I admire the care and concern that CCR gives to the whole adoption process, especially the very detailed and in-depth adoption application. We adopted our wonderful dog almost 2 years ago after being carefully vetted by CCR, and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. We are so grateful.
I have to say that I have had the opposite experience of the two negative reviews. We adopted out little guy a few years ago from Chicago Canine Rescue, and the staff care a lot for the animals coming through their doors. The foster process (we are a foster fail) was very thorough as they want the animals to go to good and proper homes. We have since been to other events held by CCR and the volunteers remember us, and Tito! This is after having been out of the shelter for over a year. Everyone we worked with is volunteering because they care for the cause and the animals. I would highly suggest donating to these guys. Also, they just upgraded their cages this past year as they are constantly striving to make the facility better.
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.
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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!
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.
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