04/19/2013 04:37 pm ET

Chicago Pets For Adoption (4/19) (PHOTOS)

Felines & Canines

It's been a tough week, Chicago.

And though we can't offer up the services of Chicagoland's favorite troupe of comfort dogs -- they're currently busy helping Boston heal -- we can set you up with an extra-large slideshow that's almost guaranteed to make you smile.

Scroll down to check out photos of local adoptable rescue cats, dogs and rabbits currently up for adoption at a number of Chicago-area shelters with whom HuffPost has partnered with the hopes of raising awareness of the benefits of coming to the aid of rescue pets. 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 or for help planning a visit.

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.

Chicago Adopt-A-Pets (4/19)