October 28, 2021

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See My Shiny New Pets?

West Side Area Adoptable Pets: Meet Farrah, Sadie, Morsel & More

Do you want to add to your family and do something good for the West Side community at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to place pets with families.

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 near you. In the search for an adorable new companion, consider beginning at a local facility like Whiskers And Tails Rescue Foundation, where Treat 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 permanent homes.

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 Farrah, 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: Farrah
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K94keeps Dog Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Farrah is as beautiful as her namesake. She is a petite, young girl who would do best in a home…” Learn more

  • Name: Sadie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K94keeps Dog Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog Husky Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Sadie is a beautiful mixed breed dog who is looking for her forever home. She is young and was not…” 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Cyrus
  • 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: “Cyrus A227709 Cyrus is a 4 year old male who came into the shelter on 5/20 as a stray. Handling…” Learn more

  • Name: Giardiniera
  • 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: “Giardiniera A227806 Giardiniera is a 3 year old male who came into the shelter on 5/22 as a stray. Handling…” Learn more

  • Name: Gemma
  • 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: “Gemma A227887 Gemma is a 5 year old female who came into the shelter on 5/24 as an abandoned dog….” Learn more

  • Name: Comrade
  • 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: “Comrade A228036 Comrade is a 2 year old male who came into the shelter on 5/28 as an owner surrender….” Learn more

  • Name: Shyla
  • 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: “Shyla A227704 Shyla is a 3 year old female who came into the shelter on 5/19 as a stray. Handling…” Learn more

  • Name: Melonball
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Melonball A227952 Melonball is a 1 year old female who came into the shelter on 5/25 as a stray. Handling…” Learn more

  • Name: Olivia
  • 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: “Olivia A228073 Olivia is a 2 year old female who came into the shelter on 5/29 as a stray. Handling: …” Learn more

  • Name: Hudson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Hudson A227603 Hudson is a 1 year old male who came into the shelter on 5/18 as a stray. Handling…” Learn more

  • Name: Peggy Sue
  • 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: “Peggy Sue A227724 Peggy Sue is a 4 year old female who came into the shelter on 5/20 as a…” Learn more

  • Name: Cartwheel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Cartwheel A227943 Cartwheel is a 1 year old female who came into the shelter on 5/25 as a stray. Handling…” Learn more

  • Name: Tiger
  • 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: “Tiger A227969 Tiger is a 7 year old male who came into the shelter on 5/26 as an owner surrender….” Learn more

  • Name: Roxy
  • 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: “Roxy A156536 Roxy is an 8 year old female who came into the shelter on 5/30 as a stray. Handling…” Learn more

  • Name: Joshua
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catvando, Maywood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Joshua is about 2 months. Joshua is a gray kitten and has the cutest face. He has wispy fur and…” Learn more

  • Name: Heart and Senor
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catvando, Maywood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Heart and Senor are brothers with the sweetest personalities. They are about 2.5 months old. When they were rescued, they…” Learn more

  • Name: Minnie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catvando, Maywood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Mom is Sweet Pea In House Minnie is a little, black kitten who is friendly and outgoing. She is almost…” Learn more

  • Name: Eli
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catvando, Maywood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Eli is a black kitten who is almost 3 months old. He has plenty of personality and loves to play!…” Learn more

  • Name: Buster
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catvando, Maywood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Buster is an adorable black and white kitten who is friendly and outgoing. He is a little over 2 months…” Learn more

  • Name: Jasper
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catvando, Maywood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Found in front of store. Jasper is a brown/black tabby. He is being adopted with his brother, Onyx. Onyx is…” Learn more

  • Name: Bingo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catvando, Maywood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Bingo is one of 3 sisters along with Uno and Bingo. Bingo is a very sweet, black kitten. She is…” Learn more

  • Name: Uno
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catvando, Maywood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Uno is one of 3 sisters along with Yahtzee and Bingo. Uno is an adorable light gray and white kitten…” Learn more

  • Name: Yahtzee
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catvando, Maywood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Yahtzee is one of 3 sisters along with Uno and Bingo. Yahtzee is a beautiful, dark gray kitten. She is…” Learn more

  • Name: Riley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Shepherd Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Riley! She is a Shepherd/Terrier mix girl born at the end of April and weighing about 6 lbs. Riley…” Learn more

  • Name: Charlotte
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Shepherd Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Charlotte – Charlie for short. Charlie is a very sweet puppy – who is a Shepherd/Terrier mix. She weighs…” Learn more

  • Name: Dee
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hi future friend, I’m Dee, a 13 lb Terrier mix girl, but my foster parents call me “Tootsie” because I…” 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: 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