Bolingbrook Pets Up For Adoption: Oleander, Basil, Mikki & More

Do you want to add to your family and do something good for the Bolingbrook community at the same time? Perhaps it’s time to adopt a pet! Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to fulfill adoptions. There are thousands […]

Do you want to add to your family and do something good for the Bolingbrook community at the same time? Perhaps it’s time to adopt a pet! Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to fulfill adoptions.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home across Illinois — and many are located not too far from you. In the search for a new companion, consider beginning at a local animal shelter like The Rescue Vets, where Nevia the dog is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Oleander, a Domestic Short Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Oleander
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Romeoville Humane Society, PO Box 7052, Romeoville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “*Pairs adoption* Darling Ollie… what a wonderful boy he is! This one purrs almost non-stop and will jump at you…” Learn more

  • Name: Basil
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Romeoville Humane Society, PO Box 7052, Romeoville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Long Hair Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “*Pairs adoption* This boy is as sweet and loving as he is handsome! Basil had a rough start as a…” Learn more

  • Name: Mikki
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Rescue Vets, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Husky Akita Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This Puppy is AVAILABLE. To schedule a meeting, Please submit an ADOPTION APPLICATION at: therescuevets.com. Mikki is currently 27 lbs…” Learn more

  • Name: Nevia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Rescue Vets, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This Puppy is AVAILABLE. To schedule a meeting, Please submit an ADOPTION APPLICATION at: therescuevets.com. Nevia is about 4 months…” Learn more

  • Name: Angela Rose (Angie)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pittie Please Rescue, Woodridge, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Angela Rose aka “Angie” is a little mighty mouse. The smallest of the litter, but most adventurous! At almost 4…” Learn more

  • Name: Briana
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pittie Please Rescue, Woodridge, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “This beautiful little girl is ready for her forever home. Briana is a sweet, energetic four month old pit mix…” Learn more

  • Name: Barnes
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Treasured Animal Rescue Inc, woodridge, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hello, my name is Barnes. I am 3-5 year young Black Lab and Irish Wolfhound mix. Wolfhound because I have…” Learn more

  • Name: Noble
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Treasured Animal Rescue Inc, woodridge, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hello, my name is Noble and I am a Black Lab mix. I am 5-6 years of age and I…” Learn more

  • Name: Rocko 2~ new arrival
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, 23907 West Industrial Drive North, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Welcome Rocko 2 to Wags 2 Wishes foster program! Rocko 2 is an 8 week old male pittie ready to…” Learn more

  • Name: Bandit ~New arrival
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, 23907 West Industrial Drive North, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Welcome Bandit to Wags 2 Wishes foster program! Bandit is an 8 week old male pittie ready to find his…” Learn more

  • Name: Kaluah
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Border Collie Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Kaluah (Kal) Kal is the sweetest and beautiful 2 yr old Border collie/Shepherd mix. Kal is potty trained and…” Learn more

  • Name: Coy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Border Collie
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Meet Coy! He is a sweet and fun border collie mix, who loves playing in the snow, going for long…” Learn more

  • Name: Luke (Downers Grove)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Help Save Pets, 941 63rd St, Downers Grove, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Meet Luke! Luke is a handsome tabby and white domestic shorthair cat born 4/30/19 who was originally adopted from us…” Learn more

  • Name: Artem
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Dot Do Dot Pt Pet Shelter, 420 Industrial Drive, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Artem is a shelter favorite! He is very friendly, loves to be pet, and loves food! He is around 12…” Learn more

  • Name: Bebe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Dot Do Dot Pt Pet Shelter, 420 Industrial Drive, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Bebe is a friendly guy and he will sit on your lap for pets. Bebe is about 1.5 years old…” Learn more

  • Name: Whiskers
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Dot Do Dot Pt Pet Shelter, 420 Industrial Drive, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Whiskers and Zoey came to us on 2/17/21. They both are as sweet as can be and are cuddly. Going…” Learn more

  • Name: Zoey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Dot Do Dot Pt Pet Shelter, 420 Industrial Drive, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Whiskers and Zoey came to us on 2/17/21. They both are as sweet as can be and are cuddly. Going…” Learn more

  • Name: Anya Mae
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Fine Cat Rescue, Homer Glen, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “***Front declawed*** This gorgeous, long-haired black beauty is truly breathtaking. 10 year old Anya Mae has sadly lost the only…” Learn more

  • Name: Willow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Fine Cat Rescue, Homer Glen, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “You probably won’t find a more gorgeous cat than Willow! This 2 year old beauty was given up by her…” Learn more

  • Name: Harriet (Oswego)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Help Save Pets, 1280 Route 34 (New facility!!), Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Calico Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Harriet is a sweet and playful kitten born around 12/4/20. She was rescued from below freezing temperatures from a neighborhood…” Learn more

  • Name: Hancock (Oswego)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Help Save Pets, 1280 Route 34 (New facility!!), Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hancock is a sweet and playful kitten born around 12/4/20. He was rescued from below freezing temperatures from a neighborhood…” Learn more

  • Name: Rose (Oswego)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Help Save Pets, 1280 Route 34 (New facility!!), Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Shepherd
  • Description: “PLEASE READ: The clinics are not open for viewing animals. If you are interested in meeting this pet, please email…” Learn more

  • Name: Thorn (Oswego)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Help Save Pets, 1280 Route 34 (New facility!!), Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Shepherd
  • Description: “PLEASE READ: The clinics are not open for viewing animals. Since we currently can’t meet you in person, if you…” Learn more

  • Name: Elvis
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Westmont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Schipperke Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “. My name is Elvis . I am a 2 yr old Schipperke mix. I currently am searching for a…” Learn more

  • Name: Lee
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescued Rascals, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Hound Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “Meet Lee! Lee is a very smart dog, he knows certain tricks and commands. He’s house broken and enjoys riding…” Learn more

  • Name: Monday
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescued Rascals, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Doberman Pinscher Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Monday! Monday is an amazing dog and loves everyone. She is gentle and calm but loves to run and…” Learn more

  • Name: Nadia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescued Rascals, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “** NEEDS A FOSTER OR FOSTER TO ADOPT ** Nadia and her 8 2wk old babies would love to get…” Learn more

  • Name: Grant
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Players For Pits Nfp, P.O. Box 370, Warrenville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Grant is a three-month-old pittie mix who was rescued from Tennessee along with his brother. We don’t know much about…” Learn more

  • Name: Beauty
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Players For Pits Nfp, P.O. Box 370, Warrenville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Beauty is the most amazing little lady with an adorable permanent RBF, but don’t let her face fool you, she’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Holly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New Start Dog Rescue Of Illinois, Warrenville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Great Dane Hound Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hiya! I’m Holly! I’m a sweet Great Dane Kid and I’m loving life. I need a single family home, a…” Learn more

  • Name: Marvin
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hey you guys Marvin here! Do you know what time it is? Its adopt-o’clock and I have great news for…” Learn more

  • Name: Maximillian
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi Im Maximillion. Im a sweet and friendly guy. I came in matted so was shaved down and my hair…” Learn more

  • Name: Ramona
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi Im Ramona. Im a sweet and laidback gal. I was found as a stray but must have had a…” Learn more

  • Name: Maggie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi I’m Maggie! I am about 2 years old. I found my way to St Sophia’s when my owner passed…” Learn more

  • Name: Tori
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi Im Tori. Im a super sweet and friendly gal. I can be a little shy until I get to…” Learn more

  • Name: Dorito
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet Dorito! Dorito is a super sweet laid back kitty. She is around 2 years old. She can be a…” Learn more

  • Name: Flamin Hot Cheeto
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet Flamin Hot Cheeto! Flamin Hot is about 8-9 months old. He is a sweet but shy guy. He was…” Learn more

  • Name: Khazi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Khazi is a sweet 3 year old boy just patiently waiting for his forever to begin. He recently was rescued…” Learn more

  • Name: Creed
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi Im Creed. Im a super sweet and shyer guy. I enjoy lots of attention and would a quieter home….” Learn more

  • Name: Billie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet Billie! Billie is about 9 months old and an amazing sweet boy! He will play fetch with his favorite…” Learn more

  • Name: Chonkey Wonkey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hello, my name is Chonkey Wonkey, the adorable cat!! If you take me home I will warm up to you…” Learn more

  • Name: Darla
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi Im Darla. Im a sweet and super petite gal. I can be pretty shy until I warm up and…” Learn more

  • Name: Ajax
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi Im Ajax. Im a wonderfully sweet and handsome hunk of a guy. I love people and love lots of…” Learn more

  • Name: Eminem
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi I’m Eminem but my foster mom calls me Big Boy because I’m 12 pounds of pure love. I am…” Learn more

  • Name: Boss
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Aurora Il Animal Care And Control, 600 S. River St., Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Boss! I am microchipped, vaccinated, and neutered. I am special needs because I am deaf! My disability doesn’t…” Learn more

  • Name: Zelda
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dupage County Animal Control, 120 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Siamese
  • Description: “I am bonded to my friend Teeny Tiny!” Learn more

  • Name: Pony
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dupage County Animal Control, 120 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Pony and I arrived as a stray at the shelter. The shelter staff doesn’t know about…” Learn more

  • Name: Xena
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dupage County Animal Control, 120 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Teeny Tiny
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Dupage County Animal Control, 120 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am bonded to my friend Zelda!” Learn more

  • Name: Dill
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf Street, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Shepherd Great Pyrenees Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “You know how you always have that one friend in your group who you share that sandwich pickle with? Meet,…” Learn more

  • Name: Honey Bee
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf Street, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Our affectionate love bug is ready to leave her nest in the hopes of finding her well deserved forever family!…” Learn more

  • Name: Bumble Bee
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf Street, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Bumble Bee is a 4 month old love bug! This handsome boy is smart, playful, affectionate, and most of all,…” Learn more

  • Name: Relish
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf Street, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Shepherd Great Pyrenees Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “You know how you always have that one friend in your group who you share that sandwich pickle with? Meet,…” Learn more

  • Name: Niah
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Joliet Township Animal Control Center, 2807 W. McDonough Street, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Niah is a beautiful 3 year old medium haired cat available for adoption. She was brought to us along with…” Learn more

  • Name: Nilla
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Joliet Township Animal Control Center, 2807 W. McDonough Street, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Nilla is a quiet 6 year old cat available for adoption. She came in with two other of her housemates…” Learn more

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