SCCR’s mission is to rescue responsibly above all else and with the current “Shelter in Place” order, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person events until the order has been lifted and it is safe to resume.

With that being said, SCCR is happy to announce that we will continue conducting virtual adoptions and have established special protocols for transferring newly adopted dogs from foster to their forever home!! As a team we established a set of procedures based on CDC recommendations detailing the process and hand off dogs from fosters to adopters in a safe manner.

If you are interested in a particular SCCR dog, please submit an application online and if feasible, we can arrange for you to meet your possible new family member virtually and chat with their foster family!

SCCR is carefully monitoring the progression and evolution of COVID-19 in the greater Chicagoland area will continue to plan and react to the fluid situation. Our understanding about this virus and its impact changes daily so please check back for regular updates on SCCR’s operations as we comply with the CDC recommendations and mandates.

Stay safe everyone!

-SCCR Team

Updated as of Thursday April 2, 2020

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