Our Mission

To improve the lives of companion animals by providing humane, individualized care and a chance to know the comforts of a loving home through advocacy, education, and support of those in need.​


Looking for a new addition to your family? Check out our current crew of forever home hopefuls here.


Fostering save lives. The more homes we have, the more dogs we can help. Learn about our foster program here.


One Tail at a Time PDX is a nearly all-volunteer run rescue that depends on individual animal lovers to care for and help spread the word on our dogs in need. If you would like to do your part to save a life, contact admin@otatpdx.org to find out more information.

Our Programs

Foster & Adoption:

The animals we rescue live in volunteer foster homes and receive high quality veterinary care from one of two veterinary partners, Wildwood and Brooklyn Yard. All animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, dewormed and tested for Heartworm. After dogs have been medically cleared for adoption, they are placed in their forever homes through our adoption program. Adoption Counselors work with fosters to make sure they have all the supplies, training and support needed to care for a dog until they find a forever family. We employ humane, science-based training methods and have a small training team helping to support our dogs.

Dogs @ Work:

We provide the set up, dogs and clean up. You provide the space, the people and the love. We bring puppies (while supplies last) to your workplace, school, event or function giving a little Puppy Therapy to whoever needs it. We do this for a $750/hour donation unless you are a fellow 501c3. We know that struggle all too well and will visit you for free.

Worth the Wait List:

Our breeder diversion program (adopt don’t shop) for those who want to adopt a puppy in particular, this all but guarantees it. For a $50 administration fee, get on our list to receive text messages first when new puppies become available to adopt.

Endless Summer:

A hospice foster program to give terminally ill dogs the best last days possible and a peaceful, painless passing. Host a dog who is at the end of their life anyway but make it possible for them to pass in a home instead of a shelter.

Thank you for supporting animals in need.