Oak Lawn Pets Up For Adoption: Smudge, Rajah, Lovebug & More

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Want to add a furry friend to your family and make a positive impact on the world at the same time? Maybe it's time to adopt a pet! Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many shelters in Oak Lawn and environs are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin your search for a lovable new fur child is at Half Way Home Animal Rescue, where Lovebug the cat 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.

Here at Patch, with a little help from our friends at Petfinder, we put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you're a cat person, meet SMUDGE, a Domestic Medium Hair mix up for adoption. If dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs 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.

SMUDGE

  • Name: SMUDGE

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Kitties For Keeps Rescue, 8717 Ridgeland Ave, Oak Lawn, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Domestic Medium Hair Maine Coon Mix

  • Description: "Smudge – Hi, my name is Smudge. I am 1-1/2 years old. I am a medium hair tabby and white..." Learn more

RAJAH

  • Name: RAJAH

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Kitties For Keeps Rescue, 8717 Ridgeland Ave, Oak Lawn, IL

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "RAJAH - Front Paw DeclawCurrently at Pet Supplies Plus - 8717 Ridgeland, Oak Lawn, IL. Hi, I'm Rajah, I..." Learn more

Lovebug

  • Name: Lovebug

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Visit www.hwhanimalrescue.com to download the REQUIRED application If approved to adoption - Must be able to pick up locally (We..." Learn more

Baby & Holly (BONDED PAIR)

  • Name: Baby & Holly (BONDED PAIR)

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tabby

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "For information or to complete the required application: Visit our website; www.hwhanimalrescue.comBonded Pair - Must be adopted together.Age:..." Learn more

Aurora

  • Name: Aurora

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, English Coonhound

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Please email info@HWHANIMALRESCUE.COM for questions or to see our rules and to download the Required Application www.hwhanimalrescue.comAurora is a..." Learn more

Chip & Cookie (BONDED PAIR)

  • Name: Chip & Cookie (BONDED PAIR)

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "For information or to complete the required application: Visit our website; www.hwhanimalrescue.comChip (b&w M, 5 lbs.) and Cookie (g&w..." Learn more

Chatty Cathy

  • Name: Chatty Cathy

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Visit www.hwhanimalrescue.com to download the REQUIRED application If approved to adoption - Must be able to pick up locally (We..." Learn more

Snow & Serena (BONDED PAIR)

  • Name: Snow & Serena (BONDED PAIR)

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Half Way Home Animal Rescue, Orland Park, IL

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "For information or to complete the required application: Visit our website; www.hwhanimalrescue.comSerena is the silver tabby who is An..." Learn more

Jitterbug

  • Name: Jitterbug

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Azraels Place, Brookfield, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Maine Coon

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Jitterbug is one happy dancer (when he is not busy with his cat stuff)! Mostly he loves to hang with..." Learn more

Rook

  • Name: Rook

  • 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: "Rook A223380 Rook is a 3 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 12/16 as a stray...." Learn more

Rock n Roll

  • Name: Rock n Roll

  • 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: "Rock n Roll A223362Rock and Roll is a 2 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on..." Learn more

Kobe

  • Name: Kobe

  • 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: "Kobe A223412 Kobe is a 1 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 12/18/20 as a stray...." Learn more

Gunner

  • Name: Gunner

  • 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: "Gunner A223450 Gunner is a 1 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 12/20/20 as an owner..." Learn more

Dwayne

  • Name: Dwayne

  • 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: "Dwayne AA223571 Dwayne is a 6 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 12/26/20 as a stray...." Learn more

Poindexter

  • Name: Poindexter

  • 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: "Poindexter A223603 Poindexter is a 2 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 12/28/20 as an owner..." Learn more

King

  • Name: King

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Chicago Animal Care And Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL

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

  • Description: "King A223428 King is an 8 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 12/18/20 as an owner..." Learn more

Canary

  • Name: Canary

  • 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: "Canary A223553 Canary is a 3 year old spayed female who came into the shelter on 12/25/20 as a stray...." Learn more

Lorenzo

  • Name: Lorenzo

  • 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: "Lorenzo A223076 Lorenzo is a 2 year old neutered male who came into the shelter on 12/3/20 as a stray...." Learn more

Pepper & Leia

  • Name: Pepper & Leia

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Hyde Park Cats, hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com ., Chicago, IL

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "1-year-old Pepper is an absolute sweetheart. She is bonded with Leia (see her listing), so they need a home together!..." Learn more

Maisey Gray & Finlay

  • Name: Maisey Gray & Finlay

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Hyde Park Cats, hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com ., Chicago, IL

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Maisey Gray and Finley are a mother/daughter bonded pair.2-year old Maisey Gray is the sweetest cat. She is shy..." Learn more

Tiger He

  • Name: Tiger He

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Hyde Park Cats, hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com ., Chicago, IL

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

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Adoptable Tiger He is a 3-year-old sweetie. She is well behaved, tidy, and patient. She gets along with babies and..." Learn more

Lyceus

  • Name: Lyceus

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Hyde Park Cats, hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com ., Chicago, IL

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

  • Description: "Lyceus is a beautiful medium-to-long-haired cat who is approximately 4 and half years old. He is shy but very sweet...." Learn more

Oren

  • Name: Oren

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Hyde Park Cats, hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com ., Chicago, IL

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

  • Description: "Newly adoptable 2-year-old Oren is a very shy cat who has come a long way. Now he needs a home..." Learn more

Kona & Talia

  • Name: Kona & Talia

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Hyde Park Cats, hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com ., Chicago, IL

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Kona and Talia are a 5-month-old bonded kitten pair. We require kittens to be adopted with another kitten or a..." Learn more

Myr

  • Name: Myr

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Hyde Park Cats, hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com ., Chicago, IL

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

  • Description: "Myr’s an incredibly friendly and energetic kitten with a ton of love to give. His favorite past times include begging..." Learn more

Grandpa

  • Name: Grandpa

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Hyde Park Cats, hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com ., Chicago, IL

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

  • Description: "Affectionate, easygoing, and curious, 6-year-old Grandpa loves watching birds at the birdfeeder and taking afternoon naps in a sunbeam. He..." Learn more

Max

  • Name: Max

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Hyde Park Cats, hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com ., Chicago, IL

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

  • Description: "8-month-old Max is a confident cat. He warmed up to his fosterers upon arrival.Vocal and spunky, Max greets them..." Learn more

Leia & Pepper

  • Name: Leia & Pepper

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Hyde Park Cats, hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com ., Chicago, IL

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Leia lives up to her name sake as a strong cat with a fighting spirit. Leia and Pepper (see his..." Learn more

Titus & Elmi

  • Name: Titus & Elmi

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Hyde Park Cats, hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com ., Chicago, IL

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Titus and Elmi are a loving pair of kitten brothers who adore cuddles and mischief. They are looking for a..." Learn more

Torrey

  • Name: Torrey

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Hyde Park Cats, hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com ., Chicago, IL

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

  • Description: "10-month-old Torrey is naturally warm and social. He can also be stoic and quiet. Typically every evening he becomes extra..." Learn more

Hemingway Z

  • Name: Hemingway Z

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Hyde Park Cats, hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com ., Chicago, IL

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "New intake Hemingway Z appeared as a stray outside his foster’s parents’ front door one cold winter morning. He was..." Learn more

Biscuit

  • Name: Biscuit

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Tinley park, IL

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

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Meet Biscuit, an approximate 8 week old Terrier Mix. Biscuit did not have the best start to his young life,..." Learn more

Benji

  • Name: Benji

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Catnap From The Heart Inc, 1101 Beach Avenue, LaGrange Park, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Bengal

  • Description: "PLEASE NOTE: Benji is special needs due to issues he has with the litter box. He sometimes has urinary accidents..." Learn more

Texas

  • Name: Texas

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Catnap From The Heart Inc, 1101 Beach Avenue, LaGrange Park, IL

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

  • Description: "Have you seen a kitty ‘making biscuits’ before? Well this lovely gal could run a bakery with her kneading skills!!..." Learn more

Karla

  • Name: Karla

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Catnap From The Heart Inc, 1101 Beach Avenue, LaGrange Park, IL

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Meet Karla, a fun fully vetted 2 year old gal looking for her forever home!! She is very sweet and..." Learn more

Georgia and Salem

  • Name: Georgia and Salem

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Catnap From The Heart Inc, 1101 Beach Avenue, LaGrange Park, IL

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Adopting this bonded pair is like getting the best of both worlds in cat universe. Salem (black) is super affectionate,..." Learn more

Molly and Missy

  • Name: Molly and Missy

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Catnap From The Heart Inc, 1101 Beach Avenue, LaGrange Park, IL

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

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Sweet sisters Missy and Molly are looking for a forever home! These 4 month old girls are very friendly and..." Learn more

Archer

  • Name: Archer

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Lead Rescue Nfp, Chicago, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Great Pyrenees Golden Retriever Mix

  • Good With: Kids and dogs

  • Description: "APPLY ON OUR ADOPTION APPLICATION AT LEADRESCUE.ORG. WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT OF STATE. WE ONLY ADOPT WITHIN ILLINOIS AND..." Learn more

Ranger

  • Name: Ranger

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Anatolian Shepherd

  • Description: "Please go to hinsdalehumanesociety.org for more information. Thank you!" Learn more

Dakota

  • Name: Dakota

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL

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

  • Description: "Please go to hinsdalehumanesociety.org for more information. Thank you!" Learn more

Baxter

  • Name: Baxter

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL

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

  • Description: "Please go to hinsdalehumanesociety.org for more information. Thank you!" Learn more

Una

  • Name: Una

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL

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

  • Description: "Please go to hinsdalehumanesociety.org for more information. Thank you!" Learn more

Walt

  • Name: Walt

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL

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

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Please go to hinsdalehumanesociety.org for more information. Thank you!" Learn more

'Scuzzi

  • Name: 'Scuzzi

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL

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

  • Description: "Please go to hinsdalehumanesociety.org for more information. Thank you!" Learn more

Alyah

  • Name: Alyah

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL

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

  • Description: "Bonded with Khloe. Please go to hinsdalehumanesociety.org for more inforation. Thank you!" Learn more

Khloe

  • Name: Khloe

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL

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

  • Description: "Bonded with Alyah. Please go to hinsdalehumanesociety.org for more information. Thank you!" Learn more

Amber

  • Name: Amber

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL

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

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Please go to hinsdalehumanesociety.org for more information. Thank you!" Learn more

Archie

  • Name: Archie

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL

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

  • Description: "Please go to hinsdalehumanesociety.org for more information. Thank you!" Learn more

Vixen

  • Name: Vixen

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Vixen is a beautiful young silky smooth black 1 year old. She was recently rescued with her 5 kitten's who..." Learn more

Pauli

  • Name: Pauli

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Sweet female patch tabby, 1 year old. This girl is such a cutie. She was recently rescued from a friendly..." Learn more

Peter

  • Name: Peter

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Cat Care And Rescue Inc, Chicago, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Tabby Domestic Medium Hair Mix

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "This big sweet 1 year old teddy bear Peter, was recently rescued from a friendly feeding colony and is so..." Learn more

Cubby

  • Name: Cubby

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: P Dot Aw Dot S Peoples Animal Welfare Society, 8301 West 191st Street, Tinley Park, IL

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

  • 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

Wriggs

  • Name: Wriggs

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: P Dot Aw Dot S Peoples Animal Welfare Society, 8301 West 191st Street, Tinley Park, IL

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

Oreo

  • Name: Oreo

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Friends Of Chicago Animal Care And Control, PO Box 4414, Chicago, IL

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Oreo is a super sweet 3 year old male tuxedo cat. He's truly the ultimate sweetheart and prefers to spend..." Learn more

Cinnamon and Toast

  • Name: Cinnamon and Toast

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Feline Friends Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Calico Tabby Mix

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Just like the cereal, Cinnamon and Toast are sweet as can be! Cinnamon and Toast are sisters and have all..." Learn more

This article originally appeared on the Oak Lawn Patch