Owner Surrender:
We are a foster-based rescue and can only take dogs when we have an open appropriate fitting foster home. At this time we are full.

If the dog was adopted from a facility, shelter, or rescue - Please reach out to that organization. Most have a policy that requires the dog to be given back to them in the event you can no longer keep the dog versus giving it away or surrendering it to another facility/person/organization.
Self-Rehoming Resources:
The following is a list of animal shelters/rescues to help you find the best resource when you are faced with rehoming your pet. Please contact these shelters and rescues directly for more information on their intake process.
City of Chicago residents only
  • Chicago Animal Care and Control 2741 S Western AVE, Chicago (312) 747-1406
  • Chicagoland Rescue Intervention & Support Program (CRISP)
City of Cicero residents only
  • Cicero Waggin’ Tails Shelter 1634 S Laramie AVE, BLDG B, Cicero (708) 652-0825
Cook County
  • Animal Care League 1011 Garfield ST, Oak Park (708) 848-8155
  • Anti-Cruelty Society 157 W Grand AVE, Chicago (312) 644-8338
  • Barb’s Precious Rescue 313 N Quentin Rd, Palatine (847) 406-6968
  • The Buddy Foundation 65 W Seegers Rd, Arlington Heights (847) 290-5806
  • South Suburban Humane Society 1103 West End AVE, Chicago Heights (708) 755-7387
Chicagoland and Other Area Shelters
  • Chicago Canine Rescue 5272 N Elston AVE, Chicago (773) 697-8848
  • Felines & Canines 6379 N Paulina St, Chicago (773) 465-4132
  • Heartland Animal Shelter 586 Palwaukee DR, Wheeling (847) 296-6400
  • One Tail at a Time 2144 N Wood St, Chicago, IL 60614 onetail.org
  • PAWS Chicago 1997 N Clybourn AVE, Chicago (773) 935-7297
  • Red Door Animal Shelter 2410 W Lunt AVE, Chicago (773) 764-2242
  • South Suburban Humane Society 1103 West End AVE, Chicago Heights (708) 755-7387
Dekalb County
  • The Barn on Baseline 16173 Baseline RD, Genoa (815) 784-5923
  • TAILS Humane Society 2250 Barber Greene Rd, DeKalb (815) 758-2457

DuPage County
  • A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter 420 Industrial DR, Naperville (630) 355-2299
  • Hinsdale Humane Society 21 Salt Creek LN, Hinsdale (630) 323-5630
  • Naperville Area Humane Society 1620 W Diehl Rd, Naperville (630) 420-8989
  • West Suburban Humane Society 1901 W Ogden AVE, Downers Grove (630) 960-9600
  • DuPage County Animal Services 120 N County Farm Rd, Wheaton 630-407-2800
Kane County
  • Anderson Animal Shelter 1000 S LaFox, South Elgin (847) 697-2880
  • Kane County Animal Control 4060 Keslinger Rd, Geneva (630) 232-3555
Kendall County
  • Kendall County Animal Control 802 John ST, Yorkville (630) 553-9256
Lake County
  • Lake County Animal Care and Control 18736 W Peterson RD, Libertyville (847) 377-4700
  • Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter 2200 Riverwoods Rd, Deerfield (847) 945-0235
  • Save-A-Pet 31664 N Fairfield Rd, Grayslake (847) 740-7788
McHenry County
  • McHenry County Animal Control 100 N Virginia ST, Crystal Lake (815) 459-6222
  • Animal Services & Assistance Programs (ASAP) 19309 Kishwaukee Valley RD, Marengo (815)568-2921
  • Helping Paws Animal Shelter 2500 Harding Ln, Woodstock (815) 338-4400
  • Young at Heart Senior Pet Shelter 4301 S IL Route 47, Woodstock (815) 333-4001
Will County
  • TLC Animal Shelter 13016 W 151st St, Homer Glen (708) 301-1594
  • Will County Humane Society 24109 Seil Rd, Shorewood (815) 741-0695
Winnebago County
  • Winnebago County Animal Services 4517 N Main St, Rockford (815) 319-4100
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Need Help:

1. If you are a Chicago resident and are in danger of having to give up your pet because you cannot afford veterinary care, email petsupport@crispchicago.com for financial support
2. If you are in need of vaccines or spay/neuter please check the free or discounted clinic at PAWS Chicago, The Anti-Cruelty Society, Tree House Humane Society, SNIP Society, and SPAY ILLINOIS
3. If your pet is currently lost or you found a stray, please file a report with Lost Dogs Illinois. If your pet is in a shelter and you can't afford the reclaim fee, please contact Lost Dogs Illinois who can help you pay for it
4. If you need a tag for your pet's collar and can't afford one email pma@onetail.org and they will mail you one

5. If you need help affording a pet deposit to get new housing, check out the The Anti-Cruelty Society's program to help you pay for that: https://anticruelty.org/pet-deposit-subsidy-program

6. If you are struggling with your pet's behavior, call the Anti-Cruelty Society's free behavior hotline: https://anticruelty.org/helpline
7. If you need help feeding your pet email pma@onetail.org and they will help you find the pet food pantry closest to you.
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Temporary Services:

We are a foster-based rescue that adopts the dogs in our care, so, unfortunately, we do not offer temporary foster services. 


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Found A Stray Dog!


Do not take an animal that you have found out of the area it was found without contacting local police, animal control or other animal service agencies! Removing animals from their local area will lower the chances of their owner finding them.

Not every animal is homeless or abused. 

Dogs and cats can escape and get away. It happens. They can get dirty and stinky, lose weight and to put it plainly, look downright terrible after being outside on their own. This does NOT mean they are unloved, or unwanted.

Announce to the world that you found or lost pet! But start with local authorities! Contact local police, animal control, or other animal service agencies to see where you should bring the dog to complete the “stray hold” since you are not obligated to keep this dog.

This dog may have a microchip that can help connect him to his owners, or the local authorities may have a missing dog report on file for that dog. Next file a report with Lost Dogs Illinois and then look to see if the dog you found has been reported missing, and lastly create a flyer to post all over the area and on social media.

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Low-Cost Pet Medical Services:
A.D.O.P.T. Naperville Spay/Neuter Services: Call (630) 355-2299
Anderson Animal Shelter: Call  (847) 697-2880
 * Low-cost spay/neuter services
 * Low-cost pet dental clinic
 * Low-cost pet vaccinations
Animal Care League Spay/Neuter Services: Call (708) 848-8155
Anti-Cruelty Society: Call (312) 644-8338 ext.347. Some low-income services are temporarily suspended until further notice, but keep checking the page for updates.
DuPage County Animal Services: Call (630) 407-2800. A Spay and Neuter Voucher is offered to DuPage County residents with SNAP, LINK, and/or Social Security Disability Insurance.
Fox Valley Animal Welfare League: Call (630) 800-2254. Low-cost clinic services are offered for Illinois residents that receive social security, unemployment, or state aid.
Paws Chicago Spay/Neuter Services: Call (773) 521-7729
Spay Illinois: Call (630) 961-8000
 * Project Families Forever is a low-cost spay/neuter program if you are receiving link, SSDI, or have an Illinois Medical Card
 * Low-cost vaccinations are available for any IL resident, and they offer additional discounts for low-income families.
 * Find another low-cost spay/neuter provider outside of the DuPage County/Chicago area.
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Pet Food Pantries:
DuPage County Pet Food Pantries
Animal Care League Pets & People Support Program: Call (708) 848-8155. Fill out this application form to request a pet supply care package.
Bruno’s Pro-Bone-O Pet Pantry: Call (630) 926-3610. Fill out an application form when you arrive at the Hanover Township Food Pantry.
DuPage Senior Citizens Council Pet Care and Food Assistance: Call (630) 620-0804. Pet food deliveries and veterinary visits for pets of seniors.
Fox Valley Animal Welfare League Pet Food Pantry in partnership with the Humanitarian Service Project’s Senior Citizens Project: Call (630) 221-8340
 * Groceries (including pet food) are delivered once a month.
 * Seniors are referred by DuPage County Senior Services, Catholic Charities, area townships, and other social service agencies–or they can fill out Application form.
Wet Nose Pet Food Pantry: Call (708) 480-2538. 
There are also some human food pantries in the DuPage area that will occasionally have pet food, depending on what is donated at the time. Call the pantry ahead of time to check availability.
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry: Call (630) 469-8668. For qualified residents in Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Carol Stream, Wheaton, Lisle,  Glendale Heights, Bloomingdale or Addison.
Downers Grove Area FISH: Call (630) 964-7776. For qualified residents in Lisle, Downers Grove or Westmont.
People’s Resource Center: Call (630) 682-5402. All residents of DuPage County are eligible to become a People’s Resource Center client.
West Suburban Community Pantry: Call (630) 512-9921. For residents of DuPage County, Romeoville, and Bolingbrook who meet the federal income guidelines.
Loaves and Fishes in Naperville: Call (630) 355-3663. Eligibility is based on the IL Emergency Food Program income guidelines.
Chicago Area Pet Food Pantries:
Care for Real Pet Pantry: Call (773) 769-6182 to find out if you are eligible for support.
C.A.R.E. Pet Food Pantry: Fill out this application form to find out if you are eligible for support in the Skokie area.
Evanston Animal Shelter COVID-19 Pet Food Assistance: Call (847) 866-5082 if you are local to Evanston and urgently need pet food supplies.
Friendship Pet Food Pantry. Call (773) 907-6388 to find out if you are eligible for support in Chicago.
Irving Park Community Food Pantry Pet Food Corner: Call (773) 283-6296 to find out if you are eligible for support.
PAWS Chicago Pet Food Bank: Call (773) 475-9426 to find out if you are eligible for support.
Red Door Animal Shelter Café Program: Call (773) 764-2242. Clients must show proof of low-income or fixed-income status.
Wright-Way Rescue Pet Food Bank: Call (618) 713-9071 with any questions. Local delivery is available, and curbside pickup is available for non-locals.
For more options outside of DuPage County and Chicago, check out this map of Illinois pet food pantries or this list of pet food banks around the United States.
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