Oak Park-River Forest Pets Up For Adoption: Meet Sparky, Patch And Hobnob, Razzmatazz & More

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Want to add to your family and do something good for the Oak Park-River Forest community at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization! Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many animal shelters in Oak Park-River Forest and environs are […]

Want to add to your family and do something good for the Oak Park-River Forest community at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization! Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many animal shelters in Oak Park-River Forest and environs are still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets in forever homes.

In the search for an adorable new companion, consider checking out a local facility like Animal Care League, where Suzie Q 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 appropriate homes.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we round up 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 Sparky, a Miniature Pinscher 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: Sparky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Miniature Pinscher
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: 14 years old Dog Sociability: Prefers to be only, but can co-exist if given space Cat Sociability: Can co-exist…” Learn more

  • Name: Patch and Hobnob
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Age: 3-years-old Bonded pair: Bonded w/ Hobnob Dog Sociability: Kept Separate Cat Sociability: kept Separate Kid Compatibility: respectful kids of…” Learn more

  • Name: Razzmatazz
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Age:2 1/2 years old Dog Sociability: No Cat Sociability: Prefers No – seems stressed by other cats in the foster…” Learn more

  • Name: Cam
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Age: 6-years-old Dog Sociability: No Cat Sociability: Prefers no Kid Compatibility: respectful 18+ Ideal living Situation: Loving & cat-savvy home…” Learn more

  • Name: Suzie Q
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Age: 9-years-old Dog Sociability: No Cat Sociability: prefers no Kid Compatibility: respectful 12+ Ideal living Situation: Loving & cat-savvy home…” Learn more

  • Name: Lady May
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Age: 2-years-old Dog Sociability: No Cat Sociability: No Kid Compatibility: respectful 10+ Ideal living Situation: Loving & cat-savvy home looking…” Learn more

  • Name: Bill
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Shar-Pei Rottweiler Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Age: 10 years old Dog Sociability: No Cat Sociability: No Kid compatibility: Respectful all ages Ideal living Situation: Quiet home…” Learn more

  • Name: Aphrodite
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catnap From The Heart Inc, 1101 Beach Avenue, LaGrange Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Aphrodite sure has a lot of love to give! Her foster family describes her as an absolute sweetheart who wants…” Learn more

  • Name: Callie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catnap From The Heart Inc, 1101 Beach Avenue, LaGrange Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Callie, a super sweet 15 year old fully vetted gal looking for a foster home or adopter! She enjoys…” Learn more

  • Name: Oliver
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K94keeps Dog Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you would like to meet Oliver, please fill out an adoption application on our website. www.k94keeps.org Oliver is about…” Learn more

  • Name: Dory
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K94keeps Dog Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “If you would like to meet Dory, please fill out an adoption application on our website. www.k94keeps.org Dory is about…” Learn more

  • Name: Flame
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Husky
  • 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: Henry – pending
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Feist
  • 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: Jefferson – pending
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Feist
  • 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: Molly – pending
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Feist
  • 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: Benji — 5 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: Tilly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Feist
  • 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: Scrappy Doo – pending
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • 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: Jessie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is saying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Valentino — BIG LOVERBOY
  • 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: Zeke — SNUGGLY TABBY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, 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: Zach — SWEET ORANGE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, 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: Mozart — MAINE COON MIX
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Maine Coon Domestic Medium Hair 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: Picasso — HANDSOME TUXEDO SWEETIE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tuxedo 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: Hercules
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Husky Yellow Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “***Thank you for your interest in Magnificent Mutts and Meows. We hope everyone is saying safe during this challenging time….” Learn more

  • Name: Raspberry
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Dachshund
  • Good With: Kids and 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: Bentley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Be Fidos Friend, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Wirehaired Terrier Terrier Mix
  • Description: “This handsome dude is Bentley, a 7-8 year old fellow who is warming up and enjoying his foster home with…” Learn more

  • Name: Bert(Applications closed)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pals Place, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Basset Hound Beagle Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “**WE HAVE RECEIVED MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS FOR BERT AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW ONES!** Bert is a delightful, mild-mannered, affectionate,…” Learn more

  • Name: Max(Applications closed)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pals Place, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shepherd Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “**WE HAVE RECEIVED MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS FOR MAX AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW ONES!** Max is a goofy, handsome, friendly,…” Learn more

  • Name: Drew
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lovin Life Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “APPLICATIONS (at www.lovinliferescue.org) TAKE PRIORITY OVER EMAIL INQUIRIES. *** You will be contacted IF you are a potential match. Contact…” Learn more

  • Name: Callista
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lovin Life Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “APPLICATIONS (at www.lovinliferescue.org) TAKE PRIORITY OVER EMAIL INQUIRIES. *** You will be contacted IF you are a potential match. Contact…” Learn more

  • Name: Jeffrey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Canine Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier Cattle Dog Mix
  • Description: “What’s black and white and red all over? Our lovebug Jeffrey covered in kisses of course! Jeffrey is sweet as…” Learn more

  • Name: Cecily
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Canine Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “If the name Cecily puts you in mind of a demur English lady taking tea…well let’s clear that right up!…” Learn more

  • Name: Foster
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Canine Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Hold onto your hats – Foster is about to blow them off with his particular blend of adorableness and feistiness!…” Learn more

  • Name: Courage
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Canine Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “If you’re going to overcome a scary past, make a long journey to an unknown land, and be open to…” Learn more

  • Name: Bindi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Canine Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog
  • Description: “If you’re looking for an adornment to add beauty and grace to your every day life…try Bindi! This gal is…” Learn more

  • Name: Suri
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Canine Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Description: “This Valentine’s Day, we have a Valentine’s Dare for you – we dare you to look into Suri’s sad, beautiful…” Learn more

  • Name: Dudley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Canine Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Dudley might be a dopey dumdum, but we wouldn’t want him any other way! This derpy doo is a 9…” Learn more

  • Name: Cosmo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Canine Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Cattle Dog Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Casey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Canine Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Beagle Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Wow Casey, someone took the stars out of the sky and put them in your eyes! We’re deploying all our…” Learn more

  • Name: Hershey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Famous Fido Rescue And Adoption Alliance, 3124 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pointer
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hershey is a 9-month-old Pointer mix who came to Famous Fido Rescue by no fault of her own. She is…” Learn more

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

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

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

  • Name: Fred & Ethel – We’re a Bonded Pair!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mountain Cur
  • Description: “Fred and Ethel are living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment…” 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: Drusilla
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Belgian Shepherd / Malinois
  • Description: “Drusilla is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet…” Learn more

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

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

  • Name: Mimsy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Age: 9 years Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: has previously lived with cats Kid compatibility: likely not a match Likes:…” Learn more

  • Name: Hope
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Age: ~3 years Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: unknown Kid compatibility: unknown Likes: Hope LOVES to play! She is obsessed…” 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: 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: Amadeus
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chicago Pet Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Amadeus! He is about 4 and a half months old, up-to-date on shots, fixed, dewormed, FIV negative, and microchipped….” Learn more

  • Name: Amora
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chicago Pet Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Amora! She is about 4 and a half months old, up-to-date on shots, fixed, dewormed, FIV negative, and microchipped….” Learn more

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