Volunteer at CCR! Adopt A Dog!

We are happy to report that we are back open as usual!  Lab results have confirmed that our under-the-weather pup does NOT have the canine flu – we were just being cautious :)  Come on out and see us for our regular visiting hours!

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We want you to know how VERY MUCH your hard work at all our summer fests has meant for pups like Mollie, above – thanks to all of your HUGE efforts at the beer tents, we have been able to get this girl a much needed dental surgery – check out her big beautiful smile!  And that’s just the beginning – the tips you work so hard to earn for these sweeties means we’re able to continue taking in the most in-need dogs in our community, as well as continue providing a second chance for desperate dogs from our rural partners.  There’s no end in sight to the dogs in need of our help – that’s why  it’s  MISSION CRITICAL that we make the most of the summer months, and knock these beer tents out of the park!  Taste of Lincoln, at the end of the month, is often one of our biggest opportunities to raise life-saving tips for the doggies – will you help us keep this summer rolling and come out to help?

Shifts Still Needed - Sign Up Today!
Please email Bill at volunteer@chicagocaninerescue.com to sign up – and include your name, cell phone #, and which date and shift (or shifts!) you’d like to do!  We hope to see you there!
Have a group and want to help?  That’s awesome!  We love having corporate, community, or college service groups out to help en masse at our beer tents – if your group is interested in staffing a tent, let us know!

Sheffield Music Fest and Garden Walk 

On Sheffield between Webster and Fullerton, it will have cool music acts, food, and afternoon activities for kids and families.  Also partnering with the Chicago Craft Beer Festival.

July 18th and 19th – Shifts Still Needed:


Saturday, July 18 –

11:00am – 3:00pm – Covered

3:00pm – 7:00pm – Covered

7:00pm – 10:00pm – Covered

 4:00pm – 10:00pm - 7 people still needed!


Sunday, July 19 –

11:00am – 3:00pm – Covered

3:00pm – 7:00pm – Covered

7:00pm – 10:00pm – Covered

4:00pm – 10:00pm – 6 people still needed!


Taste of Lincoln Festival

On Lincoln between Fullerton and Wrightwood, this iconic fest includes 30 music acts on 3 stages, an abundance of food, libations and nearly 100 neighborhood vendors.

Saturday, July 25th and Sunday July 26th – Shifts Needed:

Saturday, July 25th-  

11:00am – 3:30pm – 4 people still needed!

3:00pm – 7:30pm – 7 people still needed!

7:00 – 10:00pm – 15 people still needed!


Sunday, July 26th –

11:00am – 3:30pm – 5 people still needed!

3:00pm – 7:30pm – 6 people still needed!

7:00pm – 10:00pm – 10 people still needed! 


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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.