Today we are VERY excited and proud to announce some great news: As of January 2024, we have a new landlord! The new owner is a long-time supporter of CCR, and this investment represents their belief in the organization and their vision for an exciting future.

In addition to taking over ownership of the building, this generous donor has committed a pool of funds that will be used in three ways:

1.) Much-needed repairs and maintenance for the shelter space in the short term.
2.) A kick-start for the development of a long-term plan for the modernization of the facility that will yield a state-of-the-art canine welfare center.
3.) An unprecedented $100,000 matching commitment in support of CCR’s “New Leash on Life” fundraising campaign!!
From now through May 31, 2024, all new donations to CCR will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000!
A key fundraising event of the campaign will be the first annual May 16 “Bark Bash” at Goose Island Barrel House. Early bird pricing is available through March 16.

CCR’s current Acting President Janice Triptow, who is excited to share the new plans for the Elston facility, reported, “After more than two decades saving the lives of homeless dogs and connecting them to forever homes, you could say that our care center is in need of a fresh coat of paint.”

Triptow continued, “I’m here today to tell you that we are dreaming bigger than paint. When complete, our modernization plans will ensure that CCR continues to be a cornerstone of dog rescue, care, and adoption services in the Chicagoland area for another two decades and beyond. We are so grateful to our tireless staff for everything they do to care and find homes for our dogs, to our Board of Directors for their work on a strategic, long-term vision for CCR, and for the generosity of our financial benefactors to jump-start our fundraising campaign.”

We are one of a handful of Chicago area rescue shelters that house animals on-site, with a staff of more than 12 professionals who provide love, care, and training for the dogs. Our passionate and professional team provides medical treatment, emotional and behavioral support, and adoption services to each animal that comes into our care.

Please support our work when a generous tax-deductible donation, and take advantage of this opportunity to double your impact!