August 13, 2022

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Hobart Pets Who Need A Home: Ozzie, Mellow, Haribo & More

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Looking to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the Hobart community at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many pets are still looking for their forever homes and shelters still working to place pets with families.

Across Indiana, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home — and many of them are located near you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for your new fur child is at 2×2 Rescue, where Haribo the cat is waiting patiently, or another local adoption center. 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 create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Ozzie, a Domestic Medium Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs 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: Ozzie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Northwest Indiana, 6100 Melton Rd. – US 20, Miller Beach, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Ozzie was left inside of a box by our garbage can. Thank goodness we were able to get him before…” Learn more

  • Name: Mellow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Northwest Indiana, 6100 Melton Rd. – US 20, Miller Beach, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Mellow is a wonderful cat that was found in a local neighborhood was feeding it and everybody thought it belong…” Learn more

  • Name: Haribo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: 2×2 Rescue, P.O. Box 14361, Merrillville, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “This is Haribo. He is a gummy bear. Haribo was living in a colony of felines that we started to…” Learn more

  • Name: The gingerbread man
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: 2×2 Rescue, P.O. Box 14361, Merrillville, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Havana Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “The Gingerbread Man is an absolute joy to be with. He is the most easy-going cat here. His foster is…” Learn more

  • Name: Wanderlust
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: 2×2 Rescue, P.O. Box 14361, Merrillville, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Australian Kelpie
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Back in September this stray dog was roaming Highland Indiana. Then, roaming Hessville in November. She finally settled down in…” Learn more

  • Name: Snowball
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Griffith, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Peruvian
  • Description: “Meet Snowball who had been left on a neighbors porch. They were unable to keep her so asked us to…” Learn more

  • Name: Raphael
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Griffith, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Abyssinian
  • Description: “Meet Raphael who was transferred to us by another rescue as no one was looking at him. He is a…” Learn more

  • Name: Starburst
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Griffith, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Short-Haired
  • Description: “Meet Starburst and Skittles. These girls will be adopted together only. All the guinea pigs from the group of 209…” Learn more

  • Name: Wrigley
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Griffith, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Short-Haired
  • Description: “Meet Wrigley and Boom Boom who came to us because their previous owners had allergies to them. They are very…” Learn more

  • Name: Coco
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Griffith, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Short-Haired
  • Description: “Meet Coco and Lola who were given up by their owners because they could no longer care for them. These…” Learn more

  • Name: Oreo
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Griffith, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Short-Haired
  • Description: “Meet Oreo and Boo who were given up by their owners as they moved into a no pet apartment. Oreo…” Learn more

  • Name: Lola
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Griffith, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Short-Haired
  • Description: “Meet Lola and Coco who were given up by their owners because they could no longer care for them. These…” Learn more

  • Name: Boom Boom
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Griffith, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Short-Haired
  • Description: “Meet Boom Boom and Wrigley who came to us because their previous owners had allergies to them. They are very…” Learn more

  • Name: Boo
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Griffith, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Short-Haired
  • Description: “Meet Boo and Oreo who were given up by their owners as they moved into a no pet apartment. Oreo…” Learn more

  • Name: Nerds
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Griffith, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Short-Haired
  • Description: “Meet Nerds who is from the group of 209. All the guinea pigs from the group of 209 are on…” Learn more

  • Name: Baby Ruth
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Griffith, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Short-Haired
  • Description: “Meet Baby Ruth who Is from the group of 209. She is spayed and currently lives with Bit O Honey,…” Learn more

  • Name: Kit Kat
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Griffith, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Short-Haired
  • Description: “Meet Kit Kat who Is from the group of 209. She is spayed and currently lives with Bit O Honey,…” Learn more

  • Name: Buns
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Griffith, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Abyssinian
  • Description: “Meet Flower and Buns who were just returned for the 3rd time in their short life. Their previous owner had…” Learn more

  • Name: Flower
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Griffith, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Short-Haired
  • Description: “Meet Buns and Flower who were just returned for the 3rd time in their short life. Their previous owner had…” Learn more

  • Name: Bit O Honey
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Griffith, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Short-Haired
  • Description: “Meet Bit O Honey who Is from the group of 209. She is spayed and currently lives with Kit Kat,…” Learn more

  • Name: Juicy Fruit
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Griffith, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Short-Haired
  • Description: “Meet Juicy Fruit who Is from the group of 209. She is spayed and currently lives with Bit O Honey,…” Learn more

  • Name: Skittles
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Griffith, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Short-Haired
  • Description: “Meet Skittles and Starburst. These girls will be adopted together only. All the guinea pigs from the group of 209…” Learn more

  • Name: Sweet Tarts
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Griffith, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Short-Haired
  • Description: “Meet Sweet Tarts who is from the group of 209. All the guinea pigs from the group of 209 are…” Learn more

  • Name: Bambi
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: The Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue, Griffith, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Short-Haired
  • Description: “Meet Bambi who was given up by his previous owner because she had too many guinea pigs. He does NOT…” Learn more

  • Name: George
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Begin Again Rescue Co, Valparaiso, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Dachshund
  • Description: “George is about 6 years old and weighs 15 pounds. He is not housebroken but working on it and loves…” Learn more

  • Name: Princess Leia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Treasured Friends Rescue Of Indiana, P.O. Box 9234, Highland, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Meet Princess Leia!! Isn’t she a beauty? She will be at Petsmart next Saturday 1/30/21. She is 3 years old,…” Learn more

  • Name: Mimosa
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Treasured Friends Rescue Of Indiana, P.O. Box 9234, Highland, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Mimosa She is a female orange tabby, four months old. She is adorable, very friendly, cuddliest and purrs, loves…” Learn more

  • Name: Alvin
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Treasured Friends Rescue Of Indiana, P.O. Box 9234, Highland, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “His name is Alvin he’s a little under a year old all grey. He’s got his shots, neutered, Fiv/Felv negative,…” Learn more

  • Name: Shirley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Treasured Friends Rescue Of Indiana, P.O. Box 9234, Highland, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Meet Shirley! Shirley is the biggest sweetheart you will ever meet. She is a Pitbull mix looking for her forever…” Learn more

  • Name: Bosco
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Treasured Friends Rescue Of Indiana, P.O. Box 9234, Highland, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Meet Bosco! He is up to date on vaccines deworming and neutered. Bosco is currently in a great foster home…” Learn more

  • Name: Bleu
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Indiana Inc, 421 45th Street, Munster, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Beautiful Smokey Grey boy with green eyes is looking for a new home. Please call 219-922-3811 extension 203 to make…” Learn more

  • Name: Rufus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Indiana Inc, 421 45th Street, Munster, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Do you want a dog with lots of energy? Rufus is the type of dog that could go jogging or…” Learn more

  • Name: Buddy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Indiana Inc, 421 45th Street, Munster, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Buddy is an owner surrender and is very scared at the shelter. He has never lived with other dogs, cat…” Learn more

  • Name: Roo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Indiana Inc, 421 45th Street, Munster, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Roo is 5 years old and 85 pounds, who is an owner surrender She has lived with cats and children….” Learn more

  • Name: Lily
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Indiana Inc, 421 45th Street, Munster, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Lily was return to us when her owner passed away. She has lived with children, cats and another dog. The…” Learn more

  • Name: Fiona
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Indiana Inc, 421 45th Street, Munster, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “This gentle girl, was described by a pervious shelter, as “Has a softer style of play with other dogs and…” Learn more

  • Name: Penne
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Indiana Inc, 421 45th Street, Munster, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Penne is a shy girl, but will warm up to you once she gets to know you. She is 4…” Learn more

  • Name: Chamomile
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Indiana Inc, 421 45th Street, Munster, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Chamomile is 5 years old and between 6-7 pounds, if you are looking for a pretty little girl she is…” Learn more

  • Name: Lightning
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Indiana Inc, 421 45th Street, Munster, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Lightning was an owner surrender when her owner fell ill. All the kennel aids describe her as a sweet girl….” Learn more

  • Name: Nanook
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Indiana Inc, 421 45th Street, Munster, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Nanook is just a year old, 35 pounds and wants to play. Please call 219-922-3811 extension 203 to make an…” Learn more

  • Name: Sushi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Indiana Inc, 421 45th Street, Munster, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This pretty little 3 year old girl. Please call 219-922-3811 extension 203 to make an appointment to see her.” Learn more

  • Name: Apple Rose
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Indiana Inc, 421 45th Street, Munster, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Little Apple Rose was an owner surrender, new landlord (no Pets). Apple Rose is just a year and a half…” Learn more

  • Name: Snickers
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Indiana Inc, 421 45th Street, Munster, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Snickers is a 4 month old kitten that is 5 pounds already. Please call 219-922-3811 extension 203 to make an…” Learn more

  • Name: Dasher
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Day Of The Dogs, Dyer, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chiweenie
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Dasher! He just arrived to us from one of our shelter partners in Arkansas. We were told from our…” Learn more

  • Name: Sara
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: I Wanna Go Home Rescue, P.O.Box 324, Dyer, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, American Shorthair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Sara is about a year old. The bigger cat Hummer is also up for adoption. She came with Hummer. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Fancy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Day Of The Dogs, Dyer, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Fancy! She just arrived to us from one of our shelter partners in Arkansas. We are just getting to…” Learn more

  • Name: Ophelia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Day Of The Dogs, Dyer, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Boston Terrier Chihuahua Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Ophelia! This sweet girl is in a foster home in Dyer, IN and looking for a home of her…” Learn more

  • Name: Smeagle
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Day Of The Dogs, Dyer, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Chihuahua Boston Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Smeagle! This boy just arrived to us from our shelter partner in Arkansas. He is a friendly social boy…” Learn more

  • Name: Sasha
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tuff Dawgs Rescue Inc, LOWELL, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tortoiseshell
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This little girl is just THE sweetest thing. She is very affectionate. Sasha does have a sensitive tummy, so she…” Learn more

  • Name: Boots
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Tuff Dawgs Rescue Inc, LOWELL, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Tuxedo
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Boots is the sweetest little man. He was rescued from a local shelter before being euthanized. He has a great…” Learn more

  • Name: Halo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Tuff Dawgs Rescue Inc, LOWELL, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Hello! My name is Halo, because I’m an angel. I’m a sweet singing 2yr female Pittie. I was owner surrendered…” Learn more

  • Name: Lemon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Lucky
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Lime
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more

  • Name: Iris
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Learn more