You Decide, We Provide Voting Contest!

In just a few simple clicks, you can help us win $500!


Grand Subaru in Bensenville, Illinois is another great supporter of not-for-profits and we were invited to participate in their fun and simple contest, one of which can win us a lot of treat money for our rescued pitties.

Here’s how it works; just click on this link and vote daily for Midwest Rescue of Illinois, Inc. from each of your electronic devices (desktop, laptop, phone, tablet).

The contest ends March 31st at midnight, so there’s lots of time to VOTE and SHARE with all your friends and family.

Have fun!

The furkids and humans from Midwest Rescue thank you!!!

Every Pittie Counts Coin Bank Campaign


We’re asking you to create a Pittie Bank—like a piggy bank, only better—and collect your spare change for our rescue dogs.

Just print out our label here, stick it on a jar or bottle, and put that spare change to work for Midwest Rescue’s pups!

If you can put a jar out at work, or know a shop or business that would let you, that would be awesome. Send us a photo of their bank and we’ll give them a woof-out.

And if you want a real, adhesive label, use our Contact Us form to send us your mailing address and we’ll get one to you. Midwest will collect the funds some time in April, so there’s plenty of time to break your bank!

Thank you for helping our rescued pups while they wait for their forever homes.

Your spare change will change lives!

We could not be more excited to introduce you to the two new members of our pack, Twilight and Leon!

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Twilight                                              Leon

Twilight is a one year old little lady who survived death row, and pneumonia!  We pulled her just in time to get her the medical care she needed.  She is great with other dogs, has a gentle and kind demeanor and is the worlds greatest snuggler.  Her beautiful, floppy ears and delightful underbite make her the perfect 45 pound package of delight!

Leon is just a baby who also landed on death row at the same shelter.  Sadly, because of the shelter over population, this limits the lives of long-termers and because Leon was there 60 days, he landed on the Urgent list.  He was in playgroup at the shelter, has proven good with his 5 year old human foster sister, and has that fun puppy love of life.  But he’s equally happy to snuggle in close to his humans and has done a great job learning basic manners and training.

Both are looking for long-term fosters or forever families, so if you’re interested, please fill out our Adoption Application.

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!

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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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