Adopt A Pet From Lemont Area Shelters: See New Dogs, Cats & More

Want to add to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Maybe it’s time to adopt a pet! Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters in Lemont and environs have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting to be adopted. Across Illinois, there are […]

Want to add to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Maybe it’s time to adopt a pet! Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters in Lemont and environs have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting to be adopted.

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. In the search for an adorable new friend, consider beginning at a local adoption center like The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, where Jackson the guinea pig 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 dog person, meet Daisy, a Maltipoo 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: Daisy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pet Profile Rescue, Homer Glen, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Maltipoo Maltese Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Daisy is fun and a happy girl who is looking for a great forever home! Daisy is about one year…” Learn more

  • Name: Tattoo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pet Profile Rescue, Homer Glen, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Miniature Schnauzer
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Tattoo is sweet and adorable and looking for a great forever home! Tattoo bonds with one person, and loves to…” Learn more

  • Name: Claire
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Fine Cat Rescue, Homer Glen, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Learn more

  • Name: Paisley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Fine Cat Rescue, Homer Glen, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Paisley is our little three-legged wonder! Unfortunately, this tiny girl had suffered some significant trauma before she was found; she…” Learn more

  • Name: Jackson
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Bolingbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Jackson and Jefferson who are a cute pair of brothers who came in with the group of guinea pigs…” Learn more

  • Name: Jefferson
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Bolingbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “Meet Jefferson and Jackson who are a cute pair of brothers who came in with the group of guinea pigs…” Learn more

  • Name: Courtney
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feral Fixers Nfp, Willowbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Domestic Medium Hair Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Courtney is an 11 week old girl kitten – a darling ball of white fluff! She is a bit shy…” Learn more

  • Name: Coconut
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feral Fixers Nfp, Willowbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Domestic Medium Hair Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Coconut is an 11 week old all white boy kitten, who is ready to fill your heart with laughter. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Bella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Perfect Pooches Adoption Agency, Romeoville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Dachshund
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Romeoville, IL Meet Bella! Bella is a sweet 4 month old puppy who is looking for her forever home. We…” Learn more

  • Name: Skip
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Akita German Shepherd Dog 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 Meet Skip, he…” Learn more

  • Name: Gladys
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua Shetland Sheepdog / Sheltie 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 Meet Gladys! She’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Darren
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Husky 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 Oh the places…” Learn more

  • Name: Gracie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Downers Grove, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Gracie! This girl is 50 lbs of absolute love. She is a pittie mix who is around 1.5 -…” Learn more

  • Name: JOJO
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Caring Place All Breed Dog Rescue, P.O. Box 989, Westmont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Introducing one of the sweetest little Chihuahuas – please say hello to Jojo. This wonderful little guy is around 3…” Learn more

  • Name: BEN
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Caring Place All Breed Dog Rescue, P.O. Box 989, Westmont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “Ben is a 6-7 year old, purebred German Shepherd Dog who weighs around 100 pounds and is sable coated. Ben…” Learn more

  • Name: TROY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Caring Place All Breed Dog Rescue, P.O. Box 989, Westmont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Belgian Shepherd / Malinois Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Introducing TROY, a very handsome Pit Bull Terrier mix who might be mixed with Belgian Malinois. Troy is around about…” Learn more

  • Name: Robin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Traveling Tails Dog Rescue, Palos Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Canaan Dog German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Robin. I was rescued out of Kuwait after some cruel people stuffed me inside of a…” Learn more

  • Name: Funny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Traveling Tails Dog Rescue, Palos Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog Saluki Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Funny! I’m a one year old, female, rescued from Kuwait. I recently made the long journey to the…” Learn more

  • Name: Boop
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Hinsdale, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “My name is Boop, aka Boopers, Boopsie-Daisy, or wherever my foster human brother and sister can come up with. I’m…” Learn more

  • Name: Smokes
  • 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 Smokes! He is such a sweet and handsome boy that unfortunately finds himself homeless after his previous owner relinquished…” Learn more

  • Name: Omar
  • 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: “Meet Omar! This handsome young boy is an incredibly affectionate kitty that is so excited for attention. He is social,…” Learn more

  • Name: Atticus
  • 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: “Meet Atticus! This handsome boy was sadly found as a stray before being brought into our rescue program. He was…” Learn more

  • Name: Bart
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • Description: “Meet Bart! He is an adorable little male Shepherd mix puppy that is ready to find his forever family. Bart…” Learn more

  • Name: Reed
  • 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 Reed! He is an adorable male kitten that is looking for his forever home. Reed was born in one…” Learn more

  • Name: Rain
  • 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 Rain! She is a beautiful little female kitten that is looking for her forever home. Rain was born in…” Learn more

  • Name: Chandler
  • 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: “Meet Chandler! This handsome boy was rescued from a high kill shelter in Kansas where he was at risk of…” Learn more

  • Name: Cedar
  • 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 Cedar! He is an adorable male kitten that is looking for his forever home. Cedar was born in one…” Learn more

  • Name: Screamina
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Introducing Screamina (“Mina”)! She is a darling young female tortie that is looking for a loving home and a forever…” Learn more

  • Name: Squirrel
  • 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 Squirrel! He is an adorable young male kitten that is hoping to find the perfect forever family! Squirrel is…” Learn more

  • Name: Paco
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Puggle
  • Description: “Please go to hinsdalehumanesociety.org for more information. Thank you!” Learn more

  • Name: Bassie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Great Pyrenees Retriever Mix
  • Description: “Please go to hinsdalehumanesociety.org for more information. Thank you!” Learn more

  • Name: Remy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Siberian Husky
  • Description: “Please go to hinsdalehumanesociety.org for more information. Thank you!” Learn more

  • Name: Sassy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Please go to hinsdalehumanesociety.org for more information. Thank you!” Learn more

  • Name: Rocky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • Description: “Please go to hinsdalehumanesociety.org for more information. Thank you!” Learn more

  • Name: Pudgy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “I qualify for the “Friends for Life” program. Please go to hinsdalehumanesociety.org for more information. Thank you!” Learn more

  • Name: Piper
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I qualify for the “Friends for Life” program! Please go to hinsdalehumanesociety.org for more information. Thank you!” Learn more

  • Name: Amelia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet our sweet little Amelia! She’s 8 pounds of fluff and sass – she is around 3 and is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Max
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feral Fixers Nfp, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Max and Mattie are a sweet and fun pair of 3 month old brothers. They would make a great pair,…” Learn more

  • Name: Mattie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feral Fixers Nfp, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Mattie and Max are a loving and fun pair of 3 month old brothers. They would make a great pair,…” Learn more

  • Name: Pedro
  • 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: Koi
  • 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 Calico Mix
  • 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: Rey
  • 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: Stache
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: P Dot Aw Dot S Peoples Animal Welfare Society, 8301 West 191st Street, Tinley Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, 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: Kyro
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: P Dot Aw Dot S Peoples Animal Welfare Society, 8301 West 191st Street, Tinley Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • 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: Bella
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chicagoland Animal Rescue Nfp, 1550 Butterfield Rd, Northlake, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am a sweet girl who lost my home when my people moved and I couldn’t come with. I love…” Learn more

  • Name: Planko
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chicagoland Animal Rescue Nfp, 1550 Butterfield Rd, Northlake, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am a quiet, sweet boy who somehow found myself alone and homeless. I love head pets and quiet time…” Learn more

  • Name: Miso
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Find A Home Pet Rescue Inc, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Great Pyrenees
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Introducing Miss Miso! Miso and her sister, Tofu, were found as strays in rural Texas and brought to a local…” Learn more

  • Name: Buddy & Katja~ bonded senior pair
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, 23907 West Industrial Drive North, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Welcome Buddy & Katja to Wags 2 Wishes foster program! Buddy & Katja are loveable senior siblings who lost their…” Learn more

  • Name: Dash~ new arrival
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, 23907 West Industrial Drive North, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Poodle
  • Description: “Welcome Dash to Wags 2 Wishes in Plainfield IL Dash is a fun loving 2 yr old poodle mix ready…” Learn more

  • Name: Red eared slider turtles
  • Species: Turtle
  • Location: Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, 23907 West Industrial Drive North, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Unknown, Red-Eared Slider
  • Description: “Welcome 2 Red Eared slider turtles to Wags 2 Wishes in Plainfield IL Help us find forever homes for these…” Learn more

  • Name: Mack
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, 23907 West Industrial Drive North, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Cockapoo
  • Description: “Welcome Mack to Wags 2 Wishes in Plainfield IL Mack is a lovable 7 yr old, 25lb Cockapoo ready to…” Learn more

  • Name: Coco~ new arrival
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, 23907 West Industrial Drive North, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Welcome Coco to Wags 2 Wishes in Plainfield IL Coco is a gorgeous 5 yr old Shep mix ready to…” Learn more

  • Name: Oscar ~ new arrival puppy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, 23907 West Industrial Drive North, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Shepherd
  • Description: “How about a late night puppy post? Welcome Oscar a gorgeous 12 week old Shep mix puppy ready to find…” Learn more

  • Name: Maggie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All Herding Breed Dog Rescue, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Maggie is a 17#, 4 mon. Fem., ACD mix. Will be on smaller side. Foster family says she is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Jackson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All Herding Breed Dog Rescue, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Jackson is 4 mon. Male, 26#, ACD mix. His foster family loves him. Fun, handsome, playful, loving. He will definitely…” Learn more

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