Rescues We Work With

We love to serve our Oak Park and surrounding neighborhood communities by dedicating our time to helping those in need. By supporting our community animal shelters, we help to not only care for animal rescues and shelter animals’ immediate health needs but prepare them for future loving homes. Consequently, we’ve partnered with the following organizations, and hope to grow the list with more partners soon! Call (708) 248-8888 to learn how you can help.

Doberman Rescue Plus

While their focus is on educating the public on the Doberman breed, their compassion extends to all breeds. They rescue dogs from a variety of situations and always provide a full physical to assess their health and give them medical care as needed. Foster, adopt, or volunteer on their website!

Lucky Dog

Lucky Dog is volunteer-powered and works to rescue abandoned animals. They also are passionate about educating the community on responsible pet parenting including spay and neuter, good nutrition, and proper training! Learn how you can help their mission here.

Making A Difference

This animal rescue works hard to do as their name suggests and make a difference in the lives of animals in need. They rely heavily on volunteers and foster homes to help their rescues socialize and get the care they need. Read about their mission and see how you can help on their website.

Second City Canine

Second City Canine strongly believes in rescuing responsibly—they want to help every animal find the perfect loving home that suits their needs and temperament. Their reach extends beyond Chicago, and they’re always looking for pet-passionate volunteers! Learn more on their site.

Treasured Animals

With a dedicated team of volunteers and foster homes, this animal rescue works diligently to find as many forever homes as possible for their rescued pets. There is no limit to their compassion as they make every effort to help each animal in need. See their rescues available for adoption, volunteer, or donate here.

Paws and Effect

Paws and Affect Animal Rescue is a 501c3 all breed, all ages, all animal rescue. We are built on 18 years of rescue experience. Our team is dedicated to finding forever homes for the forgotten animals of IL and across the nation. We believe in transparency, honesty, and are passionate about doing what is right for the animals in our care. We hope that we can help you find your new family member. Visit their website or donate here.

Animal Care League

Animal Care League is committed to providing shelter, medical care, and comfort to animals in need; reducing animal overpopulation; and acting as a community resource, thus promoting the human/animal bond. Visit their website or donate here.


Animal rescues have a wide range of needs, so we do our best to offer what services we can to ease their burden. Some ways we help include:

  • Food collection and donation to shelters
  • Offering free exams and discounted medical care
  • Performing discounted spay, neuter, and other surgeries
  • Volunteering additional time to help shelters with anything else they need