We know that practically every week we say this -- but this week's roundup of local adoptable animals might seriously be our favorite bunch yet.

From Chihuahuas to Calicos, Beagles to lops, this is a diverse crop of pets currently staying in Chicago-area animal shelters with the hopes that they might soon be taken away to a new, "furever" home.

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.

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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  • Corky

    Corky is a very special 6-year-old Chihuahua mix who would love nothing more than to come home with you! She is an extremely affectionate dog who is happiest when she has a lap to sit in. Visit Corky at PAWS Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue. <a href="http://www.pawschicago.org," target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 935-PAWS for more information.

  • Mito

    Mito is a tiny girl that has a big heart and even bigger personality! This gorgeous 1-year-old Calico was rescued from Animal Care & Control. Visit Mito at PAWS Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue. <a href="http://www.pawschicago.org," target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 935-PAWS for more information.

  • Babette

    Babette is a beautiful and intelligent Dutch girl looking for a special home. She will be on heart meds for the rest of her life, but she is a very happy and active girl. 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.

  • Boingo

    Adorable Boingo was a favorite neighborhood stray known for following children around the block and rolling on his back in the dirt until he sustained an injury to his leg during a scuffle with a dog. Tests and x-rays revealed no injury and his wobbly back legs dont deter him from jumping or running. Visit Boingo at the Tree House Humane Society, 1212 W. Carmen Avenue, Chicago. <a href="http://www.treehouseanimals.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 784-5488 for more information.

  • McGonagall

    McGonagall is a tad shy at first approach, but so loving and eager for human kindness if just given the opportunity. Visit McGonagall at the Tree House Humane Society, 1212 W. Carmen Avenue, Chicago. <a href="http://www.treehouseanimals.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 784-5488 for more information.

  • Cuco

    Cuco is a very sweet but shy male pointer mix, about 1 year old, who is in urgent need of rescue from ACC in Chicago! Visit Cuco 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.

  • Butterbean

    Butterbean is a sweet, young lop girl who was dumped at a traditional shelter when her family no longer wanted to care for her. Visit Butterbean 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.

  • Bigfoot

    Meet Bigfoot! This beautiful 6-month-old puppy is looking for a forever home OR loving foster family in the Chicago area. Visit Bigfoot 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.

  • Tommy

    If you are looking for a soft gentle and sweet companion who requires some TLC, Tommy's your guy. 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.

  • Angie

    Angie didn't get along with the other kitty in the home, so she am looking for a new place where she can have you all to myself. Visit Angie 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.