Welcome to ROAR

Roll Over Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) not for profit charitable organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and careful re-homing of dogs of all breeds. We are not a shelter and we do not have a facility – all the dogs in our program live in foster homes. We take dogs into our homes and care for them as if they were our own until they go to their forever homes. The time we spend with them helps us to learn more about them, which allows us to be able to provide applicants with an accurate assessment of the dog’s individual strengths and needs. Our mission is to place each dog in a permanent, loving home where he/she becomes a responsible family member.

While we welcome the challenges that rescue work provides, it is not work we can do alone. We need help in the form of people and financial resources. Please consider joining us as a volunteer, a donor, or in any other manner in which you feel you can help. Your participation will be greatly appreciated by us, but – more importantly – by the dogs waiting for our help.

Roll Over Animal Rescue is located in Northeastern Illinois and serves Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin communities.

Available Dogs

Adopting a dog is a serious commitment of up to 8-15 years depending on the breed.  Please consider carefully if this is a commitment you are ready to accept. Our dogs have already had their lives disrupted at least once and we are looking to find them forever homes.

We do not guarantee that animals seen on our website will be available at our adoption events. We do not reserve dogs for adoption by telephone or email. You MUST first submit an application to ROAR.

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ROAR could not exist without the generosity of our donors.  Every dollar raised provides care, medical services and an opportunity for an animal to have a second chance at a new life.  ROAR is an all volunteer organization and does not have any paid employees.

Expenses related to rescue, foster care, veterinary care and placement significantly exceed the money raised through adoption fee donations.  We hope to rescue more animals in need, but the costs go up proportionately.  For example, heartworm treatment costs $500 and a dental cleaning with extractions can cost $200.  Often we do not know a dog needs these treatments until they enter our rescue.

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Roll Over Animal Rescue

Roll Over Animal Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 approved Nonprofit organization.