Chicago, Illinois Rescue Organizations - Cat-Friendly Listings

Illinois: Chicago: Rescue Organizations

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Top-Rated Rescue Organizations


Rescue Organizations
2650 West Belden
(all over Chicagoland and Suburbs)
Chicago, IL 60647
The American Animal Rescue Society rescues abandoned dogs and cats -- often from the "kill lists" at high-volume shelters -- and places them in loving homes. We do not discriminate based on age, breed, or disability. If we can find a home, we can save a life.


Animal Shelters, Rescue Organizations

Chicago, IL 60622
ARFhouse Chicago (Animal Refuge Foundation) is a no-kill animal shelter located in Chicago. Founded in 2006, a group of individuals with experience in the animal rescue industry and the desire to help Chicago lower its euthanasia rate and homeless pet population formed ARFhouse Chicago. We are a 100% volunteer run organization. ARFhouse Chicago will place dogs, cats, guinea pigs, and rabbits into permanent homes. We currently house our animals in foster homes and boarding facilities and are working to secure a facility in 2008 to expand our operations. ARFhouse Chicago is affiliated with ARFhouse in Sherman Texas, the third largest no-kill sanctuary in the United States. ARFhouse is located in a rural area of North Texas and recognizing the potential for a beneficial partnership with a large urban shelter, has offered invaluable support to ARFhouse Chicago. All of the animals at ARFhouse Chicago are current on vaccinations, heartworm checked, spayed or neutered, microchipped, and receive routine medical check ups. We pride ourselves on the level of care, commitment, and medical attention that our animals receive. ARFhouse Chicago NFP is an Illinois non-for-profit organization.


Rescue Organizations
2227 W Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
Dog Rescue


Rescue Organizations

Chicago, IL 60680
We temperment test, spay/neuter, vaccinate, hwt and microchip all our furry friends prior to adoptions. We do home checks and reference checks as well. Please fill out an adoption application @ www.chicagolandbullybreedrescue.org. For ACCURATE information about pitbulls & bullies, please visit www.dontbullymybreed.com. Both sites are different organizations and are in dire need for adoptions/fosters and donations. Thanks for adopting a rescue dog!


Rescue Organizations
2116 N. Sawyer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
CSR specializes in the rescue, rehab and rehoming of shelter and stray German Shepherds. Our shepherds are first temperament-tested and then taken into our homes (never put into kennels) for a minimum of 3 weeks for their fostering period. While in our homes, the shepherds are allowed to calm down from the stress of the shelter. They are fully vetted, meaning they are spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, checked for heartworm and internal parasites, and microchipped. They are housetrained and begin work on basic obedience. This period allows us to get to know each shepherd individually and is our most valuable tool when matching our dogs with their new homes.


Emergency Services, Animal Shelters, Rescue Organizations, Sitters, Daycare, Groomers & Spas, Boarding & Kennels, Training & Obedience
4527 N Ravenswood Ave
chicago, IL 60640
this is a free local animal resource magazine with informative articles and an extensive rescue listing according to breeds. you can pick this up anywhere.


Animal Shelters, Rescue Organizations
5430 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
Famous Fido Rescue works with overcrowded Chicago-area shelters to rescue rescue adoptable dogs that are high risk of euthanasia, and to find them loving homes. We have a small boarding facility and a growing foster network. Our animals are vet checked, spay/neutered, vaccinated, and micro chipped. We encourage all potential guardians to commit to training and working with our animals to make them the best companion they can be. The $175.00 adoption fee helps offset cost of caring for our animals. To schedule an appointment to meet and greet any of the dogs shown above give us a call at 773-907-0305.


Rescue Organizations, Sitters, Boarding & Kennels, Hotels, Newspapers
Home Office
Chicago, IL 60614
We offer many services including cat sitting. Our sitters are insured, bonded and have had background checks done on them. Call us to set up a free consultatio!


Animal Shelters, Rescue Organizations
4130 N. Rockwell St
Chicago, IL 60618
Found is a 501(c)3 non-profit rescue and re-homing center focused on individualized medical and behavioral rehabilitation for homeless dogs and cats. Through this vital work, Found: • saves lives • enhances the human-animal bond • ensures successful and long-term re-homing • gives back to the community through humane education programs


Animal Shelters, Rescue Organizations
P.O. Box 4414
Chicago, IL 60680
Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control (FCACC) is the nonprofit group committed exclusively to helping save the lives of over 23,000 animals that come into custody of Chicago Animal Care and Control (ACC) at 2741 S. Western each year.


Animal Shelters, Rescue Organizations, Sitters, Daycare, Boarding & Kennels
2414 W. 14th St.
Chicago, IL 60608
Love Your Pet is a cageless animal shelter and pet boarding facility for cats and dogs. We also specialize in dog playgroups where there have 10,000 square feet to run, play and socialize.


Rescue Organizations
2414 W. 14th St.
Chicago, IL 60608
Love Your Pet, Inc. is a cageless animal shelter and pet boarding facility. We also specialize in group play (dog daycare) where the dogs have over 10,000 square feet of space to run, socialize, and play! We provide new adoptive pet parents with a network of discounted services, including training, veterinary care, dog food and merchandise, boarding, and daycare, to ensure an enriching and long-lasting relationship between you and your pooch! Please visit our website for current dogs available for adoption and our current adoption and fundraising events!


Rescue Organizations
1110 W 35th St
Chicago, IL 60609
Adoption center. See also the PAWS Chicago Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic.


Veterinarians & Specialists, Animal Shelters, Rescue Organizations
3516 W 26th St
Chicago, IL 60623
PAWS Chicago's busy spay/neuter clinic, located in the Pilsen neighborhood.


Rescue Organizations

Chicago, IL 60611
Puppy Love / Love Cats Pet Rescue is Chicago's newest companion animal rescue organization with a no-kill policy. We focus our talents and previous rescue experience on saving innocent dogs & cats in Chicago that are homeless, neglected, or abused. Our goal is to find our wonderful animals forever families. We believe in Happily Ever After!


Rescue Organizations

Chicago, IL 60137
Shiba Inu Rescue Association [SIRA] is a group of volunteers dedicated to rescuing needy and homeless Shiba Inu, and placing them in forever homes. Currently the majority of our volunteers are in Chicago, IL and the surrounding suburbs. We do have volunteers in Madison-WI, Detroit/Toledo-MI, St. Louis-MO and southern IL. We are in the process of incorporating and obtaining our 501(c)3 non-profit status. For more information please email us at admin@savingshibas.com.


Animal Shelters, Rescue Organizations
1212 West Carmen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640-2999
A cageless, no kill, cat shelter


Rescue Organizations
P.O. Box 607478
Chicago, IL 60660
Windy City Animal Foundation is a small, all-volunteer rescue group serving Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. We are dedicated to reducing the number of adoptable dogs and cats that are euthanized each year in Chicago. We rescue dogs and cats from shelters that euthanize and place them into loving foster homes while we search for the perfect home for each animal.

 Rescue Organizations:
  • American Animal Rescue Society
  • ARFhouse Chicago
  • Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation
  • Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue
  • Chicagoland Shepherd Rescue
  • chicagoland tails
  • Famous Fido Rescue & Adoption Alliance
  • Fetch! Pet Care of Chicago
  • Found Chicago
  • Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control
  • Kimber's Cats
  • Love Your Pet
  • Love Your Pet Rescue
  • PAWS Chicago
  • PAWS Chicago Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic
  • Puppy Love / Love Cats Pet Rescue
  • Shiba Inu Rescue Association [SIRA]
  • Sos Rhino
  • Tree House Animal Foundation
  • Windy City Animal Foundation
  • Windy City K 9 Club Inc

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