Shelby has been adopted!


Shelby is a Golden Labrador that was born in March of 2008.
Her previous owners lost track of how long they had kept her downstairs in a basement laying in her own filth. She was on the brink of death from a high fever, skin infection, and malnutrition.

Everything changed for Shelby on her 5th birthday. Her angel arrived in human form. We are so thankful that Shelby had a voice…that her angel did not walk away. She approached Liz and Making A Difference Rescue to please save this little girl.

Life will forever be changed for Shelby.


Shelby has done well with kids and other dogs. She will need to relearn her indoor skills and is getting used to being walked. She is a very sweet dog.

If you would like to make a donation towards her care, please follow this link.

If you are interested in fostering Shelby, please fill out out our foster survey here :

If you are interested in adopting Shelby, please fill out out our adoption survey here :

This will expedite your inquiry as we are not able to return phone calls or emails during business hours.
We require an at home evaluation and screening prior to adoption.
We do this to ensure that our animals will go to their safe forever homes… Please note that we are only able to travel within 50 miles from the center of Channahon or Chicago.