Latest Pets Up For Adoption In The Chicago Area

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Want to add a new member to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter. During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many facilities in the Chicago area are […]

Want to add a new member to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter. During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many facilities in the Chicago area are still working to fulfill adoptions.

In the search for an adorable new friend, consider starting at a local shelter like Alive Rescue, where Buckley 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.

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. Whether you’re a dog person, or if cats are more your thing, there are several great options available. 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: Snickerdoodle (bonded with Streusel)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Randy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Randy came to us from CACC and he is such a sweet and playful dog – he enjoys his walks…” Learn more

  • Name: Harriet
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Shepherd
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  • Name: Pitner
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: Buckley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier Shepherd Mix
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  • Name: Bullwinkle
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Mastiff
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  • Name: Accio
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Ace
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Dutch Mini Rex Mix
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  • Name: Babbity
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Lionhead
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  • Name: Mombat
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog
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  • Name: Mint Chip
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, English Bulldog
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  • Name: Pffernse (bonded with Macaroon)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Streusel (bonded with Snickerdoodle)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Kolaczki (bonded with Babka)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Babka (bonded with Kolaczki)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Macaroon (bonded with Pffernese)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Hypno
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hypnos is curious and energetic, always down for playtime and treats. He has a beautiful black coat piercing yellow eyes….” Learn more

  • Name: Anne Marie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Tortoiseshell Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “If you’re in the market for a lap warmer just in time for the winter… STOP SCROLLING!! She’s right here,…” Learn more

  • Name: Dudley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “A middle-aged gentleman, Dudley is a wise, independent kitty. His favorite pastimes? Soaking up some sunlight on the windowsill or…” Learn more

  • Name: Dion
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Dionysus, Dion for short just arrived! His bio is coming soon. This friendly, mellow boy was born April 23, 2020….” Learn more

  • Name: Miss Millie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tortoiseshell Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet mellow Miss Millie, the sweetest kitty south of Minnesota! Miss Millie is a graceful kitty with a very calm,…” Learn more

  • Name: Petey (and Dave)
  • 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: “Petey and Dave are 1 ½ year old brothers, and not unlike some human siblings, they have very different personalities….” Learn more

  • Name: Dave (and Petey)
  • 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
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Dave and Petey are 1 ½ year old brothers, and not unlike some human siblings, they have very different personalities….” Learn more

  • Name: Torch
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Handsome Torch is a one year old jet black male cat with a beautiful Siamese pointy face. He was recently…” Learn more

  • Name: Bugs Bunny
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This gorgeous grey/white young male cat is amazing. He is around 2 years old, is super sweet and friendly. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Pretzel *Local Adoption Only*
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Great Lakes Pigeon Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pigeon
  • Description: “Pretzel is a complete sweetheart who wants nothing more than to sit in a lap or on a soft cushion…” Learn more

  • Name: Kelly
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Great Lakes Pigeon Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pigeon
  • Description: “Kelly is a beautiful lady-pigeon who just wants to be pampered! She was initially placed with other rescued pigeons in…” Learn more

  • Name: Sundance & Helga (Bonded Pair)
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Great Lakes Pigeon Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Unknown, Pigeon
  • Description: “Sundance is a senior pidgey who is a true gentleman. A survivor of pigeon racing, Sundance has been through and…” Learn more

  • Name: Wonton
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lead Rescue Nfp, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Beagle Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Apply to foster or adopt at leadrescue.org. We only foster and adopt in Illinois and within 60 miles of downtown…” Learn more

  • Name: Pepper Ann
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lead Rescue Nfp, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Beagle Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Apply on our adoption application at leadrescue.org. We do not adopt out of state. We only adopt in Illinois and…” Learn more

  • Name: Steel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Plott Hound
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Imagine your home with the loveliest pair of puppy dog eyes looking back at you from every room. The best…” Learn more

  • Name: Viv
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Beagle
  • Description: “If you don’t want to start from scratch with a puppy and you want a stalwart friend by your side…” Learn more

  • Name: Brandon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Carf The Critical Animal Relief Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “BONDED PAIR Meet Mister. Center Of Attention aka Brandon! He is a handsome 5 month old boy. Brandon as his…” Learn more

  • Name: Freya
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Carf The Critical Animal Relief Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “BONDED PAIR Meet Freya, our stunning 5 month old gold eyed girl. Her pictures do not do her justice. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Fig
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K94keeps Dog Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “IF YOU WANT TO MEET FIG, FILL OUT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION ON OUR WEBSITE. www.k94keeps.org Fig is a sweet girl…” Learn more

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

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

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

  • Name: Vic
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Dog sociability: Vic currently lives with a large black lab and they get along great! Vic loves to try to…” Learn more

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

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

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

  • Name: Poppy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: unknown Kid compatibility: fast feet and grabby hands can be a little intimidating (who can…” Learn more

  • Name: Ferguson
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: unknown Kid compatibility: unknown Likes: Wet food, Brushing Dislikes: Ferguson is an independent dude and…” Learn more

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Name: Bear Paws
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: unknown Kid compatibility: unknown Likes: Belly rubs, cat nip toys, playing and napping Dislikes: Treats…” Learn more

  • Name: Moo Cow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Dog sociability: tolerant Cat sociability: social! prefers a calm friend Kid compatibility: unknown Likes: Being on the sun porch (even…” Learn more

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

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

  • Name: Limbo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: unknown Kid compatibility: unknown Likes: Wand toys, catnip mice, food, naps near his human Dislikes:…” Learn more

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