One Tail at a Time | PDX (“OTAT PDX”) is a 501(c)(3) all-breed, no-kill dog rescue committed to lowering euthanasia rates through the rescue and adoption of dogs in need; comprehensive support of adopters; and community outreach through humane education programs and assistance for disadvantaged and low-income families. The rescue began in Chicago, IL in 2008 and expanded to Portland, OR in 2015. All OTAT PDX dogs live in approved, loving and committed volunteer foster homes.

Juli Zagrans


Juli is an Illinois attorney who moved to Portland in 2013 to obtain her Animal Law LL.M. from the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School. After volunteering with OTAT in Chicago since 2010, Juli wanted to bring its mission, passion, and policies to the PNW in order to save even more dogs in need. Juli has personally fostered over 80 dogs to date and, briefly, Kevin the pig. Aside from wanting to improve the lives of animals, humans, and the environment in which they live, Juli loves getting lost on her motorcycle somewhere in nature.

Amy Dunn


Amy’s work with OTAT PDX began with five of the most powerful words in the English language: “can I pet your dog?” A lifelong dog lover and repeat rescuer, she’s been fostering, volunteering, and advocating for OTAT ever since that chance encounter. Amy believes there is no greater joy in life than a dog on a freedom ride (probably in it for the selfies) and no better place for a pup to find a forever home than Oregon (typical native Portlander). Amy spends her workdays at a local tech company, her evenings and weekends rescuing dogs, and every spare moment with her foster-failure hellhound, Warby.

Alexander Case


Alex is a Midwest transplant who, when not trying to help save puppies with OTAT, enjoys spending time hiking and lounging with his partner and pup, riding motorcycles around the Pacific Northwest, riding bicycles around Portland, camping everywhere he can, traveling and adventuring as much as possible. He loves playing and recording music, going to concerts, volunteering for other charities, eating vegan food with his friends, and making lots of dad jokes. Alex has a deep connection to animals and is happiest while petting a dog.