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Making A Difference Rescue

P.O.Box 414
Channahon, IL 60410

Our Mission

Making A Difference Rescue an all breed, all specie Animal rescue.
We are a 100% volunteer run, 501c3 non-profit organization, registered with the State of Illinois and licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare.
We are committed to helping homeless animals find their forever home.

Adoption Policy

Please take the time to read our Adoption Requirements thoroughly.
Submitting an application does not guarantee placement or hold of any of our rescued animals.

Adoption Requirements

Please note that each individual animal adoption is handled on a case to case basis dependent on the needs of an animal.
We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, nor the presence of a medical condition or disability.
It is our mission to find the proper fit for each animal so that they may find their forever home.
We will not adopt animals to individuals without verifiable income, housing, or under the age of 21.
Submitting an online application does not guarantee placement of any animal or imply any hold.
Failure to submit an online application will delay the screening process.
We will not make ANY arrangements for a meet and greet or home visit until an application has been submitted and potential family screened.

Home Visits

In order to adopt any animal from our rescue, please be aware that a home visit, background screening, reference check as well as a meet and greet are required. We do these things in order to ensure the safety and well being for our animals and to ensure a good fit for prospective adopter(s).
Our volunteers donate their time and pay for their travel expenses out of their own pocket.
Depending on where our animal is located, we are currently adopting our animals only within 20 miles of either Channahon or Chicago.

Meet & Greets

If there are existing animals in your home, we must also require that they be present for a meet and greet.
We do require that existing animals be fully vaccinated and up to date on their vetting. We also require that the adopted animal and/ or existing animals in the home be spayed or neutered.
All adults in the home must also consent to acknowledging that they permit the animal in their home. We also require that any children be present as well for introduction for the safety and well-being of our rescued animals.
These are all necessary steps that our rescue must make to determine if an animal is the right fit for the interested parties.
Please be aware that we will decline adoption if we feel in any way that our rescued animal is not a good fit in a potential home due to behaviors exhibited by other animals, children, or others living in the household. We are adamant that we will never knowingly place our rescued animals in potential danger nor put other animals, children, or people in danger.
If we know that a dog or a cat can not be placed in a home with children, other dogs, cats or other animals; it will be disclosed in our postings.
We will not entertain or negotiate placement of animals that we do not feel are a good fit nor will we negotiate adoption fees.


We can not determine or guarantee any animal’s breed composition. We can not guarantee that any animal is 100% housebroken. We can only provide the general health of an animal by what is disclosed to us by our vet as well as behaviors witnessed by their foster homes.
We will provide any information and history that we can regarding an animal’s temperament, likes, dislikes, etc based our experience and knowledge of the animal while it is in our rescue.

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