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Ever Wonder?

Ever wonder what happens to the millions of dogs who have been overlooked, passed over, and forgotten?
Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation exists to give many of these animals a second chance at a forever family. We are committed to leaving no dog behind.
CCR was founded in 2001 to help find lifelong, loving homes for homeless dogs in Chicagoland and beyond. To date, we have proudly saved the lives of over 7,000 dogs and puppies (and the occasional cat, too!).  The dogs in our care come to us from open-intake animal shelter facilities, from a handful of rural partners who lack the resources for adoptions, and from families who can no longer care for them. Our team provides medical treatment, emotional and behavioral support, and adoption services to each animal that comes into our care.
We provide a safe landing place for dogs of all ages, sizes, and backgrounds, and we work tirelessly to match them with their perfect family.
You can help even if you can’t adopt. Donors, volunteers, fosters, and advocates all make our mission possible!

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Volunteer at CCR

UPDATE: CCR has re-opened our dog walking volunteer opportunities on a sign up basis! Please read the following informaiton on how to sign up for a shift. Thank you, and stay safe!



Volunteers are the backbone of Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation. We depend on volunteers like YOU to make our mission come to life!


In order to protect the safety of our volunteers and staff in the time of COVID, we are moving to a sign up based volunteer system. We ask volunteers to use our online scheduler to select a time they can commit to volunteering and come accordingly.


If you would like to volunteer walking dogs with CCR, please take the following steps:


1. Download and read the Volunteer Waiver and the CCR volunteer policies, code of conduct and acknowledgment.


2. Complete the Volunteer Registration to request access to the sign up sheet.


3. Follow the link to the sign up that will be emailed back to you after we receive your registration.


4. Use the online scheduler to reserve a time slot to volunteer.


5. Arrive at the shelter at the day and time you have scheduled, and our staff will get you set up to walk dogs!

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