Downers Grove Pets Up For Adoption: Meet Blue, Regina, Pecan & More

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Want to add to your family and give back to the Downers Grove community at the same time? Consider adopting a pet from a local shelter. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to place pets with families. […]

Want to add to your family and give back to the Downers Grove community at the same time? Consider adopting a pet from a local shelter. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to place pets with families.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home throughout Illinois — and many of them are located near you. In the search for your new fur child, consider checking out a local animal shelter like Hinsdale Humane Society, where Pow the cat 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 permanent 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, you might like Blue, a Black Labrador Retriever up for adoption. Or 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: Blue
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Downers Grove, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Black Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Blue! Blue is a male Black Lab mix that arrived into Starfish rescue with his four siblings. They were…” Learn more

  • Name: Regina
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chicagoland Animal Rescue Nfp, 1550 Butterfield Rd, Northlake, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am a chatty, sweet girl who will give you kisses. I was found as a stray but I deserve…” Learn more

  • Name: Pecan
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chicagoland Animal Rescue Nfp, 1550 Butterfield Rd, Northlake, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “I am a petite, sweet, talkative girl who was found outside trying to fend for myself. I need lots of…” Learn more

  • Name: Stitch
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pittie Please Rescue, Woodridge, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “One of our ‘Disney pups’ handsome Stitch is a sweet, cuddly 2 1/2 year old boy! He is knows basic…” Learn more

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

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

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

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

  • Name: Lia
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Hamster
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Please go to hinsdalehumanesociety.org for more information. Thank you!” Learn more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Name: Micky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Little Giants Dog Rescue, Lombard, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Chiweenie
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: 14 Years Weight: 8-10lbs Hey, Micky here! I am a cute little chiweenie who is just looking for someone…” Learn more

  • Name: Frank Sinatra
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Heartline Humane Association, Lombard, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Frank Sinatra “Frankie” Breed: Pit Mix Age: 6 Gender: Male Weight: 50lbs Vaccinated: Yes Microchipped: Yes Heartworm: Negative Kids: Hell…” Learn more

  • Name: Orange
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Villa Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Black Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Orange! Orange is a male Black Lab mix that arrived into Starfish rescue with his four siblings. They were…” Learn more

  • Name: Red
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Villa Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Black Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Red! Red is a male Black Lab mix that arrived into Starfish rescue with his four siblings. They were…” Learn more

  • Name: Yellow
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Villa Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Black Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Yellow! Yellow is a male Black Lab mix that arrived into Starfish rescue with his four siblings. They were…” Learn more

  • Name: Carson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Villa Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Golden Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Carson, but my foster family calls me Joey or JoJo because I am actually a baby…” Learn more

  • Name: Whaler
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi Im Whaler. I have the chunkiest cheeks and biggest head you may have seen in awhile. I spent most…” Learn more

  • Name: Amberjack
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Siamese Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi Im Amber Jack. Im a sweet and handsome guy. I love to be where ever you are and love…” Learn more

  • Name: Basil
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi Im Basil. Im a super sweet and friendly gal. I can be a little shy until I get to…” Learn more

  • Name: Nola
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi, I’m Nola. I am around 2 years old and a super sweet girl! I have been fostered with my…” Learn more

  • Name: Mr Buttons
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi Im Mr Buttons. Im a sweet and friendly guy. I was found as a stray but most likely had…” Learn more

  • Name: Karli
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi Im Karli. Im a super sweet and friendly gal. I love attention and love to have my bell rubbed….” Learn more

  • Name: Catbenetar
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi Im Cat Benetar. Im a friendly, vocal and fun guy. I was rescued from a TNR colony in Lousiana…” Learn more

  • Name: Ovi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi Im Ovi, Ovi (short for Ovechkin for all you hockey lovers). Ovi is a 5 year old gray tabby….” Learn more

  • Name: Hammond
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Hi, Im Hammond Im a sweet, friendly boy. I am 3 months old. I love people and love lots of…” Learn more

  • Name: Amora
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet Amora! Amora is about a year and a half old and a super sweet lap cat. She is very…” Learn more

  • Name: Mama Maple
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, 525 W. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Siamese Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Meet Mama Maple! Maple is about a year and a half old. She is a beautiful siamese mix. She can…” Learn more

  • Name: Ollie — LOVING LAP CAT
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “** Our Aurora-Naperville cats and kittens are back in the Petsmart locations – AND at Pet Supplies Plus in north…” Learn more

  • Name: Jupiter — BIG BLACK CAT
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “** Our Aurora-Naperville cats and kittens are back in the Petsmart locations – AND at Pet Supplies Plus in north…” Learn more

  • Name: Luigi – ADOPT WITH PEACH
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is saying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Peach – ADOPT WITH LUIGI
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is saying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Duncan — PEACE & PREDICTABILITY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “** Our Aurora-Naperville cats and kittens are back in the Petsmart locations – AND at Pet Supplies Plus in north…” Learn more

  • Name: Cress
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Feist
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is staying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Pudding – QATAR KITTY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is saying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Fried Rice
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Beagle Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is staying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Chop Suey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Beagle Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is staying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Potsticker
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Beagle Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is staying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Egg Foo Young
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Beagle Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is staying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Kung Pao
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Beagle Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is staying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Mackey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is staying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Lo Mein
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Beagle Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is staying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Louie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Boxer Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is staying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Marie (and Donny)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Hovawart
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is staying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Perth
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is staying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Crab Rangoon
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Beagle Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is staying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Cairns
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is staying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Donny (and Marie)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Hovawart
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is staying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Marla – LOVING & GOOFY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is saying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Pad Thai
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Beagle Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is staying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

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