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Pumpk7 domestic short hair available from Naperville AreHumane Society.

Pumpkin, 7, domestic short hair, available from Naperville Area Humane Society.

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Updated: June 11, 2012 8:51AM


Age: 7 years old

Breed: Domestic short hair

Background: Surrendered due to allergies

Personality: Friendly, likes to play with toys and very low maintenance

Adoption fee: $50

Other: All animals at NAHS have been examined for health and temperament, are up-to-date on vaccines and have been microchipped. They are spayed or neutered at adoption.

Where to find this pet: Naperville Area Humane Society, 1620 W. Diehl Road in Naperville, from 5 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.


Age: 5 years old

Breed: Short-haired tabby

Background: Betsy has been in foster care since she was a kitten, along with her three sisters.

Personality: Betsy is a pretty tabby/tortie cat. She has the shiniest, softest fur. She loves to flop on her back for belly rubs.

Adoption fee: $100

Other: Spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccines

Where to find this pet: Paws and Purrs Humane Society, 630-897-8738, All cats live in foster homes and can be seen at adoption events or in their foster home by appointment.


Age: 3½ years old

Breed: Female domestic shorthair — gray tabby

Background: Agnes came to ADOPT from Chicago Animal Control in January.

Personality: Agnes is a queen-size lady, but that just means there is more of her to love. Her big tummy provides more surface for the belly rubs that she loves so much and being chubby does not prevent her from bopping around enough for a fun game of chase.

Adoption fee: $100

Other: All animals at ADOPT are vet checked, spayed or neutered, microchipped and are up to date on age-related vaccines.

Where to find this pet: ADOPT Pet Shelter, a no-kill, nonprofit, animal shelter at 420 Industrial Drive, Naperville, 630-355-2299 or


Age: 7 years old

Breed: Labrador retriever

Background: Marlena was brought to ADOPT in a shelter transfer from Kentucky on Jan. 20.

Personality: Marlena has a happy-go-lucky temperament and is eager to please. She is a lover for all people! She would thrive in an active home where she can go on walks. While her age has placed her in the senior category, this girl is quite strong and will require obedience training.

Adoption fee: $225

Where to find this pet: ADOPT Pet Shelter, 630-355-2299.


Age: 1 year old

Breed: Wire-haired Chihuahua mix

Personality: A pocket-sized charmer, Dickens gets along with everyone! Dogs, cats, people — he loves ’em all. But because of his dainty size, he would be best with older kids and adults. He’s fun to be with.

Adoption fee: $175

Other: A real gentleman, Dickens is already housebroken and crate-trained. He already is neutered and current on his shots.

Where to find him: Rover Rescue, an all-volunteer dog rescue group, 630-897-7454 or


Age: 2 years old

Breed: Boxer, sharpei mix.

Background: He was rescued from a kill shelter just in time.

Personality: He is a loving dog who loves to play and be loved. He is young so he does need training. He is good with other dogs his size or larger. No small dogs or cats. Since he is so playful, he would do best in a home with older children.

Other: He is current on all shots and is neutered.

Where to find him: 630-553-7829

Mister Pudge

Age: 1 year old

Personality: He likes to move in slow motion, checking everything out to make sure he does not miss a thing! His foster family likes to carry him around with his head hanging over the back of the shoulder so he can see what is going on. He loves to chase and wrestle with his foster brothers and sisters. He gets along with all of the cats, as well as three dogs. He is completely litter box trained. He would not do well with young children (younger than 5).

Where to find him: HELP, or 877-364-2286.

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