Virtual Christmas Wish Tree!


Want to make a rescued pittie smile for the holidays?

Our foster pups survived so much, just to make it to safety and into the arms of our foster families.  They survived abuse, neglect and yes, even death row.  With the holidays just around the corner,  we want them to know how very loved and special they are to us.

So, how about helping us spoil them rotten with treats, toys and new beds/blankets for the holidays?

There’s magic in giving!  Throw your Santa hat on, turn on some holiday music and gift an item or two from our Amazon Wishlist to our pups.  We promise to share pics of them enjoying their gifts with you, we want to spread the joy!

And be sure to make us your Amazon Smile charity, our pups will receive 5% from all your purchases.

Click on our Christmas Wish Tree List and have fun shopping!

Event Sponsors Needed!

We’re looking for sponsors for our Pit Bowl IV in January and have a few cool options to

choose from.  It’s a great opportunity to help raise funds for our rescued dogs!


Check out a few of our Adopt-a-bulls!

Meet a few of our sweet Adopt-a-bulls looking for their forever homes: Mia, Renegade, Birdie, Esther, Scarlett and Sally!

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Mia                                     Renegade                                     Birdie

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Esther — ADOPTED!          Scarlett                                   Sally — ADOPTION PENDING!


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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