Interested in adopting a dog in Chicago? You’ve got great options. The Windy City is home to some amazing rescues whose staff work to save the lives of animals and match them with their fur-ever homes. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites below to help point you in the right direction. Whether you’re looking to bring home a puppy or a senior dog, these shelters will help you find the perfect companion. Here’s where to adopt a dog in Chicago.
PAWS Chicago is a no-kill rescue with multiple locations around the Windy City. Paula Fasseas and her daughter, Alex Fasseas, founded the organization 1997. Since then, PAWS has championed the no-kill method of rescuing animals and matching them with loving parents. PAWS also offers foster and volunteer options.
Next is The Anti-Cruelty Society, one of the best spots to adopt a dog in Chicago. According to its website, The Anti-Cruelty Society is an “open door for compassion.” This organization, which dates back to 1899, is more than a rescue — has a focus on animal welfare, and they’re committed to educating people on the subject and more.
Finally, One Tail at a Time is a rescue with a mission to “end pet homelessness” in Chicago, according to the website. The organization saves animals from overcrowded shelters and matches them with the perfect home depending on their needs. They also provide resources to adopters to make sure you’re equipped to provide your fur-baby with everything they need.
Check out some of our previous pet posts below for information on caring for your dog:
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