Pet Adoption In The Joliet Area: See New Dogs, Cats

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Want to add a new member to your family and make a positive impact on the Joliet community at the same time? Maybe it’s time to adopt a pet! During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many animal shelters in and around Joliet are still working to find forever homes for dozens […]

Want to add a new member to your family and make a positive impact on the Joliet community at the same time? Maybe it’s time to adopt a pet! During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many animal shelters in and around Joliet are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

Across Illinois, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home — and many of them are located in your area. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin the search for an adorable new companion is at Paws Up 4 Rescue, where Harvey the cat is waiting patiently, or another local adoption center. 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 Dill, a Shepherd 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: 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: 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: 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: Harvey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws Up 4 Rescue, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair American Shorthair Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “This is Harvey and he is a very shy fellow. He is slow to warm up and a little afraid…” Learn more

  • Name: Patty
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws Up 4 Rescue, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Mixed Breed Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This sweet old girl has sadly outlived her family. Her name is Patty and she loves everything. Except for ceiling…” Learn more

  • Name: Cooper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws Up 4 Rescue, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Cooper…. this handsome boy is about 2yrs old and 30lbs. He loves to play with his foster brother and chew…” Learn more

  • Name: Mabel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws Up 4 Rescue, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This sweet girl is Mabel. She is about 2 years old and as sweet as they come. My best guess…” 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

  • Name: Samantha
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Will County Humane Society, 24109 W. Seil Rd, Shorewood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Border Collie Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “Samantha is a young 8 month old Border Collie mix in need of a new home! Samantha was found roaming…” Learn more

  • Name: Macaroni
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Will County Humane Society, 24109 W. Seil Rd, Shorewood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Macaroni is a 10 month old female. She is a little on the shy side, but likes to be pet….” Learn more

  • Name: Gus [ADOPTED!]
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Will County Humane Society, 24109 W. Seil Rd, Shorewood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Lhasa Apso Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Gus is a 5 year old Lhasa Apso mixed breed boy in need of a new start. Gus is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Zeke
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Will County Humane Society, 24109 W. Seil Rd, Shorewood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Australian Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Zeke is an active 2 year old Australian Shepherd mix boy in need of a new home! Zeke is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Paisley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Grahamville Rescue And Sanctuary, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Australian Shepherd Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hi, my name is Paisley! My foster mom says I’m sweet, curious, and cuddly. I love to play with toys,…” Learn more

  • Name: Barley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Grahamville Rescue And Sanctuary, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This sweet girl is Barley! She is a recent mom who is now loving her new carefree life!! All of…” Learn more

  • Name: Chippi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All Herding Breed Dog Rescue, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Corgi
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Chippi is a 25#, fem., 1 yr., Corgi mix. House trained, loves people and other dogs she was from a…” Learn more

  • Name: Otto
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All Herding Breed Dog Rescue, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Otto is a 40#, male, 3 yr. ACD. He was HW positive but has been treated. He is ready willing…” 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: 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: Grams
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forget Me Not Animal Rescue, Manhattan, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Sweet Grams is our adorable, double polydactyl, front paw declawed senior lady. Her cute face and ginger movements will have…” Learn more

  • Name: Gabriel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forget Me Not Animal Rescue, Manhattan, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Good with other cats, likes dogs, kids He has a gorgeous long coat and enjoys gentle brushing. Gabriel is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Binx
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forget Me Not Animal Rescue, Manhattan, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Tuxedo
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “I am Binx! If you are looking for a new best friend I am here!!! I LOVE to talk! I…” Learn more

  • Name: Ellie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forget Me Not Animal Rescue, Manhattan, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair Tortoiseshell Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Good with other cats, likes dogs, kids She has a gorgeous long coat and allows gentle brushing. Ellie is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Sapphire (Channahon)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Help Save Pets, 25520 S Pheasant Ln – Unit A, Channahon, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Sapphire is a sweet and shy kitten born 11/27/20. She was surrendered with her sister Azure by an owner who…” Learn more

  • Name: Azure (Channahon)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Help Save Pets, 25520 S Pheasant Ln – Unit A, Channahon, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Azure is a sweet and shy kitten born 11/27/20. She was surrendered with her sister Sapphire by an owner who…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlie (Channahon)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Help Save Pets, 25520 S Pheasant Ln – Unit A, Channahon, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Plott Hound
  • Description: “PLEASE READ: The clinics are not open for viewing animals. If you are interested in meeting this pet, please email…” Learn more

  • Name: Cooper (Channahon)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Help Save Pets, 25520 S Pheasant Ln – Unit A, Channahon, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Cooper! Cooper is an approximately 1.5 year old all black kitty who was rescued from subzero temperatures when an…” 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: 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: 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: Danny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Introducing Danny! This young male terrier mix is looking for a loving home. Danny is a sweetheart, but is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Tater Tot
  • 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: “We would like to introduce you to Tater Tot! He is a 1 1/2 year old male that is super…” Learn more

  • Name: Maxim
  • 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: “Introducing Maxim! He is an incredibly sweet and gentle boy that is looking for a loving home. Maxim lived as…” Learn more

  • Name: Sarah
  • 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 Sarah! This darling brown tabby female was sadly relinquished by her owner and is now looking for a loving…” Learn more

  • Name: Chaney
  • 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: “Introducing Chaney! He is a handsome 1 year old male tabby that came to our rescue from an animal control…” Learn more

  • Name: Mittens & Mia
  • 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: “Please meet Mittens and Mia! They are a 5-year-old brother and sister bonded pair that were recently relinquished to us…” Learn more

  • Name: Mishka
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Introducing Mishka! She is a stunning long-haired female that made the long trip to our rescue from a high kill…” Learn more

  • Name: Eastwood
  • 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 Eastwood! He is a handsome male orange tabby that made the long trip to our rescue from a…” Learn more

  • Name: Bootie
  • 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 Bootie! This beautiful mature lady has been through a lot recently – her owner sadly passed away and then,…” Learn more

  • Name: Magic
  • 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: “Meet Magic! He is a handsome, long and lanky boy that is looking for a new home after sadly being…” Learn more

  • Name: Lollipop
  • 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 Lollipop! This darling female tabico made the long trip to our rescue all the way from Kansas where she…” Learn more

  • Name: Tulip
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Introducing Tulip! This beautiful girl is looking for a new home. She needs a quieter home without children. Tulip is…” Learn more

  • Name: Zamboni
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Introducing Zamboni! This handsome boy has been through quite an ordeal and is so deserving of a loving and safe…” Learn more

  • Name: Fuego
  • 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: “Introducing Fuego! This darling little male brown tabby is such a sweetheart and is ready to meet his forever family….” Learn more

  • Name: Bram & Babi
  • 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 Bram and Babi! They are a bonded pair that are looking for a home together. Bram, born 6-1-19,…” Learn more

  • Name: Bea
  • 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 Bea! She is a beautiful four-paw declawed female domestic short hair that was sadly relinquished by her previous owner…” Learn more

  • Name: Hot Chocolate
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Introducing Hot Chocolate! She is a 4 1/2 year old female tabby that was adopted from us previously, but through…” Learn more

  • Name: Honey Bun
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Introducing Honey Bun! This gorgeous girl was rescued from a high kill shelter in southern Illinois where she was at…” Learn more

  • Name: Cheeks
  • 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 Cheeks! He is a 1 1/2 year old male who was sadly found as a stray before being…” Learn more

  • Name: Cutie Boy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Meet Cutie Boy! This handsome long-haired boy made the long trip to our rescue all the way from Kansas where…” Learn more

  • Name: Razzly
  • 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: “Please meet Razzly! This beautiful girl came to our rescue all the way from Kansas where she was on a…” Learn more

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