Elmhurst Pets Waiting To Be Adopted: Rufus, Beau, Clyde & More

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Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the Elmhurst community at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and animal shelters still […]

Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the Elmhurst community at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and animal shelters still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets with families.

Across Illinois, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home — and many of them are located near you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start the search for a new friend is at Magnificent Mutts Rescue, where Clyde the dog 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 permanent 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 Rufus, a German Shepherd Dog 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: Rufus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underdog Railway Rescue, Elmhurst, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog Golden Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Coming Saturday 4/10/21 Age 1-2 yo, weight 50 lb We will post more about this dog after he arrives and…” Learn more

  • Name: Beau
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Underdog Railway Rescue, Elmhurst, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Boxer
  • Description: “Arriving Saturday 4/1/21. We’ll update this post after we’ve had a chance to get to know. Beau better. If you’d…” Learn more

  • Name: Clyde
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Male, Spaniel
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is saying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

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

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

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

  • Name: Dallas — 10 MONTHS
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • 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: Peggy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is saying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

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

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

  • Name: Persimmom
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Boxer Labrador Retriever Mix
  • 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: Patti
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Female, Beagle Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: 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: Cranberry
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Female, Beagle Hound Mix
  • 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: Edwardo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is saying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

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

  • Name: PARISA
  • 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: Taylor — LOVING LAP CAT!
  • 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: “** Our Aurora-Naperville cats and kittens are back in the Petsmart locations – AND at Pet Supplies Plus in north…” Learn more

  • Name: Cashmere – pending
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • 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: Mr. Schmee — FRONT-DECLAW
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “** Our Aurora-Naperville cats and kittens are back in the Petsmart locations – AND at Pet Supplies Plus in north…” Learn more

  • Name: Buddha
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Heartline Humane Association, Lombard, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Boxer Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Want one of the best dogs you will ever meet? Look no further, Buddha is your guy! He was surrendered…” Learn more

  • Name: PInk
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fetching Tails Foundation, PO Box 463, Itasca, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Retriever
  • Description: “Puppies are cute, cuddly and looking for a family to call their own. They need an owner who is home…” Learn more

  • Name: Puddin’
  • 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: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Splinter
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Hamster
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Please go to hinsdalehumanesociety.org for more information. Thank you!” Learn more

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Name: Ravenwood
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catnap From The Heart Inc, 1101 Beach Avenue, LaGrange Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Sweet and handsome Ravenwood is looking for his forever home! This 3 year old fluff is very sweet and mellow….” Learn more

  • Name: Shelly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Weimaraner Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Shelly is a super sweet Momma dog! She came in with her puppy, Teague. They would love to be adopted…” Learn more

  • Name: T-Bone
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Rottweiler Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “Tbone is a gentle giant! He is an energetic, loving boy! He would love to find his own home very…” Learn more

  • Name: Harlowe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Ace
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Please meet is Ace He is a three-year-old pit mix who was adopted it out as a puppy The owner…” Learn more

  • Name: Spaghetti
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Boxer Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Lasagna
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Boxer Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Linguini
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Claire
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Claire is a beautiful 3-4 year old lab/hound mix! She is a very sweet girl who loves everyone. She would…” Learn more

  • Name: LuRay
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “LuRay is a homegrown Mississippi boy! He is 2-3 years old. He is dog friendly but is the “alpha” so…” Learn more

  • Name: Rocko
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Boxer Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Zara
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Rigatoni
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Boxer Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Cheeto
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Ravioli
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Bowtie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Boxer Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Farfale
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Collie Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Tortellini
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Learn more

  • Name: Arlos
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mastiff Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Arlos is a sweet 4 year old boy! He has a cleft foot, but he gets around just fine! He…” Learn more

  • Name: Jane
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Bufford
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Mastiff Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Bufford is a very handsome 2-3 year old mastiff mix. He is a GENTLE giant who is so sweet &…” Learn more

  • Name: Granny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Bojangles
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Bojangles is one of the happiest, goofiest boys we have EVER met! He is an absolute lover who loves everyone…” Learn more

  • Name: Larry
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Schnauzer Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Mellox
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Border Collie Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Mellox is a handsome, large 1 year old border collie mix! He is a sweet and cuddly baby who is…” Learn more

  • Name: Buddy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Border Tails Rescue, Rosemont, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Buddy is as SWEET as he is handsome, and he has a rough past. He lived his life on a…” Learn more

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