BOW WOW Bowl-A-Thon

This year’s event will be held at Poplar Creek Bowl in Hoffman Estates! The venue might be new, but we are fundraising for the same great cause!

Adopt a dog.


Choose adoption and save a life. Meet our dogs Saturdays from 10:30AM to 2:00PM at Petco in Schaumburg (60 E. Golf Rd. – Corner of Golf and Roselle Roads)

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.

Friends Of Chicagoland Dog Rescue

We love our sponsors. They help provide the care and support that our dogs need. We thank them by supporting these local businesses:

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 Elsa

Elsa BREED:  Husky MixAGE:  11-12 weeksSEX:  FemaleBIO: Hi my name is Elsa!  The first thing you might notice about me are my stunning blue eyes but you will quickly learn that I am just a sweetie pie who is a friend to every person and dog I might meet!  I am a quiet...

Meet Ringo-adoption pending

Ringo-adoption pending BREED:  Retriever MixAGE:  9 years youngSEX:  MaleBIO:  Hi, my name is Ringo and I am looking for a quiet home to call my own!  I have lived with my current family for the last 8 years and while it has been GREAT, they are four new human...

Meet Millie

Millie   BREED:  Lab MixAGE:  12 weeksSEX:  FemaleBIO:  Hi, my name is Millie and I am one spunky little girl but don’t let my size fool you!  I can do anything my foster brother can do and sometimes better!  I am sweet and playful but likes to snuggle when she gets...

Meet Miss Pittie

Miss Pittie BREED:  Pit MixAGE:  5 years oldSEX:  FemaleBIO: Hi, name started out as Honey for my beautiful coat but my foster Mom calls me little Miss Pittie and I am one beautiful pittie girl!  I was found as stray and no one came to find me.  I had a terrible cold...

Meet Rory

Rory BREED:  Lab MixAGE:  11 weeksSEX:  FemaleBIO: Hi - I’m Rory! I came to Chicago all the way from Alabama to find my forever family! My foster mom says I have the biggest puppy dog eyes and cutest ears you’ve ever seen. I’m a little timid at first but once I warm...

Meet Rikka-adoption pending

Rikka-adoption pending   BREED:  Shepherd  MixAGE:  16 weeksSEX:  FemaleBIO: Hi, my name is Rikka and my foster Mom says you should check out my BEAUTIFUL eyes! They will melt your heart! I do love getting attention from my humans and cuddling with them is just the...

Meet Dottie

Dottie BREED:  Border Collie/Terrier MixAGE:  13 weeksSEX:  FemaleBIO: Hi, my name is Dottie and I am a play all day kinda girl!  I just love any toy I can find but chasing after a tennis ball is my FAVORITE!  And FOOD! I just love food and treats and will do just...

Meet Reese

Reese BREED:  Pit Bull Terrier MixAGE:   11 weeksSEX:   FemaleBIO:  Hi, my name is Reese and I came all the way from the warmth of Alabama to the cold Chicago winter just to find my furever home!  My foster Mom says I am one sweet puppy who just loves to be held and...


Xena BREED:  Pit Bull Terrier MixAGE:  12 weeksSEX:  FemaleBIO:  Hi, my name is Xena and I have come from the warmth of Alabama to the cold of Chicago with hopes of finding my new furever home!  I am so lucky to another foster pup with me and we love to play and...

Meet Oliver

Oliver BREED:  Pit Bull MixAGE:  1.5 years oldSEX:  MaleBIO: Hi, my name is Oliver!  I won the foster home lottery with my wonderful foster family but what I really want is to find my forever person or family!  I still have puppy energy  and I am a strong guy who is...

Meet Baxter

Baxter BREED:  Terrier/Border CollieAGE:  18 weeksSEX:  MaleBIO:  Hi, my name is Baxter and I sure am one cute little pup! No one is exactly sure of my breed mix but best guess is a terrier of some sort mixed with a border collie?  Whatever it is, it has sure made one...

Meet Jayden

Jayden BREED:  Pit Bull/ Bull Dog MixAGE:  12 years young!SEX:   MaleBIO:  Hi my name is Jayden and I am one spectacular specimen that is ready to find his forever home! I am  12 years young with plenty of pep left in my step!  This guy wants nothing more that a good...

Meet Misty

Misty BREED:  Pit Bull MixAGE:  18 months-2 yearsSEX:  FemaleBIO: Hi, my name is Misty or Misty May as my foster family so fondly calls me.  I was found as a stray and no one came to find me and my number was truly up when CDR swooped in to save me! I am in a great...

Meet Vandy

Vandy BREED:  Lab MixAGE:  2-3 years oldSEX:  FemaleBIO: Hi, my name is Vandy and I am a very sweet, very petite girl with the cutest little wiggly docked tail you might have occasion to come across!  I might appear somewhat shy when we meet but once I get to know...

Meet Molly

Molly BREED:  Terrier/Border Collie Mix (?)AGE:  14 weeksSEX:  FemaleBIO: Hi, my name is Molly and I am one cute little dolly! No one is exactly sure of my breed mix but best guess is a terrier of some sort mixed with a border collie?  Whatever it is, it has sure made...

Meet Zelda-Looking for a foster/furever

Zelda-looking for a foster or furever home! BREED:  Pit Bull Terrier Mix AGE:  2 years old SEX:  Female BIO: Hi, my name is Zelda.  I have a little tale of woe to tell…I came to CDR as a rescue from Chicago Animal Care and Control with my brother Tank when we were 7...

Meet Roxy

Roxy BREED:  Terrier MixAGE:  1 1/2 years oldSEX:  FemaleBIO:  Hello, my name is Roxy and I am one foxy little girl! I love to play, go for walks and have a good snuggle. I am currently living with 2 foster brothers but can be picky about my friends!   My foster...

Meet Noble

 Noble-I will be at Petco on Saturday from 10:30-12:30! BREED:  Pit MixAGE:  2 yearsSEX:  MaleBIO:  Hi, my name is Noble and I am as handsome as my regal name. I love people and other dogs but would do best in a home with older children.  I am housebroken and crate...

Meet Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders BREED: Pit Bull Mix AGE:  10 years old SEX:  Male BIO: Hi, my name is Bernie Sanders but you can just call me Bernie. I’m 10 years young and an absolute lover of all people. I especially love tummy rubs and full body massages! Some people may say 10...

Not all of our available dogs will be in attendance on our weekly adoption event this Saturday at Schaumburg Petco.  To see a list of dogs that will be available for you to meet this Saturday please click here:

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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.


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


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


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