Images: Daily Herald readers share more photos of their pandemic pets

 
 
Posted1/3/2021 6:00 AM

Enjoy a second photo gallery of Daily Herald reader-submitted photos of their pets adopted during the pandemic. Pet adoptions were up in 2020 at many suburban rescues and shelters.

Fourth grade teacher Ann Bond of Wheaton said it was a good time to get a puppy once schools shut down due to the pandemic. There were a couple Havanese and poodle mix puppies to choose from but went with Palmer because of her unique white paw. They picked Palmer up in Missouri who is named after the golf legend Arnold Palmer. Bond says Palmer is the positive of this pandemic and they can't remember life without her.
Fourth grade teacher Ann Bond of Wheaton said it was a good time to get a puppy once schools shut down due to the pandemic. There were a couple Havanese and poodle mix puppies to choose from but went with Palmer because of her unique white paw. They picked Palmer up in Missouri who is named after the golf legend Arnold Palmer. Bond says Palmer is the positive of this pandemic and they can't remember life without her.
Courtesy of Ann Bond
Roger Henry of Geneva rescued a Siamese cat named Frankie from Springfield, Ill. at the start of the pandemic. Frankie likes to watch YouTube videos and his favorite is entitled "Birds on a Log."
Roger Henry of Geneva rescued a Siamese cat named Frankie from Springfield, Ill. at the start of the pandemic. Frankie likes to watch YouTube videos and his favorite is entitled "Birds on a Log."
Courtesy of Roger Henry
Dan and Emily Jamieson of Palatine adopted Chadwick "Moose", right, on Nov. 27, 2020 from Fetching Tails Foundation. Chadwick was previously picked up by Chicago's animal control. Chadwick is a 2-year-old American Staffordshire terrier weighing 85 pounds. He joins Brandy "Bear" who was adopted by the Jamieson's eight years ago.
Dan and Emily Jamieson of Palatine adopted Chadwick "Moose", right, on Nov. 27, 2020 from Fetching Tails Foundation. Chadwick was previously picked up by Chicago's animal control. Chadwick is a 2-year-old American Staffordshire terrier weighing 85 pounds. He joins Brandy "Bear" who was adopted by the Jamieson's eight years ago.
Courtesy of Dan and Emily Jamieson
Rebecca Adler of Gurnee adopted Winona at the beginning of the pandemic. Winona loves to jump into a recycling basket after it is emptied. Adler also adopted Winona's sister Sylvie.
Rebecca Adler of Gurnee adopted Winona at the beginning of the pandemic. Winona loves to jump into a recycling basket after it is emptied. Adler also adopted Winona's sister Sylvie.
Courtesy of Rebecca Adler
Richard Lamorte of Streamwood got their new puppy Joliet Jake Blues "Jake" in August, 2020. Jake is an English cream golden retriver who likes to nap after a hard day of playing.
Richard Lamorte of Streamwood got their new puppy Joliet Jake Blues "Jake" in August, 2020. Jake is an English cream golden retriver who likes to nap after a hard day of playing.
Courtsy of Richard Lamorte
Steve and Debbie Teuscher of Elk Grove Village adopted Emma Martini from Fetching Tails Foundation in Itasca on July 3, 2020. Emma is a 9-year-old black Labrador who loves to go walks and has given the Teusher's a lot of joy. Emma is pictured with her favorite pandemic toy, a cardboard toilet paper roll.
Steve and Debbie Teuscher of Elk Grove Village adopted Emma Martini from Fetching Tails Foundation in Itasca on July 3, 2020. Emma is a 9-year-old black Labrador who loves to go walks and has given the Teusher's a lot of joy. Emma is pictured with her favorite pandemic toy, a cardboard toilet paper roll.
Courtesy of Steve and Debbie Teuscher
Brian and Samantha Hampe of Mount Prospect adoped Kona from Heartland Animal Shelter the weekend  Illinois shut down. A DNA test showed Kona is part American bulldog, pit bull, Labrador, beagle and boxer. She was the dog of honor in the Hampe's July wedding.
Brian and Samantha Hampe of Mount Prospect adoped Kona from Heartland Animal Shelter the weekend  Illinois shut down. A DNA test showed Kona is part American bulldog, pit bull, Labrador, beagle and boxer. She was the dog of honor in the Hampe's July wedding.
Courtesy of Brian and Samantha Hampe
Mark Plotnick of Libertyville gets a photo of his 10-week-old baby Senegal parrot "Squeaky."  Squeaky, a Green Bay Packers fan wears the gread and gold proudly according to Plotnick. Squeaky was hatched and adopted from Bird is the Word in Batavia, Ill.
Mark Plotnick of Libertyville gets a photo of his 10-week-old baby Senegal parrot "Squeaky."  Squeaky, a Green Bay Packers fan wears the gread and gold proudly according to Plotnick. Squeaky was hatched and adopted from Bird is the Word in Batavia, Ill.
Courtesy of Mark Plotnick
David & Michelle Johnson of Geneva adopted Winnie in March, 2020. Winnie is from the Ottawa Veterinary Hospital in Ottawa, Ill. Michelle said "she has been a ray of sunshine during this trying time."
David & Michelle Johnson of Geneva adopted Winnie in March, 2020. Winnie is from the Ottawa Veterinary Hospital in Ottawa, Ill. Michelle said "she has been a ray of sunshine during this trying time."
Courtesy of David and Michelle Johnson
Rebecca Adler of Gurnee adopted Sylvie at the beginning of the pandemic. Adler made a nice photo of Sylvie sunning herself near a window. The family also adopted Sylvie's sister Winona.
Rebecca Adler of Gurnee adopted Sylvie at the beginning of the pandemic. Adler made a nice photo of Sylvie sunning herself near a window. The family also adopted Sylvie's sister Winona.
Courtesy of Rebecca Adler
Tracey Babula of South Elgin and her family adopted Annie one week before Thanksgiving from 4 Paws 4 U 4 Ever shelter in West Chicago. Annie is a rottweiler, boxer and collie mix.
Tracey Babula of South Elgin and her family adopted Annie one week before Thanksgiving from 4 Paws 4 U 4 Ever shelter in West Chicago. Annie is a rottweiler, boxer and collie mix.
Courtesy of Tracey Babula
Former Wheaton resident Carly Blake adopted her Shih Zhu named Biscuit when he was 10-weeks-old while staying with her parents in March. Once the COVID-19 daily numbers went down, she took Biscuit back to New York where she currently lives.
Former Wheaton resident Carly Blake adopted her Shih Zhu named Biscuit when he was 10-weeks-old while staying with her parents in March. Once the COVID-19 daily numbers went down, she took Biscuit back to New York where she currently lives.
Courtesy of Carly Blake
Jessica Brochtrup of Campton Hills said her boys, Caleb, Cole, and Austin Brochtrup adopted a leopard gecko named Sniper from Critters pet shop last summer. "Sniper's former owners were no longer able to care for him, and our boys were thrilled to have a new pet. Sniper enjoys eating meal worms and crickets" Brochtrup said.
Jessica Brochtrup of Campton Hills said her boys, Caleb, Cole, and Austin Brochtrup adopted a leopard gecko named Sniper from Critters pet shop last summer. "Sniper's former owners were no longer able to care for him, and our boys were thrilled to have a new pet. Sniper enjoys eating meal worms and crickets" Brochtrup said.
Courtesy of Jessica Brochtrup
Jessica Brochtrup of Campton Hills said her boys, Caleb, Cole, and Austin Brochtrup adopted a leopard gecko named Sniper from Critters pet shop last summer. "Sniper's former owners were no longer able to care for him, and our boys were thrilled to have a new pet. Sniper enjoys eating meal worms and crickets" Brochtrup said.
Jessica Brochtrup of Campton Hills said her boys, Caleb, Cole, and Austin Brochtrup adopted a leopard gecko named Sniper from Critters pet shop last summer. "Sniper's former owners were no longer able to care for him, and our boys were thrilled to have a new pet. Sniper enjoys eating meal worms and crickets" Brochtrup said.
Courtesy of Jessica Brochtrup
Ed and Susan McNeal-Bulak of Naperville said their son, Ethan Bulak of Chicago, adopted his first dog, Toby, on October 3, 2020. Toby is a black Labrador mix and was adopted from Animal House Shelter in McHenry.
Ed and Susan McNeal-Bulak of Naperville said their son, Ethan Bulak of Chicago, adopted his first dog, Toby, on October 3, 2020. Toby is a black Labrador mix and was adopted from Animal House Shelter in McHenry.
Courtesy of Susan McNeal-Bulak
Pam Butenshen of Prospect Heights adopted Shorty from Midwest Greyhounds in June 2020. Shorty is a greyhound who was at a racetrack in Birmingham Alabama. She was a regular winner and would most likely still be at the track had they not shutdown due to the pandemic.
Pam Butenshen of Prospect Heights adopted Shorty from Midwest Greyhounds in June 2020. Shorty is a greyhound who was at a racetrack in Birmingham Alabama. She was a regular winner and would most likely still be at the track had they not shutdown due to the pandemic.
Courtesy of Pam Butenshen
Mike and Carol of Libertyville have never owned a dog during their 48 years of marriage. But they saw a photo of Wilma at Reach Rescue in Mundelein they fell in love. Wilma is part border collie and is named after Carol's mother's name and her middle name. She was a stray picked up in Oklahoma.
Mike and Carol of Libertyville have never owned a dog during their 48 years of marriage. But they saw a photo of Wilma at Reach Rescue in Mundelein they fell in love. Wilma is part border collie and is named after Carol's mother's name and her middle name. She was a stray picked up in Oklahoma.
Courtesy of Mike and Carol Crane
Terrence Conroy of Lake Barrington spent a lot of time hiking with his dog, Kiya, in the Flint Creek Savanna in Lake Barrington and The Hollows in Cary. Conroy said he witnessed a lot more people on the trail and families spending more time together.
Terrence Conroy of Lake Barrington spent a lot of time hiking with his dog, Kiya, in the Flint Creek Savanna in Lake Barrington and The Hollows in Cary. Conroy said he witnessed a lot more people on the trail and families spending more time together.
Courtesy of Terrence Conroy
Terrence Conroy of Lake Barrington spent a lot of time hiking with his dog, Kiya, in the Flint Creek Savanna in Lake Barrington and The Hollows in Cary. Conroy said he witnessed a lot more people on the trail and families spending more time together.
Terrence Conroy of Lake Barrington spent a lot of time hiking with his dog, Kiya, in the Flint Creek Savanna in Lake Barrington and The Hollows in Cary. Conroy said he witnessed a lot more people on the trail and families spending more time together.
Courtesy of Terrence Conroy
Kevin and Dottie Kaminsky of Streamwood adopted Dasher, an American Eskimo dog. Dasher was rescued from a puppy mill and joined two other  American Eskimo dogs owned by the family. Courtesy of
Kevin and Dottie Kaminsky of Streamwood adopted Dasher, an American Eskimo dog. Dasher was rescued from a puppy mill and joined two other American Eskimo dogs owned by the family. Courtesy of
Courtesy of Bonnie Davidson
The Doctor Family of Arlington Heights adopted Kiwie, a heeler, pointer and Labrador mix from Florida early in the pandemic. Their kitten, Skinnie, was adopted from Spay and Stay animal rescue near Libertyville. Kerry Doctor said that once Kiwie learned Skinnie was not a squirrel, they got along just fine.
The Doctor Family of Arlington Heights adopted Kiwie, a heeler, pointer and Labrador mix from Florida early in the pandemic. Their kitten, Skinnie, was adopted from Spay and Stay animal rescue near Libertyville. Kerry Doctor said that once Kiwie learned Skinnie was not a squirrel, they got along just fine.
Courtesy of Kerry Doctor
Dan and Laurel Dopp of Wood Dale adopted Poof in November, 2020 when her owner moved out of state due to the pandemic. Poof is a 10-year-old Maine Coon cat who had no trouble settling into her new home. Courtesy of
Dan and Laurel Dopp of Wood Dale adopted Poof in November, 2020 when her owner moved out of state due to the pandemic. Poof is a 10-year-old Maine Coon cat who had no trouble settling into her new home. Courtesy of
Courtesy of Dan and Laurel Dopp
Susan Dyer of Arlington Heights adopted Sam after a time of fostering. They take walks every day and loves to play ball. Courtesy of
Susan Dyer of Arlington Heights adopted Sam after a time of fostering. They take walks every day and loves to play ball. Courtesy of
Courtesy of Susan Dyer
Mia Fossa has been enjoying company of Dakota, her Rhodesian ridgeback puppy.
Mia Fossa has been enjoying company of Dakota, her Rhodesian ridgeback puppy.
Courtesy of Mia Fossa
The Fugitt family of Lake in the Hills adopted Wrigley from Helping Paws animal shelter in Woodstock this past August. Wrigley is a Labradoodle and Theresa Fugitt said it was a perfect time to adopt since she has been working more at home due to the pandemic. Since I have been working from home since March due to the pandemic, it would be the perfect time to adopt.Courtesy of
The Fugitt family of Lake in the Hills adopted Wrigley from Helping Paws animal shelter in Woodstock this past August. Wrigley is a Labradoodle and Theresa Fugitt said it was a perfect time to adopt since she has been working more at home due to the pandemic. Since I have been working from home since March due to the pandemic, it would be the perfect time to adopt.Courtesy of
Courtesy of Theresa Fugitt
Donna Huse of Des Plaines adopted Stella last June from Felines and Canines Adoption Center in Chicago. She is was a one year old at the time and is a Labrador mix.Courtesy of
Donna Huse of Des Plaines adopted Stella last June from Felines and Canines Adoption Center in Chicago. She is was a one year old at the time and is a Labrador mix.Courtesy of
Courtesy of Donna Huse
Bob and Carol kenner adopted Scooter from Almost Home Foundation at Petsmart in Schaumburg last October. Scooter is a 3-year-old terrier mix and loves to cuddle and is good around other dogs.Courtesy of
Bob and Carol kenner adopted Scooter from Almost Home Foundation at Petsmart in Schaumburg last October. Scooter is a 3-year-old terrier mix and loves to cuddle and is good around other dogs.Courtesy of
Courtesy of Bob and Carol Kenner
Amy Kruse of Hoffman Estates and her mom, Sandy Kruse, adopted Beau, top, and Cooper in October. Four cats were adopted within the Kruse family during the pandemic.
Amy Kruse of Hoffman Estates and her mom, Sandy Kruse, adopted Beau, top, and Cooper in October. Four cats were adopted within the Kruse family during the pandemic.
Courtesy of Amy Kruse
Bill, Kathy, Mollie, Jack and Ryan McDonald of Geneva adopted Lucy from 4 Paws 4 U 4 Ever in West Chicago last March. The family had been hoping to get a dog for many years and now enjoy taking walks and watching Lucy chase squirrels. Lucy is a mix of Labrador, terrier, boxer pit bull and chow chow.Courtesy of
Bill, Kathy, Mollie, Jack and Ryan McDonald of Geneva adopted Lucy from 4 Paws 4 U 4 Ever in West Chicago last March. The family had been hoping to get a dog for many years and now enjoy taking walks and watching Lucy chase squirrels. Lucy is a mix of Labrador, terrier, boxer pit bull and chow chow.Courtesy of
Courtesy of Bill and Kathy McDonald
Ashley Milner of Roselle adopted her American short-hair Tortoiseshell cat, Cleo, in October, 2020 from Critters Pet Shop in South Elgin. Cleo and her three siblings were rescued and taken to Critters after their mother died. Courtesy of
Ashley Milner of Roselle adopted her American short-hair Tortoiseshell cat, Cleo, in October, 2020 from Critters Pet Shop in South Elgin. Cleo and her three siblings were rescued and taken to Critters after their mother died. Courtesy of
Courtesy of Ashley Milner
Fran Nimerfroh of Arlington Heights adopted Sammie from the Buddy Foundation. Sammie is a chocolate Labrador and golden retriever mix who helps his owner retrieve the Daily Herald newspaper from the end of the driveway. Courtesy of
Fran Nimerfroh of Arlington Heights adopted Sammie from the Buddy Foundation. Sammie is a chocolate Labrador and golden retriever mix who helps his owner retrieve the Daily Herald newspaper from the end of the driveway. Courtesy of
Courtesy of Fran Nimerfroh
Gayle and Jennifer Pearlstein of Bloomingdale adopted Quarantina on April 5, 2020 from K9s4U Dog Rescue in McHenry. The 4-year-old Labrador and pit bull mix was rescued from Georgia where she was used as a bait dog for dog fighting. Quarantina's owners said she loves playing with her squeaky toys, going for walks, chewing on treats and cuddling. Courtesy of
Gayle and Jennifer Pearlstein of Bloomingdale adopted Quarantina on April 5, 2020 from K9s4U Dog Rescue in McHenry. The 4-year-old Labrador and pit bull mix was rescued from Georgia where she was used as a bait dog for dog fighting. Quarantina's owners said she loves playing with her squeaky toys, going for walks, chewing on treats and cuddling. Courtesy of
Courtesy of Gayle and Jennifer Pearlstein
Mary Potocnic of Elgin adopted Princess Leia, age 8, in September from Tiny N Tall Rescue in St. Charles. Courtesy of
Mary Potocnic of Elgin adopted Princess Leia, age 8, in September from Tiny N Tall Rescue in St. Charles. Courtesy of
Courtesy of Mary Potocnic
Kathy Rambo of Wheaton adopted Opal, a tabby and Siamese mix cat, last June. Opal was born April 20, 2020. Courtesy of
Kathy Rambo of Wheaton adopted Opal, a tabby and Siamese mix cat, last June. Opal was born April 20, 2020. Courtesy of
Courtesy of Kathy Rambo
Mark and Emily Rubel of Schaumburg adopted Koby from K9s4U Dog Rescue in McHenry on Saturday, Dec. 12. Koby is named after the late Los Angeles Lakers basketball legend Kobe Bryant. Courtesy of
Mark and Emily Rubel of Schaumburg adopted Koby from K9s4U Dog Rescue in McHenry on Saturday, Dec. 12. Koby is named after the late Los Angeles Lakers basketball legend Kobe Bryant. Courtesy of
Courtesy of Mark and Emily Rubel
Bob and Linda Rompala of Elgin adopted Crystal through PetSmart adoptions. Courtesy of
Bob and Linda Rompala of Elgin adopted Crystal through PetSmart adoptions. Courtesy of
Courtesy of Bob and Linda Rompala
Alex and Jenna Rummelhart and Jenna of Chicago adopted Scarlet during the pandemic. Scarlet is a Labrador mix from Texas who was rescued from the side of the road. Courtesy of
Alex and Jenna Rummelhart and Jenna of Chicago adopted Scarlet during the pandemic. Scarlet is a Labrador mix from Texas who was rescued from the side of the road. Courtesy of
Courtesy of Alex Rummelhart
Sandy Schmalfeld of Palatine adopted Maggie from Tiny N Tall Rescue in St. Charles on April, 29, 2020. Maggies is a 7-year-old Bichon Frisee who was surrendered by the breeder. Schmalfeld said the staff and volunteers work hard to rescue as many dogs as possible, with most go directly to foster homes.Courtesy of
Sandy Schmalfeld of Palatine adopted Maggie from Tiny N Tall Rescue in St. Charles on April, 29, 2020. Maggies is a 7-year-old Bichon Frisee who was surrendered by the breeder. Schmalfeld said the staff and volunteers work hard to rescue as many dogs as possible, with most go directly to foster homes.Courtesy of
Courtesy of Sandy Schmalfeld 
Joanne Smitka of St. Charles adopted 3-year-old Juno, a female blue heeler from Safe Haven in Elburn. Juno is a rescue from Tennessee from and was being fostered across the street from Smitka before the adoption. Courtesy of
Joanne Smitka of St. Charles adopted 3-year-old Juno, a female blue heeler from Safe Haven in Elburn. Juno is a rescue from Tennessee from and was being fostered across the street from Smitka before the adoption. Courtesy of
Courtesy of Joanne Smitka
Kathy Tabak of Barrington adopted Fiona from Midwest Dachshund Rescue in Indiana last July. Fiona is a 5-year-old wire-haired dachshund and is joined in the home by Tabak's current dachshund Daisy. Tabak is a therapy dog handler at Northwest Community Hospital which is currently on hold due to the pandemic.Courtesy of
Kathy Tabak of Barrington adopted Fiona from Midwest Dachshund Rescue in Indiana last July. Fiona is a 5-year-old wire-haired dachshund and is joined in the home by Tabak's current dachshund Daisy. Tabak is a therapy dog handler at Northwest Community Hospital which is currently on hold due to the pandemic.Courtesy of
Courtesy of Kathy Tabak
Lauren Vogg and James Neiweem of Palatine adopted 9-year-old boxer/collie mix Bernard from Fetching Tails Foundation last May. Bernard, who is now a Chicago Bears fan, had been waiting to be adopted for more than 700 days. Courtesy of
Lauren Vogg and James Neiweem of Palatine adopted 9-year-old boxer/collie mix Bernard from Fetching Tails Foundation last May. Bernard, who is now a Chicago Bears fan, had been waiting to be adopted for more than 700 days. Courtesy of
Courtesy of Lauren Vogg
Audrey Wilson of Naperville shared a photo of her new pandemic pet, Zuzu.
Audrey Wilson of Naperville shared a photo of her new pandemic pet, Zuzu.
Courtesy of Audrey Wilson
Lorraine Yarbrough of Lake Zurich adopted Dozer on Sept. 16, 2020 from Fetching Tails Foundation in Wood Dale. He was saved from the streets of Chicago and has adjusted well to his new family.
Lorraine Yarbrough of Lake Zurich adopted Dozer on Sept. 16, 2020 from Fetching Tails Foundation in Wood Dale. He was saved from the streets of Chicago and has adjusted well to his new family.
Courtesy of Lorraine Yarbrough
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