ALIVE Rescue

A PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL 60639 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits.

Kristen Gerali

Pets at ALIVE Rescue

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female


Female, Adult
Domestic Shorthair


Female, Young
Domestic Shorthair


Male, Adult


Female, Adult
Labrador Retriever


Male, Adult
Shepherd (Unknown Type)


Female, Young
German Shepherd Dog / Labrador Retriever


Male, Senior
American Pit Bull Terrier / Boxer


Male, Young
Australian Shepherd / Hound (Unknown Type)

Mama Sweet P

Female, Young
Domestic Shorthair


Male, Adult
Domestic Mediumhair


Female, Senior
Cocker Spaniel


Male, Adult
Labrador Retriever


Female, Adult
Australian Cattle Dog


Male, Senior
Domestic Longhair


Male, Young

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Areas ALIVE Rescue Serves

ALIVE Rescue serves the city of Chicago and surrounding area.

ALIVE Rescue's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

2. Interview

3. Home Check

4. Meet the Pet

5. Approve Application

6. Sign Adoption Contract

7. Pay Fee

In order to qualify for ALIVE’s program all of the following steps must be met:

You must be at least 24 years of age and be able to provide ALIVE with proof of age.

Any current pets must be up to date on vaccinations, and be spayed/neutered. Exceptions to this will only be considered if proof of a medical explanation is provided.

If you currently rent, you must provide a landlord’s phone number and a copy of your executed lease.

All members of the family living in the home where the animal will be placed must be interviewed.

Applicant must live within 50 miles of Chicago if interested in adopting and within 10 miles of Chicago if interested in fostering.

Allow an ALIVE representative into your home for a visit to insure that your home is safe for the potential new dog or cat.

Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care for a pet.

Adoption Donation Amounts:
Dogs over 6 months old: $325
Dogs under 6 months old: $400
Dogs over 7 years old: $150
Rabbits: $150
Cats: $175
If you are adopting a bonded pair, the adoption donation will be as reflected above, but as a buy one, get one free.

We require a $75 training deposit at the time of adopting a dog. You will be required to enroll and complete a training class with your new dog at one of our approved training facilities within 3 months of adoption in order for the deposit to be refunded.

About ALIVE Rescue

ALIVE Rescue is a sustainable animal rescue group committed to protecting the lives and rights of animals. We believe that every animal has the right to a well-balanced, socialized and fulfilled life. We take on the responsibility to save, rehabilitate and place abandoned, abused and stray animals. Our rescue permanently houses and cares for the animals that cannot be placed into forever homes for the duration of their natural lives. We provide medical, behavioral and physical support for animals despite their age, health, and/or breed. At ALIVE Rescue, we promote sustainable living and care-giving by building awareness, appreciation and respect for all animals and the environment within our communities. We constantly work to educate the public on current animal issues, including the benefits of spaying/neutering pets.

Since our formation in 2008, ALIVE Rescue has rescued more than 1,600 animals in the Chicago area.

Come Meet ALIVE Rescue's Pets

Make a donation to ALIVE Rescue to help homeless pets find homes