It's been a good week for Chicago animals. Brookfield Zoo welcomed a new baby, Cayucos, the Shedd Aquarium's new sea otter pup, made her public debut, and Peyton, a Plainfield dog, saved his family from a house fire, certainly earning a lifetime of belly rubs and kibble in the process.

The Chicago area has a host of other pets just waiting for their chance to shine. Scroll down to check out photos of Chicagoland cats, dogs and other pets that are currently up for adoption at a number of area shelters. You might find a new loved one that could save your life, too.

If this slideshow doesn't satisfy your cute animal fix, be sure to check out past features linked below the gallery either by scrolling down or clicking here. Many of the previously featured animals remain homeless -- those whom we've heard have already been adopted are noted with a "Spoken For!" tag.

Loading Slideshow...
  • Monique

    Monique is a petite, 8-month-old Shepherd mix recovering like a champ from recent knee surgery. Visit Monique at <a href="http://www.pawschicago.org/" target="_hplink">PAWS Chicago</a>, 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue, Chicago. Click here or call 773-935-PAWS for more information.

  • Maeve

    Maeve is a sweet, laid-back 2-year-old Calico is a very low-maintenance pet. Visit Maeve at <a href="http://www.pawschicago.org/" target="_hplink">PAWS Chicago</a>, 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue, Chicago. Click here or call 773-935-PAWS for more information.

  • Levi

    Levi is a 2 and a half year old Boxer/Terrier Mix, who isn't hyperactive but loves to run around. Visit Levi at the Evanston Animal Shelter, 2310 Oakton Street. <a href="http://www.care-evanston.org" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (847) 705-2653 for more information.

  • Suzuki

    Suzuki, a 7-year-old spayed female Torbie, is looking for a home along with her sister Scooter. Visit Suzuki at the Evanston Animal Shelter, 2310 Oakton Street. <a href="http://www.care-evanston.org" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (847) 705-2653 for more information.

  • Caggie

    Caggie is a female Treeing Walker Coon Hound who was recently rescued from a kill shelter. Visit Caggie at Famous Fido Rescue at 5430 N. Clark Street in Chicago. <a href="http://www.famousfidorescue.com/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 907-0305 for more information.

  • Babette

    Babette is a shy, 2-year-old dutch girl who loves to jump around! Visit Babette at the Red Door Animal Shelter, 2410 W. Lunt Avenue, Chicago. <a href="http://www.reddoorshelter.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 764-2242 for more information.

  • Larry

    Larry is a 12-year-old domestic longhair who loves belly rubs. Visit Larry at the Naperville Area Humane Society at 1620 W. Diehl Road in Naperville. <a href="http://www.napervilleareahumanesociety.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (630) 420-8989 for more information.

  • Desmo

    Desmo is a very sweet, gentle nine-year-old male Shih Tzu looking for a loving guardian. Visit Desmo at Famous Fido Rescue at 5430 N. Clark Street in Chicago. <a href="http://www.famousfidorescue.com/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 907-0305 for more information.

  • Nyla

    Nyla is a 4-year-old female Siamese mix. Visit Nyla at the Naperville Area Humane Society at 1620 W. Diehl Road in Naperville. <a href="http://www.napervilleareahumanesociety.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (630) 420-8989 for more information.

  • Frisko

    Frisko is a 5-year-old male dutch rabbit. Visit Frisko at the Red Door Animal Shelter, 2410 W. Lunt Avenue, Chicago. <a href="http://www.reddoorshelter.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 764-2242 for more information.

  • Audra

    Audra is a long-haired adult female cat. Visit Audra at the Red Door Animal Shelter, 2410 W. Lunt Avenue, Chicago. <a href="http://www.reddoorshelter.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 764-2242 for more information.