One Tail at a Time

Our Adoptable Pet List

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Check out all of our adorable dogs by clicking on the Adoptable Pet List above!


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Who We Are

One Tail at a Time is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3), no-kill animal rescue based in the Chicagoland area. Working with a growing community of dedicated volunteers and foster homes, as well as boarding and daycare facilities, we are able to rescue animals from potential euthanasia and help lower overpopulation in area shelters. We focus on finding permanent homes for our dogs by working to match the lifestyles of potential adopters with each dog's personality and needs. This, combined with our commitment to providing new adopters with education and support for the life of their dog, ensures that more dogs stay in their new homes permanently, reducing the number of pets that are returned to the rescue or shelters each year. All of our dogs are adopted fully vaccinated, heartworm tested, spayed or neutered, and microchipped.

Adopting a friend

Contact the Adoption Counselor listed in each dog's Petfinder profile to receive an adoption survey, or go to to download a copy.

Our adoption process:
1. Contact us! We will send you an adoption survey by email so we can match up your needs with the needs of our adorable adoptables
2. We will set up a time for you and your family / everyone in your household, including other dogs, to meet our dog to make sure it's a good fit
3. We will come to your house to do a home check
4. You pay a $200 adoption fee ($150 for dogs age 7+, $300 for dogs age 4 months and under) and not only get discounts on dog walking and training services, as well as a lifetime of information and support from us, but also a new, loving, loyal addition to your family!

Come Visit Us!

One Tail at a Time does not have a shelter. Visit us at for information on all of our programs and upcoming events!
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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