Volunteer at CCR! Available Pets

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.


Hi Friends!  We will be closed for adoption hours this evening in preparation for this weekend’s Mutt Strut!  Please check back tomorrow, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

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Vintage Cars & Rescue Pups!

Join us Saturday, November 5th for
Cars for Canines
at Klairmont Kollections!

Klairmont Kollections is not otherwise open to the public; this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see over 300 prize-winning automobiles — a must for any car enthusiast!

All proceeds benefit Chicago Canine Rescue Pups

Tickets are $35 in advance; $40 at the door


Saturday, November 5, 2016
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Klairmont Kollections
3111 N. Knox Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641

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Registration for the 13th Annual Mutt Strut : Election Edition is NOW OPEN! Join us Saturday, October 22nd for our annual dog-friendly block party and walk through beautiful Wrigleyville – it’s our biggest fundraiser for the shelter!  CLICK HERE to sign up, start a team, or join your favorite Paw-litical party and help us raise life-saving funds for the pups!

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Harvest Time reminds us how important good nutrition is for our shelter dogs. In addition to grain free kibble we feed our dogs a little canned pumpkin with each meal to aid their digestive system. A generous donor this year delivered 1000 cans to the shelter but that is less than half the amount we need for the year. Please consider donating a few cans (or a dozen.)
Drop by the shelter and say hello – We would like to thank you in person for your ongoing support!

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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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