Love. Baby. Bitty. 'Stache.

In addition to being, arguably, one of the cutest groups of Chicago-area adoptable pets this site has ever featured, this week's set of animals in need also has some of the coolest names we've ever come across -- and we've been at this for some time now. Since October 2011, HuffPost Chicago has spotlighted over 600 area shelter pets in weekly roundups.

Scroll down to check out photos of local rescue cats, dogs and rabbits that are currently available to be adopted at a number of area shelters. To our knowledge, they've been spayed or neutered and are up to date with their vaccinations. Contact the shelter named to learn more about each animal.

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.

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  • Chica

    Chica is a spunky and happy female 4-year-old cat. Visit Chica at the Tree House Humane Society, 1212 W. Carmen Ave., Chicago. <a href="http://www.treehouseanimals.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 784-5488 for more information.

  • Baby

    Baby is a female 8-year-old Boston Terrier mix. Visit Baby 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.

  • Greedo

    Greedo is a fun and feisty 7-month-old male Beagle/mix. Visit Greedo at the Anti-Cruelty Society, 157 W. Grand Ave. Call (312) 644-8338 or <a href="http://www.anticruelty.org/">click here</a> for more information.

  • 'Stache

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

  • Hazel

    Hazel is a sweet female 6-month-old Miniature Pinscher Mix. Visit Hazel at the Red Door Animal Shelter, 2410 W. Lunt Ave., Chicago. <a href="http://www.reddoorshelter.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 764-2242 for more information.

  • McGee

    McGee is a beautiful 3-year-old gray cat. Visit McGee at PAWS Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue, Chicago. <a href="http://www.pawschicago.org" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call 773-935-PAWS for more information.

  • Love

    Love is a female 3-year-old cat who was found wandering in the city's Avondale neighborhood with a severed leg last fall. She is still recovering from her health issues but she is a trouper ready for adoption. Visit Love at the Tree House Humane Society, 1212 W. Carmen Ave., Chicago. <a href="http://www.treehouseanimals.org/" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call (773) 784-5488 for more information.

  • Party

    Party is a female 1-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix. Visit Party at PAWS Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue, Chicago. <a href="http://www.pawschicago.org" target="_hplink">Click here</a> or call 773-935-PAWS for more information.

  • Rupert

    Rupert is a male 6-month-old American Pit Bull Terrier mix. Visit Rupert 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.

  • Bitty

    Bitty is a female 1-year-old domestic medium hair mix. Visit Bitty at the Anti-Cruelty Society, 157 W. Grand Ave. Call (312) 644-8338 or <a href="http://www.anticruelty.org/">click here</a> for more information.

  • How to Adopt a Pet

    Adopting a pet can be exciting but also a little overwhelming. There are several things you must consider and proper paperwork that you'll need to have. Before you run to your local shelter, find out everything you'll need to know before you get there.