Adopt a dog.

Choose adoption and save a life.

Foster a dog.

Volunteer your heart and your home.  Help our rescued dogs feel safe and secure until we find a loving family.

Train your dog.

CDR training is on Wednesday nights in the Spring/Summer and Sunday mornings in the Fall/Winter at the Medinah Park District Gymnasium. For the most up to date training schedule please visit our events calendar.

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Any Breed. Any Size. Any Age. Any Reason.

Chicagoland Dog Rescue is a volunteer based, shelter-less rescue. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, socializing and placing homeless dogs into permanent homes – regardless of breed, size, or age.

Adoptable Dogs

Meet our adoptable dogs! Click on each dog’s photo to learn more and find out where you can meet them.

Meet Oaklyn

Meet Oaklyn

Meet OaklynBREED: Mixed breedAGE:  puppySEX: FemaleBIO: Hello!  My name is Oaklyn and I am in search of my happily furever after home!  Don't let my gorgeous tiger stripes fool you...I am all PUPPY!  My wonderful foster home has foster fur siblings and we are having a...

Meet Georgia

Meet Georgia

Meet GeorgiaBREED: Mixed BreedAGE:  5 years oldSEX: FemaleBIO:  Hello, friends to still meet and my future furever family! My name is Georgia and yes....I am as sweet as a Georgia peach! My current human companion has fallen ill and is no longer able to care for me so...

Meet Minnie

Meet Minnie

Meet MinnieBREED: Terrier MixAGE: puppySEX:  FemaleBIO: Bonjour mes amis! My name is Minnie. I am an adorable, spunky and petite pup.  My foster mom can’t get enough of my cute little bounce as I follow my big foster brothers and sisters around the house and yard.  I...

Meet Zinnia

Meet Zinnia

Meet Zinnia BREED: MixedAGE: puppySEX: FemaleBIO:  Hi! My name is Zinnia and I am the happiest puppy… literally all of the time! You can always tell with my frequent "wiggle butt" when I greet you! I was a little shy at first, but quickly came out of my shell as my...

Meet Zeppelin

Meet Zeppelin

Meet ZeppelinBREED: Mixed breedAGE: puppySEX: MaleBIO:  Hey hey! My name is Zeppelin and I am one gorgeous guy! I am super calm for the most part, but I do puppy antics at times. I am good in my crate(I sing myself to sleep) and potty training is going well for me,...

Meet Tobi

Meet Tobi

Meet Tobi BREED: Shepherd MixAGE: puppySEX: FemaleBIO:  Hello!  My name is Tobi and I am the most adorable shepherd mix pup around!  I have a gorgeous coat that has hints of brindle on a stunning caramel base color.  And as beautiful as I am on the outside, I am just...

Meet Goldie

Meet Goldie

Meet Goldie BREED: Mixed breedAGE: PuppySEX: FemaleBIO:  Begin by filling out an adoption application and we start pairing you with your perfect pooch!  Chicagoland Dog Rescue Dogs Our trained volunteers will determine which home among all applicants is the best...

Meet Dylan

Meet Dylan

Meet Dylan BREED: GSDAGE: puppySEX: FemaleBIO:  Hello! I’m Dylan! Don’t let my gorgeous Shepherd-like coloring fool you, I’m a petite little girl and may only get as big as maybe 25-30 pounds. I am a young pup who is SUPER smart as I learned how to use the bells on...

Meet Coop

Meet Coop

Meet Coop BREED: Mixed BreedAGE: PuppySEX: MaleBIO:  Hello! My name is Coop and I LOVE life! My foster likes to brag that I am SUPER sweet and can’t wait to meet every person or canine friend I can find! Leash skills? I got ‘em and I promise to make a great long walk...

Meet Zora

Meet Zora

Meet Zora BREED: MixedAGE: PuppySEX: FemaleBIO:  Hey there, my name is Zora, a smooth-furred dynamo with a heart of gold! Life as a foster pup is one big adventure, and I’m loving every minute of it. My days are filled with play and laughter, especially with my foster...

Meet Babs

Meet Babs

Meet Babs BREED: Pit MixAGE: PuppySEX:  FemaleBIO:  Hi! My Name is Babs and I'm quite the Funny Girl! I was one of Sunny's Star is Born litter of 12 pups on 12/16. I'm just a Woman in Love with everyone and everything. I'm housebroken and crate-trained. I've been...

Meet Trinity

Meet Trinity

Meet TrinityBREED: Nixed BreedAGE: puppySEX: FemaleBIO:  Hi!  My name is Trinity and I am one cute and sassy pup!  I do like to be the boss when playing with my brother and foster friends!  And...I really do enjoy playing with my foster humans, too I have mastered the...

Meet Elvis

Meet Elvis

Meet Elvis BREED: Shepherd/Lab mixAGE: puppySEX: MaleBIO:  Hello EVERYONE! My name is Elvis and I am one hunky pup! My rescue story is a little bit unique because my sister Ember, brother Eddy, and I were found in a gift bag on the side of the road on Christmas Eve....

Meet Rose

Meet Rose

Meet RoseBREED:Pit MixAGE:  puppySEX: FemaleBIO:  Hello! My name is Rose and I am one of TWELVE puppies that my lovely Mom Sunny had. Being one of 12 means we each have a personality of our very own. Me???? My foster Mom says I am all puppy!!! Plenty of energy for...

Meet Sunny

Meet Sunny

Meet SunnyBREED: Pit MixAGE:  2 years oldSEX:  FemaleBIO:  Hello! My name is Sunny for my sunny disposition. It is the perfect name given to me by the kind Chicago police sergeant who came to my aid after the neighbors reported seeing someone tossing me from a car. I...

Meet Belden

Meet Belden

Meet Belden BREED: Pit MixAGE: puppySEX: MaleBIO: Hi there! My name is Belden, and I’m a gorgeous, sweet little guy. With my good looks and my soulful stare foster mom says I’m the heartbreaker of the my family- which by the way was found the day after New Year’s Day...

Meet Palmer

Meet Palmer

Meet Palmer BREED: Pit MixAGE: puppySEX: MaleBIO:  Hi there! My name is Palmer, and I'm a gorgeous male puppy looking for my forever home. I may be young, but I've got a whole lot of love and excitement to bring to a family who will cherish me.Let me tell you a little...

Meet California

Meet California

Meet California BREED: Pit MixAGE: puppySEX: MaleBIO:  Hi there! My name is California- (Cal for short), and I’m looking for my forever home. I was one of the puppies found in a box and turned us into the Chicago police station who then reached out to CDR who took us...

Meet Millie

Meet Millie

Meet MillieBREED: Pit MixAGE: puppySEX: FemaleBIO:  Hello! My name is Millie and yes…I can be just a little bit silly! I am one of a litter of TWELVE and we each bring something special to the table. Me? I like to be the leader and take charge but know when to sit...

Meet Waylon

Meet Waylon

Meet Waylon at Petco in Schaumburg on Sunday, 4/14 from 10-12!BREED: BeagleAGE: puppySEX: MaleBIO: HELLO World! I’m Waylon and can’t wait to love you! I’m a play-hard, sleep-hard type of fella! I LOVE sniffing everything new, playing with all the toys (the more the...

Meet Wish

Meet Wish

Meet Wish BREED: Lab MixAGE: puppySEX: FemaleBIO:  HI!  My name is Wish and I have one real and true wish!  I would love to find a furever home of my very OWN! I am GORGEOUS with a soft, silky black coat with just a kiss of white in the center of my chest.  But my...

Meet Willow at Petco in Schaumburg on Sunday, 4/14 from 10-12!

Meet Willow at Petco in Schaumburg on Sunday, 4/14 from 10-12!

Meet Willow BREED: Lab MixAGE:  puppySEX:  femaleBIO:  Hello!  My name is Willow and I have the most wonderful puppy dog eyes, one a beautiful blue and one a gorgeous brown just waiting to melt someone's heart!  My foster says I am the best of both worlds...playful...

Meet Milo

Meet Milo

Meet Milo BREED: MixedAGE:  puppySEX: MaleBIO:  HELLO EVERYBODY! My name is Milo and I am the most sweet, adorable boy with the very best fold-over ears in TOWN!  I have a reputation as a boy who loves to PLAY with plenty of puppy energy, whether with my foster fur...

Meet Micky

Meet Micky

Meet MickyBREED: Hound MixAGE:  2.5-3 yearsSEX:  MaleBIO:  Hello! My name is Micky and I am a gorgeous black and tan guy…possibly a hound mix. I do have the nose of a hound and LOVE to spend time smelling all the great smells out there. AND, I promise I will keep your...

Meet Athena

Meet Athena

Meet AthenaBREED: Pit mix AGE: 5 years SEX: Female BIO: Hi! My name is Athena and I'm quite regal and beautiful! I'm a very playful girl, and I love chewing on my toys.  Snuggling with my foster family and taking naps with them on the couch is one of my most favorite...

Meet Bronx

Meet Bronx

Meet Bronx BREED: Pit mixAGE:  4-5 years oldSEX:  MaleBIO: Hi! My name is Bronx, and I love to cuddle! Cuddling is my absolute favorite!!!! I’m very energetic and love playing, too! I’m good with other dogs and adults but have never been around kids. My foster humans...

Meet Chopper

Meet Chopper

ChopperBREED:  American Bulldog/ Pit MixAGE: 6 years oldSEX: Male BIO:  Hi, my name is Chopper or Chop as my foster Mom calls me!  I was an owner surrender who ended up at the very scary city shelter.  I sat there waiting for my former person to come back to get me,...

Meet Oliver

Meet Oliver

OliverBREED:  Pit Bull MixAGE:  6 years oldSEX:  MaleBIO: Hey! It's me, Oliver! Do you know where my forever family might be?  I've been waiting around and being a really good boy, but I haven't been able to find them.I was rescued from Chicago Animal Care and...

Wish List

We rely on donated supplies for our rescued dogs. Every bit helps tremendously, and Chicagoland Dog Rescue and our dogs are very grateful for any support you can offer.

Shop

All proceeds from our merchandise sales and donations from partner retailers fund medical expenses, food and supplies for our rescued dogs.

Volunteer

We are proudly 100% volunteer-run. Our dogs depend on our volunteers for shelter, transportation, socialization, handling and training. Help is always welcome!

Donate

We are a non-profit, charitable 501 (c)(3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible. Your donation will be used to help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome dogs.

Order your Pet Food at Chewy.com and Chicagoland Dog Rescue will get a $20 donation!
Order your Pet Food at Chewy.com and Chicagoland Dog Rescue will get a $20 donation!

“Thank you so much for saving Penny for us. We just can’t imagine all the fun we were missing without her here.” ~Michelle K.~

“I can’t say enough positive things about my experience — saving a dog’s live and giving her a good home is the most wonderful feeling in the world. GiGi and I were meant to be together.”

“We are thankful to rescue a dog and give Sweetie a better life than she would have had otherwise. Keep up the good work Chicagoland Dog Rescue!”
~Mark G.~

“The kids have found a best friend for life.  We thank you for allowing us to share our home with Finn!”

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