Montgomery Area Pets Up For Adoption: Stewie, Lizzy & More

Do you want to add a new member to your family and do something good…

Do you want to add a new member to your family and do something good for the Montgomery community at the same time? Consider adopting a pet from a local shelter. During the coronavirus pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and animal shelters still working to fulfill adoptions.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home across Illinois — and many of them are located near you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start the search for a new family member is at Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary, where Lizzy the reptile 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.

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. Whether you’re a dog person, or if cats are more your thing, there are several great options available. 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: Petunia and Thistle
  • Species: Rat
  • Location: Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary, Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Rat
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Meet Petunia and Thistle , a bonded pair of two female dumbo rats! While they’re exact age is unknown, they’re…” Learn more

  • Name: Stewie
  • Species: Hamster
  • Location: Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary, Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Hamster
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Stewie is a young Syrian hamster. He is around 6 months old. He is learning to love people. He gladly…” Learn more

  • Name: Lizzy
  • Species: Reptile
  • Location: Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary, Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Gecko
  • Description: “Meet Lizzy! He is a 6 year old Leopard Gecko. He is a big and handsome guy! He is nice…” Learn more

  • Name: McIntosh and Fuji
  • Species: Chinchilla
  • Location: Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary, Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Chinchilla
  • Description: “McIntosh is a Beige Chinchilla, approximately 5 yrs old. Fuji is a male standard gray a approximately 6 yrs old….” Learn more

  • Name: Smith and Jones
  • Species: Parakeet
  • Location: Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary, Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Parakeet (Other)
  • Description: “Smith and Jones are two beautiful male parakeets. Smith is the gorgeous yellow ‘keet and approximately 6 months old; Jones…” Learn more

  • Name: Haley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary, Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Shorthair
  • Description: “Haley is a sweet 6 year old cat who is very independent but still loves to have company and snuggle!…” Learn more

  • Name: Izzy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary, Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Shorthair
  • Description: “Izzy is the most loving, cuddly 6 year old cat ever. If you don’t mind a cat that meows constantly,…” Learn more

  • Name: Bo and peep
  • Species: Finch
  • Location: Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary, Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Finch
  • Description: “Bo and Peep are a pair of one year old finches. Past owner moved and did not take them with…” Learn more

  • Name: Nacho,Churro,Taquito
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary, Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Meet Churro, Nacho, and Taquito!! These 3 Amigos are best friends and must be adopted together. They all enjoy being…” Learn more

  • Name: Vera and Chi
  • Species: Chinchilla
  • Location: Fur Angels Animal Sanctuary, Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Chinchilla
  • Description: “Chi and Vera, the extremely personable chinchilla pair! Chi (Beige) and Vera (Standard Gray )are approximately 6 years young and…” Learn more

  • Name: Sampson (Oswego)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Help Save Pets, 1280 Route 34 (New facility!!), Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Sampson (and his brother Simba) are adorable, playful kittens. He was born around 04/23/21 and was rescued, with his mom…” Learn more

  • Name: Guppy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Help Save Pets, 1280 Route 34 (New facility!!), Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Meet Guppy! Guppy is a 2 year old female shorthaired kitty born June of 2019. She originally came from a…” Learn more

  • Name: Simba (Oswego)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Help Save Pets, 1280 Route 34 (New facility!!), Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Simba (and his brother Sampson) are adorable, playful kittens. He was born around 04/23/21 and was rescued with his mom…” Learn more

  • Name: Piranha (Oswego)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Help Save Pets, 1280 Route 34 (New facility!!), Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Piranha! (Kitten in the back). Piranha is a male kitten born 4/21/21. Piranha and his littermates were born to…” Learn more

  • Name: Trout (Oswego)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Help Save Pets, 1280 Route 34 (New facility!!), Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Trout! (Kitten in the front). Trout is a male kitten born 4/21/21. Trout and his littermates were born to…” Learn more

  • Name: Rio (Oswego)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Help Save Pets, 1280 Route 34 (New facility!!), Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Rio. Rio was rescued from a pretty terrible hoarding situation with her mother and littermates. We believe this particular…” Learn more

  • Name: Salmon (Oswego)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Help Save Pets, 1280 Route 34 (New facility!!), Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Salmon! Salmon is a male kitten born 4/21/21. Salmon and his littermates were born to a feral mom cat…” Learn more

  • Name: Tuna (Oswego)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Help Save Pets, 1280 Route 34 (New facility!!), Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Tuna. Tuna is a male kitten born 4/21/21. Tuna and his littermates were born to a feral mom cat…” Learn more

  • Name: BOBBY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Dog Rescue R Us, oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Japanese Chin Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This sweet boy has just the right amount of sass and smarts… Hee is eagar to please and loves to…” Learn more

  • Name: Emerson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescued Rascals, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, German Shepherd Dog Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Emerson! 6 months Emerson is great! She is very sweet and well mannered. She’s calm and laid back. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Tonka & Bruiser – BONDED PAIR
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescued Rascals, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier American Bully Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “**BONDED PAIR. MUST BE ADOPTED TOGETHER** Meet Tonka and Bruiser! Age: 5 years These handsome guys are the sweetest things…” Learn more

  • Name: Dawson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescued Rascals, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Australian Kelpie Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Dawson! 6months Dawson is such a sweet girl! She is great with kids and loves to play. She gets…” Learn more

  • Name: River
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescued Rascals, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Boxer Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet River! 1 year 55lbs River is not only handsome, but he’s super sweet also! This young guy loves other…” Learn more

  • Name: Girl
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescued Rascals, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Coonhound Bluetick Coonhound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Girl! 5 years 45 lbs Girl is a sweet and gentle soul. She is a 45 lb blue tick…” Learn more

  • Name: Hazel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescued Rascals, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier Hound Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Hazel! 11 months Hazel is a beautiful girl ready for her forever home! Her foster family describes her as…” Learn more

  • Name: Honey
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescued Rascals, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Black Mouth Cur Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Honey! 11months 40lbs Honey’s name fits her perfectly, because she’s as sweet as can be! She gets along great…” Learn more

  • Name: Jasmine
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescued Rascals, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Jasmine! 2.5 years 52 lbs Jasmine is the sweetest girl around! She enjoys being outside and sunbathing. She is…” Learn more

  • Name: Tommy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescued Rascals, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Tommy! Tommy is the smallest, but has all the puppy energy he needs! He’s very playful and fast. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Lil
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescued Rascals, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Lil! Lil is a sweetheart. She enjoys playing but equally enjoys cuddling. She does not allow the boys to…” Learn more

  • Name: Champ
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rescued Rascals, Oswego, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Spaniel Border Collie Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Champ! 1 year 52 lbs This handsome boy is guessed to be a border collie/spaniel mix. He is incredibly…” Learn more

  • Name: Millie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rover Rescue, PO Box 4074, Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Millie is an 11-year-old white female Chihuahua. She is house trained, crate trained, good with other dogs and cats. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Bandit
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Meet Bandit! He is a Shepherd mix who is around 1 year and weighs about 23 lbs. Bandit is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Eva
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Aurora, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Boxer
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This beautiful mature lady is Eva. Eva is a Boxer mix – probably around 8-9 years old and 50 lbs….” Learn more

  • Name: Nana
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Kendall County Animal Control, 802 W John Street, Yorkville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Nana! She is a 10 year old black and white pit bull. She was owner surrendered to us. Nana…” Learn more

  • Name: Peanut
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Kendall County Animal Control, 802 W John Street, Yorkville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Peanut! She is estimated to be a 3 year old tan and white chihuahua mix. She came to us…” Learn more

  • Name: Bella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: A Dot Do Dot Pt Pet Shelter, 420 Industrial Drive, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Silky Terrier
  • Description: “Bella is around 7 years old and is currently 10.8 pounds. She would do best in a quiet home with…” Learn more

  • Name: Cyrus
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: A Dot Do Dot Pt Pet Shelter, 420 Industrial Drive, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Cyrus came to us when his person could no longer keep him. He was born about 6/28/2013. Cyrus is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Sydney
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Naperville Area Humane Society, 1620 W. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Australian Shepherd
  • Description: “Info to come. *The breed or breed mix assigned to this dog is simply a guess based on appearance. We…” Learn more

  • Name: Pidgeon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Naperville Area Humane Society, 1620 W. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Info to come. If you would like to meet or learn more about me, please call Naperville Area Humane Society…” Learn more

  • Name: Ozzy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Naperville Area Humane Society, 1620 W. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Boston Terrier
  • Description: “Info to come If you would like to meet or learn more about me, please call Naperville Area Humane Society…” Learn more

  • Name: Kaya
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K9 Enrichment Initiative Inc, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Boxer
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Kaya is a 5 yr old boxer that came from a loving home. She was just too energetic for her…” Learn more

  • Name: Mimi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Mimi! Mimi had kittens on May 5 and is the absolute best mom. She definitely enjoys her alone time…” Learn more

  • Name: Shadow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet Shadow! Shadow is one of Mimi’s kittens born on 5/5/21. He is so fun and very very sweet. These…” Learn more

  • Name: Grace
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet Grace! Grace is one of Mimi’s kittens born on 5/5/21 and is the only girl of the litter. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Grayson
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet Grayson! Grayson is one of Mimi’s kittens born on 5/5/21. He is shy but very very sweet. These kittens…” Learn more

  • Name: Clint
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet Clint! Clint is one of Mimi’s kittens born on 5/5/21. He is super social and very sweet. These kittens…” Learn more

  • Name: Mango
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet Mango! Mango is one of Mimi’s kittens born on 5/5/21. He is super social and very sweet – and…” Learn more

  • Name: Alvin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: K9 Enrichment Initiative Inc, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Great Pyrenees Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Alvin is a fun-loving dog looking for a family with a fenced yard for him to run about freely and…” Learn more

  • Name: Finn
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Plainfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Meet Finn! Finn is one of Mimi’s kittens born on 5/5/21. He is super social and very sweet – and…” Learn more

  • Name: Addie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New Start Dog Rescue Of Illinois, Warrenville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, English Setter Black Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Addabell is adoptable in the Chicagoland IL area to a single family home (no apartments, please). Appointments to visit her…” Learn more

  • Name: Mocha
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New Start Dog Rescue Of Illinois, Warrenville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Black Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Mocha is an adorable 1 year old bundle of energy! She is black with caramel brown on the sides, female,…” Learn more

  • Name: Cyrus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Players For Pits Nfp, P.O. Box 370, Warrenville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Cyrus is a playful puppy who everyone falls in love with at first sight! He came to us a few…” Learn more

  • Name: Tito
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Players For Pits Nfp, P.O. Box 370, Warrenville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Tito originally came to us as a court case puppy when he was just 3 months old. He was adopted…” Learn more

  • Name: Mike
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Players For Pits Nfp, P.O. Box 370, Warrenville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Mike was brought in with two puppies who were presumed to be his after his owner passed away and the…” Learn more

  • Name: Freedom
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Players For Pits Nfp, P.O. Box 370, Warrenville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Freedom is a beautiful brindle pittie puppy who was found as a stray and brought into Chicago Animal Care and…” Learn more