It is the mission of Chicagoland Dog Rescue to save as many abandoned/neglected or abused dogs from being euthanized as possible, by finding new owners through hosting adoption events. We take in dogs for any reason, any breed or any size. CDR relies solely on donations from the general public, corporations and organized fundraisers. CDR is an all volunteer organization.
Chicagoland Dog Rescue (CDR) is a 501 (c) (3) Not for Profit shelter-less dog rescue organization. CDR is an all volunteer organization, including its officers, board members, adoption staff and training staff. CDR utilizes local pet stores and other locations to hold weekly adoptions. CDR makes every attempt to find a foster home until the dogs can be fully adopted. In addition to utilizing foster homes, dogs are boarded at designated facilities. The donations provided to CDR are used to pay expenses including but not limited to feeding, boarding, and required medical vaccinations to the dogs per the State of Illinois laws governing a licensed Dog Rescue Organization.
Before relocating to another state, I worked with CDR for over 2 years as a volunteer dog handler. This is a committed group of people of all ages & from all backgrounds that work together to find forever homes for each & every dog they take in.
The things I love most about CDR: 1) They do not have a shelter facility because every dog is fostered; 2) Finding the right fit between a dog & their new family is of primary importance; 3) After attending required training post-adoption, families can continue CDR training for free for the lifetime of the dog; 4) New volunteers are made to feel welcome & needed on their very first day!
It was very hard to say goodbye to CDR, and I hope sharing my experience will inspire others to join this great group of people so they can rescue more dogs & find them great homes!