In the event that you are looking to adopt or relinquish a pet, we provide a list of area shelters, humane associations and rescue groups. This list is in no way comprehensive, but it may help to guide your search. You may also choose to do a web search for other breed specific rescue groups, as our list may not be all-inclusive.

A Caring Place Humane Society
(630) 675-7979 
ADOPT
(630) 355-2299
Afghan Rescue
Naperville, IL
(630) 983-5108                                        Sue Mackler
EMAIL US!
 
Airedale Rescue
(708) 839-8982 
Airedale Terrier Rescue IL Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association
  
Anderson Animal Shelter
South Elgin, IL
(847) 697-2880 
Animal Care League
Oak Park, IL
(708) 848-8155
EMAIL US!
Animal Welfare League
Chicago & Chicago Ridge locations
Chicago: (773) 667-0088
Chicago Ridge: (708) 636-8586  
  Animals for Awareness
Exotic Animal Adoptions
Palos Park, IL
(708) 361-9330
Annie’s Little Angels
Small Breed Dog Rescue   
Anti-Cruelty Society
Chicago, IL
(312) 644-8338 
  Assisi Animal Foundation
Crystal Lake, IL
(815) 455-9411 
 

 

 

Basenji Rescue
National
Email Us!
Basset Buddies Rescue, INC
Illinois / Wisconsin / Minnesota
(262)347-8823
Email Us!
 

 

 

Belgian Tervuren Rescue Bernese Mountain Dog Club
Laurie Boyle, Rescue Committee
(815) 741-1430
Email Us!
Central IL Bichon Rescue
Urbana, IL
(217) 369-7056 
Humane Haven Animal Shelter
Bolingbrook
(630) 226-8682
Midwest Border Collie Rescue
MN / WI / IL / IN / IA / MI
EMAIL US!  
Boxer Rebound Inc.
Ringwood, IL
(815) 728-1400
Email Us! 
  Cairn Rescue USA
Email Us! 
CARE
Linda Gelb
Phone: 847/705-2653
Fax: 847/635-1798 
Cat Guardians Inc.
Kathy Blackwell
Phone: 630/543-3395
Cats R Purrsons- Too
Sis. Marion Binder
Phone: 773/728-6336 
Central IN Lab Res. & Ad, Inc
Tamara Brucher
Phone: 630/415-1973
EMAIL US! 
Central Midwest Collie Rescue  

 

 

Chicagoland Dog Rescue
Phone: 847/259-6458 
Chicagoland Old English Sheepdog Club
Grace Fujikawa
Phone: 847/446-7381
EMAIL US!
Lee Goraleski
Phone: 773/625-8415  
Schipperke Rescue Net Inc.
Phone: 708/448-2010 
Chow Rescue of Illinois
Alane Pacin
Phone: 815/744-9215
EMAIL US!
Chow-Chow Club
Phone: 608/756-2008  
City of Chgo An. Care & Cont.
Nikki Proutsos
Phone: 312/747-1406
Fax: 312/747-1409 
Clumber Spaniel Rescue
Libby Stuff
Phone: 630/739-5614
Collie Rescue of Greater Ill
Tina Kisleka
Phone: 630/415-1206
Fax: 630/960-2731
EMAIL US! 
Critter Corral
Phone: 708/757-1160
EMAIL US! 
Dairyland Greyhound Adopt.
Bonnie Stollenwerk
Phone: 800/233-3357
Dane 911-Great Dane Rescue
Bobbi Rogers
Phone: 815/634-4137
EMAIL US! 
Doberman Rescue
Phone: 630/355-2299 
DuPage Animal Control
Ardith Baker
Phone: 630/682-7197
English Cocker Spaniel Club
Barbara Murphy
Phone: 847/381-7178
EMAIL US!  
English Cocker Spaniel Club
Belle Schultz
Phone: 708/423-0756 
English Springer Rescue Am.
Marianne Hill
Phone: 219/365-1491
Fax: 925/666-4071
Evanston Animal Control
Phone: 847/866-5080 
Felines, Inc
Abby Smith
Phone: 773/465-4132
Fax: 773/465-6454EMAIL US!
Flat Coated Retriever Rescue
Helga Goudge
Phone: 773/881-0206
EMAIL US!
 

 

 

Four Paws Animal Foundation
Arlene Braun
Phone: 630/497-2078
EMAIL US! 
Fox Terrier Rescue
Barb Krysnki
Phone: 847/577-9163
Fox Valley An. Welfare League
Nita Conard
Phone: 630/892-9445 
 

 

 

Friends Forever Humane Soc.
Mary Dawson
Phone: 815/232-6164
German Shepherd Breed Rescue
Marianne Perlman
Phone: 847/677-0561
Fax: 847/677-0562 
German Shorthair Pointer Res.
Melinda MetzgerPhone: 773/883-1322 
  Gordon Setter Rescue
Kathy Hubbard
Phone: 815/758-0243 
Great Dane Rescue
Bobbie Rodgers
Phone: 815/634-4137 
Great Pyrenees Rescue
Phone: 847/740-3066
Greyhound Pet Connection
Candy Schultz
Phone: 815/568-8403 

 

Greyhounds Only, Inc.
Linda LaFoone
Phone: 773/297-4739
Fax: 773/286-9429
EMAIL US! 
Guardian Angel Basset Res, Inc
Fran Gray
Phone: 708/758-7455
H.E.L.P.
Teri Grandt
Phone: 630/879-8500
EMAIL US! 
Happy Endings No-Kill Animal Shelter
Phone: 414/744-3287  
Harmony House for Cats
Don Wechselberger
Phone: 773/463-6667
Fax: 773/463-6027
EMAIL US!
Hinsdale Humane Society
Diana Aldridge
Phone: 630/323-5630
Fax: 630/323-6027
EMAIL US! 
Hooved Animal Humane Society
Dr. Lydia Gray
Phone: 815/337-5563
Fax: 815/337-5569
EMAIL US! 
House Rabbit Society of Chicago
Phone: 847/266-0068
Humane Society Calumet Area
Phone: 219/922-3811  
IL Alaskan Alamote Rescue
Vicky Meluso
Phone: 847/439-6751
EMAIL US! 
Illinois Cocker Rescue
Aly Posner
Phone: 815/943-1201
EMAIL US!
Illinois Doberman Rescue + (IDR+)
Pam Abare
Phone: 847-277-1082
Fax: 847-745-0471 

 

Illinois Shorthair Rescue
Kim Wegner
Phone: 847-276-6995 
Irish Terrier Club of America (ITCA) Puppy Referral
Jane DiPietro
Phone: 281/554-6778
Irish Wolfhound Rescue
Bill Hurless
Phone: 847/640-7527
EMAIL US! 

 

Italian Greyhound & Whippet
Carol Sumbry
Phone: 414/559-0445
EMAIL US! 
Joliet Animal Control
Phone: 815/725-0333
EMAIL US!
Kane County Animal Control
Lynne Ellberg
Phone: 630/232-3555
Fax: 630/232-3585
EMAIL US! 

 

Kay’s Animal Shelter, Inc
Phone: 847/259-2907
Fax: 847/259-2616 
Keeshound Fanciers
Phone: 708/795-5110
Keeshound Rescue
Lisa
Phone: 630/980-7696 

 

Keeshound Rescue Central States
Roxane Baird
Phone: 847/296-1838
Fax: 847/692-9320
EMAIL US! 
Kendall County Animal Cont.
Doris Lein
Phone: 630/553-9256
Fax: 630/553-1615
Labrador Education & Rescue
Phone: 847/289-PETS  
Lake County An. Cont.

 

 

Lake Shore Animal Shelter
Ann Markham
Phone: 312/409-1162
Fax: 312/666-8792
Lean on Me Doberman Rescue
Marci Reyes
Phone: 815/773-4441
EMAIL US! 
Midwest Bloodhound Rescue
Sandy Singer
Phone: 630/584-7348
EMAIL US! 
MW Akita Rescue Soc.
Deanna O’Brien
Phone: 773/594-9302
MW English Springer Spaniel
Blair Warber
Phone: 312/642-1279 
MW Greyhound Adoption
Phone: 630/466-4022 
MW Labrador Retriever Rescue
Phone: 847/604-3254
Naperville Humane Society
Linda Linford
Phone: 630/420-8989
Fax: 630/420-9380  

 

No. IL Samoyed Assist. Inc
Jean Gilles
Phone: 847/255-4815
Fax: 847/392-5000EMAIL US! 
Noah’s Ark An. Sanctuary, Inc
Nancy Watson
Phone: 815/962-2767
Fax: 815/962-7204
Oak Park Animal Control
Phone: 708/383-6400 

 

Old English Sheepdog Club
Grace Fujikawa
Phone: 847/446-7381 
Orphans of the Storm
Phone: 847/945-0235
Paws Animal Shelter
Phone: 815/464-7298 
PAWS-Chicago
Paula Fasseas
EMAIL US! 
Petfinder
Sue Drennan
Phone: 630/393-9390
Pets In Need
Phone: 815/728-1462 
Pets Without Parents Storm
Phone: 708/389-7118 
Pure Bred Cat Rescue
Kenosha, WI
E-mail us at kkranz1@wi.rr.com
Red Door Animal Shelter
Kristin Avery
Phone: 773/764-2242
Fax: 773/764-6191
EMAIL US!  

 

Rescue A Shar-Pei
Deborah Cooper
Phone: 219/395-9019
EMAIL US!
Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue
Kathy Bakken
Phone: 630/424-8289
EMAIL US!
SAVE-A-PET
Phone: 847/740-7788   
Scottish Terrier Club
Susan Severtsen
Phone: 815/568-8872
EMAIL US!
Second Chance Adoption
Sandra Shearer
Phone: 630/415-2978
Fax: 847/952-8346
Secondhand Shelties
Linda Carbon
Phone: 630/628-8322
EMAIL US!  
Sheltie Rescue of North IL
Phone: 708/579-3583 
   

 

Shih Tzu Rescue S.T.R.A.E.S
Dahna Betts
Phone: 708/645-0730
Fax: 708/654-0731
EMAIL US! 
Siberian Husky Rescue
Phone: 262/909-2244
Skokie Animal Control
Phone: 847/933-8484  
South Side Humane Society
Phone: 708/720-2440 
South Suburban Humane Soc.
Carolyn Ainsworth
Phone: 708/755-7732
EMAIL US!
Strays Halfway House

 

 

The Anti-Cruelty Society
Phone: 312/644-8338
Fax: 312/644-3878 
The Buddy Foundation
Mary Hayashi
Phone: 847/813-7206
TLC Animal Shelter

 

Tree House Humane Society
David DeFuniak
Phone: 773/784-5488
Fax: 773/784-2332 
Tri-County Animal Shelter
Judy Lohse
Phone: 815/288-7387
Fax: 815/288-0145
True Hearts of Rottweiler Rescue (THORR)
Darlene Agena-Hombaker
EMAIL US! 
West Suburban Humane Society
Phone: 630/960-9601
Western Irish Setter Rescue
Jan Ziech
Phone: 815/475-7143
EMAIL US!
Whippet Rescue
Kathy Deavenport
Phone: 815/756-6460
EMAIL US!  
Will County Humane Society
Phone: 815/741-0645
Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Phone: 630/942-6200
Winnebago County Animal Center
Phone: 815/877-3073  

 

Wisconsin Chow Chow Rescue
Vicky DeGruy
Phone: 608/756-2008
EMAIL US!
Wisconsin Sheltie Rescue
Lisa Martin
Phone: 920/439-1849
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