Famous Fido Rescue



Famous Fido founder, Gloria Lissner, has been rescuing homeless dogs since 1975. She was driven to reduce the staggering number of adoptable animals destroyed every year in the Chicagoland area. In 2009 more than 15,000 companion animals were destroyed. Gloria, her staff and all the volunteers at Famous Fido are passionate about raising the profile of the problem. We want to forge an alliance with other like-minded individuals, organizations and shelters, to put an end to the countless deaths of adoptable animals caused by overpopulation‚ and a chronic inability to match up animals in a timely manner with loving guardians. Other cities, such as San Francisco, have paved the way in significantly reduced the problem and the suffering, demonstrating that Chicago can be a model for compassion.

Main Head Quarters

Adoption Hours

Adoptions are by appointment
Monday - Saturday 12pm to 6pm.
Then call us about the dog or cat
you are interested in and we will make
an appointment for a meet and greet
at a time that is convenient for you.



Advocate for a Famous Fido Rescue dog.
Each dog needs a daily plan for their well being.
If you see a special dog and feel you want to do that little extra to help that special one find a new home.
You can advocate for them by telling friends, family, posting image and stories on your face book and spread the word.

In Kind Donations For Animal Welfare Little Treasure Auction Accepted

Items can be droped off 10am - 7pm Mon - Sat. Parking in rear of building. Go through the alley in the middle of the Walgreens parking lot. Our parking lot is the first one on your left.
Come through the back door.

Join the Re-Homing Network

You can really make a diffrence in a
dog or cats life. Lets work together so
no dog or cat ever sees a shelter.

Individual Contacts

Executive Director and Founder
Gloria P. Lissner

Adoption - Development Director
Martha J. Hack