Animal Adoption Application

Thank you so much for your interest in adopting a dog from Chicago Canine Rescue! It is only through the support of the community and adopters like you that we can do our lifesaving work!


As of April 1, 2020, we have received an unprecedented number of adoption applications – THANK YOU! We have been able to complete more families that ever before due to this interest!


Unfortunately, in order to be fair and transparent with all interested applicants, we are temporarily suspending new applications for a short time. We need time to bring in new animals and pair them with existing applications. We simply don’t have enough dogs right now!


We know that this is a wonderful problem to have – so many loving homes looking to save a dog in need! We also know this is a temporary situation – the problem of pet homelessness has by no means been solved, and we will continue to need your support as adopters, fosters, volunteers, and donors moving forward. 


We will reassess the number of applications and available dogs on a day by day basis, and we will reopen the adoption application absolutely as soon as we are caught up! Please check back in a couple of days for an update!


If you would like to support our efforts during this tough time, please consider becoming a monthly member. Your financial support allows us to continue to do our work of transferring in new dogs, providing them with medical care and behavioral evaluation, and to offer them for adoption to families like yours! If you become a member through our Shelter Me drive, you’ll also get some CCR merch, too! Click here for more info.


If you have questions for our staff, please feel free to email us at We are working hard to respond to all your inquiries as fast as we can.


Thank you all for the outpouring of support, love, patience, and understanding. Be safe, be well, and rescue more dogs!


Chicago Canine Rescue