About Us

CCR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 2001 to help find permanent, loving homes for homeless dogs in our city. 


CCR has saved the lives of over 8,000 dogs while also finding their forever homes!

Traditionally, these animals were automatically euthanized at area shelters. However, today, Chicago Canine Rescue exists to give many of these animals a second chance, too!

CCR assists the animals that are the MOST vulnerable in our city – the dogs that are slated for euthanasia because they are too old, too young, too injured, have disabilities, or have simply been overlooked for too long by potential adopters at other shelters. 


We are committed to each dog who comes into our care and won’t stop providing for them we find their perfect family! Though we are just one of many rescues in Chicago, our dogs are one in a million and we are committed to leaving no dog behind!


Click to read more about our STAFF and Board of Directors.