August 10, 2022

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Peoria Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Morticia, Gianna, Cookie & More

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Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and do something good for the Peoria community at the same time? Adopt a pet from a local shelter! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and animal shelters still working to fulfill adoptions.

Across Illinois, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home — and many of them are located near you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start the search for an adorable new friend is at Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, where Cookie the dog 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.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We put together a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, meet MORTICIA, a Miniature Pinscher 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: MORTICIA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Miniature Pinscher Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: GIANNA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: COOKIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever German Shepherd Dog Mix
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  • Name: SOPHIA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: SHADOW
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Snowshoe
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  • Name: THOR
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Siberian Husky Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix
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  • Name: KORG
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Siberian Husky Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix
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  • Name: BRUNO
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Boxer Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: ABIGAIL
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Chihuahua
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  • Name: BUCK
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: AVERY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
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  • Name: NERMAL
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: MATEO
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
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  • Name: JAX
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: ALICE
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: WALTER
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: ASHER
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: ETHAN
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: DIXIE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: MERRY
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: SPOT
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter, 2600 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
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  • Name: Copper
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Hoppy Haven Small Animal Rescue, East Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Netherland Dwarf
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Cooper! Cooper is a cute little boy! He’s very curious and likes to explore while he freeroams. His previous…” Learn more

  • Name: Klaus
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Hoppy Haven Small Animal Rescue, East Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Dutch
  • Description: “Klaus is a new resident and we do not know much about him at this time. If you’re interested in…” Learn more

  • Name: Hathaway
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: P Dot Fs Animal Shelter, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Long Hair
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  • Name: Katie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: P Dot Fs Animal Shelter, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
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  • Name: Miley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: P Dot Fs Animal Shelter, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Miley is a 4-year old solid gray female, spayed cat who is very friendly and likes kids. Her eyes are…” Learn more

  • Name: Rachel (Fatcat)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: P Dot Fs Animal Shelter, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Rachel is 10 years old, and is very over-weight. At 23 pounds, she is on a specific diet, and working…” Learn more

  • Name: Raven
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: P Dot Fs Animal Shelter, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Raven is a beautiful Calico. She is sweet and outgoing, and loves attention. She was very mothering and attentive to…” Learn more

  • Name: Ace
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: P Dot Fs Animal Shelter, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Ace (formerly Skit) was recently returned to us by a loving couple who had a change in their family dynamics…” Learn more

  • Name: Klaus
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: P Dot Fs Animal Shelter, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Klaus, a black and white neutered male, is big, goofy and a lot of fun. He gets along great with…” Learn more

  • Name: Miss Moose
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: P Dot Fs Animal Shelter, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Miss Moose is very sweet, and loves attention. She is 7 years old, and front paw declawed. She is not…” Learn more

  • Name: McChicken
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: P Dot Fs Animal Shelter, Peoria, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “McChicken is a 10+ year old brown tiger male who is neutered. He was found next to a McDonald’s dumpster…” Learn more

  • Name: George
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Grafelman Farms Rescue Nfp, Pekin, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “George was found as a stray and no one ever claimed him so now he’s looking for his forever inside…” Learn more

  • Name: Gabby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Grafelman Farms Rescue Nfp, Pekin, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Gabby is unknown in age. She is a wonderfully sweet cat that had a hard beginning. We believe she may…” Learn more

  • Name: Anja
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Grafelman Farms Rescue Nfp, Pekin, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Anja the 5 month old blue nose pit was taken in after the former owners surrendered her 3 weeks after…” Learn more

  • Name: Adam
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Stray Animal Midway Shelter, 328 S Pinkerton Rd, Hanna City, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
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  • Name: Cricket
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Foster Pet Outreach, 10206 W. DuBois Rd., Edwards, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Coonhound
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hello world! My name is Cricket, and I am a sweet 3-1/2 year-old coonhound in search of my forever home….” Learn more

  • Name: Logan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Foster Pet Outreach, 10206 W. DuBois Rd., Edwards, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Husky
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “The name is Logan, and I am a fluffy, 50-pound energetic bundle of husky love! My favorite passtimes include roaming…” Learn more

  • Name: Ashley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Foster Pet Outreach, 10206 W. DuBois Rd., Edwards, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Lovable and beautiful, Ashley is an adoring family dog looking for her forever home. Ashley was picked up as a…” Learn more

  • Name: Victor
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Foster Pet Outreach, 10206 W. DuBois Rd., Edwards, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Is anyone looking for a purrrrrfect kitty?! Meet little Mr. Victor, he is a sweet and adventurous boy who purrs…” Learn more

  • Name: Ember
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Foster Pet Outreach, 10206 W. DuBois Rd., Edwards, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Tortoiseshell Domestic Long Hair Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet the light of your life, Ember! Ember is eager to love, cuddle and be held by all that will…” Learn more

  • Name: Sia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Foster Pet Outreach, 10206 W. DuBois Rd., Edwards, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Hi I’m Sia. I am a 65 lbs big girl. I am happy and playful all the time, I can…” Learn more

  • Name: Hugo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Foster Pet Outreach, 10206 W. DuBois Rd., Edwards, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Feeling lonely? Hugo is here to listen, cuddle and provide plenty of intelligent catty chat. He is PAWsitive that he…” Learn more

  • Name: Zack
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Foster Pet Outreach, 10206 W. DuBois Rd., Edwards, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Who wants a real life teddy bear?! Meet Zack. He’s the most amazing creature and the dog version of a…” Learn more

  • Name: Jewel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Taps No Kill Animal Shelter, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi there, I’m Jewel and I am 3 months old. I am a orange and white, female, cutie! I came…” Learn more

  • Name: Dex
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Taps No Kill Animal Shelter, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Meet Dex! Male 1.5 yo Shepherd mix tri color 36 lbs Fun,fun,fun. This boy is great. Very happy personality and…” Learn more

  • Name: Barbie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Taps No Kill Animal Shelter, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi there, I’m Barbie and I am 4 months old. I am a darling tuxedo girl who was being given…” Learn more

  • Name: Sniff
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Taps No Kill Animal Shelter, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Hi there, I’m Sniff and I am 4 months old. I am an adorable black and grey tabby boy with…” Learn more

  • Name: Sierra
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Taps No Kill Animal Shelter, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “PART OF A BONDED PAIR WITH NEVADA. Sierra and Nevada are two sweet terrier mixes that are estimated to be…” Learn more

  • Name: Nevada
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Taps No Kill Animal Shelter, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “PART OF A BONDED PAIR WITH SIERRA. Sierra and Nevada are two sweet terrier mixes that are estimated to be…” Learn more

  • Name: Susan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Taps No Kill Animal Shelter, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Susan just arrived at TAPS on January 28, 2021. She came from a multi-dog home where the owners got in…” Learn more

  • Name: Bane
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Taps No Kill Animal Shelter, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Hi there, I’m Bane and I am 2 months old. I am an ADORABLE, medium haired, tuxedo baby boy. I…” Learn more

  • Name: Brandon
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Taps No Kill Animal Shelter, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Hi there, I’m Brandon and I am 2 months old. I am an ADORABLE, medium haired, tuxedo baby boy. I…” Learn more

  • Name: Jeremy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Taps No Kill Animal Shelter, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Jeremy was hw+ at intake in late January. We anticipate that his HW treatment will be complete and he’ll be…” Learn more

  • Name: Danny
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Taps No Kill Animal Shelter, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Danny just arrived at TAPS on January 28, 2021. He came from a multi-dog home where the owners got in…” Learn more