Rockford Pets Waiting To Be Adopted: Babygirl, Chief, Jellybean & More

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Want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the Rockford community at the same time? Maybe it’s finally time to adopt a pet! During the COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to fulfill adoptions and […]

Want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the Rockford community at the same time? Maybe it’s finally time to adopt a pet! During the COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets with families.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home in Illinois — and many of them are located not too far from you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin the search for a new companion is at Winnebago County Animal Services, where Jellybean the cat 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 appropriate homes.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet BABYGIRL, 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: BABYGIRL
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: CHIEF
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: JELLYBEAN
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Jellybean is available for adoption at the PetSmart in Pewaukee, WI. Applications for adoption can be found at that location.” Learn more

  • Name: GABBY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: A438879
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Bloodhound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “This dog has been pre-selected for adoption. What does pre-selected mean? Please click on the photo of the dog to…” Learn more

  • Name: A438876
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: LOKI
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Loki is available for adoption at the PetSmart in Pewaukee, WI. Applications for adoption can be found at that location.” Learn more

  • Name: ORYA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: CAROLINE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Caroline is available for adoption at the PetSmart in Janesville, WI. Applications for adoption can be found at that location.” Learn more

  • Name: SONNY
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Bunny Rabbit
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  • Name: BRUNO
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: CHESTNUT
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Chesnut is available for adoption at the PetSmart in Janesville, WI. Applications for adoption can be found at that location.” Learn more

  • Name: A438865
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: A438836
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, American Bulldog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “This dog has been pre-selected for adoption. What does pre-selected mean? Please click on the photo of the dog to…” Learn more

  • Name: A438877
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Bulldog
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  • Name: MALLOW
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Bunny Rabbit
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  • Name: NINA
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Nina is available for adoption at the PetSmart in Janesville, WI. Applications for adoption can be found at that location.” Learn more

  • Name: FAY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: SANDY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: A438924
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: BRAZIL
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: SUSIE Q
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Susie Q is available for adoption at the PetSmart in Greenfield, WI. Applications for adoption can be found at that…” Learn more

  • Name: A438875
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: LIONELL
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Long Hair
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  • Name: BLUE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
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  • Name: DUCATTI (DUKE)
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: ROSIE
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Winnebago County Animal Services, 4517 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Bunny Rabbit
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  • Name: Phoebe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws Humane Society, 7282 N Cherryvale Mall Dr, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Phoebe has 2 brothers who she is close to. If not adopted with them, she does need a kitty companion…….” Learn more

  • Name: Tinsel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws Humane Society, 7282 N Cherryvale Mall Dr, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Tinsel is a 10# Chihuahua mix female. She is very timid, especially with new people. She is also a very…” Learn more

  • Name: Layla
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws Humane Society, 7282 N Cherryvale Mall Dr, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mountain Dog
  • Description: “Layla is a Mountain Feist mix. She is a wonderful, affectionate dog who would be a great family dog for…” Learn more

  • Name: Vixen
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws Humane Society, 7282 N Cherryvale Mall Dr, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Vixen is a pretty grey tabby. She is on the shy side so a quieter home without a dog or…” Learn more

  • Name: Pico de Gallo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws Humane Society, 7282 N Cherryvale Mall Dr, Rockford, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair Siamese Mix
  • Description: “Pico de Gallo is a 4 yr old boy who was surrendered to PAWS when the owner came into hard…” Learn more

  • Name: Colt
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mending Hearts Rescue, PO Box 243, Winnebago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi, my name Colt I’m a twelve year old pitbull mix. I’m a senior dog with lots of energy and…” Learn more

  • Name: Olaf
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mending Hearts Rescue, PO Box 243, Winnebago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua Rat Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This is Olaf and he is the cannon ball of energy. He loves to give kisses and nibbles of course….” Learn more

  • Name: Jasmine
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Mending Hearts Rescue, PO Box 243, Winnebago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua Rat Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This is Jasmine, she is very sweet and calm compared to her siblings. She loves to snuggle and play tug…” Learn more

  • Name: Mr. Jingles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Boone County Animal Services Auxiliary, Belvidere, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “We got a call about a friendly stray who was injured. Upon cursory views, it looked like he had a…” Learn more

  • Name: Tommy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Boone County Animal Services Auxiliary, Belvidere, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “It is believed that Tommy was abandoned by his family, 2 years ago. He survived outside in lean to shelters…” Learn more

  • Name: Scrappy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Little Rr Animal Sanctuary, Poplar Grove, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, American Shorthair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Name: Scrappy Breed: Domestic Shorthair Age: 10 weeks Good with kids: Yes Good with dogs: Yes Good with cats: Yes…” Learn more

  • Name: Sharp Cheddar “Shar”
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Little Rr Animal Sanctuary, Poplar Grove, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, American Shorthair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Name: Shap Cheddar “Shar” Breed: Shorthair Age: 1-2 years old Good with kids: Yes Good with dogs: Yes Good with…” Learn more

  • Name: Tom
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Barn On Baseline Animal Shelter Adoption Center, 16173 Baseline Road, Genoa, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Ryder
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Barn On Baseline Animal Shelter Adoption Center, 16173 Baseline Road, Genoa, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Retriever
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  • Name: Royce
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Barn On Baseline Animal Shelter Adoption Center, 16173 Baseline Road, Genoa, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Retriever
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  • Name: Rozz
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Barn On Baseline Animal Shelter Adoption Center, 16173 Baseline Road, Genoa, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Retriever
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  • Name: Riley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Barn On Baseline Animal Shelter Adoption Center, 16173 Baseline Road, Genoa, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Retriever
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  • Name: Ruth
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Barn On Baseline Animal Shelter Adoption Center, 16173 Baseline Road, Genoa, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Retriever
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  • Name: Bella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Barn On Baseline Animal Shelter Adoption Center, 16173 Baseline Road, Genoa, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Shepherd Mix
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  • Name: Cody
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Barn On Baseline Animal Shelter Adoption Center, 16173 Baseline Road, Genoa, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Boxer Hound Mix
  • Description: “Cody can sit, stay, Shake, likes to play with toys and loves to spend time with people.” Learn more

  • Name: Sammy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Barn On Baseline Animal Shelter Adoption Center, 16173 Baseline Road, Genoa, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Shepherd Retriever Mix
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  • Name: Ceasar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Barn On Baseline Animal Shelter Adoption Center, 16173 Baseline Road, Genoa, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Border Collie Mix
  • Learn more

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