Joliet Pets Who Need A Home: Hiccup, Drew & More

Want to add a new member to your family and give back to the world…

Want to add a new member to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, animal shelters have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting for someone to take them home.

Across Illinois, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home — and many are located near you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin the search for an adorable new companion is at Paws Up 4 Rescue, where Drew the dog 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 appropriate 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 Hiccup, a Border Collie 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 content@patch.com.

  • Name: Hiccup
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf Street, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Border Collie
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet, Hiccup! This super sweet boy is a little over 3 months old and is full of life – he…” Learn more

  • Name: Light Fury
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf Street, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Border Collie
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet, Light Fury! Our girl is the sweetest at a little over 3 months old. She is full of life…” Learn more

  • Name: Drew
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws Up 4 Rescue, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “I hope everyone enjoyed their Spring Break and had a Happy Easter ?. Is it time to add a furry…” Learn more

  • Name: Ty
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws Up 4 Rescue, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Ty is looking for his family!! He is a 14 wk old mixed breed pup and weighs 9 lbs. Ty…” Learn more

  • Name: Pepper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pawsitive Impact Pet Rescue, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Border Collie American Bulldog Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Sweet , playful young man Great personality, needs active family so he can get the stimulation he craves ???” Learn more

  • Name: Annie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pawsitive Impact Pet Rescue, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Carolina Dog Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Super sweet young lady that is eager to please & loves to snuggle” Learn more

  • Name: Tia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Will County Humane Society, 24109 W. Seil Rd, Shorewood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Meet Tia! She is our one and a half year old coonhound mixed girl in need of a forever home….” Learn more

  • Name: Sophia / Blanche
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Will County Humane Society, 24109 W. Seil Rd, Shorewood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Beagle
  • Description: “HEARTWORM POSITIVE These sweet girls! Sophia and her daughter, Blanche, found themselves in the shelter when their owner passed away….” Learn more

  • Name: Arlo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All Herding Breed Dog Rescue, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Arlo is a 5 mon. Male, 20#, ACD mix. He is one of our Tenn. Hoarding dogs. He is now…” Learn more

  • Name: Butch
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All Herding Breed Dog Rescue, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Border Collie
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Butch is a 1yr. male, 50#, smooth Coat BC. This boy is great. He is very attentive, knows commands, house…” Learn more

  • Name: Stellaluna
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wish Upon A Rescue, P.O.Box 356, Lockport, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Miniature Pinscher
  • Description: “Stellaluna is about 7 years old and weighs approximately 15 pounds. Stella is the sweetest little girl in the world….” Learn more

  • Name: Keanu Leaves
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Hop To It Rabbit Rescue, Lockport, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Dutch
  • Description: “Keanu Leaves – less than 1 years old – Dutch male Keanu Leaves: Oh hey there. Sorry I was just…” Learn more

  • Name: Stevie Wonder
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Wish Upon A Rescue, P.O.Box 356, Lockport, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Handsome Hunk Alert!!! Have you hopped on over to Petco Romeoville yet to meet this handsome guy? If you haven’t,…” Learn more

  • Name: Mimi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wish Upon A Rescue, P.O.Box 356, Lockport, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Mimi is a 14-year-old long hair Chihuahua that lost her owner she lived with her whole life. She is 8…” Learn more

  • Name: Tabby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wish Upon A Rescue, P.O.Box 356, Lockport, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hello everyone!! My name is Tabby and I’m an 11 year old chihuahua but age is just a number, right?…” Learn more

  • Name: Nicki & Cardi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Wish Upon A Rescue, P.O.Box 356, Lockport, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “”Greatness is what we on the brink of.” We may have been found inside the wall of a house with…” Learn more

  • Name: Piolin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wish Upon A Rescue, P.O.Box 356, Lockport, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Hi! I’m Piolin! I love you! I love everything! I can jump 100′ feet in the air! I will use…” Learn more

  • Name: Kylo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wish Upon A Rescue, P.O.Box 356, Lockport, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Catahoula Leopard Dog Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Meet Kylo! Kylo is sweet, friendly, and loving to anyone he meets. Kylo does great with meeting strangers and loves…” Learn more

  • Name: Lillie Bleu
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Making A Difference Rescue, P.O.Box 414, Channahon, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Siamese
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “We were alerted Wednesday morning of some very distressing news. MADR alumni Lillie Bleu was found abandoned outside a facility…” Learn more

  • Name: Amelia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K9 Enrichment Initiative Inc, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Amelia arriving on April 10th. No information is known about her until she arrives. AC Officer said she is your…” Learn more

  • Name: Delphina
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K9 Enrichment Initiative Inc, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Black and Tan Coonhound
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Delphina arrives on April 10th We do not know her backstory or her pro’s and con’s as of yet. If…” Learn more

  • Name: Prissy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, American Eskimo Dog Pomeranian Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Prissy! Prissy is a 1-2 year old little girl. She is believed to be an American Eskimo/Pomeranian mix, weighing…” Learn more

  • Name: Vivi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forget Me Not Animal Rescue, Manhattan, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Boxer
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet beautiful Vivi. This lovely lady is about four months old and comes from TN. Vivi has a unique brindle…” Learn more

  • Name: Maize
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, 23907 West Industrial Drive North, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Mountain Cur
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Introducing Maize to Wags 2 Wishes in Plainfield IL! She is a 4 month old mix puppy. Could possibly be…” Learn more

  • Name: Lilah
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, 23907 West Industrial Drive North, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Black and Tan Coonhound
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Welcome Lilah to Wags 2 Wishes in Plainfield IL! Lilah is a sweet 5 month old Black & Tan Hound…” Learn more

  • Name: Sherman
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, 23907 West Industrial Drive North, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Welcome Sherman to Wags 2 Wishes in Plainfield IL Sherman is a happy go lucky 3 yr old Chi mix…” Learn more

  • Name: Fred Flintstone
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, 23907 West Industrial Drive North, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Yabba Dabba Doo! Who is ready to adopt Fred Flinstone? This talkative pup is ready to find his forever home…” Learn more

  • Name: Gloria
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pet Profile Rescue, Homer Glen, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Schnauzer
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Gloria was saved from the Chinese dog meat market and is now looking for a great forever home! Gloria is…” Learn more

  • Name: Floyd
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Rescue Vets, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This dog is AVAILABLE. To schedule a meeting, Please submit an ADOPTION APPLICATION at: therescuevets.com. Floyd is about 1 year…” Learn more

  • Name: Lucy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Lucy! She is a darling little female kitten that is looking for a loving home. She is currently living…” Learn more

  • Name: Ricky
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Ricky is a handsome little male kitten that is ready to meet his forever family. He has been living in…” Learn more

  • Name: Cheeto
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Introducing Cheeto! This handsome and sweet boy made the long trip to our rescue from a high kill shelter in…” Learn more

  • Name: Bonnie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Bonnie! She is a petite female calico that made the long trip to our rescue from Texas where she…” Learn more

  • Name: Pallet
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Introducing Pallet! He is a handsome 1 1/2 year old male domestic short hair that was found as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Pebbles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Pebbles! We are so proud of this sweet little girl – she originally came into our rescue program as…” Learn more

  • Name: Buddy Blue
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lulus Locker Rescue, Frankfort, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Dachshund
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “FOSTERED IN: Frankfort, IL AGE: 10 years old WEIGHT: 26 pounds KIDS: No DOGS: Yes CATS: Some HISTORY: Buddy Blue…” Learn more

  • Name: Caroline
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Lulus Locker Rescue, Frankfort, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “FOSTERED IN: Frankfort, IL ESTIMATED DOB: March 2020 COLOR/BREED: Black, domestic short hair KIDS: Unknown DOGS: Unknown CATS: Yes HISTORY:…” Learn more

  • Name: Karina
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: P Dot Aw Dot S Peoples Animal Welfare Society, 8301 West 191st Street, Tinley Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “*We are closed to the public for viewing. Please email adoptions@pawstinleypark.org if you are interested in adopting. If you are…” Learn more

  • Name: Addy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Terrier Poodle Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “My name is Abby and I’m about a year to a year and a half old. I’m a terrier/poo mix…” Learn more

  • Name: Bangz
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Bangz. Banz is a wonderful puppy, his temperament is so sweet. He is a terrier mix and weighs about…” Learn more

  • Name: Babez
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “This is Babez, she is a ball of fur. Currently she is on the smaller size; 3.5 lbs. Her siblings…” Learn more

  • Name: Poppy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Yorkshire Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Please email info@HWHANIMALRESCUE.COM for questions or to see our rules and to download the Required Application www.hwhanimalrescue.com Poppy is just…” Learn more

  • Name: Prim
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Prim is a spunky, playful puppy who is ready to find her forever home! She is believed to be a…” Learn more

  • Name: Violet
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Violet is a sweet-hearted, laidback puppy who is ready to find her forever home! She is believed to be a…” Learn more

  • Name: Posey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Shih Tzu Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Posey is a 12#, approx 1.5 yr old sweet, sweet, little girl. She is a bit shy when meeting new…” Learn more

  • Name: Mack
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Shepherd Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Mack! Mack is a Shepherd/Terrier mix born at the end of January and weighing about 7-8 lbs. He is…” Learn more

  • Name: Reba
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Tinley park, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Hound Boxer Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet “Reba” an approximate 3 month old Hound/Boxer Mix weighing 16 pounds of big ears and wrinkles! Reba has had…” Learn more

  • Name: Bennie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Perfect Paws Animal Rescue, Braidwood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Newfoundland Dog
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
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  • Name: Sky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Perfect Paws Animal Rescue, Braidwood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Husky
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
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  • Name: Sugarbear
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Perfect Paws Animal Rescue, Braidwood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
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  • Name: George
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Perfect Paws Animal Rescue, Braidwood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Pineapple upside-down cake. That’s what we’ll call him. Omg when I tell you this is a good boy I do…” Learn more

  • Name: Hamish
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Perfect Paws Animal Rescue, Braidwood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Australian Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Oh Hammy…. where do I begin? Hammy is such a characteristic boy. This young stud was lucky enough to make…” Learn more

  • Name: Trippy & Dippy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Perfect Paws Animal Rescue, Braidwood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Trippy and Dippy. Dippy and Trippy. My 5 year old named them. I know. I dont often get this invested…” Learn more

  • Name: Peanut
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Tays Strays, Yorkville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Great Dane Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Peanut! Peanut is an approximately 12 week old pup (as of 4/3). We believe her and her siblings are…” Learn more

  • Name: Chula
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Tays Strays, Yorkville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Great Dane Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Chula! Chula has had a rough start to life but despite everything she is still the sweetest and most…” Learn more