Oak Forest Pets Up For Adoption: Meet Jamaica, Phoenix, Ethel & More

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Want to add a furry friend to your family and make a positive impact on the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, shelters in and around Oak Forest have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting […]

Want to add a furry friend to your family and make a positive impact on the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, shelters in and around Oak Forest have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home throughout Illinois — and many of them are located not too far from you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin your search for an adorable new fur child is at P Dot Aw Dot S Peoples Animal Welfare Society, where Ethel the cat is waiting patiently, or another local animal shelter. 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 Jamaica, 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: Jamaica
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lulus Locker Rescue, Oak Forest, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “FOSTERED IN: Frankfort, IL ESTIMATED DOB: 2010 COLOR/BREED: Calico, Domestic Short Hair GENDER: Female KIDS: Unknown DOGS: Unknown CATS: Yes…” Learn more

  • Name: Phoenix
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Traveling Tails Dog Rescue, Palos Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Canaan Dog Saluki Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Phoenix! While it’s hard not to be distracted by my dashing good looks, I’m not just another handsome…” Learn more

  • Name: Ethel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: P Dot Aw Dot S Peoples Animal Welfare Society, 8301 West 191st Street, Tinley Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “*We are closed to the public for viewing. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in adopting. If you are…” Learn more

  • Name: Quinnie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: P Dot Aw Dot S Peoples Animal Welfare Society, 8301 West 191st Street, Tinley Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “*We are closed to the public for viewing. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in adopting. If you are…” Learn more

  • Name: Gillian
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: P Dot Aw Dot S Peoples Animal Welfare Society, 8301 West 191st Street, Tinley Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “*We are closed to the public for viewing. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in adopting. If you are…” Learn more

  • Name: Fitz
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: P Dot Aw Dot S Peoples Animal Welfare Society, 8301 West 191st Street, Tinley Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “*We are closed to the public for viewing. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in adopting. If you are…” Learn more

  • Name: Winslet
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: P Dot Aw Dot S Peoples Animal Welfare Society, 8301 West 191st Street, Tinley Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “*We are closed to the public for viewing. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in adopting. If you are…” Learn more

  • Name: Solstice
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: P Dot Aw Dot S Peoples Animal Welfare Society, 8301 West 191st Street, Tinley Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “*We are closed to the public for viewing. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in adopting. If you are…” Learn more

  • Name: Anders
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: P Dot Aw Dot S Peoples Animal Welfare Society, 8301 West 191st Street, Tinley Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “*We are closed to the public for viewing. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in adopting. If you are…” Learn more

  • Name: Jenna & Jude (BONDED PAIR)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tuxedo Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “For information or to complete the required application: Visit our website; www.hwhanimalrescue.com Momma Jenna is a 2 year old, beautiful…” Learn more

  • Name: Norman
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Beagle
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Please email [email protected] for questions or to see our rules and to download the Required Application www.hwhanimalrescue.com Norman is an…” Learn more

  • Name: Bo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever American Bulldog Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Please email [email protected] for questions or to see our rules and to download the Required Application www.hwhanimalrescue.com Bo is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Sawyer
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever American Bulldog Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Please email [email protected] for questions or to see our rules and to download the Required Application www.hwhanimalrescue.com Sawyer is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Dolly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Tabby
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Visit www.hwhanimalrescue.com to download the REQUIRED application If approved to adoption – Must be able to pick up locally (We…” Learn more

  • Name: Hannah & Felix (BONDED PAIR)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tabby Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “For information or to complete the required application: Visit our website; www.hwhanimalrescue.com Bonded Pair – Must be adopted together. Hannah…” Learn more

  • Name: Rosey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Boxer American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Please email [email protected] for questions or to see our rules and to download the Required Application www.hwhanimalrescue.com Rosey is the…” Learn more

  • Name: Xena
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Tabby
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Visit www.hwhanimalrescue.com to download the REQUIRED application If approved to adoption – Must be able to pick up locally (We…” Learn more

  • Name: Tinsel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tabby
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Visit www.hwhanimalrescue.com to download the REQUIRED application If approved to adoption – Must be able to pick up locally (We…” Learn more

  • Name: Luna
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Please email [email protected] for questions or to see our rules and to download the Required Application www.hwhanimalrescue.com Luna is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Roger
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Visit www.hwhanimalrescue.com to download the REQUIRED application If approved to adoption – Must be able to pick up locally (We…” Learn more

  • Name: Brumby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Please email [email protected] for questions or to see our rules and to download the Required Application www.hwhanimalrescue.com Brumby is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Crumble
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Russian Blue
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Visit www.hwhanimalrescue.com to download the REQUIRED application If approved to adoption – Must be able to pick up locally (We…” Learn more

  • Name: Casper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, American Eskimo Dog
  • Description: “Meet Casper! This adorable boy is looking for a loving home. He is friendly boy that loves to snuggle and…” Learn more

  • Name: Frankie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Frankie! He is a young, active and silly boy looking for a home and family of his own. Frankie…” Learn more

  • Name: Edward
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Edward! This darling little male kitten is one of a litter of kittens that were found as strays before…” Learn more

  • Name: Cali
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Introducing Cali! She is a beautiful female calico that was living outdoors as a stray. She followed a woman and…” Learn more

  • Name: Artemis
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Introducing Artemis! This gorgeous 8 year old girl was sadly abandoned at vacant building before being brought into our rescue…” Learn more

  • Name: Holly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Introducing Holly! This gorgeous female tortoiseshell was sadly found as a stray before being brought into our rescue program. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Peter
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Peter! This adorable young boy is looking for a loving home after sadly being found as a stray. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Blake
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Border Collie
  • Description: “Meet Blake! He is a 8 year old male Border Collie mix that is looking for a forever home. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Annie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Introducing beautiful Annie! This precious senior girl made the long trip to our rescue from a high kill shelter in…” Learn more

  • Name: Raven
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Introducing Raven! This gorgeous 2 year old female made the long trip to our rescue from a high kill shelter…” Learn more

  • Name: Socks
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Socks! This handsome 10 year old boy was sadly relinquished by his previous owner and is now looking for…” Learn more

  • Name: Miley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet darling little Miley! This precious female kitten is looking for a forever home after being rescued from Indiana. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Gumball
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This extremely handsome fellow is Gumball, and he is looking for his forever home. Gumball was sadly found as a…” Learn more

  • Name: JJ
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Please meet JJ – this sweet boy has quite a backstory. JJ was a super friendly cat that was at…” Learn more

  • Name: Joey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Please meet one of our new kitties – Joey! This handsome young boy made the long trip with his brothers…” Learn more

  • Name: Jesse
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Jesse! This handsome young boy made the long trip with his brothers to our rescue from a high kill…” Learn more

  • Name: Laker & Nano
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Introducing Laker & Nano! This adorable young sister and brother that made the long trip to our rescue from Kansas…” Learn more

  • Name: Tiggert
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Introducing Tiggert! This gorgeous male terrier is so very sweet and ready to find a loving home. He is very…” Learn more

  • Name: Sammy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Meet gorgeous Sammie! She is a 1 1/2 year old long-haired female that was found living as at stray and…” Learn more

  • Name: Oriana
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Oriana! She is the sweetest girl that is ready to bring a ton of love to a home! Oriana…” Learn more

  • Name: Payton
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Beagle
  • Description: “Meet our new sweetheart, Payton! He is a friendly and lovable 6 year old male beagle that is hoping to…” Learn more

  • Name: Anna
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Introducing Anna! This adorable little female kitten was picked up with her sibling by an animal control in Indiana before…” Learn more

  • Name: Christian
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Christian! This adorable little male kitten was picked up with his sibling by an animal control in Indiana before…” Learn more

  • Name: Precious
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Poodle Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Bonded with Frenchie I AM A SENIOR DOG WITH MEDICAL ISSUES” Learn more

  • Name: Lemon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Lucky
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Lime
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Iris
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Harry Potter
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Babyface
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Maine Coon Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Rubik
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hey friends, Rubik here! The only thing puzzling about me is how I haven’t been adopted yet! I LOVE chewing…” Learn more

  • Name: 41: Fern
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Chihuahua Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Fern is currently living with a volunteer foster family. Fill out this form https://forms.gle/pj317JttC7s38ibQA if you are interested in meeting…” Learn more

  • Name: Alice
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, American Bulldog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hi! My name’s Alice! I got a little lost down a rabbit hole and now I’m trying to find my…” Learn more

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