Rock-A-Bully Is Back!


Are you ready to R-O-C-K?

Then you need to come out and join us for our Rock-A-Bully benefit concert held at Lamplighter Inn in downtown Palatine on Saturday, September 10th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm!

Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to rock to the music of Southbound, a fun and talented band playing the greats of southern rock and country music.  We promise that they will have you dancing as they cover bands such as, Luke Bryan, Tom Petty, Chris Stapleton and many more.

Raffle Prizes ~ Silent Auction ~ 50/50 Raffles!

Here’s a peek at some of our unique prizes: Let’s Roam, digitally guided Scavenger Hunts, Bar Hunts, Ghost Tours and more!, Lynfred Winery gift certificate, unique gift baskets and lots of other fabulous raffle prizes!

Tickets are just $15 per person if you reserve by midnight on August 31st, $20 thereafter and at the door.  Order your tickets HERE!

As much as we love children and dogs, this is a 21+ and people only event.

Midwest Rescue of Illinois is a volunteer run, foster based (no kennels/shelters) rescue group! We do rescue, advocacy, networking, and fundraising. 100% of your donations goes back to our dogs!

Lamplighter Inn is a family-owned, neighborhood pub with a friendly atmosphere that’s been attracting loyal customers for 35 years. Food & drink is available for purchase.

Rescue Fest!

Rescue Fest is a fun family event with lots of neat things to do, see and learn!

Come out to Rescue Fest on Saturday, August 20th held at the American Legion Grove Post 80 in Downers Grove! Learn how fostering and adopting saves lives and meet some great adoptable dogs.  Venture into the worlds of essential oils and pet friendly cleaning supplies, information on pet first aid and much more.  Meet the teams of local rescues, crafters and other exciting vendors!

Who knows, a dog may tug at your heart or your time with us may spark your interest in fostering.  You may even find yourself signing up to volunteer, which is a beautiful way to make a life-changing difference!

Admission is a $1 donation per person (over 12). All donations raised at Rescue Fest will go directly to the care of our dogs and will help us save more lives in the future!

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!

Want to volunteer? Contact us!

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