Roo Canine Cancer Walk!

If your life has been affected by canine cancer,  the Roo Canine Cancer Walk, hosted by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, is a meaningful event to attend, with a canine cancer walk to honor and pay tribute to those in our lives who we lost to cancer or who are currently fighting the battle against cancer.

There will be 20 rescues and other resources including food trucks, Treat Diva diva-licious treats for your pampered pet, Live Like Roo Foundation, Capture the Moment Photography, and crafts made by our very own volunteers with love!

It’s taking place on October 3rd from 10:00am – 3:00pm at Bevier Park in Waukegan, IL.

May be an image of 4 people, dog, outdoors and text that says 'CANINE CANCER WALK Tito's 國 OCTOBER 3RD, 2021 SPECIAL THANKS TO'

Click HERE for more information on the Roo Canine Cancer Walk.

Event held at 2255 W York House Rd.  Waukegan, IL 60087

Cantigny Fall Fest!

Come visit our booth at Cantigny’s Fall Fest Saturday, October 9th from 10:00am  4:00pm.

Fall Festival


It’s a full day of fun activities or the entire family from pumpkin decorating, scarecrows in the gardens, comedy juggling show hay rides, live music and much more!  Midwest Rescue will be sporting our volunteer made (with love!) crafts which will bring you tons of happiness.  They make great gifts and holiday decorations.

The Cantigny Fall Fest is located at the Parade Field, 1 S 151 Winfield Road in Wheaton, IL 60189.

You can visit their site HERE for more information!

Volunteer. Foster. Adopt. Give.

DESPERATELY SEEKING FOSTERS!!!! (If you are interested, please complete an application)

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!

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