Oak Lawn Pets Newly Up For Adoption: Simon, Vinny & More

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Want to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for the Oak Lawn community at the same time? Consider adopting a pet from a local shelter. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many animal shelters in the Oak Lawn area are still working to fulfill adoptions and […]

Want to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for the Oak Lawn community at the same time? Consider adopting a pet from a local shelter. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many animal shelters in the Oak Lawn area are still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets in forever homes.

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 not too far from you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin your search for a lovable new fur child is at Half Way Home Animal Rescue, where Vinny the dog is waiting patiently, or another local shelter. 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 cat person, meet SIMON, 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: SIMON
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitties For Keeps Rescue, 8717 Ridgeland Ave, Oak Lawn, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “SIMON: Hi, I’m Simon! I am currently at Pet Supplies Plus in Oak Lawn. I’m 9 months old, sweet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Darby & Gilmore (BONDED PAIR)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Hound Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Please email [email protected] for questions or to see our rules and to download the Required Application www.hwhanimalrescue.com Meet this handsome,bonded…” Learn more

  • Name: Vinny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Rottweiler
  • Description: “Please email [email protected] for questions or to see our rules and to download the Required Application www.hwhanimalrescue.com THIS PET WILL…” Learn more

  • Name: Sophia & Tumbleweed (BONDED PAIR)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “For information or to complete the required application: Visit our website; www.hwhanimalrescue.com Sophia and her baby boy, Tumbleweed, (born January…” Learn more

  • Name: Maury
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Giant Schnauzer Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Please email [email protected] for questions or to see our rules and to download the Required Application www.hwhanimalrescue.com Maury is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Judy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Please email [email protected] for questions or to see our rules and to download the Required Application www.hwhanimalrescue.com Looking for 50+…” Learn more

  • Name: Ricky
  • 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: “Ricky A224657 Ricky is a 4 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/13 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Earnest
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Earnest A225013 Earnest is an 8 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 3/7/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Jackson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Cane Corso
  • Description: “Jackson A224900 Jackson is a 1.5 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/23/21 as an owner…” Learn more

  • Name: Rex
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Cane Corso
  • Description: “Rex A224834 Rex is a 10 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/21/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Tortoise
  • 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: “Tortoise A224906 Tortoise is a 3 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/23/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Harriet
  • 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: “Harriet A224907 Harriet is a 2 year old spayed female who came into the shelter on 2/23/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Amaya
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Amaya A224768 Amaya is a 7 year old spayed female who came into the shelter on 2/18/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Steel Buttons
  • 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: “Steel Buttons A162382 Steel Buttons is a 4 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/24/21 as…” Learn more

  • Name: Rafferty
  • 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: “Rafferty A225118 Rafferty is a 4 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 3/3/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Sheeba
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Sheeba A224933 Sheeba is a 7 year old spayed female who came into the shelter on 2/24/21 as a confiscate….” Learn more

  • Name: Egon
  • 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: “Egon A225011 Egon is a 6 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/28/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Silas
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Husky
  • Description: “Silas A225010 Silas is a 1.5 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/28/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Pumpernickel
  • 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: “Pumpernickel A224875 Pumpernickel is a 2 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/22/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Delphine
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Delphine A224583 Delphine is a 10 year old spayed female who came into the shelter on 2/22/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Polar
  • 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: “Polar A224832 Polar is a 5 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/21/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Tie Dye
  • 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: “Tie Dye A224903 Tie Dye is a 2 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/23/21 as…” Learn more

  • Name: Kenzo
  • 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: “Kenzo A224840 Kenzo is a 2 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/22/21 as an owner…” Learn more

  • Name: Napoli
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Napoli A225088 Napoli is a 1 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 3/3/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Kilt
  • 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: “Kilt A225111 Kilt is a 3 year old spayed female who came into the shelter on 2/24/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Pippa
  • 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: “Pippa A223961 Pippa is a 4 year old spayed female who came into the shelter on 1/13/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Kobe
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Kobe A223941 Kobe is a 2 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 1/12/21 as an abandoned…” Learn more

  • Name: Felix
  • 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: “Felix A224787 Felix is a 3 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/19/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Gemini
  • 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: “Gemini A224710 Gemini is a 5 year old spayed female who came into the shelter on 2/15/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Nina
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Nina A224348 Nina is an 11 month old spayed female who came into the shelter on 2/2/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Diesel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Shepherd
  • Description: “Diesel A224669 Diesel is a 9 month old neutered male who came into the shelter on 2/13/21 as an owner…” Learn more

  • Name: Beverly
  • 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: “Beverly A224750 Beverly is a 3 year old spayed female who came into the shelter on 2/17 as an owner…” Learn more

  • Name: Demi
  • 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: “Demi A224788 Demi is a 2 year old spayed female who came into the shelter on 2/19/21 as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Brayden & Breeze
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Hyde Park Cats, [email protected] ., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Brayden and Breeze are 6-month-old brothers with beautiful black fur, white bow ties and white bellies. They are a bonded…” Learn more

  • Name: Farfalle
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catnap From The Heart Inc, 1101 Beach Avenue, LaGrange Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Playful and affectionate Farfalle is a 14 week old fluffy lady. This girl LOVES a comfy place to lay, especially…” Learn more

  • Name: Gnocchi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catnap From The Heart Inc, 1101 Beach Avenue, LaGrange Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Gnocchi is a 14 week old little lady with silky bunny fur. This girl loves treats, feather toys, cardboard boxes…” Learn more

  • Name: Kip and Bailey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catnap From The Heart Inc, 1101 Beach Avenue, LaGrange Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Kip & Bailey (neutered, males) are about 8 months old. They came to us as shy little kittens who have…” Learn more

  • Name: Cavatappi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catnap From The Heart Inc, 1101 Beach Avenue, LaGrange Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Sweet Cavatappi is a 14 week old little lady who is her mama’s twin! She is affected by a very…” Learn more

  • Name: Teddy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catnap From The Heart Inc, 1101 Beach Avenue, LaGrange Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “2 year old Teddy is a handsome boy who ifs looking for his forever home! His name definitely suits him,…” Learn more

  • Name: Gollum and Jora
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: 8 1/2-months-old Dog Sociability: Did well w/ Cat-savvy Shih Tzus in foster! Cat Sociability: Required w/ Jora Kid compatibility:…” Learn more

  • Name: Kira
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Age: 13-years-old Dog Sociability: No dogs, please Cat Sociability: Prefers no, but could possibly coexist if the other cat left…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Age: 11-years-old Dog Sociability: No dogs please – Did not do well in his previous home with the dog. Cat…” Learn more

  • Name: Lillith
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Age: 1-years-old Dog Sociability: No Cat Sociability: No Kid compatibility: respectful teens 15+ Ideal living Situation: Loving & cat-savvy home…” Learn more

  • Name: Buddy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: 3 years old Dog Sociability: yes! Cat Sociability: Has previously lived with cats Kid compatibility: Dog Savvy 15+ Ideal…” Learn more

  • Name: Santo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: 2-years-old Dog Sociability: calm/dog-savvy that would give him space possible Cat Sociability: Possible Kid compatibility: respectful kids 12+ Ideal…” Learn more

  • Name: Maura
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Age: 5 1/2-years-old Dog Sociability: No dogs, please Cat Sociability: Possible Kid compatibility: cat-savvy 12+ Ideal living Situation: Loving &…” Learn more

  • Name: Tonto and Adonis
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Age: 2 1/2-years-old Dog Sociability: Prefers no, but possible can do a calm small cat-savvy dog Cat Sociability: Required w/…” Learn more

  • Name: HopsAndBarley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: 1 1/2-years-old Dog Sociability: calm/dog-savvy that would give him space possible Cat Sociability: Required w/ Barley Kid compatibility: respectful…” Learn more

  • Name: Fluffer Nutter and Skelly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: 11 months old Dog Sociability: Did well in foster with a calm cat-savvy small dog Cat Sociability: Required w/…” Learn more

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

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

  • Name: Felicity
  • 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

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