West Suburban Humane Society

A volunteer-based animal welfare organization that was founded in 1972 as a lost-and-found referral service.  They soon began to shelter homeless animals and are now a shelter and adoption facility, housing up to 25 dogs and 60 cats at a time    



The Anti Cruelty Society​

The Anti-Cruelty Society shall provide compassionate care for any animal in need, attempt to find a home for every healthy or rehabilitatable dog and cat that comes to us, intervene to prevent cruelty to animals, partner with the community to educate on animal issues and inspire compassion and respect, provide low or no cost spaying or neutering.

 

Chicago Canine Rescue​

CCRF was founded in 2001 to help find permanent, loving homes for homeless dogs in our city. CCRF has saved the lives of over 3,000 dogs, cats, kittens (yes, we have started helping a few felines each year, too!) and puppies.

We are friends who met several years ago at Busy Fingers, a sewing group at The Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago. We range in age from 35 to 70 and have diverse talents. Marsha is an accomplished seamstress and hand quilter. Lisa (and to a lesser extent Terry) assists with toy production. Together she and Terry tend to the business side of things. Every dog toy and cat toy we sell is designed and carefully handcrafted by one of us in Chicago.

Fabric Superstars

Recent Beneficiaries

Red Door Shelter

Red Door Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter committed to helping animals in need. Its primary focus is on the rescue, shelter and adoption of cats, dogs and rabbits—the three most popular pets in the United States.


Greyhounds Only​

They take in retired racing greyhounds from all over the country and find them good homes. They serve Chicago and the Chicagoland area, the Northeastern corner of Illinois, and the Southeastern corner of Wisconsin.


Critter Project, Inc


A non profit foster based rescue that started August of 2016.  Located in Marion, Illinois, their mission is to help animals in need and place them in their forever homes.  Currently they offer cat/kitten adoptions but hope to expand to dogs in the future.  


Animal Care League

The Animal Care League is a limited admission shelter located in Oak Park. They help homeless cats, dogs and other small animals by providing them food, shelter, medical attention and love until we can find them a loving home.  


Barbs Precious Rescue & Adoption Center

Creating a safe and humane haven by providing medical attention, food, shelter and love for cats and dogs that have been abused, abandoned or neglected.  


Catvando

Catvando works toward the humane management and reduction of street cats, stray and feral, through a Trap Neuter Return (TNR) program. They work with communities to address the issue of street cats, provide support to cat care givers and use the opportunity to teach respect for all of life.    


​Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.) An all volunteer nonprofit organization with a mission to serve the communities of Chicago's North Shore by fostering and supporting healthy, positive relationships between people and companion animals.     



Feline Friends Chicago

Feline Friends is a foster-based, no kill cat rescue organization serving Chicago. We do not have a physical site - we are completely foster based.