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.
Penny is a large female pit bull terrier who was tossed onto the streets after giving birth. She is afraid of strangers but with lots of love warms up to people. Penny needs a patient family and a quiet home. Call the Will County Humane Society at 815-741-0695 or visit willcountyhumane.com.
Peaches is a young, female domestic shorthair cat who came from a high kill shelter in Kentucky. She loves to run and play and cuddle in a warm lap. Call the Will County Humane Society at 815-741-0695 or visit willcountyhumane.com.
Penelope is playful, friendly and energetic. She is eager to please, potty-trained and loves walks. To meet her, email Stacy at email@example.com or call NAWS at 708-478-5102. Visit www.nawsus.org.
Twinkle is a 4-year-old domestic shorthair. She sweet and friendly and enjoys attention. She gets along well with other cats and tolerates dogs. She loves to snuggle and will purr when cuddled. To meet her, email Delonda at firstname.lastname@example.org or call NAWS at 708-478-5102. Visit www.nawsus.org.
Mavis is a 2-year old pittie mix ready. She is kid and dog-friendly and appears to be good with cats. Mavis seeks out friends, craves human interaction and has a sweet disposition. She is learning basic obedience and how to walk nicely on a leash. She is quick learner with an excellent will to succeed, Mavis will make a fantastic family pet. Visit Mavis at Joliet Township Animal Control, 2807 McDonough St. in Joliet or call 815-725-0333.
Bernadene came to the shelter as a stray nearly three months ago and has opened up a lot. Bernadene is very sweet when given the chance and loves cuddling in laps and being brushed. She likes to explore her surroundings and the company of other cats. Visit Bernadine at Joliet Township Animal Control, 2807 McDonough St. in Joliet or call 815-725-0333.
Biscuit needs a special family willing to set up a safe room, show patience and give her a chance because she is timid and fearful. She’s quiet, needs her space and likes petting as long as it's slow and easy. Sometimes she lets people pick her up. Call Humane Haven Animal Shelter at 630-378-4208 or email email@example.com. Visit www.hhas.org
Lucy is a front-paw declaw. She’s a little shy at first, but after she warms up, she is affectionate and friendly. She doesn’t like toys, but she’s content to sit and observe. She doesn’t like other cats and needs a quiet home as the only cat where she can soak up all the attention. Call Humane Haven Animal Shelter at 630-378-4208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.hhas.org.
Perdita is a sweet and small min pin and shepherd mix who is approximately 8 months old. She loves to visit the nursing home and is very well behaved there. Contact Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue at email@example.com. Visit hopefultailsanimalrescue.org.
Sonny is a sweet 2-year-old miniature pinscher. He weighs around 25 pounds and loves cuddles. He is believed to be a dachshund and miniature pinscher mix. He is so sweet and lovable but needs a quiet home with no other pets. He came from a hoarding situation in terrible shape, but he is now healthy. Contact Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brody has been at the rescue for over 126 days. His adoption fee has been sponsored so he is free to the right family. He needs an very active outdoor family with a relaxed home atmosphere and no children. To meet him, visit the Wags 2 Wishes rescue center at 23907 W. Industrial Drive North, Plainfield, or visit www.w2wrescue.com.
Lil One is a 1-year-old catahoula mix who loves all people! He is full vetted and dog-friendly but does best with females. To meet him, visit the Wags 2 Wishes rescue center at 23907 W. Industrial Drive North, Plainfield, or visit www.w2wrescue.com.