Volunteer with Castaway

Our volunteer program is integral to our success. It is because of our volunteers we are able to dedicate most of our financial resources to the direct care of our animals. Go to Ways to Volunteer for more info.


We Need Your Help!

We have several dog with special needs, please view our "Special Needs" section to view the stories of some of the animals in our care right now that have needed a little extra attention. Please consider a donation to help us cover some of the vet expenses that we have incurred for these babies. Remember, any donation is tax deductible!




Welcome to Castaway Pet Rescue PDF Print E-mail

Castaway Pet Rescue is a nonprofit, volunteer-based, rescue dedicated to rescuing and adopting homeless dogs into loving homes. Learn more about us

Our Featured Adoptable... E-mail



$50 off our featured adoptable adoption fee!

***Skeeter's adoption fee will be waived for an approved senior adopter!***


I'm Skeeter Skeeter pumpkin-eater, I had an owner, but didn't keep her. I ran away, or maybe was dumped, By the side of the road... I was depressed, in a slump. But then someone saw me, her name was Heather... She took me in, out of the hot humid weather. She tried to find my previous owner, But weeks and weeks passed, no one came forward. So now I am safe, in a home with much love, And at night I pray to the heavens above... Thank you for bringing me to this safe place, But tonight I will dream of my new owners face. An owner who'll love me and treat me with care... Don't matter if they're skinny or fat, or have long purple hair. I'm pint-sized at 13 lbs, and adorable too, Perfect for a family... maybe perfect for you...?

I love to snuggle and lay on your lap To give you kisses and take nice long naps. I'm about 4 years old, and quite a peppy guy, Personality plus... a better dog you won't find! I can play by myself and love running around... Chasing the butterflies and sniffing the ground. They call me a ninja, I'm sneaky like that... Stealing that perfect spot on your lap. Love that spot, love that spot, love it I doooooo... Your lap is my favorite spot... I just want yooooou! I'm a dog that will love you forever, I will, And with loyalty and faithfulness your heart I will fill. So make an appointment, meet me and see... That maybe, just maybe... you were meant just for me. : )

If you are interested in adopting, please go to our website at www.castawaypetrescue.org and fill out an adoption application. An adoption counselor will contact you. Please bring any dogs, children, and decision makers to your appointment. Be prepared to adopt and take your new family member home that day if we have a match. Please note that adoption counselors will only know of your interest if you submit an application. They do not see emails sent to the administration email account. The adoption counselor can answer your questions when they call after receiving your application. Please remember we are an all volunteer organization.

Minimum Adoption Donation is $150 (includes deworming, microchip with free registration, age appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter if performed by our vet, 30 days of health insurance). Any donation above the minimum is appreciated.

Foster Home Location: Fox Lake, IL