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 Lemmy

Lemmy BREED:  BoxerAGE:  3 years oldSEX:  MaleBIO: Hi, I'm Lemmy! Well, my foster parents call me Lemmy because I am a total ROCKSTAR! I love to give hugs and kisses and really like to snuggle but don't let that fool you! I am SO good at Frisbee and fetch plus I'm...

Meet Benji

Benji BREED:  Lab MixAGE:  7 monthsSEX:  MaleBIO: Hello, my name is Benji.  I know, I know…you were expecting a small fluffy dog and instead have found a very handsome, short haired  boy instead! How do I spend my idle time?  Dreaming of my furever home! What would...

Meet Lyric

Lyric BREED:  Rat Terrier MixAGE:  2 years oldSEX:   FemaleBIO: Hi, my name is Lyric and I am a sweetheart! I get along well with my foster family, fur brothers, and brother/sister.  I have  really enjoyed all my new outdoor experiences!  I love to go for walks, play...

Meet Zeke

Zeke BREED:  Shepherd MixAGE:  14 weeksSEX:  MaleBIO: Hi my name is Zeke and my foster mom says I am one cute boy!  I may be little now but I definitely have a big personality!!!  While I am in a home with another dog I probably would do best in a home by myself. My...

Meet Augie

Augie BREED:  Pit MixAGE:  1-2 years oldSEX:   MaleBIO: Hi, my name is Augie and I am one SWEET  doggie!  At least that is what my foster Mom tells me each and every day!  I was found as a stray, sick and very skinny,  and my wonderful foster Mom and CDR stepped in to...

Meet Hazer

Hazer BREED:  Weimaraner MixAGE:  19 weeksSEX:  MaleBIO: Hello Everyone!  My names is Hazer and I have the most BEAUTIFUL chestnut coat in town!  I have made a long journey from Alabama to find my furever home!  My foster family has started a bucket list for me since...

Meet Hallie

Hallie BREED:  Weimaraner MixAGE:  19 weeksSEX:  FemaleBIO:  Hi, my name is Hallie and just look at my ears! They are amazing and amazingly velvety.  My foster family says I am such a sweet girl!  When I first came up here I was a bit shy so I like nice, slow...

Meet Benny

Benny BREED:  Beagle/Lab MixAGE:  13 weeksSEX:  MaleBIO:  Hi, my name is Benny and I may be small but I am mighty! I am shy at first but once I warm up to you, you’ll learn I’m a chill guy.  Really into feeling cozy and when I’m not cuddling with my foster mom, you’ll...

Meet Bosco-adoption pending

Bosco-adoption pending BREED:  Beagle/Lab MixAGE:  13 weeksSEX:   MaleBIO: Hi, my name is Bosco!  I am just a little guy in a big world looking for my furever home.  I am so lucky to be in a foster home with a foster Mom who thinks I am the bee’s knees and the...

Meet Uno-adopted

Uno-adopted BREED:  Lab/Pit MixAGE:  18weeksSEX:  MaleBIO:  Hi, my name is Uno! Somehow a very sweet boy like me ended up in a loud noisy shelter in Alabama with an uncertain future but a wonderful rescue there sprang me and  I have been on a journey to find my new...

Meet Gypsy

Gypsy BREED:  Pit MixAGE:  15 weeksSEX:  FemaleBIO:  Hi! My name is Gypsy. My foster mommy is having a lot of fun with me!  She's says I'm a quick learner, she taught me how to sit in less than a day and now we are working on other commands and she’s very impressed...

Meet Otter

Otter BREED:  Pointer MixAGE:  14 monthsSEX:  MaleBIO: Hi, my name is Otter and I am an adorable 14 month old Pointer Mix.  It is said that I am a gem of a boy looking for my furever home.  In a perfect world, I would love to find a family with a big fenced yard where...

Meet Daisy

Daisy BREED:  Pit MixAGE:  7-8 monthsSEX:  FemaleBIO:  Hi, my name is Daisy!  I came to Chicago last month on a  large transport of pups from Alabama.  Many of them are young and little puppy cute and will have me beat in the younger puppy category. But I might just...

Meet Duncan-adoption pending

Duncan-adoption pending BREED:  Great Pyrenees MixAGE:  9 monthsSEX:  MaleBIO: Hi, my name is Duncan!  I am an absolutely GORGEOUS big boy who is hoping to find his furever home...I was adopted in March but life circumstances changed for my Mom and she got a new job...

Meet Tasha-adoption pending

Tasha-adoption pending BREED:  Pit MixAGE:  19 weeksSEX:   FemaleBIO: Hey there, my name is Tasha and I am the perfect sized puppy for you! I am a bundle of energy, happiness, laziness and downright silliness all in one medium-sized package. I love to eat, play, nap...

Meet Flops-adoption pending

Flops-adoption pending BREED:  Lab MixAGE:  1 years oldSEX:  MaleBIO:  Hi guys, my name is Flops and you don’t need to tell me how cute I am because I already know! I am about a year old and am pretty much a big puppy. I love to run around, chew on bones, and my most...

Meet Beamer

Beamer BREED: Lab/Hound MixAGE: 29 weeksSEX: MaleBIO: Hi, my name is Beamer!  I am a GORGEOUS hound mix boy with the most heart melting golden eyes you might ever have the chance to look into.  I am  looking for an active person or family to keep up with my older...

Meet Riley

Riley BREED: Yellow Lab/HuskyAGE: 1 year oldSEX: FemaleBIO: Hey everyone! My name is Riley! I am a gorgeous lab/husky mix with a big personality. I am 100% crate trained and house broken. My foster mom says I am very smart and that I have a lot of energy. I love toys...


Dottie BREED:  Border Collie/Terrier MixAGE: 9 monthsSEX:  FemaleBIO: Hi, my name is Dottie! If you are looking for an energetic, intelligent, loving gal then we might be a match! My foster Mom thinks that I will do best in a home with a fenced yard that might have...

Meet Oliver

Oliver BREED:  Pit Bull MixAGE:  1.5 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...

Meet Noble

 Noble 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 trained and an all around great dog.  I have been...

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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