October 19, 2021

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Arlington Heights Pets Waiting To Be Adopted: Tom, Piggles & More

Want to add a new member to your family and give back to the Arlington Heights community at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets with families.

Across Illinois, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home — many of whom are located within driving distance. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start the search for a lovable new family member is at Second City Canine Rescue, where Piggles 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 put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, meet June Bug, a Doberman Pinscher mix up for adoption. 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: June Bug
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Buddy Foundation, 65 W. Seegers Rd., Arlington Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Doberman Pinscher Shepherd Mix
  • Description: “June Bug is new to the Buddy Foundation and as such little is known of his personality. As soon as…” Learn more

  • Name: Tom
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: The Buddy Foundation, 65 W. Seegers Rd., Arlington Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Tom is a fairly friendly gray and white male. He was found by kids and named Tom by them. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Piggles
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Second City Canine Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Originally set to be euthanized by her previous owners due to a change in their housing circumstances, Ms. Piggles was…” Learn more

  • Name: Jefferson
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Profile coming soon….. Our organization is a foster based which means that we really know and understand our cats personalities…” Learn more

  • Name: Halloumi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Halloumi is looking for her forever home, ideally with her sister Feta! Halloumi is one of the most lovable kittens…” Learn more

  • Name: Blinky
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Beautiful Blinky cant wait to zoom into your with her bonded sister Pinky! This pretty kitty loves to be pet,…” Learn more

  • Name: Feta
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Feta is an outgoing and independent kitten who is looking for her forever home with her sister Halloumi! Feta is…” Learn more

  • Name: Parker
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi! I go by Parker but truthfully I am SpiderCat, superhero in disguise. I wear my tux because is way…” Learn more

  • Name: Roniy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Basset Hound
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This short legged 9 week old pup is a charmer He loves to be in your arms” Learn more

  • Name: Ronny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Ronny is a very sweet 9 week old mix puppy that will not be very big in size He loves…” Learn more

  • Name: Nash
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Nash is a loving puppy that loves to snuggle and play with toys. He is 7-weeks-old and will be available…” Learn more

  • Name: Nilla
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Nilla is a playful puppy that loves to explore and snuggle up on a lap. She will be available for…” Learn more

  • Name: Boston
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Boston is a playful 8-week-old puppy that loves to snuggle up on a lap and will be available for adoption…” Learn more

  • Name: Biscuit
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Biscuit is a loving lab mix who loves to play with toys and explore new places. He will be ready…” Learn more

  • Name: Hera
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Australian Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hera is 9 weeks old with beautiful markings She made Fox 32 news for being a shelter dog She loves…” Learn more

  • Name: Peanut
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Peanut is an adorable lab mix puppy who loves to play and snuggle up on a lap. He will be…” Learn more

  • Name: Nugget
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Chihuahua Italian Greyhound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This super sweet long legged slim lady loves to eat loves playing with her toys crate trainer potty trained walks…” Learn more

  • Name: Snickers
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Snickers is an adorable lab mix puppy that loves to play with toys and cuddle up on a lap. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Aurora
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Aurora is a beautiful black and white 7-week-old puppy that will be available for adoption in one week. She loves…” Learn more

  • Name: Dallas
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Dallas is a beautiful tri-colored puppy that loves to play and meet new people. He is 7-weeks-old and will be…” Learn more

  • Name: Churro
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Churro is a playful puppy who loves to run around and explore new places. She will be available for adoption…” Learn more

  • Name: Madison
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Madison is a sweet 7-week-old puppy who will be available for adoption in one week. She is a beautiful mixed…” Learn more

  • Name: Peaches
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Peaches is a loving mixed breed that loves to play with toys, go for walks, and play with other dogs….” Learn more

  • Name: Poofball
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Ragdoll
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Gorgeous Poofball is looking for her forever home, ideally with her sister Cottonball! Poofball is a lover! She loves to…” Learn more

  • Name: Rio
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Rio is a lovable 7-week-old puppy that will be available for adoption in one week, we are accepting applications for…” Learn more

  • Name: Clover
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Clover is a beautiful mixed breed that loves to go for long walks, learn new tricks, and play with toys….” Learn more

  • Name: Shelly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Shelly is a 9 week old terrier puppy sweet playful and eager to learn and find her own family” Learn more

  • Name: Ninja
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Ninja lives up to his name and is the fearless sibling of the crew! If youre looking to add a…” Learn more

  • Name: Raiden
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Raiden may be shy at first, but once he warms up, he has the most adorable personality! Raiden would love…” Learn more

  • Name: Kitana
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Kitana is the sweet, petite sister of the crew! This sweet girl prefers to watch her surroundings from afar. Kitana…” Learn more

  • Name: Ivory
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Ivory: the easygoing kitty that will steal your heart! This sweet girl would do best in a quiet household…” Learn more

  • Name: Stacy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “If theres one thing Stacy has in abundance its energy for playtime! All she needs is a toy mouse or…” Learn more

  • Name: Tik
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Tik, the amazing and adorable calico explorer! Tik and her sister, Tok, are a beautiful bonded pair who are ready…” Learn more

  • Name: Tok
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “If you’re looking for a rambunctious, fun kitten, look no further than Tok! Tok and Tik, a bonded pair of…” Learn more

  • Name: Mustang
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Mustang lives up to her name and bolts around any room shes in! She may be an escape artist, but…” Learn more

  • Name: Rosie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Charming Rosie is a clam, beautiful young mother, who is approximately 2 years old. This sweet girl has raised her…” Learn more

  • Name: Bomba
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Bomba is the ultimate foody! This guy is very food motivated and will mew for human attention. If you dont…” Learn more

  • Name: Clark
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Clark is about 1 to 2 years of age and a big love He has learned his manners and is…” Learn more

  • Name: Pauly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Pauly, sharer extraordinaire! Pauly is one special kitty! Not only is he is sweet, gentle, loving and a social butterfly,…” Learn more

  • Name: Erie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Adoptables Feral Feline Project, PO Box 1, Wheeling, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Erie is a very nice boy! He was found in a feral cat colony but he is super sweet and…” Learn more

  • Name: Avers
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Adoptables Feral Feline Project, PO Box 1, Wheeling, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Avers is a SUPER SWEET, very affectionate male kitty. He has a lot to say and really wants someone to…” Learn more

  • Name: Rosie and Teddy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Adoptables Feral Feline Project, PO Box 1, Wheeling, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Rosie and Teddy are a bonded pair of littermates. They fill their days with kitten naps alternating with running wild…” Learn more

  • Name: Miss Bowie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Miss Bowie is so named because of her one blue eye and one brown eye, just like musical icon David…” Learn more

  • Name: Kuzco
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Kuzco is such a friendly boy! He came to us all the way from Florida and he loves everyone he…” Learn more

  • Name: Woodchip
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Beagle
  • Description: “5 year old Woodchip is an adorable 5 year old petite beagle who was adopted from us three years ago…” Learn more

  • Name: Ellis
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “***I AM IN A FOSTER HOME. DO NOT COME TO THE SHELTER TO SEE ME BECAUSE I AM NOT AT…” Learn more

  • Name: Pacha
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Pacha is such an angel! This cute boy came all the way from Florida. Pacha is a mellow, laid back…” Learn more

  • Name: Otis
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Meet adorable Otis! This cute five month pup will make a great addition to your family! Otis loves to play…” Learn more

  • Name: Anjel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Anjel is a 3 and a half year old beauty looking for her forever home. This girl loves to go…” Learn more

  • Name: Magnolia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Beagle Dachshund Mix
  • Description: “My name is Magnolia but my nickname is Maggie. I was told that four other dogs and I wandered into…” Learn more

  • Name: Henry
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Schnauzer Poodle Mix
  • Description: “Hello, I am Henry, a very handsome and distinguished Schnoodle. I am housebroken, but need to be walked a few…” Learn more

  • Name: Mark Antony
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Bashful
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua 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

  • Name: Doc
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua 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

  • Name: Sleepy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Chihuahua 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