The Taste of Chicago began this week and Pitchfork kicked off Friday, putting Chicago's back-to-back big-ticket festival season in full swing.

You may see your fellow fest-goers enjoying the weather with a furry friend in tow. Jealous? Well, there's one way to fix that.

This week, we're featuring another group of area cats, dogs and other pets that are available for adoption at Chicago-area shelters. To our knowledge, they've all been spayed or neutered and are up to date with their vaccinations.

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.

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  • Brian

    Brian the Beagle was on death row in a West Virginia shelter when Famous Fido scooped him up. Now he's looking for a forever home in the big city. Visit Brian 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.

  • Dixie

    Dixie is a very loving female Staffordshire Terrier Mix, about 3 to 4 year old, who was saved from the Chicago City Shelter just in the nick of time. Visit Dixie 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.

  • Sasha

    Sasha is a sweet 2 to 3 year old female tabby who loves to meow for her meals. Visit Sasha 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.

  • Rihanna

    Rihanna, a young domestic shorthair, loves everyone. Belly rubs are her fave. Visit Rihanna at Felines and Canines at 1962. W. Peterson Avenue in Chicago. <a href="http://www.felinescanines.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 465-4132 for more information.

  • Capri

    Capri is a young female rabbit. Visit Capri 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.

  • Poptart

    Poptart is an adult lady tabby who is as laid-back as she is adorable. Visit Poptart at Felines and Canines at 1962. W. Peterson Avenue in Chicago. <a href="http://www.felinescanines.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 465-4132 for more information.

  • Nacho

    Nacho is a 10-month-old male Border Collie Mix with energy to burn. He loves to play with toys. Visit Nacho 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.

  • Tommy

    Tommy is an affectionate male Chihuahua between 1 and 2 years old. His favorite game is fetch. Visit Tommy 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.

  • Blackbeard

    Blackbeard is a young male Rex. Visit Blackbeard 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.

  • Chris

    Chris is a 1-year-old male black shorthair with a catnip habit. Visit Chris 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.

  • Annabella

    Annabella is a VERY chatty 8-month-old Siamese/Snowshoe mix. Visit Annabella 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.