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paw print Chicago Dog Rescue Options

If you live in the Chicago area and are interested in adopting or assisting rescued dogs, you have a lot of options. An organization called CARE (Community Animal Rescue Effort) has a list of Chicago pet adoption facilities posted on its website.

Several Chicago pet adoptions facilities are making use of the “Meet Your Match” program from the ASPCA. This is an assessment that is done both of the adopter and of the dog, which color codes both in an attempt to make a perfect match between pet and owner. (There are MYM materials for cats, too.) Dogs are categorized according to whether they are externally, internally or socially motivated, and by their energy level.

Is your perfect pet pal a couch potato, a goof-ball, or the life of the party? Take the quiz at the dog rescue shelter, and find out. Then you can meet the dogs that are available which fit that particular profile. In all their are nine canine personality types identified for those who want to adopt a dog. Chicago is not the only city to implement this program, so if you are somewhere else, it’s likely you can find a shelter which will offer it.

In addition to dog rescue Chicago and the surrounding area have shelters for cats, parrots, ferrets, and reptiles.

paw print Dog Adoption in the City of Chicago

The city of Chicago is one of the many great cities in the U.S. which has great economic stability and incredible diversity. However, like many other great cities and states, Chicago also has a dog over-population problem.

Over-population is mainly due to irresponsible pet ownership and can be controlled by neutering or spaying a dog. Many of the rescue groups or shelters in the city of Chicago offer affordable and sometimes free neutering or spaying to qualifying pet owners. To find more information on spaying or neutering your dog and other pets visit here here

Every year in the city of Chicago about 28,000 dogs are surrendered to shelters and rescue organizations. Sadly, it is estimated only 30% (or 8,400) of these dogs will be saved by new owners or rescue groups. The rest will be put to sleep.

In the city of Chicago alone, there are about 40 plus rescue groups and animal shelters. Within that list only 20 percent of those shelters and rescue groups are “no-kill” centers. You can find rescue groups or shelter information by searching online or by visiting here.

In every state and city there are laws that protect dogs and other animals. There are also rules and regulations for pet owners, which must be followed. To find about these laws visit here.