Show the moms in your life you care by sending one of our beautiful, handmade Mother’s Day Cards! Featuring an adorable adoptable from the shelter, cards are $25 and can be personalized with your special message (please include recipient’s name, address, and your message in the “dedication” section of the donation page). Order HERE – all proceeds help provide life-saving care for the shelter pups!
Get ready to shop for the pups at our annual Yard Sale, Saturday, May 14th from 9am to 6pm! As always, come early to make sure you’re able to pick up your box of Krispy Kreme donuts as well. We will be accepting gently used donations during our regular volunteer hours from Wednesday, May 11th through Friday, May 13th. Volunteers are needed for setup, staffing the sale, and breakdown – contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up! We hope to see you there!
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!
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.