South Side Pets Who Need A Home: Mabel, Moonshine, Georgie & More

Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to…

Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Perhaps it’s time to adopt a pet! Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters in the South Side area have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home across Illinois — and many are located near you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for a lovable new companion is at Cat Care And Rescue Inc, where Georgie the cat is waiting patiently, or another local animal shelter. 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 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 Mabel, a Beagle 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: Mabel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lead Rescue Nfp, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Beagle
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Apply on our adoption application at leadrescue.org. We do not adopt out of IL and only within 50 miles of…” Learn more

  • Name: Moonshine
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Moonshine is a 10 week old DSH Black Male Kitten, rescued from a crawlspace in an abandoned building. He has…” Learn more

  • Name: Georgie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Georgie is a 12 week old DSH White Gray Male Kitten, rescued alone outdoors a few weeks ago. He may…” Learn more

  • Name: Dillon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Dillon is a 10 week old DSH White Male Kitten, rescued from a crawlspace in an abandoned building. He has…” Learn more

  • Name: Grey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Grey is a 10 week old DSH Buff/Brown Male Tabby kitten, rescued outdoors from a community trapping project. He has…” Learn more

  • Name: Kimalu
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Kimalu is a 10 week old DSH Gorgeous Black/Tan Male Tabby Kitten, rescued outdoors from a community trapping project. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Naya
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Naya is a 10 week old DSH Gorgeous Black/Tan Male Tabby Kitten, rescued outdoors from a community trapping project. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Heathcliff – IL
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Small Paws Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Bichon Frise
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Updated bio coming soon. Heathcliff is approx. 10 years old and weighs about 13 pounds. He is not ready for…” Learn more

  • Name: Sailor – IL
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Small Paws Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Bichon Frise
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Updated bio coming soon. Sailor is approx. two years old and weighs about 17 pounds. He is not ready for…” Learn more

  • Name: Janice & Harper
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of Chicago Animal Care And Control, PO Box 4414, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Janis and Harper are only available for adoption as a pair. They are the loveliest sisters with their colorful furs…” Learn more

  • Name: Kerry
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Dilute Tortoiseshell Domestic Medium Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Pretty Kerry just arrived! Her bio is coming soon. This little lady was born around 6/7/20. If you live in…” Learn more

  • Name: Mindy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Mindy and her bff Mork just arrived! Her bio is coming soon. Mindy is outgoing and social. She has a…” Learn more

  • Name: Mork
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Mork and his bff Mindy just arrived! His bio is coming soon. Mork is a big gentle sweetie with a…” Learn more

  • Name: Pepper
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of Chicago Animal Care And Control, PO Box 4414, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Pepper is a beautiful, sweet and shy 9-week old female black kitten. She came to Friends of Chicago Animal Care…” Learn more

  • Name: Butterball
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of Chicago Animal Care And Control, PO Box 4414, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Butterball is a sweet, active, playful, fun 9-week old light orange/buff colored female kitten. She came to Friends of Chicago…” Learn more

  • Name: Cookie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of Chicago Animal Care And Control, PO Box 4414, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Tortoiseshell Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Cookie is a gorgeous, gentle, loving 1-year old tortoiseshell (tortie) colored female. She came to Friends of Chicago Animal Care…” Learn more

  • Name: Sugar
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of Chicago Animal Care And Control, PO Box 4414, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Dilute Tortoiseshell Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Sugar is a sweet, active, playful, shy 9-week old dilute tortoiseshell female kitten. She came to Friends of Chicago Animal…” Learn more

  • Name: Nutmeg
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of Chicago Animal Care And Control, PO Box 4414, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Dilute Tortoiseshell Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Nutmeg is a very shy, sweet, active, 9-week old dilute tortoiseshell female kitten. She came to Friends of Chicago Animal…” Learn more

  • Name: Tiger Lily
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chicago Cat Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Tiger Lily and her littermates are just the sweetest, friendliest kittens you’d ever want to meet! Tiger Lily is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Polly Pockets
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chicago Cat Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Polly Pockets and her littermates are some of the most wonderful kittens you’d ever want to meet! Polly Pockets is…” Learn more

  • Name: Whimsy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chicago Cat Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Whimsy and her littermates are simply spectacular! Whimsy is a quirky, high energy girl who loves to play and roughouse…” Learn more

  • Name: Chonky
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chicago Cat Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Chonky comes by his name honestly, He was the most roly-poly little kitten, and outstrips his littermates with his superior…” Learn more

  • Name: Tansy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Chicago Cat Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Talkative, loving, active, sweet. These are just a few of the words that describe Tansy! This loving girl came to…” Learn more

  • Name: Zephyr
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Great Lakes Pigeon Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pigeon
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Zephyr suffered a broken wing that fused before he was rescued, so he is now not able to fly and…” Learn more

  • Name: Zazu
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Great Lakes Pigeon Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Pigeon
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Zazu was rescued as part of a group of 9 baby king pigeons who were found huddled against the side…” Learn more

  • Name: Mimi
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Great Lakes Pigeon Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pigeon
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Little Mimi, another victim of the pigeon racing industry, was lucky to land in a caring family’s back yard in…” Learn more

  • Name: BingBong
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Great Lakes Pigeon Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Pigeon
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Introducing a young and playful fancy pigeon, BingBong! He actually received his name from The BingBong Song from the Pixar…” Learn more

  • Name: Wabomimi
  • Species: Dove
  • Location: Great Lakes Pigeon Rescue, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pigeon
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Wabomimi is a beautiful, curious lady bird! A brave survivor of pigeon racing, Wabomimi never before knew what it was…” Learn more

  • Name: Andrew
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Carf The Critical Animal Relief Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet “Andrew”, an outgoing, talkative and extremely affectionate 3 year old tabby boy that is looking for a home to…” Learn more

  • Name: Bijou
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Azraels Place, Lyons, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Bengal
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Bijou is a cute and talkative girl. She loves to hang around and talk to you. And you wonder why…” Learn more

  • Name: Cindy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Azraels Place, Lyons, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Bengal Abyssinian Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Cindy is a super cute elongated beauty. She loves high places and a cat tree is a must! She loves…” Learn more

  • Name: Sprinkles
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, English Bulldog
  • Description: “Sprinkles will be at our Adoption Center as of Friday, June 18th. Please submit an application and then stop in…” Learn more

  • Name: Vegas
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Dog sociability: has lived with dogs and would do well with slow intro Cat sociability: unknown Kid sociability: would be…” Learn more

  • Name: Oscar
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Dog sociability: would likely do well Cat sociability: would likely do well Kid sociability: unknown Likes: Wand toys, TV, tunnels,…” Learn more

  • Name: Boomer
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: unknown Kid sociability: unknown Likes: Loves head rubs and body scratches, pretty much addicted to…” Learn more

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

  • Name: Darla
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: unknown Kid sociability: unknown Likes: Watching the outside world by the window; head & neck…” Learn more

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

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

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

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

  • Name: Biffy + Coventry – we’re a bonded pair!
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Black Labrador Retriever
  • Description: “Biffy and Coventry will be at our Adoption Center for the Empty the Shelters event on Saturday, May 8th. Submit…” Learn more

  • Name: Grayson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Grayson will be living at our Adoption Center as of Wednesday April 7th. Please submit an application and then come…” Learn more

  • Name: Coach
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: not a match Kid sociability: did well meeting children! Likes: Coach LOVES to be brushed…” Learn more

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

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

  • Name: Greg
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Dog sociability: unknown Cat sociability: social with cats at the shelter Kid sociability: unknown Likes: Greg likes… 1. Drinking water…” Learn more

  • Name: HARMONY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Kitties For Keeps Rescue, Oak Lawn, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Harmony. Harmony can be seen at Pet Supplies Plus – 3205 W. 115th Street, Merrionette Park, Illinois Harmony is…” Learn more

  • Name: Maran
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Age: 1-year-old Dog Sociability: No dogs, Please! Cat Sociability: No cats, Please! Kid compatibility: respectful kids of all ages Ideal…” Learn more

  • Name: Captain
  • 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: 3-years-old Dog Sociability: unsure Cat Sociability: Possible – has done well on the adoption floor Kid compatibility: respectful kids…” Learn more

  • Name: Megan
  • 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: 1-year-old Dog Sociability: No dogs, Please! Cat Sociability: No cats, Please! Kid compatibility: respectful kids of all ages Ideal…” Learn more

  • Name: Little Cat
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Age: 1-years-old Dog Sociability: No dogs, Please! Cat Sociability: No cats, Please! Kid compatibility: respectful kids of all ages Ideal…” Learn more

  • Name: Puffin
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Age: 1-year-old Dog Sociability: No dogs, please! Cat Sociability: Possible – cats that give him space. Kid compatibility: cat-savvy adults…” Learn more