Adopt A Pet From Munster Area Shelters: See New Pets

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Do you want to add to your family and give back to the Munster community at the same time? Perhaps it's finally time to adopt a pet! Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, shelters in Munster and environs have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting to be adopted.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home throughout Indiana — and many are located near you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for an adorable new friend is at South Suburban Humane Society, where Gaspard 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.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, 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 Arlo, a Norwegian Elkhound 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.

Arlo

  • Name: Arlo

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Pals Place, Chicago, IN

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Norwegian Elkhound

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Arlo is a handsome, gentle, and good-natured Norwegian Elkhound looking for a loving home. This sweet dude was rescued from..." Learn more

Quinton

  • Name: Quinton

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Shih Tzu Mixed Breed Mix

  • Learn more

GASPARD

  • Name: GASPARD

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix

  • Description: "Gaspard and 22 of his closest friends were rescued from a high-kill shelter down in the south and safely transported..." Learn more

Pinto

  • Name: Pinto

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tiger Mix

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Pinto and his sister Chickpea just arrived! Their bios are coming soon. These siblings are sweet and affectionate. They are..." Learn more

Chickpea

  • Name: Chickpea

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Chickpea and her brother Pinto just arrived! Their bios are coming soon. These siblings are sweet and affectionate. They are..." Learn more

Kobra

  • Name: Kobra

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Boxer American Bulldog Mix

  • Description: "Hi there! I 'm Kobra and my behavior is quite the opposite from venomous. I get along great with my..." Learn more

Wilma

  • Name: Wilma

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Siberian Husky Mixed Breed Mix

  • Learn more

Mugsy

  • Name: Mugsy

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tuxedo Mix

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Adorable Mugsy just arrived! His bio is coming soon. Mugsy was born December, 2019 and is a big handsome, boy..." Learn more

George Clooney

  • Name: George Clooney

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "George Clooney just arrived! His bio is coming soon. George has an unusual salt and pepper coat that is difficult..." Learn more

Victor

  • Name: Victor

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Victor, the gentle giant! And what a handsome little boy he is!Independent but extremely loving, Victor adores his humans...." Learn more

Regan

  • Name: Regan

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tortoiseshell Domestic Short Hair Mix

  • Description: "Regan just arrived! Her bio is coming soon. Regan is very sweet and affectionate. She was born in September, 2019...." Learn more

Freckles

  • Name: Freckles

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier

  • Description: "Freckles is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application and we will link you up for an..." Learn more

Shooter

  • Name: Shooter

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Husky

  • Description: "Shooter is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to meet..." Learn more

Tiger

  • Name: Tiger

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Dutch Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix

  • Learn more

Tesla and Ferrari

  • Name: Tesla and Ferrari

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Friends Of Petraits, Chicago, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Dutch Shepherd Domestic Short Hair Mix

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Tesla and Ferrari are four-month-old male tabby kittens looking for a loving guardian together. They can be adopted together or..." Learn more

Kimber

  • Name: Kimber

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed

  • Description: "Kimber is a 2.5 year old petite "pocket pittie" we rescued from Texas, and she really represents for us why..." Learn more

Barnabus

  • Name: Barnabus

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix

  • Description: "Barnabus is currently living in a foster home. Please submit an application and we will link you up for an..." Learn more

Big Bubba

  • Name: Big Bubba

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Great Dane Saint Bernard Mix

  • Description: "Big Bubba is living in a foster home. Submit an application from our website and then make an appointment to..." Learn more

Abby and Alex

  • Name: Abby and Alex

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Friends Of Petraits, Chicago, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Calico Domestic Short Hair Mix

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Alex and Abby are a gorgeous, playful and sweet pair of four-month-old calico kittens are looking for a loving guardian..." Learn more

Tesla

  • Name: Tesla

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Friends Of Petraits, Chicago, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Tesla is a four-month-old male brown tabby kitten looking for a loving guardian. He can be adopted together with his..." Learn more

Ranger

  • Name: Ranger

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: One Tail At A Time, Chicago, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "Dog sociability: unknownCat sociability: friendly towards the resident catKid compatibility: unknownLikes: Getting pets! Also, just hanging out,..." Learn more

Bear

  • Name: Bear

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Michiana Humane Society And Spca, 722 Indiana Highway 212, Michigan City, IN

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Mixed Breed

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Introducing Bear! He is five months old, is neutered and is the sweetest most lovable little man! If your kiddos..." Learn more

Ferrari

  • Name: Ferrari

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Friends Of Petraits, Chicago, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix

  • Description: "Ferrari is a four-month-old male orange tabby looking for a loving guardian. He can be adopted together with his brother..." Learn more

Porsche

  • Name: Porsche

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Friends Of Petraits, Chicago, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tortoiseshell Domestic Short Hair Mix

  • Description: "Porsche is a gorgeous and sweet two-year-old, 10-pound golden-eyed tortoiseshell cat. She is healthy, spayed, de-wormed, vaccinated for distemper and..." Learn more

Sandy Cheeks

  • Name: Sandy Cheeks

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, Wheaton, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Meet Sandy Cheeks! Sandy is about 4 months old and a super sweet gal. She is very well socialized and..." Learn more

Quest Bar

  • Name: Quest Bar

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, Wheaton, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Meet Quest Bar! Quest is a shy gal who is still learning she can trust people. She is about 10..." Learn more

Sammie

  • Name: Sammie

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Dupage County Animal Control, 120 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Siamese

  • Learn more

Kristoff

  • Name: Kristoff

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Great Pyrenees Mixed Breed Mix

  • Description: "Puppy breath, soft fur, a round belly, big innocent eyes and lots of puppy kisses- this is what I have..." Learn more

Moon

  • Name: Moon

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix

  • Description: "Puppy breath, soft fur, a round belly, big innocent eyes and lots of puppy kisses- this is what I have..." Learn more

Nadine

  • Name: Nadine

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Anderson Animal Shelter, 1000 S. La Fox (Route 31), South Elgin, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Hi, I'm Nadine! Thanks for taking a look at me.Looking to add some fun and excitement to your home?..." Learn more

Louise

  • Name: Louise

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: La Porte County Small Animal Shelter, 2855 West State Road 2, La Porte, IN

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "If you would like more information on this pet, please call the La Porte County Small Animal Shelter at 219-326-1637...." Learn more

Jericho

  • Name: Jericho

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: La Porte County Small Animal Shelter, 2855 West State Road 2, La Porte, IN

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "If you would like more information on this pet, please call the La Porte County Small Animal Shelter at 219-326-1637...." Learn more

Lisa

  • Name: Lisa

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: La Porte County Small Animal Shelter, 2855 West State Road 2, La Porte, IN

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Description: "If you would like more information on this pet, please call the La Porte County Small Animal Shelter at 219-326-1637...." Learn more

Trinket (aka Effie)

  • Name: Trinket (aka Effie)

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Trickster Trinket is the leader of the litter and she knows it! A sleek all-black kitten, she embodies the elegance,..." Learn more

Primrose

  • Name: Primrose

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Pretty Primrose comes off as an ice queen but one look into her tender eyes and youll melt. Primrose is..." Learn more

Silver Sally

  • Name: Silver Sally

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, Wheaton, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Meet Silver Sally! Sally is about 3 months old and a super sweet cuddle bug. She still young and definitely..." Learn more

layla

  • Name: layla

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: K9 Up Project Free, Kankakee, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Layla is still a puppy, a gentle, cuddly, low energy puppy. The whole litter loves to cuddle!" Learn more

Tiger

  • Name: Tiger

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: K9 Up Project Free, Kankakee, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Tiger was mistreated by some bad humans but has came a long way understanding he don't have to eat so..." Learn more

Frankie

  • Name: Frankie

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: K9 Up Project Free, Kankakee, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Beagle Basset Hound Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Frankie loves to play outside even in the cold! He is a sweet boy, good with kids and other dogs,..." Learn more

Krystal

  • Name: Krystal

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: K9 Up Project Free, Kankakee, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Catahoula Leopard Dog Border Collie Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Krystal loves to run very fast, she likes to play the game of chase. She has a heart of gold,..." Learn more

Prince

  • Name: Prince

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: K9 Up Project Free, Kankakee, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Beagle

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Prince was rescued from Louisiana after hurricane Laura hit. He was trapped along with his sister Peggy Sue. Both have..." Learn more

Peggy Sue

  • Name: Peggy Sue

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: K9 Up Project Free, Kankakee, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Jack Russell Terrier Beagle Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Peggy Sue and her brother were rescued after hurricane Laura hit Louisiana. We would love for them to be placed..." Learn more

Eileen

  • Name: Eileen

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: K9 Enrichment Initiative Inc, Plainfield, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Great Pyrenees

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Eileen is a miracle.Eileen was abandoned with her brother Elliott in Southeast Missouri and during her spay surgery, it..." Learn more

All That Jazz

  • Name: All That Jazz

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: K9 Enrichment Initiative Inc, Plainfield, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Jazzi is all that and more. This petite darling is flowing with an abundance of love. Jazzi is house and..." Learn more

Baby Boy rats

  • Name: Baby Boy rats

  • Species: Rat

  • Location: Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary, Aurora, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Rat

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Total of 7 rats needing homes. Some are singles due to fighting. and 2 pairs. All are very friendly and..." Learn more

Nala

  • Name: Nala

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Retriever Mixed Breed Mix

  • Description: "Puppy breath, soft fur, a round belly, big innocent eyes and lots of puppy kisses- this is what I have..." Learn more

Drew Loo Who

  • Name: Drew Loo Who

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Rottweiler Mixed Breed Mix

  • Description: "Puppy breath, soft fur, a round belly, big innocent eyes and lots of puppy kisses- this is what I have..." Learn more

Dusk

  • Name: Dusk

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix

  • Description: "Puppy breath, soft fur, a round belly, big innocent eyes and lots of puppy kisses- this is what I have..." Learn more

Lucy Loo Who

  • Name: Lucy Loo Who

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Rottweiler Mixed Breed Mix

  • Description: "Puppy breath, soft fur, a round belly, big innocent eyes and lots of puppy kisses- this is what I have..." Learn more

Cuddle Pie

  • Name: Cuddle Pie

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Retriever Mixed Breed Mix

  • Description: "Puppy breath, soft fur, a round belly, big innocent eyes and lots of puppy kisses- this is what I have..." Learn more

Dickens

  • Name: Dickens

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Retriever Mixed Breed Mix

  • Description: "Puppy breath, soft fur, a round belly, big innocent eyes and lots of puppy kisses- this is what I have..." Learn more

Pumpkin pie

  • Name: Pumpkin pie

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix

  • Description: "Puppy breath, soft fur, a round belly, big innocent eyes and lots of puppy kisses- this is what I have..." Learn more

Snowy and Chloe

  • Name: Snowy and Chloe

  • Species: Rat

  • Location: Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary, Aurora, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Rat

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Snowy and Chloe are 1 year old albino females. They are super sweet and loving. They are a bonded pair..." Learn more

Peppermint Mocha

  • Name: Peppermint Mocha

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: St Sophias Forgotten Felines, Wheaton, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Hi Im Peppermint Mocha. I was found as a stray with a birth defect and rescued from Chicago Animal Control...." Learn more

Belle

  • Name: Belle

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, 23907 West Industrial Drive North, Plainfield, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, American Bully

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "Welcome Belle a sweet 3 year Bully mix to Wags 2 Wishes in Plainfield IL!Belle is a fun loving..." Learn more

This article originally appeared on the Munster Patch