Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.™) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization with a mission to serve the communities of Chicago's North Shore by fostering and supporting healthy, positive relationships between people and companion animals. C.A.R.E. rehomes companion pets into safe, healthy, lifelong homes; serves as an educational and counseling resource; and works to reduce pet overpopulation. Read more about C.A.R.E. here.



Saturdays - 11 am to 3 pm - Cat and Dog Adoptions
Sundays - 11 am to 3 pm -
Cat and Dog Adoptions
Tuesdays - 6 pm to 8 pm -
Cat Adoptions Only
Wednesdays - 6 pm to 8 pm -
Cat Adoptions Only
Thursdays - 6 pm to 8 pm -
Cat and Dog Adoptions

Visits by appointment at other times available - fill out adoption questionnaire through the link below.

4927 Main St
Skokie, IL 60077


If you see a cat or dog on our website that you are interested in, please fill out our cat questionnaire or dog questionnaire and a C.A.R.E. adoption counselor will contact you to answer any of your questions and to set up a meet and greet with the pet.

For other questions, please see our FAQ.

C.A.R.E. News
Evanston Subaru in Skokie features C.A.R.E. in TV Commercial

A great partnership continues! The latest Evanston Subaru in Skokie commercial features C.A.R.E. Volunteers. See Rob Paddor for your next car and C.A.R.E. for your next pet!

C.A.R.E. to Host Volunteer Fair

Visit C.A.R.E.’s Adoption Center at 4927 Main St., Skokie, on Saturday, July 27 from 10 am to 1 pm, to learn about volunteer opportunities with dogs, cats and more.

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from hope to home capital campaign and C.A.R.E.'s NEW ADOPTION CENTER

C.A.R.E.'s new building at 4927 Main Street, Skokie, Ill., will enable the organization to expand its efforts to rescue and re-home dogs and cats.

Be part of this exciting opportunity to leave your mark on the North Shore’s newest animal rescue and adoption center.


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