About Us

Fetching Tails Foundation is a 501c3 Illinois based non-breed specific rescue committed to saving dogs regardless of breed, age, and physical ability.  


Our foundation is committed to lowering euthanasia rates by rescuing adoptable dogs from high kill shelters and other animal intake facilities and placing them in approved adopted homes.  We are dedicated to helping our community through educational programs and combined efforts for spay & neuter clinics.

Here are our 2019 Lifesaving Statistics, as provided to Shelter Animals Count:

  • Animals in our care on Jan. 1: 56

  • Intakes: 369 (The majority of our intakes are transferred in from open-access shelters - especially from Chicago Animal Care & Control - or dogs surrendered by their owners/adopters. This also includes dogs born to mothers in our care.)

  • Adoptions and Other Live Outcomes: 369 (includes returns to owner and transfers to other organizations)

  • Died in care/euthanized because of advanced medical issues: 9

  • Outcomes Total: 378

  • Live-release percentage: 97.6% (calculated by dividing total live outcomes by sum of live outcomes plus died in care)

  • Animals in our care on Dec. 31: 47

  • Total animals cared for in 2019: 425

"Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”



Fetching Tails Foundation promotes the responsible rehoming of local homeless dogs.  FTF follows through with steps in the adoption process and takes time to consider the needs of both the family and the dog.  There are no wrong animals, just wrong fits, and FTF will take as much time as is needed in order to understand what would make a good fit between a dog and adopter.

Fetching Tails Foundation

Email: info@fetchingtailsfoundation.org

PO BOX 463 Itasca, IL 60143

Registered IL 501(c)3 Charity

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