Volunteer at CCR! Adopt A Dog!

Hi Folks!  We will be closed for walks today, 7/23, due to the extreme heat.  We will update with plans for tomorrow depending on the weather – stay cool and stay safe!

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Project Pet Flyer #2 rev

Join us at Pinot’s Palette on Wednesday, July 27th for a pet portrait event!  Paint a beautiful portrait of your best buddy – with proceeds benefitting Chicago Canine Rescue!

Register HERE! Advance registration is required.  See you there!

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 On Sheffield between Webster and Fullerton, the Sheffield Music Festival & Garden Walk is food, music and fun!  It’s also partnering with the 5th Annual Chicago Craft Beer Festival. This stand-alone microbrew fest will be held in tandem with the Garden Walk throughout the weekend. Festival organizers have added a second tent for CCR to staff, because they know that our volunteers are the absolute BEST! Grab some friends and sign up for a shift or two today!
Saturday, July 23rd
12:00pm – 4:00pm – 3 people needed
3:45pm-7:15pm – 12 people needed
7:00pm-10:00pm – 15 people needed
Sunday, July 24th:
12:00pm – 4:00pm – 2 people needed
3:45pm – 7:15pm – 22 people needed
7:00pm – 10:00pm – 15 people needed
Email Bill at volunteer@chicagocaninerescue.com to sign up for a shift – please include your cell phone number.  Grab some friends and come out this weekend to support the shelter!
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CCRF Fundraiser Invitation - NEW

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Dear CCR Supporters –
The new kennel system has been cleaned, cleaned, and cleaned again.  Then a dedicated group of volunteers assembled it.  Now, it is already comfortably housing many of our larger residents!  Thank you so much for every dollar you donated and for every time you shared our plea.  A whopping 352 of our supporters made the impossible, a reality!  Please stop on by to see the fruits of your efforts!
The success of acquiring the kennel system has been the shot of adrenaline that CCR has needed!  We are thinking big picture and are poised to start making additional shelter improvements that will better the quality of life of our residents, shorten their stays at the shelter, and increase adoptions.  We believe that buying another bank of kennels and free standing dog beds, a fresh coat of paint, some proper cabinetry and improving the technology at our shelter will transform it!  Every improvement increases adoptions and makes life better for the pups!
So, here’s our Call to Action!
Throughout summer, if you have concert tickets, sports tickets, have items that we can raffle off, etc…, please email us at info@chicagocaninerescue.com to arrange to donate them. Perhaps there are other things that you can do… did you miss the CCR garage sale – maybe you can have one of your own to benefit the shelter?  Are your kids willing to have a lemonade stand or bake sale for the pups?  Are you willing to put together a Krispy Kreme donut day at the shelter?  Every small effort of our collective selves can very clearly be life-changing for our shelter animals.  Please help us be creative and continue this great momentum of turning our shelter into the place that we all would like it to be!
Thank you so much for your continued support.  Together, we’re going to do more great things!
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Ever wonder what happens to shelter dogs that are not perfect, are considered too young, too old, too sick or who have special needs?

Traditionally, these animals were automatically euthanized at area shelters. However, today, Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation exists to give many of these animals a second chance, too!

CCRF was founded in 2001 to help find permanent, loving homes for homeless dogs in our city. CCRF has saved the lives of over 3,000 dogs, cats, kittens (yes, we have started helping a few felines each year, too!) and puppies.

CCRF assists the animals that are the MOST vulnerable in our city – the dogs and cats that are slated for euthanasia because they are too old, too young, too injured, have disabilities, or have simply been overlooked for too long by potential adopters at other shelters.