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Chicago Canine Rescue in Chicago, Illinois was founded in 2001 to help find permanent, loving homes for homeless dogs in Chicago and beyond. Each year they take in hundreds of dogs from open-admission shelters and families who are no longer able to care for their pets.
They focus on pulling the most vulnerable dogs from high-kill shelters who may be considered too old, injured, or disabled to be adoptable. Their aim is to give as many of these dogs a second shot at finding their forever family as possible.
With so many animals in need of forever homes, you're sure to find the right pet for you at Chicago Canine Rescue. Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Interested in adopting a new dog from Chicago Canine Rescue? Here's how it works:
Adoption fees can vary by the animal, so make sure to ask a member of Chicago Canine Rescue's staff about the fees associated with the specific dog you're interested in.
Whatever your fee is, remember that rescuing and rehabilitating dogs is expensive and adoption fees rarely cover the medical care, shelter, and supplies required to save a dog's life and give them a second chance.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, below you'll find some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.