Volunteer at CCR! Adopt A Dog!

ValentinekarmaShow your sweetheart your big heart for animals and send one of our beautiful, handmade Valentine’s Day cards!  Cards are $25 and can be customized with your personal greeting for the love(s) of your life!  Featuring one of two beautiful photos of our shelter pups past and present, our cards send your love to whoever you like – send yours today!


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We are so excited to team up with our friends from Adobe Gila’s LINCOLN PARK location (1500 N. Clybourn Ave. # C201)  from 7-10pm for a night of food, drinks, and STAND-UP COMEDY to benefit the shelter pups!  Featuring sets from local comics and CCR adopters Scott Derenger and Chris Sanders, plus appearances by members of the Blake Carrington Comedy Group.  $15 wristband gets you  access to awesome drink specials ($3 domestic drafts, $4 dos xx and corona light drafts, $5 house margaritas, $14 margarita pitchers), an unlimited chips and salsa bar, and a fantastic show from some of Chicago’s best stand-up talent!   Don’t miss our first fundraiser of 2016 – Grab a TICKET and come on out! When you purchase your ticket, be sure to select the Comedy Night Ticket option under your donation designation.


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Dorothy, above left, receives a medicated bath.  She is battling demodectic mange, heartworm disease, and also needs an amputation due to a badly broken elbow.  Cecelia, above right, came to us from a hoarding situation with four newborn puppies.

The first month of 2016 has seen an absolute deluge of sweet dogs in desperate need of emergency medical care.  After raising funds for sweet Laika’s broken leg, we were heartbroken to learn that her injury was too old to be addressed surgically – and then elated when we were able to provide emergency surgery for Meli, a puppy with two broken legs.  But the emergencies keep coming – and we are struggling to keep up.  It’s easy to get discouraged in the face of so many dogs in so much pain – and these are just a few of the most recent arrivals. But, whenever we feel down, we remember our motto – LEAVE NO DOG BEHIND – and find a way to come to the rescue. We absolutely cannot turn away dogs like these, and when you see their sweet faces and read their stories, we know you’ll see why.  Please consider making a donation towards the care of some of our most urgent pups!



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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.