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.



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In response to numerous inquiries about the status of a dog currently in our care, we’d like to share the following information.  Last week, a dog was surrendered to our shelter in accordance with our usual owner surrender procedure.  At that time, the dog was signed over by the person representing themselves as the legal owner of the animal.  Since then, a second party has come forward also claiming legal ownership of this dog and seeking to take possession of him.  This person was informed that in order to release the dog, we require legal documentation of ownership, in any number of acceptable forms.  Rather than provide the requested documentation, this person has taken to social media to denounce, harass, and threaten our organization and its employees, and encourage others to do the same.  We have yet to receive proof of ownership of any kind.  The dog has received necessary preventative and therapeutic veterinary care in the form of vaccines, preventative wellness care, and treatment for an untreated skin infection as well as numerous scrapes and scabs.  It appears that CCR is unwillingly caught in the middle of a very unfortunate situation, the details of which we will not air in this or other public venues, for the benefit of all involved.  However, CCR is working to protect its employees from any continued harassment and its reputation by working with the Chicago Police Department and legal counsel.  We will not respond to further public inquiries about this situation.  We thank you all for your interest, support, and for helping us continue to care for dogs in need.

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Did you know that when you choose Chicago Canine Rescue as your charity when you shop at Amazon, a portion of your purchases will be donated to the shelter pups?  Donate with every purchase you make this holiday shopping season and be a santa for a rescue pup!

To choose Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation as your charitable organization:
  1. Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop, mobile phone browser, or  click here to go to Amazon Smile!
  2. From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page.
  3. Select Change your Charity.
  4. Select Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation.

We thank you so much for your support this holiday season and every day of the year!

‘t forget us when you are going after those Black Friday Deals!!!
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It’s back…get your beautiful winter greenery delivered right to your door AND help save a pup’s life with Chicago Canine Rescue.  Wreaths, garlands and more are beautifully wrapped and sent right to your door – start shopping today!

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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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