Who We Are
CSR specializes in the rescue, rehab and rehoming of shelter and stray German Shepherds.
Our shepherds are first temperament-tested and then taken into our homes (never put into kennels) for a minimum of 3 weeks for their fostering period. While in our homes, the shepherds are allowed to calm down from the stress of the shelter. They are fully vetted, meaning they are spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, checked for heartworm and internal parasites, and microchipped. They are housetrained and begin work on basic obedience. This period allows us to get to know each shepherd individually and is our most valuabl tool when matching our dogs with their new homes.
Adopting a friend
The adoption process begins when we receive your Adoption Application.
We are all volunteers and there simply are not enough of us to respond to all the casual inquiries sent to us so when we receive your application, we know that you are sincerely interested in eventually adopting a German Shepherd. We will respond within 10 - 14 days (after your references have been verified) to discuss your application and the qualities you want in your shepherd.
Our adoption fee is $350 for a shepherd.
This fee helps to offset the costs we incur while vetting and fostering our dogs. Please contact us as soon as you are interested in finding your shepherd -- this increases our ability to find the shepherd of your dreams
If you are interested in adopting a shepherd from CSR, please visit our website and fill out an adoption form: Adoption Forms
Chicagoland Shepherd Rescue
Chicago, IL 60647
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