Chicago Pets Newly Up For Adoption: Franklin, Doug & More

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Looking to add a furry friend to your family and have a positive impact on the Chicago community at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization! During the COVID-19 pandemic, many facilities are still working to fulfill adoptions. In […]

Looking to add a furry friend to your family and have a positive impact on the Chicago community at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization! During the COVID-19 pandemic, many facilities are still working to fulfill adoptions.

In the search for a new fur child, consider beginning at a local animal shelter like Alive Rescue, where Mombat 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 in appropriate homes.

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 dog person, meet Franklin, a Shih Tzu mix up for adoption. If cats are more your thing, there are several great cats 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: Franklin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Shih Tzu Terrier Mix
  • Description: “Franklin is a wonderful little companion to have in your home! He is a wonderful cuddler who when he gets…” Learn more

  • Name: Evie Russell
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Doug
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Meet Doug, a lovable boy who is sure to steal your heart with one look into his big, beautiful brown…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucas
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Lucas. I came to ALIVE from Chicago Animal Care and Control. I was very shy and shut down…” Learn more

  • Name: Mombat
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “Mombat came to us from our friends in West Memphis and has been charming the heck out of everyone since…” Learn more

  • Name: Nadja
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Long Hair
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  • Name: Wilbur
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: German Shepherd Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “Wilbur is about a year old and ended up at the shelter as a stray. When he first came into…” Learn more

  • Name: Roman
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: German Shepherd Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Roman! This big hunk is 85 pounds of love! He is friendly, happy, and in search of a forever…” Learn more

  • Name: Wilbur
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You’ve probably have heard the joke about buying cats toys and the cats enjoying the cardboard boxes more than the…” Learn more

  • Name: Kalabar
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tuxedo Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You’ve probably have heard the joke about buying cats toys and the cats enjoying the cardboard boxes more than the…” Learn more

  • Name: Keyser Söze
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of Chicago Animal Care And Control, PO Box 4414, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Keyser Söze (aka Kai) is a 2 year old cat of mysterious origins. He has eyes like sea glass and…” Learn more

  • Name: Ziggy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chicago Cat Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Are you looking for a cuddly guy to greet you at the door with a happy tail? Someone who is…” Learn more

  • Name: Nutella
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair Maine Coon Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Nutella a gorgeous brown and cream Maine Coon mix. She is 4 years old. She is great for a quiet…” Learn more

  • Name: Ramses
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Maine Coon
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Ramses is a beautiful and super affectionate 1 year old male young cat currently looking for his “forever home”. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Auggie (Local Midwest Adoption Only)
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Great Lakes Pigeon Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Maine Coon
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “A sweet and independent pigeon, Auggie is a confident companion looking for a home to explore and a person to…” Learn more

  • Name: Clipper
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Great Lakes Pigeon Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Pigeon
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Much like his nautical namesake, Clipper is small and swift! Clipper is also confident and feisty, eager to play and…” Learn more

  • Name: Bonsai
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Great Lakes Pigeon Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pigeon
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “When Bonsai was lost, an abandoned domestic bird desperately seeking help, he sought refuge in a Japanese garden. Bonsai was…” Learn more

  • Name: Desiree
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Desiree is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Shiny & Sunny – Bonded Pair!
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Shiny and Sunny are a bonded pair and can not be adopted separately. Age: ~1 year Dog sociability: have previously…” Learn more

  • Name: Shortbread
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Yellow Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Shortbread is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Glitch
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Glitch is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Angus
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Age: senior Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: unknown Kid compatibility: unknown, prefers a quiet home Likes: Cuddles, Naps, Wet food,…” Learn more

  • Name: Tommy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: social Kid compatibility: unknown Likes: Following you from room to room, snuggling up in a…” Learn more

  • Name: Gobbler
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pointer
  • Description: “Gobbler is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Roxy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Age: ~8 years Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: unknown Kid compatibility: unknown Likes: Wand toys, snuggling on beds and couches,…” Learn more

  • Name: Cookie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Age: ~2.5 years Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: prefers to be the only cat Kid compatibility: unknown Likes: Windows (especially…” Learn more

  • Name: Winter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mountain Cur
  • Description: “Winter is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Gem
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Gem is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Bo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Bo is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Amadeus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Black Labrador Retriever Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “Amadeus is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Biscuit
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Boxer
  • Description: “Biscuit is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Pineapple
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Pineapple is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Marcos
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Marcos is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Harrison
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Harrison is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Dutchess Nina
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Dutchess Nina is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to…” Learn more

  • Name: Lorenzo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Lorenzo is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Felicity Fox
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Age: ~5.5 years Dog sociability: tolerant! Cat sociability: came from a hoarding situation, may do well Kid compatibility: friendly! Likes:…” Learn more

  • Name: Toot
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • Description: “Toot is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Juniper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Shepherd
  • Description: “Juniper is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Zuzu
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Boxer
  • Description: “Zuzu is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Legs
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Black Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Legs is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Darla
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Bloodhound
  • Description: “Darla is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Yo-yo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Yo-Yo is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Kersey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mountain Cur
  • Description: “Kersey is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Franny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Rottweiler
  • Description: “Franny is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Camilla
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Black Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Camilla is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Matcha
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Age: senior Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: friendly! Kid compatibility: unknown Likes: Petting, headbutts, balance of alone time with “close…” Learn more

  • Name: Nell
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hound
  • Description: “Nell is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Camille
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Age: ~4 months Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: must go to a home with a resident cat! Kid compatibility: unknown…” Learn more

  • Name: Hassain
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hassain is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Rusty
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Shepherd
  • Description: “Rusty is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Frannie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pals Place, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Black and Tan Coonhound
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet one of the newest faces at Pal’s Place rescue, Frannie the coonhound! Frannie is a purebred female Black and…” Learn more

  • Name: Jewels(PENDING!)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pals Place, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Beagle Basset Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “**WE HAVE HAD MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED FOR JEWELS AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW ONES!** Jewels is an extremely tender,…” Learn more

  • Name: Kisses
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Azraels Place, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Maine Coon
  • Good With: Cats
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  • Name: ZsaZsa
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Famous Fido Rescue And Adoption Alliance, 3124 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Do you worry about growing old and being alone? Perhaps, you’re not quite thinking that far ahead, or perhaps you…” Learn more

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