Joliet Pets Up For Adoption: Firefly & More

Want to add to your family and give back to the Joliet community at the…

Want to add to your family and give back to the Joliet community at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter or organization! During the coronavirus pandemic, many facilities in and around Joliet are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

Across Illinois, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home — and many are located in your area. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for your new companion is at Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, where Firefly the dog is waiting patiently, or another local 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 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 Orange Crush, a Labrador Retriever 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: Orange Crush
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf Street, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Boxer Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “We have a secret… we have a big crush on Orange Crush! His name says it all!! Our boy is…” Learn more

  • Name: Dr Pepper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf Street, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Boxer Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet, Dr Pepper! Our boy has such a sweet and laid back demeanor especially being a puppy! Of course he…” Learn more

  • Name: Firefly
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf Street, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Boxer Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet, Firefly! This girl is super affectionate! Don’t take our word for it… just look into her sweet eyes! Our…” Learn more

  • Name: Lightening Bug
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf Street, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Boxer Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Lightening Bug is a HAPPY girl! Known by staff and volunteers to be affectionate, sharp, adorable and easy to please,…” Learn more

  • Name: Kladea
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf Street, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Beagle Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Kladea is a shy girl at first but once she warms up to you she is a very loving and…” Learn more

  • Name: Clyde
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf Street, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Clyde is an 8 year old neutered male. He is an orange tabby who is declawed in front. Clyde gets…” Learn more

  • Name: Oakley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf Street, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Shepherd Whippet Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Hi! My name is Oakley & I am a 3 year old! I am part Shepherd/Whippet/Greyhound mix (best guess). The…” Learn more

  • Name: Sugar Cookie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue, 2303 Oak Leaf Street, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Affectionate! Easy to Please! Smart! Loyal! Beautiful! Playful! These are just a few traits of many more our Sugar Cookie…” Learn more

  • Name: Sabella
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Joliet Township Animal Control Center, 2807 W. McDonough Street, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Sabella, a 1 1/2 year cat with the most beautiful marbled coat. She originally came to us as a…” Learn more

  • Name: Rozette
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Joliet Township Animal Control Center, 2807 W. McDonough Street, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
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  • Name: Mitchell
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Will County Humane Society, 24109 W. Seil Rd, Shorewood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Meet Mitchell, our 3 year old Terrier mix boy in need of a new home! Mitchell is a spunky little…” Learn more

  • Name: Rebel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Will County Humane Society, 24109 W. Seil Rd, Shorewood, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Koda
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All Herding Breed Dog Rescue, Joliet, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Australian Shepherd Border Collie Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Koda is a 3 yr. Male, 40#, BC/Aussie mix. Friendly, active, handsome boy. Appears house trained. Likes other dogs. Good…” Learn more

  • Name: Renny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Sayv Animal Organization, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Mixed Breed Foxhound Mix
  • Description: “Renny is a truly amazing dog that is learning to put his rough past behind him. Renny will steal your…” Learn more

  • Name: Rocky
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Sayv Animal Organization, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed Black Mouth Cur Mix
  • Description: “Rocky is sweet, loving doggie that is ready to find his forever home! This spunky dude loves pettings and going…” Learn more

  • Name: Chi
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Sayv Animal Organization, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Chi is a sweet, beautiful little girl that loves people and gets along with other doggies. She is about three…” Learn more

  • Name: Jersey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Sayv Animal Organization, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Mixed Breed Fila Brasileiro Mix
  • Description: “We can’t say enough about Jersey. Jersey is so sweet and loves people. He is really responsive to feedback and…” Learn more

  • Name: Hutch
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Sayv Animal Organization, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hutch is a SUPER FRIENDLY kitten looking for his forever home! We’d like him to be adopted with his brother…” Learn more

  • Name: Starsky
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Sayv Animal Organization, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Starsky is a STUNNING kitten that is ready for his forever home! We’d like Starsky to get adopted with his…” Learn more

  • Name: Benny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Perfect Pooches Adoption Agency, Romeoville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Beagle Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Benny! He is a 5-6 month old beagle mix who was found as a stray in Texas dragging his…” Learn more

  • Name: Cannoli
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Forget Me Not Animal Rescue, Manhattan, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Boxer
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hi my name is Cannoli! Yes, just like the Italian dessert. My foster mom named me that since I’m her…” Learn more

  • Name: Alba~ new arrival
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, 23907 West Industrial Drive North, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Welcome Alba to Wags 2 Wishes in Plainfield IL! Alba is 7 lbs of Chihuahua goodness! She will keep you…” Learn more

  • Name: Kodak~ new arrival
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, 23907 West Industrial Drive North, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Golden Retriever
  • Description: “Welcome Kodak to Wags 2 Wishes in Plainfield IL! Kodak is a gorgeous 5 yr old Golden retriever mix mix…” Learn more

  • Name: Cookie~ new arrival
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue, 23907 West Industrial Drive North, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Foxhound
  • Description: “Welcome Ms.Cookie to Wags 2 Wishes in Plainfield IL Cookie is so sweet and filled w goodness that Cookie was…” Learn more

  • Name: London
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Pet Profile Rescue, Homer Glen, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Papillon Toy Fox Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Friends! Let me tell you about our newest foster, London. She is just the sweetest thing. She is about a…” Learn more

  • Name: Rosie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feral Fixers Nfp, Bolingbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Tortoiseshell Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Rosie is a beautiful multi-colored 12 wk old torti girl. She enjoys long naps in the sun, hunting play mice,…” Learn more

  • Name: Rockabye Baby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feral Fixers Nfp, Bolingbrook, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Rockabye is a 3 month old petite and demure black/white tuxedo girl. Rockabye is a sweet mellow soul. She enjoys…” Learn more

  • Name: Budz
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Find A Home Pet Rescue Inc, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Newfoundland Dog Golden Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This handsome 3.5 y/o is Budz, named for his adorable eye markings! He arrived from Texas on Dec. 20th after…” Learn more

  • Name: Little Red
  • 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: “Introducing Little Red! This beautiful female orange tabby made the long trip to our rescue from a high kill shelter…” Learn more

  • Name: Booster & Baby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Introducing Booster and Baby! These two handsome boys were sadly relinquished when their owner could no longer care for them….” Learn more

  • Name: Ladybug
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Please meet Ladybug! This beautiful 14-year-old girl recently had her whole world fall apart when her owner had medical issues…” Learn more

  • Name: Chipmunk
  • 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: “Introducing Chipmunk! He is a handsome young boy that was sadly found as a stray. He spent time in one…” Learn more

  • Name: Tater & Tot
  • 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: “Introducing Tater & Tot! They are an adorable bonded brother and sister that are ready to find their forever family…” Learn more

  • Name: Reese
  • 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: “Introducing Reese! She is a gorgeous calico that was sadly relinquished by her previous owner. Reese’s whole world fell apart…” Learn more

  • Name: Cricket & Mushroom
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Introducing Cricket and Mushroom – these two darling cats are looking for a loving home after sadly being relinquished to…” Learn more

  • Name: Winifred
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Meet Winifred! She is a beautiful young mama that was rescued from an animal control in southern Illinois with her…” Learn more

  • Name: Baby Girl
  • 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 Baby Girl! She is a beautiful female grey tabby that was rescued with her kittens from a high kill…” Learn more

  • Name: Dozer
  • 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: “Meet Dozer! This handsome boy made the long trip to our rescue from a high kill shelter in Kansas where…” Learn more

  • Name: Buzz
  • 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: “We would like to introduce you to Buzz – he is a 4-year-old boy that has a sad backstory. Buzz…” Learn more

  • Name: Kita
  • 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: “Introducing Kita! She is a petite, sweet young cat that is ready to find her forever family. She made the…” Learn more

  • Name: Smokin
  • 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: “Introducing Smokin! She is a 5-year-old female that was found as a stray and brought into our rescue so she…” Learn more

  • Name: Peas
  • 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: “Meet Peas! This darling little male kitten has been raised in one of our loving foster homes and is now…” Learn more

  • Name: Carrots
  • 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: “This adorable little fellow is Carrots! He is a male kitten that has been lovingly raised and socialized in one…” Learn more

  • Name: Pippen
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naws Humane Society, 9981 W. 190th St., Suite A, Mokena, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Pippen is a darling little male kitten that is ready to meet his forever family. He is very social and…” Learn more

  • Name: Pippi
  • 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 Pippi! She is an adorable little female kitten that is ready to find her forever home. According to her…” Learn more

  • Name: Fergie
  • 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: “This gorgeous girl is Fergie! She made the long trip to our rescue from a high kill shelter in southern…” Learn more

  • Name: Kalei
  • 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 Kalei! This gorgeous young girl was sadly found living as a stray before being brought into our rescue program….” Learn more

  • Name: Clifford
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dog Rescue R Us, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “cLIFFORD IS SWEET AND LOVING TO HUMANS AND PUPS OF EVERY AGE AND SIZE.” Learn more

  • Name: Robby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dog Rescue R Us, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This handsome fella is playful and loving!” Learn more

  • Name: BANJO
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dog Rescue R Us, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “BANJO is a sweet pup who enjoys playing with his littermates and giving puppy kisses!” Learn more

  • Name: Foster Me! Kooper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescued Rascals, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Boxer Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “** NEEDS A FOSTER OR FOSTER TO ADOPT ** KOOPER and KASH are brothers who are in need of foster…” Learn more

  • Name: Foster Me! Kash
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescued Rascals, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Boxer Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “** NEEDS A FOSTER OR FOSTER TO ADOPT ** KOOPER and KASH are brothers who are in need of foster…” Learn more

  • Name: Foster Me! Ron
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescued Rascals, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “** NEEDS A FOSTER OR FOSTER TO ADOPT ** Ron arrived today. He is a handsome happy 2yr old boy….” Learn more

  • Name: JAUN
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dog Rescue R Us, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Miniature Pinscher Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Juan is a sweet young fella full of playfulness and love … looking fot his forever family!” Learn more

  • Name: COOKY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dog Rescue R Us, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Schnauzer Poodle Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Sweet tiny fluffy girl Cooky will make you smile and steal your heart!” Learn more