Check out our Adoptabulls!

Meet Sprout, Athena, Sweetie, Ivy and Louie, our sweet Adoptabulls looking for their forever homes!


Shop for a Cause!

THANK YOU from our Pit Crew to everyone who made this event a huge success!  And stay tuned, we’re going to do it again in the Fall so be sure to start making your wish list early, there are tons of great deals that you won’t want to miss out on!


Mark your calendars for February 28th and March 1st for two fun days of shopping,  discounts and helping save lives!

Midwest Rescue has partnered with Bon-Ton family stores to help raise funds for our rescued pit bulls.   And you can participate by purchasing a coupon book for a $5 donation, and in turn, you will receive over $500 in amazing coupon savings!

Purchasing the coupon book is really simple: just click here to purchase your $5 coupon book online and shop away for two fantastic days in store.  Or, you can even do your shopping from the comfort of your home online!


Here’s a little about the event:

* Community Days coupons can be used on Bonus Buys!
* You can even use your store credit card to purchase the booklet!
* A $10 coupon to use on an item of $10 or more.
* A shopping pass to save up to 25% off, shop online or at your local store.
* A 30% off Early Bird Coupon valid BOTH DAYS until 1pm.
* Coupon offers for extra dollars off on items throughout the store!
* A Web Exclusive Offer, plus free shipping on February 28 – March 1

Get Your 2014 Pit Bull Calendar!

Last year, these pit bull calendars were a big hit with our rescue friends, and we’re hoping you’ll want to support us again.

These 12 x 12 calendars are as nice as the ones you buy in stores, but with one huge difference: your donation directly benefits Midwest Rescue dogs, not some corporate giant. We support several special needs dogs and vet care is our #1 expense (see Tank’s profile for starters).  Choose:

  • “For the Love of Pit Bulls” – featuring photos and stories of real rescue dogs OR

                        13 Calendar PhotoCP          2014_FTLOP.BackCoverCP

  • “Painted Pit Bulls” – a new choice featuring the artwork of Dean Russo.

                        13 Calendar Painted CP          2014_PPB.BackCoverCP  

Make a donation of $20 or more, and we’ll ship your choice of one calendar gift to your home (or wherever you’d like in the 48 states).  A portion of your donation is tax deductible and you’ll get a receipt with your calendar.

To order, donate via  Two tips about the first JustGive screen:

  • Where it says “Please give the charity my…”, make sure the Name, Email, and Mailing Address boxes are all clicked. We need this to mail your calendar. We don’t use it for anything else.
  • Under “Program,” click “Other.” When the fill-in box appears, type “Calendar” and either “Painted” or “Photo,” so we can fill your order correctly.

You can also donate by mailing a personal check to: Midwest Rescue of Illinois, Inc., P. O. Box 95534, Hoffman Estates, IL 60195.  Email us so we know to look for it!

If you have questions, email us at  and  we thank you for your support!

Midwest Rescue of Illinois, Inc. Apparel

From tee shirts to hoodies, from baby outfits to doggie clothes, from computer skins to phone covers, we have what you want!

HoodieLong sleeveJammiesDoggie TeeToteBaseball cap

Check out our store on Cafe Press and we promise you won’t leave without buying something fun for yourself, your furkid or your favorite person!

To shop and order:

Volunteer. Foster. Adopt. Give.

Midwest Rescue of Illinois, Inc is a small group of caring individuals who are determined to make a positive impact in the lives of pit bulls. We are a volunteer run and foster based rescue.

Volunteer run? Yes, we are all volunteers of Midwest Rescue. The board members and volunteers are not paid; each individual that supports Midwest Rescue also has a full-time job. We do this in our free time because we care.

Want to volunteer? GREAT! Attend an adoption day and other local events. Organize a fundraiser. Help with the daily operating activities. Let us put your skills and talents to work.

Foster based? This means Midwest Rescue does not have a shelter or facility. We rely solely on caring individuals to open their homes, providing a loving, structured home life for our dogs. Midwest pays for the food, crate and vetting for a dog within our rescue. Fosters provide a healthy, caring home environment, in addition to playing a key role in helping a dog find the perfect home.

This limits how many dogs we can have in rescue at any one time. We can’t accept more dogs than we have homes and funds for.

Adopt? We are looking for loving families and owners to give our dogs the great homes they deserve. We work closely with people to make sure the dog they want to adopt is the right “fit” for them.

Give! We run completely on your donations. Midwest Rescue of Illinois, Inc does not receive funding from the State or Federal government. The monies that people like you donate provide Midwest with the power to save more lives.


Get Involved!

Want to volunteer? Contact us!

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