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Springfield Pets Who Need A Home: Callie, Saphire, Lance & More

Do you want to add a furry friend to your family and have a positive impact on the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization! Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, shelters in Springfield and environs have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin the search for your new companion is at Forever Home Feline Ranch, where Lance the cat is waiting patiently, or another local 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.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We round up a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet Callie, a Domestic Short 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: Callie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Home Feline Ranch, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Callie here!! I would love to get to know you and your family. I am friendly and sweet. I have…” Learn more

  • Name: Saphire
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Home Feline Ranch, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Siamese Domestic Short Hair Mix
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  • Name: Lance
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Home Feline Ranch, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This adorable chunky cutie is just irresistible. He is another Forever Home Feline Ranch rescue that is about 4 months…” Learn more

  • Name: Belle
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Home Feline Ranch, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Siamese Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Belle is a 1 year old sweetheart! She enjoys attention, sitting beside you watching tv, bugging you when you are…” Learn more

  • Name: Saturn
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Home Feline Ranch, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “This almost 12 pound beautiful big boy is a gentle giant. He loves to sit with his human friends and…” Learn more

  • Name: Ava
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Home Feline Ranch, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Friendly, playful, very sweet.” Learn more

  • Name: Curly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Home Feline Ranch, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Moe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Home Feline Ranch, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Larry
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forever Home Feline Ranch, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Bennett
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Sangamon County Animal Control Center, 2100 Shale Rd, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “This young guy is full of energy, he knows sit and shake and loves to play fetch” Learn more

  • Name: Jethro
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Sangamon County Animal Control Center, 2100 Shale Rd, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Beagle Hound Mix
  • Description: “Jethro was an owner surrender, he is about 2 years old,. Jethro is a sweet, playful little guy who likes…” Learn more

  • Name: Maui
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Sangamon County Animal Control Center, 2100 Shale Rd, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Introducing Maui! This sweet and shy boy is a beautiful orange tabby, about a year old, who would love to…” Learn more

  • Name: Layla
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Sangamon County Animal Control Center, 2100 Shale Rd, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Female, Domestic Long Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Layla is a gorgeous orange and white tabby, about a year old. Her long, silky fur is irresistibly touchable. Layla…” Learn more

  • Name: Nala
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Sangamon County Animal Control Center, 2100 Shale Rd, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Nala is a beautiful gray tabby kitten, about 7 months old, who came in to the shelter as a stray….” Learn more

  • Name: Panther
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Panther is a 3-year-old black cat. If you are interested in adopting him, call the APL at 217-544-7387 or fill…” Learn more

  • Name: Christopher
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
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  • Name: Song
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Grey Boy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Susie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Susie is a sweet 8-year-old brown tabby and white cat. If you are interested in adopting her, call the APL…” Learn more

  • Name: Ziggy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Little Man
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Obsidian
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Male, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Obsidian is a big 8-year-old sweetheart. And we do mean big — he weighs in at 20 pounds! Obsidian came…” Learn more

  • Name: Athena
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Beagle Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Athena is a 2-year-old, 24-pound Beagle mix. If you are interested in adopting her, call the APL at 217-544-7387 or…” Learn more

  • Name: Peddycourt
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Peddycourt is a 10-year-old black cat. If you are interested in adopting her, call the APL at 217-544-7387 or fill…” Learn more

  • Name: Tyson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Tyson is a 1-year-old, 44-pound black and white pit bull mix. If you are interested in adopting him, call the…” Learn more

  • Name: Amelia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Amelia is a 1-year-old, 41-pound cattle dog mix. If you are interested in adopting her, call the APL at 217-544-7387…” Learn more

  • Name: Axel
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Axel is a 4-year-old, 53-pound pit bull mix. If you are interested in adopting him, call the APL at 217-544-7387…” Learn more

  • Name: Ducky
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Ducky is a 5-year-old brown tabby cat. If you are interested in adopting him, call the APL at 217-544-7387 or…” Learn more

  • Name: Bailee
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Illinois Saint Bernard Rescue, Williamsville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Female, Saint Bernard
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Bailee is 8-9 years old. She is spayed and just looking for her forever home. She would prefer a quiet…” Learn more

  • Name: Frank
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Illinois Saint Bernard Rescue, Williamsville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Saint Bernard
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Frank was turned over from the Amish. He was formerly a breeder dog. He is learning the ropes of being…” Learn more

  • Name: Elsa
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Illinois Saint Bernard Rescue, Williamsville, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Extra Large, Female, Saint Bernard
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “This sweet girl named Elsa will be two years old at the end of this month. She is house trained,…” Learn more

  • Name: Annabelle
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Menard County Animal Control, 19376 Sunny Acres rd, Petersburg, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Annabelle came to MCAC after reacting to her instinct and when not being supervised outside she caught and played with…” Learn more

  • Name: Shadow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Menard County Animal Control, 19376 Sunny Acres rd, Petersburg, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Sweet Shadow is a young playful cat that would love a forever home. After living his whole life outdoors but…” Learn more

  • Name: Otto
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Menard County Animal Control, 19376 Sunny Acres rd, Petersburg, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Applehead Siamese
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Otto was loved on a farm by an elderly woman who just wants him to find a safe and forever…” Learn more

  • Name: Bonded Pair Doser and Sissy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Menard County Animal Control, 19376 Sunny Acres rd, Petersburg, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Chihuahua
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Sissy and Doser are a BONDED pair of 3.5 year old chihuahuas looking for a calm and quiet forever home….” Learn more

  • Name: Boston
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Menard County Animal Control, 19376 Sunny Acres rd, Petersburg, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Boxer Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Boston is such a handsome guy! After being found and being nothing by but a bag of bones this guy…” Learn more

  • Name: Willow
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Menard County Animal Control, 19376 Sunny Acres rd, Petersburg, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Willow was found as a stray. Willow is estimated at 2 years old and will be spayed, vaccinated and microchipped…” Learn more

  • Name: Italy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Menard County Animal Control, 19376 Sunny Acres rd, Petersburg, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Italy is such a beauty! Found in a wooded area tied to a tree and left to fend for herself….” Learn more

  • Name: Doc
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Menard County Animal Control, 19376 Sunny Acres rd, Petersburg, IL
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Medium, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Sweet Doc! 8 years old and has had a rough history of neglect on many levels. Doc will be neutered,…” Learn more