Chicago Canine Rescue is a non-municipal entity and is not able to accept stray animals. If you encounter a stray dog, please consider utilizing the resources available on Lost Dogs Illinois website, specifically their page 5 things to do if you’ve found a dog. We strongly encourage you to create a found pet listing with Lost Dogs IL, and hang fliers around the area the animal was found. If you are unable to house a found stray in your home while attempting to locate the owner, stray animals must be taken to Chicago Animal Care and Control – 2741 S. Western Ave.
Chicago Canine Rescue accepts owner surrender on a case by case basis, when space and resources are available, and pending a medical and behavioral evaluation. ** At this time CCR is only able to take small dogs up to 25 lbs. We take owner surrenders by appointment only, and we request a $100 donation towards their care. Owners surrendering their pet should be prepared to provide proof of ownership and a photo ID at the time of evaluation. At this time we cannot accept any dogs that have a bite history or aggression. Please contact Rachel with a photo, behavior and medical history of your dog at email@example.com, or call us at 773-697-8848 to schedule an evaluation.
If you are unable to care for your dog due to the cost of routine medical care, please view our low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination resources as well as the Community Pet Coalition’s events.
If you are considering relinquishing your dog due to behavioral issues, please call Anti-Cruelty Society’s Behavior Helpline at (312)644-8338.
After reviewing your options, if you still wish to surrender your dog and we are not able to take them, please visit the Anti-Cruelty Society’s website.