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Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Chicago canine rescue foundation finds permanent homes for homeless dogs in our community with a specific emphasis on assisting the most vunerable animals, who without our help, would have no other options. While in our care, they are provided with specialized medical, training, and adoption services. Our organization consists of representatives who have a passion for the well-being of dogs and their future families, as well as the education and resources to provide a healing environment for these animals while they remain in our care and thereafter.

Programs: Shelter and adoption services for dogs and cats in the city of chicago.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

In June, 2015 we adopted a Great Pyrenees, Maggie from Chicago Canine Rescue. Maggie is simply an adorable girl who Chicago Canine rescued from another state. The staff was very helpful and gave us all the information that they had on her along with their personal observations about her needs, behavior,etc. We have dealt with various rescue groups in the past and found Chicago Canine to be one of the most receptive groups. They do an excellent job with limited resources.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I had seen a dog at an adoption event years ago. His name was Louie. I fell in love with him but had an aggressive dog at home, so I took personal interest in helping him to find a home.
I took a picture of him and made flyers and posted it online. I also offered to take professional photos of him as their photos weren't so appealing. They didn't seem to be interested or care or even appreciate my help. That"s fine . I wasn't looking for recognition. Anyway, I kept contacting them to find out his adoption status and they wouldn't even respond. I mean it would be for their benefit and the dogs, if they could respond so I could continue to help. They couldn't even let me know if he was adopted. I did not want to continue my efforts if he had a home so I stopped. Pretty discouraging! Who wants to help someone who cant even respond to an email or return a phone call? In the end the dogs suffer because people want to help where they know they are making a difference. All this happened before they had a facility on Belmont.
Fast forward January 2011. I saw cats on their site and had found a cat in my yard had cystitis,felv and giardias. I stopped in on Belmont for help, suggestions etc. They provided zero ideas and looked at me like I was bothering their little chat session.
Strike two! Please don't support them. There are rescues that actually car and help and appreciate what you have to give to them!


Client Served

Rating: 1

We have been to quite a few shelters looking for a dog and I must say Chicago Canine Rescue was very disappointing. I feel bad for the dogs because the staff is not looking out for them. As we walked through the various rooms, we saw some dogs that were in crates too small for them and others in wooden stalls. I wonder if some of these dogs ever get out of their crates at all. Very sad.

Review from Guidestar