How You Can Help

NEW!!! Donate with QuickPay with Chase by Zelle

Most every fundraising app takes a big percentage of the donation- up to 7% and added processing fees. Chase QuickPay by Zelle transfers donations without any fees and the transfer is automatic. If your bank has Zelle transfers- you can sign up with their app. Transfers can be done using IBR's email address:


HELP IBR.ORG (click here) is our new one stop fundraising website. While being a general donation site, we will also list our Raffles, Auctions, and Vehicle Donation information. If you or your company would like to donate for future Auction fundraising and free advertising, this site will also allow you to do that. Feel free to share this site on Facebook or other social networks!


We've got a couple of ways for you to help IBR when you shop This works for all purchases you do on Amazon as long as you are signed up via Illinois Birddog Rescue through Also check out Buckwheat's IBR WISH LIST!!(click here)

You may also snail mail a donation to Illinois Birddog Rescue, Inc. P.O. Box 364, Wood Dale, IL 60191. Please mark Wes Memorial Fund on your donation.

Foster Homes Needed

We are always in desperate need of foster homes. Most of our dogs are in foster care for less than 2 months. Fostering a dog is very rewarding. The foster home is responsible for giving lots of love and TLC to the rescues. Often times the foster home will be responsible for crate training and housebreaking, as well as provide some basic obedience and socializtion. If you are interested, please fill out our online foster home application.

Be sure to check out our Foster Care Program Informational Document and our Foster Home Blog to get the inside scoop on our foster homes.

Transport Help Needed

If you have room in your car and a few hours to spend, we would like to have your name on our transport list! We frequently transport dogs from shelters in downstate Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota (and beyond), to safe havens in the Chicagoland area. Most legs are only 1-2 hours long. Transporting requires a very small level of comittment yet reaps huge rewards!

If you would like to volunteer to assist with a transport, please email IBR Transports for more information.

IBR Announces Fundraising Vehicle Donation Program!

IBR Rescue Setter- Dantes and Pointer- Lani.

We are thrilled to be partnering with Charity Dispatch in an effort to raise much needed funds for IBR. Click Here to start the process of donating your car to our program. Charity Dispatch makes it easy and safe and does all the work from towing your vehicle away, and also providing the necessary documention for your tax deduction once your car sells at auction. Thank you for your consideration!

More about Charity Dispatch's Vehicle Donation Program: Automobile owners who believe that their vehicle is not suitable for an automobile donation, are advised that we will accept automobiles in all in conditions, and the car which is not in running condition will bring in funds by stripping the car for spares. The sale of the spares will be used for the funding of the charity organization, and as such, any type of automobile donation, no matter the condition or the age of the vehicle, is a selfless act and will go a long way in assisting an organization that is battling to stay afloat because of a lack of funding. The automobile donation is very common and in fact, donating a car is as common as donating used household goods or money and since the automobile donation process is expertly handled by Charity Dispatch, which will handle the collection of the automobile at no cost to the donor, those who would like to make an automobile donation will find our services to be very helpful.

Charity Dispatch is a specialist in automobile donations and more than offering assistance with an automobile donation, donors are free to make donations of SUVs, boats, motorcycles, airplanes and timeshares. Those making an automobile donation will not only be offering a helping hand to organizations that are in dire need of funds, but since the charities represented on our website are all IRS Approved non-profit organizations, the donor will benefit from a tax deduction with the automobile donation.

Food, Collars, Leashes, Toys, Crates, and more...

We feed only the best quality foods such as Wellness, Steve's Real Food for Pets, Flint River Ranch, and Solid Gold. We will gladly accept donations of any of those brands!

Donations of collars, leashes, toys and crates are much appreciated by the foster homes.

As spring time rolls around, the dogs will be in need of heartworm preventative and flea/tick preventative. Donations of Frontline, Heargaurd, or any similar products are sincerely appreciated!

Please contact IBR Donations for more information.


Looking for birddog gear? Want to raise money for our cause while shopping online? Check out our Go Shopping! page and help Illinois Birddog Rescue.

Westleigh Memorial Fund

Wubbies N me.

Third generation Miller's Silver Bullet.

NATCH Nasa's Big Silly, JH, AX. AXJ, CGC

On February 2nd, 2007 we said good bye to Westleigh. Westleigh, Wes, Wubbies, Wubs shared his life with Lisa, our president and founder of Illinois Birddog Rescue. He introduced Lisa to the wonderful world of birddogs. He was a true ambassador to the breed - loyal, loving, friendly, joyful, zany and eager to please. He put his entire heart into whatever he was doing, whether it was agility, field work, or lounging on the couch. Everyone who knew or met Wes loved him dearly. He had many friends and brought many people together. Most of all, Wes was Lisa's beloved companion her soul mate and her inspiration for starting Illinois Birddog Rescue.

To keep Wes's spirit alive within IBR, we have started the Westleigh Memorial Fund. The fund will be used to assist with medical costs of the sick and injured dogs in our rescue.

Please check out our Donation Blog to see Wes' memorials and fund contributors.

Remembering Westleigh

Westleigh is the reason I fell in love with Pointers and why I work so hard everyday, sacrificing so much the past 11 years to save these amazing dogs. My heart will forever be broken- I still feel like a huge part of me is missing, but I'll never forget everything he gave me. Sometimes I still can't believe how blessed I was to have such a magnificent animal be a part of my life. SOB! SOB! SOB! Here's a video that was made for me when Wes completed his NATCH (NADAC Agility Trial Championship). I can barely make it through it and some of the other videos we have of him in the Video Gallery section.

In Wes' memory I will continue to help these homeless hunters. These dogs deserve better than to be treated so badly by hunters and too competitive field trialers. So many are shot dead in the field if they don't measure up yet after so many come into the rescue suffering from neglect and cruelty, they do start to trust people again.

If I could bottle and sell Wes' zaniness, silliness and zest for life, I'd be a very rich girl indeed. Thank you my Westleigh. Thank you. --Lisa

Wubs on point.

Air Wubbies.