About SCCR

Mission Statement:
Second City Canine Rescue’s mission is to rescue homeless animals and responsibly place them into permanent, loving homes. We believe in rescuing responsibly.℠

Second City Canine Rescue (SCCR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is largely volunteer-operated. We are dedicated to serving the homeless dogs of Chicagoland, as well as branching out to other areas (such as Oklahoma, Indiana, Kentucky, Southern Illinois,Texas, & Michigan) – wherever homeless dogs & puppies need us.

We are extremely selective about the dogs we place and temperament test each and every adult dog prior to adoption from our program. Our goal is to responsibly place dogs with solid temperaments that will make loving family pets.

We rely solely on foster homes to house our dogs – we do not have a shelter or a kennel that we use regularly. These foster homes are the backbone and heart of our organization – without them, we would not be able to save any animals at all. Adoptable animals will live in a foster home until they find their permanent home.

SCCR does NOT discriminate. All breeds, ages, sizes, and colors are welcomed and loved.

Euthanasia Policy: We feel that it is important to be up-front & honest with the public regarding our policy. Euthanasia will only be performed in extreme cases of aggression or illness. We take animal welfare very seriously and would only use euthanasia when deemed absolutely necessary.