Chicago Pets Up For Adoption: Lela, Opal & More

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Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and make a positive impact on the Chicago community at the same time? Perhaps it’s finally time to adopt a pet! During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, facilities have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting to be adopted. […]

Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and make a positive impact on the Chicago community at the same time? Perhaps it’s finally time to adopt a pet! During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, facilities have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home in Illinois — many of whom are located in your area. In the search for an adorable new friend, consider looking around at a local facility like Alive Rescue, where Rocky 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 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 Colin Robinson, a Chihuahua 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: Colin Robinson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Lela
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Catahoula Leopard Dog
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  • Name: Opal
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Opal is a real people pleaser. If you’re feeling energetic, she’ll play with anything you give her – squeaky toys,…” Learn more

  • Name: Brie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Rocky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Look at his face! Rocky is a very loving senior pup! He wants nothing more than a furever home that…” Learn more

  • Name: Wombat
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “Wombat came to us with his mama Mombat from West Memphis. He is a total chunk and learning more about…” Learn more

  • Name: Reuben
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Rottweiler
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Reuben! I came to ALIVE from West Memphis Animal Shelter down in Tennessee. Since arriving in Chicago, I’ve…” Learn more

  • Name: Major
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Basenji Akita Mix
  • Description: “**Major has started his heartworm treatment so applications with other dogs are on pause until treatment is completed. We will…” Learn more

  • Name: Spark
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: German Shepherd Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “7 year old Spark is in need of a new home due to no fault of his own. His owner…” Learn more

  • Name: Knight
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: German Shepherd Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog Rottweiler Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Knight is a sweet puppy boy who was surrendered to the shelter because his owner had too many dogs. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Buzzy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: German Shepherd Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Buzzy, born May of 2019, is looking for a forever home! He is being surrendered to GSR as his owner…” Learn more

  • Name: Troy and Diana
  • 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: “Troy and Diana are a pair of bonded young adults (we estimate 1-2 years old). Troy has the most amazing…” Learn more

  • Name: Betty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of Chicago Animal Care And Control, PO Box 4414, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Betty is a total sweetheart of a cat. She is about 2 years old and ready to shower her people…” Learn more

  • Name: Deidre
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of Chicago Animal Care And Control, PO Box 4414, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hello, I am Diedre, but my foster parents call me Dede, I am four years old, so I still have…” Learn more

  • Name: Teddy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Northcentral Maltese Rescueinc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Yorkshire Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Located in The Chicago Area; Meet Teddy, a sweet 2 yr old, 8 ½ pound Yorkie looking to find his…” Learn more

  • Name: Ginger
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Ginger is a sweet active young tabby female. She is 3 years old and is a great natured lap cat….” Learn more

  • Name: Twix
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Korat Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Twix is a sweet active young gray Kovat female cat. She is 2.5 years old and is an intelligent, talkative,…” Learn more

  • Name: Chestnut
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Chestnut is a sweet active young black/white male cat. He is 2.5 years old and is a sweet but a…” Learn more

  • Name: Milkyway
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Milkyway is a sweet active young black/white tuxedo female cat. She is 2.5 years old and is a great natured…” Learn more

  • Name: Jade
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Jade is an 8 month old black, sweet kitten boy. He has been struggling to survive outdoors in a friendly…” Learn more

  • Name: Vixen
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Vixen is a beautiful young silky smooth black 1 year old, with deep gold eyes. She was struggling to raise…” Learn more

  • Name: Mars
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Mars is a 6 months old beautiful DLH gray female. Very gentle but a little shy. She was rescued from…” Learn more

  • Name: Terra
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Terra is a 6 months old beautiful DSH gray female. Very gentle but a little shy. She was rescued from…” Learn more

  • Name: Boris
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Carf The Critical Animal Relief Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet our strikingly handsome 2 year old boy, Boris! He is a very active guy who would do best in…” Learn more

  • Name: Imelda
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Carf The Critical Animal Relief Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “***Available after March 6th**** Imelda is a beautiful 2-3 month old girl. She came into rescue with a large burn…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Cher + Dionne – Bonded!
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American
  • Description: “Age: ~2 years Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: has lived with cats and does well Kid compatibility: yes! Likes: eating!…” Learn more

  • Name: Sally
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Age: ~7 Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: likely prefers to be the only cat Kid compatibility: unknown Likes: Belly rubs,…” Learn more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Name: Slade
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Slade A224337 Slade is a 3 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/2/21 as an owner…” Learn more

  • Name: Hoppy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hoppy A224452 Hoppy is a 1 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/6/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Malcom
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Malcolm A224524 Malcom is a 3 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/8/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Magda
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, American Bulldog
  • Description: “Magda A224608 Magda is a 4 year old spayed female who came into the shelter on 2/11 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Capone
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Capone A223039 Capone is a 2 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/6/21 as an owner…” Learn more

  • Name: Pebbles
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Pebbles A224236 Pebbles is a 2 year old spayed female who came into the shelter on 1/27/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Lucky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Lucky A224294 Lucky is a 2 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 1/31/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Celine
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Celine A224048 Celine is a 1.5 year old spayed female who came into the shelter on 1/18/21 as an owner…” Learn more

  • Name: Lumpy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Lumpy A224321 Lumpy is a 6 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/1/21 as an abandoned…” Learn more

  • Name: Draco
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Draco A223625 Draco is a 1 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/5/21 as a stray….” Learn more

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