Famous Fido Rescue




We save the lives of the animals that need us most - those at high risk of euthanasia. Most of our animals come from other shelters, where they have little chance of ever leaving. They are often considered unadoptable and destroyed.

Shelters are not the answer to unwanted animals. Many are euthanized due to lack of space and resources and the ‘lucky’ ones often develop behavioral problems due to the stressful environment.

We think that every animal deserves another chance. No animal that arrives at Famous Fido with a chance for a healthy and happy life is declined medical treatment or behavioral therapy.

Spaying and neutering is only part of the answer to the animal problem in Chicago. It is helping to drastically reduce the number of unwanted animals being born, but there is more to be done. We must put an end to the horror of puppy mills. We must educate people so that they understand that abandonment is not an acceptable option for their unwanted animal. Every year more animals are dumped on the side of the road, left in abandoned buildings or left to freeze to death. Though a shelter is a option, the outcome is often the same; most of the animals will die.

The best and only answer is re-homing. We will continue to build a network of foster parents and potential adopters, in the hope that it will eventually enable animals to skip the shelter system altogether.

Main Head Quarters

  • Famous Fido Rescue
        5430 N. Clark Street
        Chicago, IL. 60640
  • Hours: 9am - 6pm Mon - Sat
  • Phone: 773-907-0305
  • Fax: 773-944-0063
  • Email: fido@famousfidorescue.com
  • Website: famousfidorescue.org

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.


  • Hours:10am - 6pm Mon - Fri
  • Walking Dogs
  • Cleaning Cages
  • Nuturing Animals
  • Transporters


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 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