Arlington Heights Pets Up For Adoption: Meet Tink, Thor, Duke & More

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Want to add to your family and do something good for the Arlington Heights community at the same time? Perhaps it’s the right time to adopt a pet! Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many animal shelters in the Arlington Heights area are still working to find forever homes for dozens […]

Want to add to your family and do something good for the Arlington Heights community at the same time? Perhaps it’s the right time to adopt a pet! Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many animal shelters in the Arlington Heights area are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home in Illinois — and many are located within driving distance. In the search for an adorable new fur child, consider checking out a local shelter like Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, where Toro 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.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Tink, 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: Tink
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Wheeling Animal Hospital And Pet Resort, 532 S. Elmhurst Rd., Wheeling, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Please meet our one and only Tink! A 2 year old domestic short haired, this cutie can be a little…” Learn more

  • Name: Thor
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Buddy Foundation, 65 W. Seegers Rd., Arlington Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Cattle Dog
  • Description: “Thor is new to the Buddy Foundation and as such little is known of his personality. As soon as we…” Learn more

  • Name: Duke
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Buddy Foundation, 65 W. Seegers Rd., Arlington Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Yellow Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Duke is new to the Buddy Foundation and as such little is known of his personality. As soon as we…” Learn more

  • Name: star
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Star is about 2 years old. She came to us with puppies. She is now available to find her own…” Learn more

  • Name: Toro
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This chocolate labrador spaniel mix came to us with a sad story. His owner was young and she passed away….” Learn more

  • Name: Bailey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This beauty came to us as no longer wanted She is fantastic with kids and other dogs She is potty…” Learn more

  • Name: Scott
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Scott seems to have had a family as he is well mannered and under a year Plays well with his…” Learn more

  • Name: Hannah
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Chihuahua Pug Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This pretty girl is great with her foster chi s She is playful seems potty trained good with kids and…” Learn more

  • Name: elsi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This pretty golden color girl is calm smart playful loves to give kisses and loves her foster dogs She seems…” Learn more

  • Name: Becca
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Basset Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This pretty girl is under a year. She is happy loves dogs puppies and kids and her short legs give…” Learn more

  • Name: Liana
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Terrier Dachshund Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
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  • Name: Astro
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Astro is under 6 months and he has a sad story His leg was broken and he did have surgery…” Learn more

  • Name: Reverie (Formerly Ginny)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Oh, Reverie. Her name means ‘dreamlike’ and she is! She’s just the cutest, sweetest girl. She’s very trusting of people…” Learn more

  • Name: Biscuit
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Sweet Biscuit is looking for her forever home with her bonded sister Tater! Biscuit loves people and is the life…” Learn more

  • Name: roo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Ruby Roo is a very smart and excited girl, who loves to jump and fetch. She has a great terrier…” Learn more

  • Name: Tyrone
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “If youre looking for a people-loving cat, look no further than Tyrone! This one year old handsome boy is the…” Learn more

  • Name: Sadie (aka Ring)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Sadie- Sweet, Shy, Skittish with a beautiful soul! Sadie was found with two other orange kittens, possibly siblings. Understandably, since…” Learn more

  • Name: Pumpkin
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair Calico Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meow! I’m Pumpkin! I was a mama of six kittens found seeking shelter underneath a resident’s porch in a large…” Learn more

  • Name: Cash
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Wonder Bunny Rabbit Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Lionhead
  • Description: “This young boy is very sweet natured & loves to play. He can be a bit shy. He has had…” Learn more

  • Name: Taffy
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Wonder Bunny Rabbit Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Lionhead
  • Description: “How cute is she?!?! The girl has some serious fluff! She will require a quick daily brushing to keep her…” Learn more

  • Name: Chaucer
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hope Pet Rescue Inc, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “***** ALL KNOWN INFO IS POSTED***** unfortunately, we are unable to answer specific inquiries if they’re not noted below. Thank…” Learn more

  • Name: Sunset
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Green Ninja
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Kiwi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Olive
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “2 year old Olive is an adorable low -rider mix, perhaps a bully and bassett? Who knows! She is cute…” Learn more

  • Name: Gladys
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Marie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Leo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Mr. Honey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Ripple
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Ripple is an adorable derpy boi who wants to be your best friend! Ripple is about a year old, and…” Learn more

  • Name: Pippa
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “We loooove Pippa! She is a queen, and we know you will love her too! 8 year old Pippa is…” Learn more

  • Name: Whiskey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Della (bonded w/ Florence)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Schnauzer Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “I was rescued by Almost Home Foundation and am now safe. I was told my bio will be updated when…” Learn more

  • Name: Florence (bonded with Della)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Schnauzer Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “I was rescued by Almost Home Foundation and am now safe. I was told my bio will be updated when…” Learn more

  • Name: Berlin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Dachshund Terrier Mix
  • Description: “We’re Dani’s puppies and ready to find our forever families. We were born on 11/6/2020. Our mom, Dani, appears to…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucianna+
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Miniature Pinscher Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “I was rescued by Almost Home Foundation and am now safe. I was told my bio will be updated when…” Learn more

  • Name: Indiana
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Indiana–“Indi” for short–was born on/about 1/28/20. He is a beautiful tabby cat that was rescued from Indiana by a contractor…” Learn more

  • Name: Lyra
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Chihuahua Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “I was rescued by Almost Home Foundation and am now safe. I was told my bio will be updated when…” Learn more

  • Name: Nelson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Great Dane Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “I was rescued by Almost Home Foundation and am now safe. I was told my bio will be updated when…” Learn more

  • Name: Naomi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Saint Bernard Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “I was rescued by Almost Home Foundation and am now safe. I was told my bio will be updated when…” Learn more

  • Name: Diggs
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicagoland Dog Rescue, PO Box 68808, Schaumburg, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “*PLEASE NOTE: We do not adopt out on a first-come/first-serve basis. Applications are accepted for a puppy and then a…” Learn more

  • Name: Martin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Orphans Of The Storm Animal Shelter, 2200 Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Hi I’m Martin! I’m a somewhat shy boy who came to Orphans of the Storm from Alabama. I’m a sweet…” Learn more

  • Name: Cash
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Orphans Of The Storm Animal Shelter, 2200 Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Great Dane Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Sumi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Orphans Of The Storm Animal Shelter, 2200 Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Kitana
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Orphans Of The Storm Animal Shelter, 2200 Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Learn more

  • Name: Alice
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Orphans Of The Storm Animal Shelter, 2200 Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “I’ve been told that I have world class puppy dog eyes. I’m still learning to trust people so I can…” Learn more

  • Name: Bob
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Orphans Of The Storm Animal Shelter, 2200 Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Learn more

  • Name: Kai
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Orphans Of The Storm Animal Shelter, 2200 Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “If Kai’s not in his kennel – there’s only one other place he can be : PLAYGROUP! This “Playgroup Rockstar…” Learn more

  • Name: Angel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Orphans Of The Storm Animal Shelter, 2200 Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Buttercup
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Orphans Of The Storm Animal Shelter, 2200 Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Buttercup is an older girl, 8 plus years. Her owner died. She had a hard time adjusting. Had a lot…” Learn more

  • Name: Pepper
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Orphans Of The Storm Animal Shelter, 2200 Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Pepper and Butterscotch are a bonded pair. Wouldn’t know what to do without each other. Will sleep together with arms…” Learn more

  • Name: Kit-Kat
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Orphans Of The Storm Animal Shelter, 2200 Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Black Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Kit-Kat was a little shy when she first arrived at Orphans, but she has really come out of her shell…” Learn more

  • Name: Butterscotch
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Orphans Of The Storm Animal Shelter, 2200 Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Butterscotch and Pepper are a bonded pair. Wouldn’t know what to do without each other. Will sleep together with arms…” Learn more

  • Name: Jax
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Hawthorn Woods, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Boxer Mountain Cur Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Jax! Jax was born Sept 20. He is a mix of Boxer/Mt. Curand weighs about 14 lbs. He is…” Learn more

  • Name: Tank- Foster Home Needed
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Illinois Birddog Rescue Inc, Wood Dale, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Tank is the father of Whisper and Whetherly and was found on an abandoned property in Southern Illinois. Best guess…” Learn more

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