Famous Fido aims to save the lives of the animals that need us most. We rescue and rehabilitate the animals that many other shelters feel they cannot take. No animal, with the chance of a healthy happy life, is declined medical treatment. All are vaccinated, heart-worm tested, micro-chipped and spayed or neutered before they go to their forever homes. We educate people to think of themselves as guardians of their pets, not owners. We encourage understanding that a shelter is not the answer to an unwanted animal. No animal should have to live in a shelter. If intervention counseling through Project Guard proves ineffective for an individual case, re-homing is the best and only answer. We will continue to build a network of foster parents and potential adopters to ensure that these animals are treated with respect and compassion for the rest of their lives.
1 week ago
By: Brad Levin | google
Great place great staff very clean a beautiful patio where you meet your new fur buddies The owner Gloria marched us perfect with a bonded pair of shitz suz poodle mix
1 week ago
By: Brad L. | yelp
Great place great staff very clean and a beautiful patio where you meet your new fur buddies the owner matched us up with a bonded pair of shitz suh's thank...
1 month ago
By: Michael Lardino | google
A beautiful place in this world. There are times when people are in situations that unfortunately don't allow them to keep their pets. Or perhaps they might find an animal in need. It is indeed a challenge to find a place that will take a pet with the intention to let it live out it's life to the fullest. Call after call, rejection after rejection, the last thing you want to do is send the pet to the pound. But thanks to Gloria, Fido Animal Rescue is there to save the day.
They have undoubtedly committed their lives to save the lives of pets in need. With great leadership and top notch volunteers they work hard to find pets new permanent homes. And their commitment shows in the way they deal with both a surrendering client and the potential adopters.
Famous Fido Rescues, thanks for all you do, you're the best!
10 months ago
By: Joe Perez | google
This is a lovingly great place, run by nice people.
To be clear: it's a cat shelter. While the organization does involve dog rescue, the physical brick & mortar location on Irving Park is 100% about cats.
And, ironically, I'm allergic to cats. Which is why I went there.
I've been receiving allergy shots for the past year, specifically targeting my cat allergy. So when the time came to see if the treatment was having an effect, I went to famous fido, explained my situation to the lady at the desk, and was given the opportunity to interact with a cat family.
Family... that's what really impressed me about this place. There are no individual cages. Instead, cats are housed together in groups which are known to get along, in large rooms which have space for the cats, a space for the humans, and a space for the cats and the humans to interact. It struck me as a very low-stress environment for the animals, and allows you (the human) to enter their environment in a way which puts you off to the side and allows the cats to explore you at their convenience.
I spent about an hour with three orange-and-white shorthair brothers, all of whom eventually found their way into my lap as I sat in the comfy stuffed chair at the corner of the room. We got along rather well.
Alas, the experience confirmed that I am, in fact, still allergic to cats. Benadryl was consumed the instant I left. But I'm grateful to the folks here for allowing me the experience, knowing up-front that I was not looking to make an adoption that day.
4 months ago
By: K.Clark | google
I would highly recommend Famous Fido Rescue. There was a feral cat in my neighborhood that was not going to survive another day in the bitter Chicago winter. I called and spoke to Gloria, she immediately got me in contact with an associate who came and picked the cat up within 30 minutes. He was given urgent medical care and will be placed in a forever home after he is medically stable. I am very grateful for Gloria and her associate, whom I refer to as an angel who came to assist the cat in need. If you are in need of a great no kill shelter, I highly recommend Gloria and her associates at Famous Fido Rescue. Thank you both again for your help!
4 months ago
Everything perfect, thanks :D
10 months ago
By: Carolyn Sherry | google
A wonderful place to adopt the next love of your life. All staff members work very hard to care for the animals. They have a lovely store where you can buy donated goods. All proceeds benefit the shelter. Gloria is the hardest working woman I know for animals.