The Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation (CCRF) is always in need of foster homes for the dogs that we rescue. By making a commitment to foster a dog, you can truly change the life of a homeless pet.

The foster program is an important part of our organization as it allows us to place our dogs into safe and loving homes while the dogs await their permanent adoptive homes. There is no greater satisfaction or rewarding experience than to watch a rescue dog bloom into a wonderful pet due to your own generosity and personal commitment to save his or her life.

Being a foster parent entails taking a homeless animal into your home and providing him/her with food, water, appropriate exercise, and love. CCRF provides for all veterinary care and will continue to seek a permanent, appropriate home for the dog until one is found. We ask that you treat the dogs kindly, have patience with them, and have understanding for them as they have all been abandoned or displaced by circumstances entirely out of their control. CCRF requires that the foster family be occasionally available to bring the dog or allows CCRF to provide transport for the dog to and from our adoption events.

By taking a homeless animal into your home, you help to increase the dog’s chance of being successfully adopted in a number of ways. First and foremost, you provide love, stability, and attention which will help him/her to rebuild their trust in human-beings. Second, by working with the dog on socialization, housebreaking, and basic obedience, your efforts will make the dog a more attractive candidate to potential adopters. Third, some homeless animals have lived on the street and have never had a regular routine or schedule, by inviting a displaced dog into your home, you greatly assist him/her in adapting to a home environment for, sometimes, his or her first time. When matching a foster dog with a foster family, CCRF does its very best to meet the needs of both the human family and the new canine family member. No foster family is ever left without support, CCRF is available at any time to help out and to answer questions. CCRF provides for all on-going veterinary maintenance and care that the dogs require while in foster homes.

Thank you so much for considering fostering, we look forward to hearing from you!