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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 8,000 dogs and puppies.  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

We love our volunteers!

Please register for a time slot below. Unless previously arranged for a special reason, we do require that you are signed up in order to volunteer – this ensures our staff knows who is coming in to help out and when! In addition to walking dogs, we have a variety of in-shelter jobs you can help with!


Volunteers must be at least 18 years old unless accompanied by an adult. 


Have a special skill or talent you want to contribute? Contact us at to talk about how you can use that skill to help out at CCR!