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.

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  • Tommy Tune

    Tommy Tune is a friendly male domestic shorthair. Visit Tommy Tune 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.

  • Sarge

    Sarge is a male 4-month-old Rottweiler/Shepherd mix. Visit Sarge 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.

  • Dylan

    Dylan is a 6-month-old male Retriever/Mix. Learn more about Dylan from 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.

  • Huckleberry

    Huckleberry is a 1-year-old male domestic shorthair with FIV. Visit Huckleberry 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.

  • Tookie

    Tookie is a very sweet female 3-year-old Japanese Chin. Visit Tookie 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.

  • Cubby

    Cubby is a 1-3-year-old female domestic shorthair who is FIV+. Visit Cubby 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.

  • Bobo

    Bobo is a male 1-year-old Corgi/Spaniel Mix. Visit Bobo 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.

  • Penny

    Penny is a female 1-year-old Boxer/Boston Terrier Mix. Visit Penny 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.

  • elke

    Elke is a young female Palomino Mix. Visit Elke 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.

  • Pompey

    Pompey is sweet and social -- and you'd never know she was born blind. PAWS rescued her from Chicago Animal Care & Control. Visit Pompey 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.

  • Megan

    Megan is a female Torbie. Visit Megan 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.

  • Mitzi

    Mitzi is a female 2-year-old Beagle mix. Visit Mitzi 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.

  • Baron

    Baron is a male Husky/Border Collie Mix. Visit Baron 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.

  • Austin

    Austin is a male domestic shorthair. Visit Austin 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.

  • Annie

    Annie is a female 11-year-old domestic shorthair. Visit Annie 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.

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