Philadelphia Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Lillian, Bruce, Marigold & More

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Want to add to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Perhaps it's the right time to adopt a pet! Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many shelters in the Philadelphia area are still working to fulfill adoptions.

Across Pennsylvania, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home — many of whom are located not too far from you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin your search for a new companion is at Stray Cat Relief Fund, where Marigold 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.

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 cat person, meet Lillian, a Domestic Short Hair up for adoption. Or 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.

Lillian

  • Name: Lillian

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Stray Cat Relief Fund, PO Box 54845, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet beautiful Lillian! She is a sweet, lovable calico who will lay with you in bed and snuggle up for..." Learn more

Bruce

  • Name: Bruce

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Stray Cat Relief Fund, PO Box 54845, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Bruce is a 2-3 year old kitty who is very affectionate and playful. He is the perfect big cuddle bug,..." Learn more

Marigold

  • Name: Marigold

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Stray Cat Relief Fund, PO Box 54845, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "This lovely Torti is the sweetest, snuggly well mannered lady you've been looking to adopt into her furever home! She's..." Learn more

Faline

  • Name: Faline

  • Species: Hamster

  • Location: Northeast Animal Rescue, PO box 52395 PA 19115, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Description: "You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Our website is updated dailyFaline is part of a..." Learn more

Ellie

  • Name: Ellie

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Stray Cat Relief Fund, PO Box 54845, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Meet Ellie Cat! Ellie is a sweet older girl who is approximately 8 years old, spayed, vaccinated and felv/FIV negative...." Learn more

Emmeline

  • Name: Emmeline

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Stray Cat Relief Fund, PO Box 54845, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Emmeline is a sweet, friendly cat who was found by a Good Samaritan with her four tiny kittens, living on..." Learn more

Freddie Mercury

  • Name: Freddie Mercury

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Paws Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, 100 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Description: "Born to a feral mother in someone's backyard, what can be more rockstar of a start than that? Freddie Mercury..." Learn more

Millie

  • Name: Millie

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Paws Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, 100 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Millie is a playful teen kitten who loves to purr like a popcorn machine!Millie is an adorable young girl..." Learn more

Lorraine

  • Name: Lorraine

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Paws Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, 100 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Lorraine is good-natured, affectionate, intelligent, and active. She would love either another playful confident pup in her new home to..." Learn more

Blimpie

  • Name: Blimpie

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Paws Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, 100 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Blimpie barely needs any words to describe him, as they would all fail to do justice to his perfection! Found..." Learn more

Stumpie

  • Name: Stumpie

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Paws Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, 100 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Extra Large, Male, Mixed Breed

  • Description: "Stumpie is a big boy with a big heart. Stumpie is very friendly and loves people, he charms nearly everyone..." Learn more

Bella

  • Name: Bella

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Paws Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, 100 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Description: "Sweet Bella, the perfect country gal name for her sad country song backstory. Bella was surrendered directly to PAWS when..." Learn more

Ozzie

  • Name: Ozzie

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Paws Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, 100 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Description: "Ozzie, lover of catnip and an expert engineer of the judgmentally inquisitive gaze. This confident and handsome gentleman is ready..." Learn more

Gold Dust

  • Name: Gold Dust

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Paws Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, 100 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Description: "Why, we do believe there is gold in them darn purrs! Our Gold Dust is about to cause a rush..." Learn more

Butter Purrs-a-lot!

  • Name: Butter Purrs-a-lot!

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Paws Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, 100 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "That's not an earthquake, that is Butter's purrs! This petite, bouncy, special needs kitten is a sweet hearted starlet who..." Learn more

Coraline

  • Name: Coraline

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Paws Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, 100 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Description: "Coraline is an absolute doll and would love to make your pet-free fantasy world a cat filled reality! She's a..." Learn more

Ace and Wilbur

  • Name: Ace and Wilbur

  • Species: Guinea Pig

  • Location: Helping All Little Pipsqueaks, Philadelphia, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Short-Haired

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Wilbur and Ace are sweet boys waiting for a new home. They have been in rescue for a little while..." Learn more

Junior and Snowball

  • Name: Junior and Snowball

  • Species: Guinea Pig

  • Location: Helping All Little Pipsqueaks, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Snowball is the black and white boy and Junior is the orange boy. They are anxiously waiting for their forever..." Learn more

IZI!

  • Name: IZI!

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: City Of Elderly Love, Philadelphia, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Chihuahua

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "MEET IZI!This tiny chocolate-colored boy is named Izi! Izi is an 11 year old Chihuahua who was surrendered to..." Learn more

PHIL!

  • Name: PHIL!

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: City Of Elderly Love, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "MEET PHIL!This lucky little dude made his way to City of Elderly Love after being surrendered to Philly's animal..." Learn more

Whistler

  • Name: Whistler

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Green Street Rescue, 2713 W. Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Thank you for your interest in adopting or fostering. Rescuing one cat won't change the world, but it will change..." Learn more

Phil & Phoebe

  • Name: Phil & Phoebe

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Green Street Rescue, 2713 W. Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Thank you for your interest in adopting or fostering. Rescuing one cat won't change the world, but it will change..." Learn more

Hollywood

  • Name: Hollywood

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Green Street Rescue, 2713 W. Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Kids

  • Description: "Thank you for your interest in adopting or fostering. Rescuing one cat won't change the world, but it will change..." Learn more

Dauphine

  • Name: Dauphine

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Green Street Rescue, 2713 W. Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Thank you for your interest in adopting or fostering. Rescuing one cat won't change the world, but it will change..." Learn more

Boots & Pickles

  • Name: Boots & Pickles

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Green Street Rescue, 2713 W. Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Thank you for your interest in adopting or fostering. Rescuing one cat won't change the world, but it will change..." Learn more

Tic Toc

  • Name: Tic Toc

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Green Street Rescue, 2713 W. Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Kids and cats

  • Description: "Thank you for your interest in adopting or fostering. Rescuing one cat won't change the world, but it will change..." Learn more

Mellie

  • Name: Mellie

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Charlies Army, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Dogs and cats

  • Description: "Mellie is a very special girl looking for a forever family who will love and accept her, poop nuggets and..." Learn more

Luna Lou

  • Name: Luna Lou

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Charlies Army, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Luna Lou was rescued from the streets of Philadelphia with a broken leg. We were thankfully able to save her..." Learn more

Noelle

  • Name: Noelle

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Charlies Army, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "This darling girl came to the rescue after being placed on a New York euthanasia list. Found as a stray,..." Learn more

Josephine

  • Name: Josephine

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Charlies Army, Philadelphia, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Dilute Tortoiseshell Domestic Medium Hair Mix

  • Description: "This beauty is looking for a quiet home with humans who are patient and loving.Josephine gave birth to 6..." Learn more

Moose

  • Name: Moose

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Charlies Army, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Description: "This pretty dilute calico/tortie came into the rescue shortly after giving birth to four beautiful kittens. Now that her mama..." Learn more

Mitzie Bartram

  • Name: Mitzie Bartram

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Project Meow Of West Philadelphia, c/o Calvary Center for Culture and Community, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Single kittens must be adopted with another cat/kitten or into a home that has a playful cat or dog for..." Learn more

Cloud Bartram

  • Name: Cloud Bartram

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Project Meow Of West Philadelphia, c/o Calvary Center for Culture and Community, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Dogs

  • Description: "Single kittens must be adopted with another cat/kitten or into a home that has a playful cat or dog for..." Learn more

Veronique Isle

  • Name: Veronique Isle

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Project Meow Of West Philadelphia, c/o Calvary Center for Culture and Community, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Cats

  • Description: "Single kittens must be adopted with another cat/kitten or into a home that has a playful cat or dog for..." Learn more

Bertie

  • Name: Bertie

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Second Chances Rescue Inc, Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats

  • Description: "Meet Bertie! Bertie is a 7 1/2 month old (his b-day is 05/18/2020) domestic short-haired tabby male kitten who has..." Learn more

Tsunade

  • Name: Tsunade

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

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

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Blair Witch

  • Name: Blair Witch

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Description: "Blair Witch ACCT-A-76906Intake Type: StraySex: FemaleAltered: YesAge: 4M" Learn more

Bronx

  • Name: Bronx

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Description: "Bronx ACCT-A-81443Intake Reason: (12/22) House fireSex: MaleAge: 3 yearsAltered: NoMedical: (12/23) Per vet check --..." Learn more

Cudi

  • Name: Cudi

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Description: "Cudi ACCT-A-82359Intake Type: (1/9) StraySex: MaleAltered: NoAge: 11MMedical Observation: Pending medical assessment. Finder noted skin..." Learn more

Donut

  • Name: Donut

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Description: "Donut ACCT-A-82365Intake Type: (1/9) StrayAge: 2YSex: MaleAltered NoBehavior:1/11 (Per Staff)-- While out for eval,..." Learn more

Luke

  • Name: Luke

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Male, Mixed Breed

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Moxie

  • Name: Moxie

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Description: "Moxie ACCT-A-82474Intake Type: Stray - AbandonedSex: FemaleAltered: NoAge: 1YVideos:Moxie Loves Petting! - https://youtu.be/Yo9gk2d_d3oMedical..." Learn more

June Bug

  • Name: June Bug

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

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

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Lover

  • Name: Lover

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

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

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Sky

  • Name: Sky

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Description: "Sky ACCT-A-79245Intake Reason: Found abandoned at a diner with TheoSex: MAge: 3 yearsAltered: YPersonality: Meet..." Learn more

Jinx

  • Name: Jinx

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Description: "Jinx ACCT-A-82179Intake: StrayAge: 9YSex: MaleAltered: YesMedical Observation: 1/12 (Vet Check)-- Adult to possible senior DSH,..." Learn more

Pitter Patter

  • Name: Pitter Patter

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

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

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Lindy

  • Name: Lindy

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

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

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Mia

  • Name: Mia

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Description: "Mia ACCT-A-82116Intake: Owner/Guardian Surrender (Aggression to Animals)Age: 2YSex: FemaleAltered: YesVIDEOS--https://youtu.be/AeOnARlTDtohttps://youtu.be/c5XrL5fVjVEMedical Observation: 1/8..." Learn more

Minina

  • Name: Minina

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

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

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Pluto

  • Name: Pluto

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Description: "Pluto ACCT-A-81016Intake: Owner Surrender (Aggression to People)Age: 3YSex: MaleAltered: YesMedical Observation: Fully Vaccinated. NROBehavior..." Learn more

Flick

  • Name: Flick

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Cattle Dog

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Christopher

  • Name: Christopher

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Description: "Christopher ACCT-A-81920Intake Reason: StraySex: MaleAge: 4 yrAltered: noMedical Observation: 1/8 (Vet Check) -- (Visual exam..." Learn more

Nadia

  • Name: Nadia

  • Species: Dog

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

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

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Sor Juana Ines

  • Name: Sor Juana Ines

  • Species: Cat

  • Location: Animal Care And Control Team Of Philadelphia, 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA

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

  • Description: "Sor Juana Ines ACCT-A-82366Intake Type: (1/9) StraySex: FemaleAltered: UnknownAge: 4Y (estimated)Medical Observation:(1/9) Normal; Fractious;..." Learn more

This article originally appeared on the Philadelphia Patch