October 20, 2021

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See My Shiny New Pets?

North Center-Roscoe Village Area Adoptable Pets Of The Week: Somonus & More

Do you want to add to your family and do something good for the North Center-Roscoe Village community at the same time? Consider adopting a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many animal shelters are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

Across Illinois, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home — and many of them are located in your area. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin the search for an adorable new fur child is at Friends Of Petraits, where Somonus the hamster 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 permanent homes.

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. Whether you’re a dog or cat person, 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: Nikki – IL
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Great Lakes Bengal Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Bengal
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “APPLICATION REQUIRED – go to www.greatlakesbengalrescue.com to complete online application Lombard, IL Nikki is an approximately 9 year old male,…” Learn more

  • Name: Leo – IL
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Great Lakes Bengal Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Bengal
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “APPLICATION REQUIRED – go to www.greatlakesbengalrescue.com to complete online application Leo a 1 1/2 year old male Bengal mix is…” Learn more

  • Name: Somonus
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: Friends Of Petraits, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Hamster
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  • Name: Basil
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends Of Petraits, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Coonhound Beagle Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Please Share… Chicago, IL – Adopt Basil the Hound-Mix Puppy Basil is an adorable, happy, sweet and snugly, nine-week-old, 10-pound,…” Learn more

  • Name: Liam
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Friends Of Petraits, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Shepherd Rottweiler Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Liam is a sweet, lovable, energetic and fun, three-year-old, 60-pound, shepherd/rottie-mix looking for a loving guardian. This great dog is…” Learn more

  • Name: Benny
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Friends Of Petraits, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Short-Haired
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Benny is gentle and sweet, four-year-old, 3.28-pound (HUGE) tri-color, male American guinea pig looking for a loving guardian. Benny might…” Learn more

  • Name: Vanilla
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Friends Of Petraits, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Vanilla is an adorable and sweet, eight-month-old, tri-color American male guinea pig looking for a loving guardian. Vanilla lost his…” Learn more

  • Name: Zebra Finches Fox, Falcon, and Finch
  • Species: Finch
  • Location: Friends Of Petraits, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Finch
  • Description: “Fox, Falcon and Finch are young, six-month-old, chatty and active male Zebra Finches looking for a loving guardian. Similar to…” Learn more

  • Name: Davis
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of Petraits, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Davis is a huge, sweet, snugly and friendly, 18-month-old, 13.8-pound, buff tabby cat with magnificent amber eyes looking for a…” Learn more

  • Name: Bell and Gertrude
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Friends Of Petraits, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Teddy Guinea Pig Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Bell and Gertrude are a sweet, healthy and gentle pair of one-year-old female guinea pigs looking for a loving guardian…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Belgian Waffle
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Dutch
  • Description: “Dog sociability: has lived with big dogs! Cat sociability: unknown, but she’s a well adjusted lady! Kid sociability: unknown, but…” Learn more

  • Name: Axel
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Netherland Dwarf
  • Description: “Dog sociability: has lived with dogs, but prefers them to be calm! Cat sociability: unknown Kid sociability: unknown Likes: romaine…” Learn more

  • Name: Firefly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: social! Kid sociability: unknown Likes: Relaxin’ in the tub after a long day of wand…” 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 at our Adoption Center. Please submit an application and then stop in to meet her. Missy is…” Learn more

  • Name: Comet & Polar – Bonded Bros!
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, English Spot
  • Description: “Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: yes! Kid sociability: yes! Likes: These two boys love their Oxbow strawberry treats and fresh…” Learn more

  • Name: Pinocchio
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Pinocchio is living in a foster home. Please submit an application and stop in to meet him during open hours….” Learn more

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Name: Apple & Banana – We’re a Bonded Pair!
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Apple and Banana are a bonded pair and can not be adopted separately. Age: 2.5 months Dog sociability: unknown Cat…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Rosie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Age: ~12 years Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: would do well with a cat friend Kid sociability: unknown Likes: chin…” Learn more

  • Name: Binx
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Adult cats are often considered “low maintenance” pets, but they do have their own specific needs. Cats love to channel…” Learn more

  • Name: Fredrick
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Adult cats are often considered “low maintenance” pets, but they do have their own specific needs. Cats love to channel…” Learn more

  • Name: Akara
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • 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: Betsy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Terrier Whippet Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • 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: Bruno
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Hound
  • 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: Cosmo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua Yorkshire Terrier Mix
  • 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: Heath
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Hound
  • 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: McDuff
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Terrier Hound Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • 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: Buckley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Adult cats are often considered “low maintenance” pets, but they do have their own specific needs. Cats love to channel…” Learn more

  • Name: Cermak
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Paws Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “If you’re ready for mischief and breathtaking cuteness, then you’re ready for a kitten! Having a kitten in your home…” Learn more

  • Name: Alistair
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Alistair is a puppy living in an adult dogs body. He has a frisky, happy demeanor that shines as he…” Learn more

  • Name: Tidbit
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskers And Tails Rescue Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Bio Coming Soon…” Learn more

  • Name: Vittles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskers And Tails Rescue Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Bio Coming Soon…” Learn more

  • Name: Morsel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskers And Tails Rescue Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Bio Coming Soon…” Learn more

  • Name: Nibbles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskers And Tails Rescue Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Bio Coming Soon….” Learn more

  • Name: Treat
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Whiskers And Tails Rescue Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Bio Coming Soon…” Learn more

  • Name: Heika
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Felines And Canines, 6379 N Paulina St., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Black Labrador Retriever Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Our H Litter (Heidy, Heika, Heller and Helli) are silly, sweet, adorable little pups with the most fabulous personalities! At…” Learn more

  • Name: Fozzy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Felines And Canines, 6379 N Paulina St., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Boxer Plott Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Our F Litter (Frilly, Freie, Frea, Free, Frayer and Fozzy) are the dreamiest, smushiest, softest group of tenderoni’s ever! The…” Learn more

  • Name: Frea
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Felines And Canines, 6379 N Paulina St., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Boxer Plott Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Our F Litter (Frilly, Freie, Frea, Free, Frayer and Fozzy) are the dreamiest, smushiest, softest group of tenderoni’s ever! The…” Learn more

  • Name: Frilly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Felines And Canines, 6379 N Paulina St., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Boxer Plott Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Our F Litter (Frilly, Freie, Frea, Free, Frayer and Fozzy) are the dreamiest, smushiest, softest group of tenderoni’s ever! The…” Learn more

  • Name: Gwen
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Felines And Canines, 6379 N Paulina St., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Shepherd Collie Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Our G Litter (Giselle, Greta, Gilbert, Gino, Gumdrom and Gwen) are silly, sweet, adorable little pups with the most fabulous…” Learn more

  • Name: Vidya
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Felines And Canines, 6379 N Paulina St., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Black Labrador Retriever Border Collie Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Vidya and Vrey are confident, affectionate, outgoing, super social little pups with the most fabulous personalities! At just about 9…” Learn more

  • Name: Vrey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Felines And Canines, 6379 N Paulina St., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Black Labrador Retriever Border Collie Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Vidya and Vrey are confident, affectionate, outgoing, super social little pups with the most fabulous personalities! At just about 9…” Learn more

  • Name: Scotti
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Felines And Canines, 6379 N Paulina St., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Scotti and Sisley are confident, affectionate, outgoing, super social little pups with the most fabulous personalities! At just about 10…” Learn more

  • Name: Sisley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Felines And Canines, 6379 N Paulina St., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Scotti and Sisley are confident, affectionate, outgoing, super social little pups with the most fabulous personalities! At just about 10…” Learn more

  • Name: Free
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Felines And Canines, 6379 N Paulina St., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Boxer Plott Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Our F Litter (Frilly, Freie, Frea, Free, Frayer and Fozzy) are the dreamiest, smushiest, softest group of tenderoni’s ever! The…” Learn more

  • Name: Gumdrop
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Felines And Canines, 6379 N Paulina St., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Shepherd Collie Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Our G Litter (Giselle, Greta, Gilbert, Gino, Gumdrom and Gwen) are silly, sweet, adorable little pups with the most fabulous…” Learn more

  • Name: Vivi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Felines And Canines, 6379 N Paulina St., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Vivi and Viva are confident, affectionate, outgoing, super social little pups with the most fabulous personalities! At just about 8…” Learn more