Palatine Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Morkie, Spike, Pete & More

Want to add a new member to your family and have a positive impact on…

Want to add a new member to your family and have a positive impact on the Palatine community at the same time? Consider adopting a pet from a local shelter or organization. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, facilities in and around Palatine have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home.

Across Illinois, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home — and many are located near you. In the search for an adorable new family pet, consider looking around at a local facility like Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, where Dixie the dog is waiting patiently. 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.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, meet Morkie, a Maltese 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: Morkie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Second City Canine Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Maltese Yorkshire Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “NOTE: Spike and Morkie are bonded and must be adopted together. Morkie is a distinguished Maltese/Yorkie mix who weighs only…” Learn more

  • Name: Spike
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Second City Canine Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Maltese Poodle Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “NOTE: Spike and Morkie are bonded and must be adopted together. Spike is my name and snuggles are my game!…” Learn more

  • Name: Pete
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Second City Canine Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Talk about second chances. 20-month-old Pittie mix Pete was brought in to the vet to be euthanized after being hit…” Learn more

  • Name: Neo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Second City Canine Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Pointer Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Neo means “new beginnings,” which is exactly what this very good boy deserves. Neo is a Lab/Pointer mix weighing in…” Learn more

  • Name: Dixie
  • 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: “Dixie is a beautiful 4-year-old who loves to play with other dogs and go for walks in the park. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Blossom
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Blossom, aka Miss Versatile! Blossom goes with the flow. She can be calm and nurturing one moment, cuddling up…” Learn more

  • Name: Cava
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Calm and peaceful, Cava is looking for her forever family! This sweet girl loves pets, and has a very gentle…” Learn more

  • Name: zeus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Australian Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Zeus is a 9 week old puppy fully socialized with kids and other dogs He enjoys his foster home but…” Learn more

  • Name: Corbin
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Corbin is a playful puppy who is about 5 months old. He loves to play with toys and go for…” Learn more

  • Name: Simon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Siamese
  • Description: “Simon the shadow will follow you all over the house! This handsome siamese cat love to be around his people….” Learn more

  • Name: Jack
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Jack is the sensitive sibling of the crew! This sweet boy loves humans and will be an amazing addition to…” Learn more

  • Name: Halo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Halo is a social butterfly. He enjoys playing, tummy rubs and cuddling. In fact, he often cuddles on his foster…” Learn more

  • Name: Fleur
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Siamese
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Fleur is a wonderful little kitten! Her super power would be making people fall in love with her! Poor Fleur…” Learn more

  • Name: Cindi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Cindi, a fearless, snuggly love bug! Cindi is the ultimate social butterfly. While she loves exploring with her siblings,…” Learn more

  • Name: Reese
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Energetic and shy, Reese is looking for her forever home! This cute kitten is very curious, always following other cats…” Learn more

  • Name: Vinny
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Itty bitty Vinny! This social butterfly is ready to bring tons of joy to one lucky family! Vinny and his…” Learn more

  • Name: Iris
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Beautiful, playful, black and while and cute all over Iris! Iris is Miss Energetic! She can also be a huge…” Learn more

  • Name: Mia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Mia is the social butterfly of the group! She has a lot of spunk and isnt afraid to show it…” Learn more

  • Name: Mya
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Mya is a clam, independent girl who is just as happy playing with her siblings as she is exploring and…” Learn more

  • Name: Ginger (Mom)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Sweet, calm Ginger is your quintessential family cat! Ginger is the perfect furry companion for any person or family who…” Learn more

  • Name: Sunny
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Sunny, the bright, playful black and white cow boy! Sunny is an adorable independent, and fluffy guy who is fun,…” Learn more

  • Name: May
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “May’s a world class purrer and a swoon worthy beauty! This super sweet, cuddly little girl is a big snuggler…” Learn more

  • Name: Daisy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Fortunate Felines, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Darling Daisy with the golden eyes! Daisy is a total lap kitty with the sweetest disposition! This purr machine loves…” Learn more

  • Name: Savannah
  • 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: “Savannah is a mixed breed puppy who loves to play with her littermates. She is a sweet 7-week-old puppy who…” Learn more

  • Name: Paris
  • 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: “Paris is a beautiful puppy who loves to explore with her littermates. She is 7-weeks-old and will be available for…” Learn more

  • Name: Sulley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fortunate Pooches And Lab Rescue, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Sulley is a playful puppy that is about 4-months-old who loves to play with toys and run around outside. He…” Learn more

  • Name: Monikan
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Many Paws Global Rescue Inc, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet my little friend Kiki (or Monkian). Shes our very own Sleeping Beauty. Shes always on the search for the…” Learn more

  • Name: Martha Stewart
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Many Paws Global Rescue Inc, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “*KITTENS UNDER 6 MONTHS MUST BE ADOPTED IN PAIRS OR GO TO A HOME WITH AN EXISTING CAT* Meet Martha!…” Learn more

  • Name: Wallace
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Feral Fixers Nfp, Palatine, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Wallace is a handsome 3 month old grey and black tabby with a white face and paws. He is spirited…” Learn more

  • Name: Citrus
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friendly And Feral Cat Rescue, Schaumburg, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Description: “This absolutely handsome Red Tabby is ready for adoption. He is a domestic medium haired feline that loves to be…” Learn more

  • Name: Daisy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Starfish Animal Rescue, Arlington Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Golden Retriever
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Meet Daisy! Mama Daisy is a 4 year old Golden Field Retriever and came into rescue back in April where…” Learn more

  • Name: Max Jr (MJ)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: House Of Misfits Rescue Inc, Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Siamese
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “MJ came to us from a local animal control after he was returned by one of their adopters for being…” Learn more

  • Name: Sophie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: The Buddy Foundation, 65 W. Seegers Rd., Arlington Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Australian Shepherd
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Sophie, a 22 year old Miniature Australian Shepherd mix, is good with other dogs and has a very sweet disposition.” Learn more

  • Name: Dakota
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicagoland Dog Rescue, PO Box 68808, Schaumburg, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Border Collie Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “*PLEASE NOTE: We do not adopt out on a first-come/first-serve basis. Applications are accepted for a puppy and then a…” Learn more

  • Name: Delilah
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicagoland Dog Rescue, PO Box 68808, Schaumburg, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Border Collie Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “*PLEASE NOTE: We do not adopt out on a first-come/first-serve basis. Applications are accepted for a puppy and then a…” Learn more

  • Name: Reesie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicagoland Dog Rescue, PO Box 68808, Schaumburg, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “*PLEASE NOTE: We do not adopt out on a first-come/first-serve basis. Applications are accepted for a puppy and then a…” Learn more

  • Name: Roxie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicagoland Dog Rescue, PO Box 68808, Schaumburg, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “*PLEASE NOTE: We do not adopt out on a first-come/first-serve basis. Applications are accepted for a puppy and then a…” Learn more

  • Name: Skippy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Chicagoland Dog Rescue, PO Box 68808, Schaumburg, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “*PLEASE NOTE: We do not adopt out on a first-come/first-serve basis. Applications are accepted for a puppy and then a…” Learn more

  • Name: Sheldon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Fur Keeps Animal Rescue Inc, Barrington Hills, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “This handsome two year old boy was taken in by a good Samaritan. He is very friendly and is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Ashes
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Fur Keeps Animal Rescue Inc, Barrington Hills, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Russian Blue
  • Description: “Oh my gosh, just look at those eyes! Ashes is a beautiful one year old girl who came to us…” Learn more

  • Name: Shakespeare
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Fur Keeps Animal Rescue Inc, Barrington Hills, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Manx
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Shakespeare is a cute young man who is clever and agile with just enough adventurous spirit to be lots of…” Learn more

  • Name: Sherlock
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Fur Keeps Animal Rescue Inc, Barrington Hills, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Manx
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Sherlock is a confident and strong and will likely be a big adult.  He’s a friendly guy and interested in…” Learn more

  • Name: Reggie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Fur Keeps Animal Rescue Inc, Barrington Hills, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Corgi
  • Description: “Reggie is a 7 month Corgi mix, he is just a doll! Just look at those ears! Please contact Jan…” Learn more

  • Name: Teddy and Gus
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Adoptables Feral Feline Project, PO Box 1, Wheeling, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Teddy’s Description: There has never been a kitten that purrs more than Teddy! In fact, all you really need to…” Learn more

  • Name: Cholula
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Adoptables Feral Feline Project, PO Box 1, Wheeling, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Cholula is a sweet and timid kitten. She can be shy, but once she trusts you she will come and…” Learn more

  • Name: Dorothy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Adoptables Feral Feline Project, PO Box 1, Wheeling, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Dorothy is a very energetic kitten who loves to play and explore. She is very cuddly and can sleep on…” Learn more

  • Name: Peach
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Adoptables Feral Feline Project, PO Box 1, Wheeling, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Peach is a very low-key and cuddly kitten. She loves to play with her siblings and is always curious to…” Learn more

  • Name: Allie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Did you know that black dogs have a harder time finding new homes? My name is Allie. When I meet…” Learn more

  • Name: Fenmore
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Fenmore is a 1-2 year old mix who is approximately 40 lbs. He was found sitting in the same area…” Learn more

  • Name: Astral
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Astral, of the stars, is a female Chi mix puppy with tan and silver fur with a white chest. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Tenaz
  • 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: “Tenaz is a little tenacious male Chi mix puppy. He’s the biggest of my group at almost 4 pounds. He’s…” Learn more

  • Name: Tesoro
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Tesoro is a little female treasure. She is about 3 pounds of Chi mix spunky, lovable, pleasure. She likes to…” Learn more

  • Name: Abner
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Pug Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “I was rescued by Almost Home Foundation and am now safe. I was told my bio will be updated when…” Learn more

  • Name: Joya
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Almost Home Foundation, PO Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Chihuahua Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Joya, is a jewel. She is the smallest Chi mix puppy of my group weighing a little over 2 pounds…” Learn more

  • Name: Regalo
  • 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: “Regalo is a male Chi mix puppy around 3 pounds. He is a handsome, lovable, playful gift. He has tan/brown…” Learn more