Pet Adoption In The Hyde Park Area: New Dogs, Cats Added This Week

Want to add a new member to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization! Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many animal shelters in the Hyde Park area are still working […]

Want to add a new member to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization! Despite the coronavirus pandemic, many animal shelters in the Hyde Park area are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

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 not too far from you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for an adorable new fur child is at Alive Rescue, where Darra 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.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We create 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 Champ, a Pit Bull Terrier 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: Champ
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lead Rescue Nfp, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Apply on our adoption application at leadrescue.org. We do not adopt out of Illinois and only adopt within 50 miles…” Learn more

  • Name: Savannah
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lulus Locker Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua Yorkshire Terrier Mix
  • Description: “FOSTERED IN: Chicago, IL 60619 ESTIMATED DOB: 04/2019 WEIGHT: 9 lbs KIDS: 16+ DOGS: No CATS: No HISTORY: Savannah came…” Learn more

  • Name: Canolli – IL
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Small Paws Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Bichon Frise
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hey there! My name is Canolli. I’m about 2 years old and all boy! Of course all I ever want…” Learn more

  • Name: Greyson – IL
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Small Paws Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Bichon Frise
  • Description: “Greyson is approx. nine years old. He is not ready for adoption yet but will be soon. He was one…” Learn more

  • Name: Darra
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog
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  • Name: Lola Bunny
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Rex
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  • Name: Oswald
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Californian
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  • Name: Lefty
  • 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: Mr. Fancy Pants
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Alive Rescue, PO Box 39111, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Lionhead Polish Mix
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  • Name: Chunkie Monkey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Chuckie is an 8 month old black, sweet kitten boy. He has been struggling to survive outdoors in a friendly…” Learn more

  • Name: Eclipse
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Eclipse is a 6 month old black, sweet girl. She has been struggling to survive outdoors in a friendly colony…” Learn more

  • Name: Zevi (and Ziggy)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chicago Cat Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “WWE Smack Down: Zevi vs. Ziggy . These young boys are not official brothers, but they bonded incredibly fast. They…” Learn more

  • Name: Dune
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Meet Dune. This shy little guy wants you to earn his affection- and once you do, consider your lap occupied…” Learn more

  • Name: Addison
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Cute little Addison just arrived! His bio is coming soon. Addison was born 3/29/20 and we think he would like…” Learn more

  • Name: KitKat
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “KitKat just arrived! Her bio is coming soon. KitKat was born November 2017 and would prefer to be an only…” Learn more

  • Name: Freckles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair Turkish Van Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Freckles just arrived! Her bio is coming soon. Freckles is outgoing and gets along with other cats. Freckles was born…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: German Shepherd Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Lucky was a stray pup found roaming on the south side of Chicago. A caring citizen took him in while…” Learn more

  • Name: Birger **Local Midwest adoption only**
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Great Lakes Pigeon Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Dove
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “**Local Midwest adoption only** This cutie’s name is Birger, and he is a male ringneck dove. He enjoys bowing and…” Learn more

  • Name: Dell **Local Midwest Adoption Only**
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Great Lakes Pigeon Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Dove
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “**Local Midwest adoption only** This cutie’s name is Dell, and he is a male ringneck dove. He enjoys bowing and…” Learn more

  • Name: Oat & Cream (bonded pair) *Local Midwest adoption only*
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Great Lakes Pigeon Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Unknown, Dove
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “*Local Midwest adoption only* Introducing Oat & Cream, a married pair of ringneck doves who are ready to transition to…” Learn more

  • Name: Almond & Joy (bonded pair) *Local Midwest adoption only*
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Great Lakes Pigeon Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Unknown, Dove
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “*Local Midwest adoption only* Introducing Almond & Joy, a married pair of ringneck doves who are ready to transition to…” Learn more

  • Name: Firn (Local Midwest adoption only)
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Great Lakes Pigeon Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Pigeon
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “**Local Midwest adoption only** Rescued along with her momma last December, little Firn ( which means granular snow not yet…” Learn more

  • Name: Bob & Champion (bonded pair)
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Great Lakes Pigeon Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Unknown, Pigeon
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Bob and Champion are both miracle birds! Bob was found underneath a bush by a kind young man, where Bob…” Learn more

  • Name: Diesel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Who is looking for an active companion – someone who wants to go on hikes, walks, trips – and be…” Learn more

  • Name: Copper
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Second Chance 4 Pets Network, Whiting, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “My name is Copper. I am a male orange mackerel tabby domestic medium haired cat. My siblings (Mischief, Rowan &…” Learn more

  • Name: Dottie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Second Chance 4 Pets Network, Whiting, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “My name is Dottie. I am a female black domestic short haired kitten. I was born around August 28, 2020….” Learn more

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

  • Name: Yzma
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Age: ~2 years Dog sociability: may be a match; has seen dogs and not been upset! Cat sociability: may be…” Learn more

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

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

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

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

  • Name: Rory
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mountain Cur
  • Description: “Rory will be at our Adoption Center on Wednesday, May 5. Rory will not be part of the Empty the…” Learn more

  • Name: Kirk
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Mountain Cur
  • Description: “Kirk will be at our Adoption Center on Wednesday. May 5. Kirk will not be part of the Empty the…” Learn more

  • Name: Paris
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mountain Cur
  • Description: “Paris will be at our Adoption Center on Wednesday, May 5. Paris will not be part of the Empty the…” Learn more

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

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

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

  • Name: Lorelai
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mountain Cur
  • Description: “Lorelai will be at our Adoption Center on Wednesday, May 5. Lorelai will not be part of the Empty the…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Mango Tango
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Age: ~1 year Dog sociability: loves dogs! Cat sociability: loves cats! Kid compatibility: likely a match Likes: Being Held, Cats…” Learn more

  • Name: Hickory
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Age: ~11 months Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: unknown Kid compatibility: does well with older children Likes: Head rubs, napping…” Learn more

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

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

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

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

  • Name: Tarazona
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Age: 9-years-old Dog Sociability: Calm possible Cat Sociability: Calm/possible Kid compatibility: Cat-savvy/respectful of all ages Ideal living Situation: Loving &…” Learn more

  • Name: Pete
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Age: 2-years-old Dog Sociability: No dogs, please! Cat Sociability: Calm/possible if they give her space Kid compatibility: Cat-savvy & Calm…” Learn more

  • Name: Bonnaroo
  • 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 and cats
  • Description: “Age: 2-years-old Dog Sociability: No dogs, Please! Cat Sociability: Possible – He sadly seems a bit scared of them. But…” Learn more

  • Name: Snow Bella
  • 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: 6-years-old Dog Sociability: No dogs, please! Cat Sociability: No cats, please! Kid compatibility: Cat-savvy teens 15+ Ideal living Situation:…” Learn more

  • Name: Kanta
  • 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 and cats
  • Description: “Age: 8-years-old Dog Sociability: unsure Cat Sociability: has done well in our cat room! Kid compatibility: cat-savvy kids of all…” Learn more

  • Name: Aurora
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Age: 1-years-old Dog Sociability: Unknown Cat Sociability: No cats, please! Kid compatibility: Cat-savvy kids 10+ Ideal living Situation: Loving &…” Learn more

  • Name: Stich
  • 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
  • Description: “Age: 1-years-old Dog Sociability: No dogs, please! Cat Sociability: No cats, please! Kid compatibility: Cat-savvy kids of all ages Ideal…” Learn more

  • Name: Rockwell
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Age: 2-years-old Dog Sociability: Unknown Cat Sociability: Possible – He’s the boss! Kid compatibility: Cat-savvy Teens 15+ Ideal living Situation:…” Learn more

  • Name: Rob and Dinkley
  • 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: 2-years-old Dog Sociability: Calm possible Cat Sociability: Required w/ Dinkley. Kid compatibility: Cat-savvy/respectful of all ages Ideal living Situation:…” Learn more

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