANSPORT AND PLAYTIME

We are greatly in need of volunteers that are able to transport to / from adoption events.  Volunteer transporters are eligible for reimbursement at $0.14/mile for gas and play a huge part in helping to run our rescue smoothly.

DOG HANDLING AT ADOPTION EVENTS

Spending as little as a few hours on a weekend afternoon can make a difference in finding a dog his or her new home. Volunteers provide the invaluable service of handling and introducing dogs to interested families. Events are often held every weekend. View our calendar of events.

PUT ON AN EVENT, DO A DONATION DRIVE OR SPREAD AWARENESS!

We are open to YOUR ideas to help our dogs! Email Heather@OneTail.org with questions or ideas.

Looking for other ways to help?

BECOME A MEMBER

It’s simple—without our growing team of Members, OTAT wouldn’t have the resources to save lives when we’re most needed. Become a Member for just $10 each month, and we’ll send you new swag each year to celebrate!

FOSTER A DOG

Once they’re rescued, every OTAT dog starts their new life in a foster home. We’ll provide all the supplies and support you need to care for your new roommate; all we ask is that you give them lots of love and patience while they adjust to the good life! Learn more about fostering.