Foster pets looking for FUR-ever Homes We are a group of middle school students from North Park Elementary School interested in helping foster pets find their FURever homes. We are helping foster animals as opposed to shelter animals because when one foster animal gets their FURever home, the foster parent can host another one, freeing up space in the shelters, resulting in more lives saved. On this website you will find the descriptions of cats and dogs along with their idea of their perfect home. If you are interested in adopting one of these animals, please go to our Contact Us page. We would love to get every animal on this website into their FURever home.
The cats and dogs that are featured on our site are all fosters from Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control (FCACC), the Chicago Canine Rescue and Safe Humane Chicago. All of these non-profit organizations are committed to saving the lives and helping the thousands of animals that come into their custody every year. Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) is located at 2741 S. Western Ave. Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation is located at 5272 N. Elston Ave. Safe Humane Chicagoworks with various rescue organizations around the area to rehabilitate abused and abandoned dogs and to place them in loving homes, as well as to educate the pubic on animal welfare issues.
Chicago Animal Care and Control: The City of Chicago takes in thousands of unwanted animals every year from citizens, brings stray animals in off the streets, and provides care for evidence animals in court cases. Contrary to perception, most of these animals are wonderful, loving companion animals–they simply have nowhere else to go. And that’s why Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control was founded - to provide help for as many of those unfortunate animals as we possibly can. FCACC does it by:
Providing food, medical care and adoption opportunities for ACC animals in their foster program.
Educating people about the proper care of their animals.
Advocating humane treatment of all animals.
Gifting the city shelter with resources the city budget doesn’t cover.
Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation: 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. CCRF assists the animals that are the MOST vulnerable in our city – the dogs and cats that are slated for euthanasia because they are too old, too young, too injured, have disabilities, or have simply been overlooked for too long by potential adopters at other shelters.
Safe Humane Chicago Safe Humane's mission is to create safe and humane communities by inspiring positive relationships between people and animals. They are an alliance of non-traditional partners that recognize the connections between animal abuse and interpersonal violence and the benefits of the human-animal bond. Their programs focus on education, advocacy and second chances. The students of NPES are proud to be helping these outstanding organizations!!:
Are you looking for a sweetie snuggle bear? Foreman, the Safe Humane Court Case Dog, is your guy! This 7-year old pit bull was found by the Chicago Police on the West Side, emaciated and living in a closet with a female dog who was also rescued. Foreman has BBs all over his body; someone shot this sweet dog many times with a BB gun. He has scars on his face and neck. Foreman’s teeth are in rough shape as they are ground down to little nubs. Foreman is also vision-impaired. He takes tumbles down stairs and runs into things and trips on curbs. This special boy needs someone who will give him some training to help navigate his world with his partial blindness. Foreman loves treats and takes them very gently, so he will be an easy guy to train! Despite the abuse and neglect he has endured for probably his entire life, Foreman is unbelievably friendly and affectionate. He loves lap sitting and he leans in for pets and gives really sweet kisses! Foreman would probably be okay with the right dog-he did well meeting a female his size, and a tiny chihuahua. Please share Foreman so that he can get the loving home he has deserved for so long. He needs to live out his golden years knowing he will never be abused or neglected again.