The Herald-News presents this week's Pets of the Week. Read the caption of each photo to find out about that pet, including where he or she can be adopted.
Email "Pet of the Week" submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos should be in jpg file format, 200 dpi and sent as email attachments. Submissions are subject to editing for length, style, grammar and run as space is available.
Magnolia is a beautiful, sweet 2-year-old shepherd/Akita mix ready to start her new life. She would love a home to relax on the couch in the evening and play in the yard during the day. A fenced yard is required for this girl. Contact Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue at www.w2wrescue.com.
Thor is a pittie mix whose family's tragic death placed him in rescue. He is chock full of joy and eagerness. He will need an active household with large dog experience. He is enthusiastic to begin obedience training. He is rambunctious and playful so no small children. A fenced yard is a must. He will need to be the only pet. His adoption fee has been sponsored so he just needs a family to love him. Contact Wags 2 Wishes Animal Rescue at www.w2wrescue.com.
Dexter is an adult male doberman/greyhound mix who is available for foster to adopt. He is a playful guy but tends to be guarded when behind a fence or kennel. Dexter would do best in a house with no young children. He needs lots of love and attention. Call Will County Humane Society at 815-741-0695 or visit willcountyhumane.com.
Nicor is a 7-year-old male domestic short hair cat who was found in the Nicor Gas parking lot. His ears are a little wrinkled due to frostbite when he was a stray. Nicor is a very sweet guy who needs a forever home. Call Will County Humane Society at 815-741-0695 or visit willcountyhumane.com.
It’s hard to believe Kirk is 13-years-old because he has a lot of energy. He’s fun and plays like a youngster. He especially loves to play with soft, fuzzy balls and toy mice. He’s perfectly content playing by himself, but this friendly guy would prefer to interact with and be with people. He likes to “talk” to you and tell you all about his day. He’s also good with other cats. This lovable 4-paw declaw would love to find his forever home.
Call Humane Haven Animal Shelter at 630-378-4208 or email email@example.com.
Gilda is a very adorable, sweet and lovable girl, but is somewhat timid and shy. She warms up with quiet encouragement and a gentle touch. She’s affectionate and likes getting treats. She’ll “thank you” with a face rub. She may be OK with another gentle, good natured cat. She’d do best in a quiet home where people are willing to be patient until she comes out of her shell. Call Humane Haven Animal Shelter at 630-378-4208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luke is a handsome young terrier mix. He is a friendly, playful and silly boy that is ready to find his forever home. Contact Stacy at NAWS Illinois Humane Society: 708-478-5102. For more information, visit www.nawsus.org.
Meet Scorpio! This gentle soul is about 4 to 5 years and lived with another dog but a meet and greet would have to be arranged with other dogs in the home. He has had a sad history and deserves a loving home. Contact Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue at email@example.com.
Quinn is a mixed breed girl over 1 year old. She needs an experienced dog handler
but is sweet as can be once she trusts you. She loves giving hugs. Contact Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nisha is a beautiful 1 year old medium haired cat available for adoption! Nisha is quite silly once you get to know her. She'll rub up against your legs, let you pick her up, and is so talkative. Visit Nisha at Joliet Township Animal Control, 2807 McDonough St. in Joliet or call 815-725-0333.
Edward is a chipper, 2-year old pittie/lab mix available for adoption. He enjoys chasing after toys, playing with other dogs, and doing tricks for treats. He is quite intelligent and already has mastered some basic obedience skills. He walks wonderfully on a leash and also appears to be crate trained. Visit Edward at Joliet Township Animal Control, 2807 McDonough St. in Joliet or call 815-725-0333.