Fostering A Pet from Chicago Canine Rescue

Foster A Dog!The Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation (CCRF) is always in need of foster homes for the dogs that we rescue. By making a commitment to foster a dog, you can truly change the life of a homeless pet.

The foster program is an important part of our organization as it allows us to place our dogs into safe and loving homes while the dogs await their permanent adoptive homes. There is no greater satisfaction or rewarding experience than to watch a rescue dog bloom into a wonderful pet due to your own generosity and personal commitment to save his or her life.

Being a foster parent entails taking a homeless animal into your home and providing him/her with food, water, appropriate exercise, and love. CCRF provides for all veterinary care and will continue to seek a permanent, appropriate home for the dog until one is found. We ask that you treat the dogs kindly, have patience with them, and have understanding for them as they have all been abandoned or displaced by circumstances entirely out of their control. CCRF requires that the foster family be occasionally available to bring the dog or allows CCRF to provide transport for the dog to and from our adoption events.


By taking a homeless animal into your home, you help to increase the dog’s chance of being successfully adopted in a number of ways. First and foremost, you provide love, stability, and attention which will help him/her to rebuild their trust in human-beings. Second, by working with the dog on socialization, housebreaking, and basic obedience, your efforts will make the dog a more attractive candidate to potential adopters. Third, some homeless animals have lived on the street and have never had a regular routine or schedule, by inviting a displaced dog into your home, you greatly assist him/her in adapting to a home environment for, sometimes, his or her first time. When matching a foster dog with a foster family, CCRF does its very best to meet the needs of both the human family and the new canine family member. No foster family is ever left without support, CCRF is available at any time to help out and to answer questions. CCRF provides for all on-going veterinary maintenance and care that the dogs require while in foster homes.

Thank you so much for considering fostering, we look forward to hearing from you!

Interested in Fostering?

What CCRF provides:

1. All veterinary care

2. A crate, if needed.

How long are animals typically in foster homes? 

Good question! Unfortunatly, there isn’t a magic number – the time varies from animal to animal. However, you can help with that, too! Foster parents are encouraged to send us cute and fun photos, updated information and fun facts, and to be available for adoption events whenever possible. This almost always speeds up the process!

And what if I need to go out of town?

While you are fostering, if you have an emergency or need to go out of town, you need only contact us and we will either find a new foster home, a weekend foster, or a boarding facility that can care for the dog while you are away.

What if I decide to adopt my foster dog?

Contact us and let us know! But, also, when an adoption application for your foster dog is received, CCRF contacts you immediately to make sure that you have not decided that you would like your foster dog to become a permanent part of your family. If not, we move forward with the adoptive family. If so, we move forward with the adoption with you! Foster parents are still expected to pay the $205 fee for canines, $300 adoption fee for puppies 4 months old and younger or $100 for felines.

Foster A Dog at CCR!