Famous Fido Rescue


Ways You Can Help

Monthly Donation

Help Famous Fido save homeless pets by joining the Famous Fido Monthly Giving Program! Join the club and become a vital part of supporting our ongoing efforts.

One-Time Donation

Famous Fido offers the animals it rescues a guarantee of life. With your donation, you can help save lives.

Matching Gifts

Double your donation! Each matching donation will go toward the life-saving programs at Famous Fido.

Re-homing Campaign

Re-homing is the only way to ensure that animals are not euthanized in kill shelters. Finding new homes for animals instead of sending them to shelters is key to keeping animals out of kill shelters.

In-Kind Gifts and Wish List

Help us stretch our dollars by giving many common and specialty items that we can always use. Donated goods, services, and certificates help raise funds through giveaways and auctions at year-round events as well as help in the operation of our adoption center.

Team Fido Rescue

Team Effort! Join a winning team and unite with others who share your commitment to saving animals’ lives. Whatever it is you do, whatever personal goals you have - walk, run, bike, or create - our team needs you.

Foundation and Partners

Famous Fido actively pursues funding from foundations to support our ongoing efforts.

Tribute Memory Cards

Order a personalized tribute card in honor or memory of someone. Donors who make a gift in any amount may request to have a tribute card sent to the person or family the donation is made in memory or honor of.

Online Tributes

Here is a special page with contributions made through our tribute program. Honor friends, loved ones, and colleagues in memoriam or to commemorate a special occasion, and help support our efforts.

Sponsor a Dog

Special needs dogs are special in many ways. Sponsor one these wonderful dogs and help many others like them with your donation.

Angel Network – Estate Planned Giving

By making a bequest or planned gift, you will continue to save the lives of homeless animals for years to come. Establish your legacy and ensure the continuation of Famous Fido’s efforts by combining charitable giving and your financial plans in a simple and flexible way.

Senior Program

Do you have a soft spot in your heart for senior animals? Get involved with our senior dogs and cats. They have a lot of life in them still, and your donation will help support a senior animal until they find their forever home.

Life Plan

If something happened to you, what would happen to your dog or cat? Learn more here about building a life plan for your dog or cat.

Sponsor a Cat

Special needs cats are special in many ways. Sponsor one these wonderful cats and help many others like them with your donation.

Main Head Quarters

  • Famous Fido Rescue
        5430 N. Clark Street
        Chicago, IL. 60640
  • Hours: 9am - 6pm Mon - Sat
  • Phone: 773-907-0305
  • 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 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