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For general questions please email

To review frequently-asked questions, check out our FAQ page.


For adoption or foster-related questions, email anita.mettille.aliverescue@gmail.comPlease note, if you are currently going through our application process, an adoption or foster coordinator will reach out or has already reached out to you and they will be your main point of contact going forward.

Check out our Adopt page to find out which animals are available for adoption, to learn more about our process or to submit an application. There is also an adoption FAQ here.

Check out our Foster page for information about animals available for fostering. There is a foster FAQ here.


Our Events page has information regarding upcoming events. Please email if you have further questions.


Check out the Volunteer page, which talks about current opportunities to volunteer with ALIVE Rescue. Please contact if you have further questions.


Visit our Donate page to view a number of donation and giving options. For questions about donating or a previous donation, email


For interview requests or requests for comments, email 

Mailing address: PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL 60639

The Adoption Center is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic! We are still doing adoptions.

ALIVE Rescue cannot take strays. While we are a no-kill animal rescue, we are not open-admission and as such we cannot take your pet directly.

All strays must be taken to Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC), but there are other things you can do before bringing an animal to CACC:

  • Take the animal to the vet and have it scanned for a microchip.

  • Check on Lost Dogs of Illinois to see if the animal was posted there. If not, post the animal on Lost Dogs of Illinois.

  • Print out flyers and hang near the area the animal was found.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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