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 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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Volunteer Information


Volunteers are the backbone of Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation. We depend on volunteers like YOU to make our mission come to life! We are always looking for more volunteers. And the best part…you can volunteer as it fits your schedule and devote as much or little time as you want. No need to commit a certain day or time every week…unless you want to.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the following:

  • Adoption Events: Dog Handler and Transporter
  • At Our Shelter: Dog Walkers, Dog Bathers, Facility Aides, Dog Transporters
  • Fostering: See our foster page for more information
  • Fundraising: Event Planning, Silent Auction Item Solicitors
All volunteers must agree to sign a volunteer waiver and be at least 18 years of age. Click here to sign the new volunteer waiver

We look forward to having you join our team. Please sign up for our Volunteer Distribution List to stay current on specific volunteering needs or email with comments or suggestions.