About Us

Rover Rescue is a network of volunteer foster homes. We do not have a central shelter.  There is no application to complete.  All you need to do to meet a dog is to contact the person listed at the end of the dog’s biography which is usually the foster home.  This person will help you decide if the dog would be a good match for your family and if so then set up a time for your family to meet the dog.

The Rover T-Shirt Design Contest is Back!

Deadline extended to May 28, 2023. It’s time to rev up your imagination and create a fun, original design for the annual Rover Rescue T-Shirt Design Contest. Along with a dog theme, we want your design to focus on our 20th anniversary, since we’re celebrating two decades of saving homeless dogs and puppies this year. Be sure to include our web address – roverrescue.org – and use no more than three colors. Remember, this t-shirt will be unisex and for both adults and kids. To enter, email your design to Rover Rescue at info@roverrescue.org and include your full name, email address and phone number. The design must be sent as a pdf, eps, ai (with a transparent background), png or jpg file no more than 10MB in size. The recommended resolution is 300 dpi. The deadline for submission is May 28, 2023. We’ll notify the winner by email, as well as announce the winner on Facebook, on our website and in our next newsletter. We’ll include the ordering link in the announcement, so everyone can get the new Rover Rescue t-shirts. The winner will receive a free t-shirt with the new design – and the title of Rover Creative Genius for the next year! All entries must be original designs. Please submit your graphics to info@roverrescue.org in one of the file formats listed above by May 28, 2023. We reserve the right to make any adjustments needed to the winning design, and the winning submission will become the property of Rover Rescue. Our decision on the winner is final. Your great t-shirt graphic could help us find the perfect forever homes for our foster dogs. So, get your creative juices flowing, and send us your terrific t-shirt design today.

Barn Sale Donations

We are accepting donations of sporting goods, tools, housewares, clothing, toys, etc. for one of the biggest barn sales around!  Please no large furniture (couches, stuffed chairs, mattresses, TVs, entertainment stands).  All donations can be dropped on the driveway in front of the garage door in North Aurora at 326 Sharon Lane at any time after May 1, 2023.  If you would like to drop your donations off at the barn in Oswego, they can be dropped off in the month of May on Sundays from 10 am to noon or Wednesdays from 5 - 7 pm.  Donations need to be boxed or bagged where applicable. Questions? Call 630-897-7454.

Foster Program

Interested in providing a loving home for dogs waiting for adoption? All vetting and supplies are covered by Rover Rescue. You provide the time and care.

If you'd like to learn more about fostering and how to start the process, check out the Fostering FAQs.


Rover Rescue is always in need of certain items. If you'd like to donate something, check out our wish list.

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PetSmart in Geneva – Adoption Event
June 3 @ 12:00 pm

Please join us at this adoption event.  Even if you are not looking for a new family member, you can…

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Pet People in Aurora – Adoption Event
June 10 @ 12:00 pm

Please join us at Pet People in Aurora, from Noon until 2pm.  We will be located inside the store.  Come…

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Aurora Pride & CommUNITY Market – Adoption Event
June 11 @ 10:15 am

Aurora Pride and CommUNITY Market have teamed up for a combined event in downtown Aurora.  They have invited Rover Rescue…

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Abbey Farms in Aurora – Adoption Event
June 17 @ 8:00 am

Abbey Farms is hosting their annual dog daze event from 10am to 3pm.  Leashed dogs are welcomed.  There is a…

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