Yes, it is that time of the week again: our weekly roundup of Chicago-area shelter pets up for adoption has returned after a weeklong hiatus over the holiday weekend.
Scroll down to check out photos of local rescue cats and dogs that are currently available to be adopted at a number of area shelters. With the temperatures beginning to plunge, these pets are lucky to be off the streets -- but they still need a family to call their own. 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 still are in need of homes.