01/12/2013 03:09 pm ET Updated Jan 12, 2013

Chicago Pets For Adoption (1/12) (PHOTOS)

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.



Chicago Adopt-A-Pets