Chicago Pitbull rescue



Chicago PitBull Rescue is a group of volunteer dog lovers whose mission is to rescue, provide sanctuary, and ultimately to re-home abandoned, stray and neglected dogs. Whenever possible we also assist dogs who, because of extenuating circumstances, are unable to remain in their homes with their owners. We are located in the Chicagoland area.

All CPR dogs are housed in foster homes where they are provided with an enormous amount of love and any medical attention that may be required to insure that they are in good health before adoption. They are all spayed or neutered and brought up-to-date on shots before being placed in their new homes. When time permits, our dogs are also house trained and taught basic obedience.

All CPR dogs are evaluated for temperament and personality. This helps us to place them in homes that are well suited to their needs and to the needs of their future owners. If you are looking for a specific type of dog and do not see it on our website, please email us. We work closely with other rescue groups and animal shelters and may be able to assist you in finding your next furry friend.

You can learn more about Chicago PitBull Rescue by going to our Facebook Group or emailing us at

Please, CPR is not a shelter. We would love to save every dog but that is unrealistic. Unless it is an urgent situation, we can not take your dog because you have decided it was too much work to deal with. Also there are many other dogs for adoption on our Facebook page that are not posted here.


What we are all about!

Before you begin the process of finding your pet a new home, there are several things that you should know:

About animal shelters

Shelters and humane societies were created to rescue stray and abused animals. They weren't meant to be a drop-off for people who don't want their pets anymore. Shelters, on average, take in over 100 animals daily. Of those 100 animals, less than half will leave the shelter alive. There just are not enough homes for them all. Only the youngest, friendliest, cutest and best behaved dogs and cats are going to be adopted. Shelters are so overcrowded that your cat or dog could be killed the same day it arrives. 

Being purebred won't help your dog's chances of adoption either - almost half of the dogs in many shelters are purebreds. Dropping your dog or cat off at a shelter in most cases is signing your pet's death warrant. 

About no-kill shelters and rescue organizations:

True "no-kill" shelters and rescues are few and far between. Obviously, no one wants to see their pet killed so the demand for no-kill shelter services is high. So high that they're forced to turn away many pets because they don't have room for them all. Often such organizations are small, private, organizations by volunteers often sheltering animals in volunteer foster homes. Like no-kill shelters, demand for their services is high, and space is limited so your pet may be turned away for lack of room

Abused Frosty in a shelter.
Frosty in his forever home.

Please accept our sincere apology as we are not currently accepting surrenders or adopting any dogs at this time.  We are grateful for all of the success stories and hope we have helped many Chicago Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mix.   Thank you for your love, support and for rescuing all the beautiful doggies from with us. 

We are so sorry!