Some German Shepherd rescue groups in Illinois include Central Illinois German Shepherd Dog Rescue, Chicagoland German Shepherd Rescue and German Shepherd Rescue Inc. Additional groups include Simply Shepherds and Shannon's Companions Collies, German Shepherds and Horses.
Founded in 1997, Central Illinois German Shepherd Dog Rescue specializes in pure-bred rescues and is located in Urbana. Chicagoland German Shepherd Rescue is located in Hines and does not accept owner-released dogs. German Shepherd Rescue Inc. is a state-licensed, no-kill shelter founded in 1996 and is located in Northbrook. Simply Shepherds is an all-volunteer German Shepherd foster-home group serving the south suburbs of Chicago. Shannon's Companions shelters German Shepherds and also helps owners in temporary need of dog food, supplies and immunizations.