Chicago Canine Rescue

Chicago Canine Rescue

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 2,500 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.

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

We are currently looking for volunteers to help out with:

-Adoption Event: Dog Handler
-Adoption Event: Dog Transporter
-Adoption Event: Site Managers
-Adoption: Counselors Needed
-Facility: Dog Walkers Needed
-Facility: Dog Bathers Needed
-Facility: Facility Aides Needed
-Foster: FOSTER HOMES Needed
-Fundraising: Event Planning Team
-Fundraising: Silent Auction Solicitors
-General: Mailers
-General: Building Sponsors
-General: Dog Transport
-Veterinary: General Help

For current adoption options, please visit our website at

Remember that $1 from every handling fee during the month of April will be sent to the Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation