Featured Animals

Tinkerbell Is In Search Of Her Forever Home

Update 2/14/18

Tinkerbell is a 10-year-old Throwback Pomeranian.
She currently weighs 13lbs. She is extremely affectionate with people that she trusts.
She is very loyal and walks well on a leash. She will go outside and use pads 90% of the time.
She is not fully housebroken.
Tinkerbell is in search of a quiet forever home without small infants, toddlers, or young children.
She has lived with cats in the past and is currently fostered in a home with other dogs.
That being said, she is extremely dog selective and unfortunately, fearless.
She has no qualms bullying other dogs regardless of their size.
She insists on eating with the rest of the pack but will guard her bowl around other dogs.
It is in her best interest to be in a home without any other dogs.
She would not do well in an apartment or condo situation as she will bark incessantly when frightened during storms and absolutely hates fireworks.
If you are interested in providing Tinkerbell a forever home and live within 30 miles of Chicago, please fill out our adoption survey.

Please Welcome Ferris To Making A Difference

Here’s my story and info:
• male
• young (1 years old)
• litter trained
• sweet, friendly, playful

Extra plus:
Good with cats, dogs and nice kids

My past and dislikes:
The feeling of not being wanted. I was a stray who was all alone and I was starving. I was following people around at a carnival in search for a kind person to feed me. My heart also ached for a gentle hand to pet me. I had sores/wounds but now I’m almost all healed …If only my empty heart could find someone to want and love me.

My goals: I want to find someone to love me. I want to feel safe and secure in a fur-ever home. I promise that I’m a wonderful kitty and that I’ll always love you in return. Can you love me and give me a home?

Love and hope,

If you are interested in giving Ferris a home, please fill out our adoption inquiry form http://makingadifferencerescue.com/adoption-survey/

All inquiries need to live within a reasonable distance.

Shorty says “Hear Me Roar”!

Shorty says, “Hear me roar!!”

Shorty is an amazing 14 year young Pomeranian that gets along with dogs of all sizes. He is great with children, walks well on leash, and knows sit, lie down, and come.
He is mostly house-broken and crate-trained.

Many thanks to Jeraul of Liberation Press for the fabulous hair cut!


Cali is a beautiful female kitten that was born in October 2014. Her pictures don’t capture her true cuteness. Cali’s fur markings make her look so unique and beautiful!  We believe that she is a Dilute Tortoise Shell Domestic Shorthair.

She’s the sweetest little kitten, and she will come to you when her name is called. Cali is litter box trained and she’s good with other cats and dogs.

Cali loves to snuggle, sleep with you and give kisses. She’s an all around wonderful kitten and would make an awesome family pet.

If you are interested in adopting Cali, please complete our adoption inquiry form. A home visit is required and inquiries must be within a reasonable distance.

Max has his photos taken!

Max is a sweet, snugly and chill, four-year-old, 46-pound, male black and white Pit Bull Terrier/Lab-mix looking for a loving guardian.

Max’s best friend in his foster home is a nine-year-old boy whose bed he shares each night. He’s an amazing and affectionate dog who is full of tail wags and wiggles. He thinks he’s a lap dog.

Max is well-trained and knows the commands sit, down and paw. Max is perfectly housebroken and crate trained. His foster family crates him when they are not home as he still likes to chew on items like socks and underwear.

He has no anxiety issues; he can deal with fireworks, revving motorcycles, and other loud noises. But, he does have a strong prey drive so he needs a home without cats.  While he gets along with other dogs for the most part, he does resource guard items from other dogs (bones, toys). So, ideally he would be best as the one and only pet in the home.

Max is extremely healthy, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped and heartworm-tested.

To meet and possibly adopt Max, please fill in an adoption application


Max has been waiting patiently for his forever home.  He has been with our rescue for 780 days.
He’s an amazing and affectionate dog… and though he has received many applications, none so far fits the criteria for what we are looking for.  We are holding out for the right home.

Max is 100% housebroken and crate trained.
He has no anxiety issues.
He can deal with fireworks, revving motorcycles, and other loud noises.

He needs a home with NO cats.
He needs a high fence if there is a yard as he has a high prey drive for rabbits, squirrels and rodents.

He is great with other dogs but prefers dogs his own size or smaller.  He does have resource issues with other dogs when high value bones are involved.

He must also be crated when left unsupervised as he will chew socks, underwear, shoes and blankets.

He is truly a phenomenal and loving dog.

Ranger is in search of his furever home.

Ranger is an adorable male black kitten that is looking for a forever loving home.

Ranger is 4 months old and such a sweetheart. He is friendly, lovable and playful. Ranger plays wonderful and snuggles with other cats but hasn’t been around a dog yet.

Ranger would make an awesome family pet. If you are interested in adopting Ranger, please complete our adoption inquiry form. A home visit is required and inquiries must be within a reasonable distance.

Titan is in search of his forever home.

Hi there!
My name is Titan and I am one years old.
I am the nicest pit bull you will meet.
I love hugs and kisses and if you let me I will put my head on your lap and fall asleep.

I live with my foster mommy & daddy, 2 smaller brothers (chi mix) and Luna-cat.
I love them all but I don’t play with Luna- she scares me
I am very healthy and I love walks and being outside in the yard. When we all go out for a walk I stay right by my family’s side. I don’t bark at people, my little brothers do that enough already…

Sometimes we go to this big park where we don’t have to be on the leash and we can just run around! I like it there but I always stay with my foster mommy…that place is so big that I am afraid to get lost.
Lots of other doggies go there too and we all play and when it is warm I like to swim and play fetch with my little brother Abbas.

Sometimes my foster mom and dad have to leave for work and they leave us in our crates. I like mine, it’s big and cozy and I always get a treat when I am there. When mom leaves us, we all go to sleep.

My foster mom says I am a good boy and when we get ready for dinner I like to talk to her in my doggie language. She says it’s funny.

Overall I am a good boy and if you have some treats and toys I am sure I would like them too, but even better if you like being outside like I do and then we could run together to the woof-finity and beyond!

If you are interested in providing Titan a forever home,
Please fill out our online survey:
Please be aware that we do not adopt out of state. We do require screening and an at home visit.


My name is Percy.
I am a Presa Canario/ Pit mix.
I am now 10 months old and weigh 55lbs.

I was taken in to an open access municipal animal control. I was pretty banged up. Luckily some volunteers at the shelter took the time to notice me. I was emaciated, and I had two large nasty burns on my hips, badly cropped ears with dried blood and fly bites all over. They looked past my appearance and saw me for the good doggie that I am.

I am very affectionate and I like to rest my head on your leg. I do like to lean on you if you would let me. I have a lot of puppy energy but I am learning to walk better on leash. I am wary of dogs that I encounter that I am not familiar with and require an experienced handler.

I respond well to hand signals and will look to you for instruction. I have been told that I am extremely high energy and I will need a family that can keep up with me. I am house broken and crate trained.
I also love kids, but my foster mommy thinks that I would do best in home with children over 5ft tall or 100lbs because my excitement will knock down little ones.

I would require a high fenced in yard if a yard is available.

An angel sent me to Making a Difference Rescue. Will you watch over me too?

Please remember we can not adopt out of state because a home visit is a requirement. We require an at home evaluation and screening prior to adoption. We do this to ensure that our animals will go to safe forever homes.

We ask that you please call and inquire whether we are able to travel to your area. Percy is located in Chicago. He is adoptable within a 30 mile radius.

If you are interested in providing Percy a forever home, please fill out our adoption survey

This will expedite your inquiry as we are not able to return phone calls or emails during our own non volunteer working hours.

Brody’s Heroes

Brody3Brody2Brody went to his new foster home today.
We are so happy and relieved about this change for Brody.

Heather & Olivia – Thank you for being Brody’s heroes. He needed help and you stepped up to make a difference, we appreciate your compassionate hearts. Now Brody can relax and enjoy the love and attention until he finds his forever home.