Pets of the Week: Aug. 2

Will County rescues have dogs and cats for adoption

The Herald-News presents this week’s Pets of the Week. Read the description of each pet to find out about that pet, including where it can be adopted.

Email “Pet of the Week” submissions to 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.

Mandy is a 2-year-old sweet beagle mix that is a little shy at first. Once she feels comfortable, she is friendly and outgoing. She loves to go on walks. She is not always fond of other dogs and needs to be the only dog in a home. Mandy is heartworm-positive and needs an adopter to follow through with her treatments. To meet Mandy, email Stacy at Visit

Katie is a 4-year-old tabico that is talkative, very social, sweet, and loves attention. When petted, she gives affectionate head rubs to show her appreciation. She is unsure of other cats and would need a slow introduction. To meet Katie, mail Delonda at or call NAWS at 708-478-5102. Visit

Sunkist is a 2-year old Lab mix who is only 45 pounds. She raised her nine puppies – they are all adopted- and now she needs a forever home. Sunkist has a huge personality, loves playing and is fully potty-trained. To meet Sunkist, email Visit

Affectionate! Smart! Loyal! Playful! These are just a few of Forrest’s traits. Potential adopters must have shepherd/husky experience. Forrest is a little over a year old and weighs 80 pounds. To meet Forrest, email Visit

Chirp is an American pit bull terrier who was dumped on a nearby road and ran to the shelter for safety. She is a very active and fun-loving, and she will need an equally active family. Contact the Will County Humane Society at and follow the instructions for the adoption process.

Hector is a male domestic shorthair who loves to cuddle and play. He is not always fond of other cats so he would do best as the only cat in a home. Contact the Will County Humane Society at and follow the instructions for the adoption process.

Laiken is an energetic 1-year-old pittie. She loves going on walks, exploring and playing tug of war. To meet Laiken, call Joliet Township Animal Control at 815-725-0333.

Four-year-old Mitso has been at the shelter a long time, and it took him a long time to adjust to shelter life. Because he is still very scared, he needs a quiet home and a patient person to give him plenty of pets and love. To meet Mitso, call Joliet Township Animal Control at 815-725-0333.

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Denise M. Baran-Unland

Denise M. Baran-Unland is the features editor for The Herald-News in Joliet. She covers a variety of human interest stories. She also writes the long-time weekly tribute feature “An Extraordinary Life about local people who have died. She studied journalism at the College of St. Francis in Joliet, now the University of St. Francis.