To our foster and volunteer community:

We have had an unprecedented number of emergency foster applications to help us during the COVID outbreak. We have been absolutely gobsmacked by the love our community has for our dogs, even in the toughest time. Thank you. You make our mission possible.

We have had so many applications, in fact, that we will not be accepting any new applications at this time – we simply don’t have enough dogs! Anyone who has submitted an application will hear back about the current foster need and ways you can help. Please be patient with us – we’re finding our footing during this weird time.

If you are hoping to emergency foster, please reach out to other rescues and shelters in the Chicagoland area – Anti-Cruelty Society, PAWS Chicago, and Chicago Animal Care and Control are good places to start! There is absolutely not a shortage of dogs in need in Chicago, sadly. We just need to find which organization can best use your help.

If you are interested in fostering after the crisis has passed and would like more information about the process, please continue reading.

From everyone at CCR, thank you. We love you all.

– Chicago Canine Rescue

Chicago Canine Rescue is looking for loving homes to temporarily foster dogs in need!

Foster parents provide temporary housing, care, love, and training to their foster dog while CCR finds his/her forever home. It’s a safe place for a newly rescued dog to rest, recuperate, and recover while he/she waits for the perfect place to come along!

By fostering, you can help us save more lives – fostering makes space at the shelter for more dogs in need, as well as providing our dogs with the happiest, healthiest experience possible for their stay in “the system.”

As a foster parent, you can rely on CCR to provide all the support you need to temporarily care for an animal – we will provide medical care, behavioral support, supplies, and any thing else you need. You just provide the love!

If you can open your home and heart to a dog for even a couple of weeks at a time, you can help save a life! Please fill out the application to get started today!