Emergency foster needed. These two 3 year old boys were surrendered to a local shelter when their owner passed away. We would love to help them but need a foster to do that. They’re a bonded pair who are good with dogs and love kids please please consider helping. Even if it’s only for a short period of time. They are also looking for their forever home. If able to help please comment below and fill out an application online at Thanks
Adoption pending.... Chance is having a blast playing frisbee by himself. This super sweet 9 month old goofball is waiting for his forever family. Chance is a 9 month old puppy who loves dogs, kid friendly and appears to be housebroken. If interested in chance please apply online at Thanks
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Debbie Downs-Jackson
· March 10, 2018
We had such a great experience with CLR. We got our chocolate lab Lexi (formerly Hershey) who is so sweet and full of love. She has adjusted so well. The process was quick and Kim and Nancy were great... to work with! We are so happy and would definitely go through them again! See More
Brad Barnes
· February 13, 2018
Very responsive to our specific needs. My wife is legally blind, and we have somewhat more stringent requirements to meet our needs for a loving, yet skilled Labrador retriever.

We showed an interest... in a particular adoption, but promptly received a very courteous response suggesting an alternative companion that seems as though will be a perfect match, when we meet very soon. Thank you !!! See More
Marilyn Wager
· September 21, 2017
Adopting Beau (aka Harley) has been one of the most positive experiences I have gone through. My home visit occurred on a Monday evening, and without my being aware, Debbie and Kim W. immediately working behind the scenes to find the perfect match for our home. On Wednesday I got a call from Beau's foster mom, Margie, and fell in love with Beau on the phone. They could not have found a more perfect dog for us! We brought him home on Friday, and he is everything I could have hoped for. CLR and their volunteers do an incredible job of making sure the adoptions are successful and have a happy ending for everyone! And their ongoing support (especially to me, a first time dog owner) has made a world of difference. I would not hesitate to recommend CLR to anyone. Thank you for my forever friend! See More
Danielle Cruse Smith
· March 18, 2018
Easy Process. They found the perfect dog for our family. When we are ready in July CLR will be the first place we go to.
Paige Peterson
· September 14, 2017
We had been looking for a Rescue Lab for a few months, going to different Shelters and working with CLR. We really felt very confident we would find the Lab we wanted through CLR, while understanding ...that the process would take some time, in that the people that represent CLR are all Volunteers. We met a wonderful Lady that did our House visit, and the people that were fostering Willie (now Stella), were so caring and honest about her strengths and areas that needed work.
Thank you to everyone at CLR, what you are doing for these homeless Dogs is so compassionate, your efforts are appreciated.
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Bob Byerwalter
· November 15, 2017
We have had a very good experience with all the people associated with Chicagoland Lab Rescue. Would recommend them to anyone looking to rescue a Lab.
Pam Donahue Ruminski
· June 28, 2017
We adopted Maddie a month ago. The process was very smooth and they took great care to make sure we were the right fit for her. That is very important in my mind. I knew the kind of dog I wanted to a home for and they never misrepresented her at all. She was exactly what they said she was! Sweet and lovable! Needing some training and month into it we are so happy to have her in our lives! CLR goes above and beyond to save these poor creatures from kill shelters. I would adopt from them again.....and probably will!���Pam Ruminski See More
Tom Bujnowski
· May 28, 2017
My name is Mary and I had to do this review from my husband's Facebook page because I was blocked by CLR for questioning practices. I just want to give a buyer beware not to get your hopes up on an an...imal through this rescue. I emailed interest in a dog featured on their Facebook page, no response. Submitted an application, my money was accepted and I was told publicly on Facebook that I would get a call for a home​ visit only to see the dog was adopted out without giving us an opportunity. I understand this is run by volunteers, but to be told we would get a call and then see the dog adopted out, well, I feel a bit betrayed, but also heartbroken. Just don't get your hopes up is all I can say... See More
Elizabeth Marie
· November 3, 2017
We have adopted two dogs from this rescue and in both cases, we were contacted quickly and were able to adopt our babies quickly. Thank you for the good work that you do.
Gina Mancini Quinn
· August 16, 2017
Chicagoland Lab Rescue is an amazing organization! They were professional and helpful at every turn and thanks to them we adopted a wonderful lab 6 months ago. Since then, we've followed them on Faceb...ook and it's been great seeing how many dogs they connect with families. See More
Mary Beck
· June 3, 2017
Willard came into our life 2 weeks ago and it has been great. CLR made the whole adoption experience seamless from the application all the way to coordinating meeting Willard and introducing him to hi...s new fur brothers Cody and Tanner. Highly recommend going to CLR if you are looking to add a � to your world. �#Willard See More
Eileen Therese
· September 26, 2017
Adopted two dogs through Chicagoland lab rescue! Easy process, great people, some of the best dogs I've had!
John E Kelly
· October 6, 2015
I should have posted a review earlier, but I guess late is better than never. When I lost my Lab last spring, I searched around on various Lab rescue sites. At first it was too soon for me to adopt ...but I wanted to get a feel for the sites and decide where I would look when the time was right. I soon came to the conclusion that Chicagoland Lab Rescue was doing things right. I appreciated the pictures and honest descriptions of the available dogs. They seemed to really care. I submitted an application and had a long conversation with one of the directors so that they knew what I was looking for. They identified Zeus for me - an older rescue from an abusive situation who had been beautifully fostered. Our pairing has been a great success and I have since adopted his partner Connor who has some health issues (fully disclosed) that we are working on. I have found CLR to be professional, friendly and truly dedicated to placing their dogs in homes where there is the most chance for success. I hope to have my two adopted companions for many years to come but should I ever need to adopt again, CLR will be the place where I go. I highly recommend CLR to anyone interested in adopting a lab or lab mix. See More
Molly Connor
· March 15, 2017
We recently adopted Zeus from CLR and he is a great addition to our family! The volunteers that we worked with (Kim, Kathy, and Cindy) were so helpful and supportive throughout the process. We filled ...out the adoption application and were contacted within a week about the home visit. Within a few days we had the home visit and were able to pick up Zeus from his foster mom. We did the foster-to-adopt program, and officially adopted Zeus after the two weeks of fostering. We would definitely recommend CLR to anyone looking to adopt a dog! See More
Justin Foust
· October 14, 2015
CLR was great to work with. Our dogs foster family were incredibly, incredibly nice people.
Living in DuPage Co there were a few hoops to jump through to obtain a rabies tag, which requires a certific...ate from the vet etc. A call to the Joliet animal hosp and they faxed it to CLR (due to customer privacy reasons) and CLR in turn had it emailed to me the next day.

CLR requires that you start prof obedience training with your dog within a month of adoption, which I really like. I think they want to ensure that the dog is going to a home where they're part of the family, not a guard dog. I doubt the guard dog crowd is going through the trouble. Plus the training was more for us than it was the dog lol. Like 90% training us and 10% him.

Anyways, Baxter is a real dream boat and we can't wait till he's old enough to teach a little brother or sister the ropes We had a good experience with both CLR and the foster family that we may consider fostering one ourselves in the near future.
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Kimberly Creath Stover
· October 15, 2015
We fostered our first dog last month and found it to be a really positive experience. We weren't pressured to take any specific dog, and ended up fostering a sweet lab mix that got along well with our... dog, and our family. There was plenty of communication with the group leaders, and we definitely didn't feel like we were alone in the process. We received clear instructions and if we had any questions we had all the contacts we needed to get them answered. There is a transportation system in place, too, and we were lucky enough to have the dog delivered to our door. We'll be happy to do it again. See More
Heather Finn Teliga
· October 6, 2015
My husband and I were blown away by how responsive and compassionate the CLR volunteers are. They truly care about each and every pup they are rescuing. We worked with several area rescues before fi...nding our perfect pup and found CLR to be one of the very best! We haven't had a dog for years and anytime I reached out for guidance they were always there to help. This was true even after the adoption was complete. Our family wasn't complete until we added our pup and we will forever be grateful to CLR for finding the perfect companion for our family. See More
Laura Weinberg Rosenfeld
· October 11, 2015
We were so pleased with Chicagoland Lab Rescue. Our new pup, Addie - now know as Camden - is amazing. We truly appreciated how thorough and fair CLR handled the adoption process - from the meet and ...greet to the final adoption. We were second in line to get Camden and CLR kept open communication with us the entire time. We highly recommend CLR - great organization with great people! Thank you for entrusting Camden with us - she's made our life full of energy and happiness! See More
Megan Kelly
· October 13, 2015
I recently adopted Finley (fna Ida Mae) and I can't thank CLR enough for helping bring her into my family's life! The process to adopt her was easy and CLR made sure that I knew as much as possible a...bout her before introducing us. They took the time to make sure it was the best fit for my family AND the dog. I can't thank CLR enough for what they do for these dogs. I'm not sure who rescued who...but Finley and I are a perfect match! See More
Jackie Shear
· September 1, 2016
We adopted our foster fail puppy Jewel from you in January. Sweetest dog and gets along great with our other three dogs. Would adopt from you again. Its nice to see how you go to any limits to make dogs go to a good home. Thanks again See More

Meet Zander, this 1-2 year old boy is looking for his forever family. Zander has the softest cost, you’ll want to pet him forever. Zander is good with dogs, loves people, is housebroken and walks well on a leash. If interested please apply online at

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Here's Smoky - 2 yrs old, about 90 lbs, loves loves loves to play ball !


Meet Zander, this 1-2 year old boy is looking for his forever family. Zander has the softest cost, you’ll want to pet him forever. Zander is good with dogs, loves people, is housebroken and walks well on a leash. If interested please apply online at Thanks

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Max is looking for a foster/adopter. Max (darker color) is a 2 year old boy who loves everyone. Kids and dogs. Max can jump a fence so he will either need to be leashed walked or watched when outside. If interested in this great boy please apply online at Thanks

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Maximus was s hit at the Pet Expo this weekend. He is 8-9 yrs old, 58 lbs. Maximus is good with other dogs, kids and adults. He is housebroken and doesn’t require a crate. He likes to go for walks and play with his tennis ball. He would do best in a ranch home with a few stairs.

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Foster help needed. We have a very pregnant black lab who’s in need of a foster experienced with puppies. If you’d like to help Hattie out please email Thanks

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Here's Smoky - 2 yrs old, about 90 lbs, loves loves loves to play ball !

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Meet Smoky ! He is about 2 yrs old and weighs about 90 lbs. Smoky is a very talented ball player and wants nothing more in life than to find a forever family to play fetch with him. He is a big boy but couldn’t be any gentler. He does very well with his fosters’ little girls (age 4 and 8) and other dogs. He always wants to be at your side, either playing with you, leaning on you, or making eye contact. He loves to lay in your lap and get a belly rub. He is a quick learner – h...e understood not to jump onto his fosters’ couch in just one day! He listens very well to commands including: sit, shake, drop and no. Smoky doesn’t bark or jump on people, either – he greets new people in the home calmly. He jumps into the car and travels with no issues. Smoky could work on his leash skills and gets very excited when he sees other dogs, but only because he wants to play.

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Diamond will be making an appearance at the Chicagoland pet expo today (Sunday) at 2pm. This adorable puppy is 4 1/2 months old and full of love. The pet expo is at Arlington race track in Arlington heights.

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Come visit Maggie, Emma and Henry Sunday at the Chicagoland Pet Expo at Arlington Park Race Course.

Maggie & Emma from 10am-12pm
Henry from 12pm-2pm

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Maximus was a great ambassador for CLR at the Pet Expo. It’s tiring being so social.

Maximus is a 8-9 yr old chocolate male lab. He is housebroken, doesn’t need a crate and is dog and kid friendly. His perfect home would be s ranch with s few stairs.

If interested go to to fill out your application

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Lea and Jetta have arrived at the Pet Expo. They will be here until 12pm

Come visit them at booth 231

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Lea, Jetta and Maximus will be at the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park Race Track on Saturday

Jetta and Lea from 10am - 12pm
Maximus from 12pm- 2pm

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Henry has arrived. He will be at work he Pet Expo until 6pm Henry is 6 yrs old

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Maximus has arrived at the Pet Expo. He is here until 2:30 today

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