March 5, 2021

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South Bend Pets Waiting To Be Adopted: Ruby, Finn, Irish & More

Do you want to add to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Perhaps it’s the right time to adopt a pet! During the coronavirus pandemic, animal shelters have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home in Indiana — and many are located near you. In the search for a new companion, consider starting at a local facility like South Bend Animal Care And Control, where Tom Brady the cat is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in appropriate homes.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, meet Ruby, a Chow Chow mix up for adoption. If cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Ruby
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: South Bend Animal Care And Control, 521 Eclipse Place., South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Chow Chow Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Finn
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: South Bend Animal Care And Control, 521 Eclipse Place., South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Irish
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: South Bend Animal Care And Control, 521 Eclipse Place., South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Chow Chow Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Gotham
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: South Bend Animal Care And Control, 521 Eclipse Place., South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Chow Chow Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Tom Brady
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: South Bend Animal Care And Control, 521 Eclipse Place., South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Medium Hair Domestic Short Hair Mix
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  • Name: Draco Meowfoy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: South Bend Animal Care And Control, 521 Eclipse Place., South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Hunnie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: South Bend Animal Care And Control, 521 Eclipse Place., South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Mrs. Meowgi
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: South Bend Animal Care And Control, 521 Eclipse Place., South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Motley Crouton
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: South Bend Animal Care And Control, 521 Eclipse Place., South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Siamese Domestic Short Hair Mix
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  • Name: Sheba
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heartland Small Animal Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 6033, South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “I feel Pitty, oh so Pitty! I’m Sheba and as you guessed it I’m a female pitty mix. I’m about…” Learn more

  • Name: Hugh
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heartland Small Animal Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 6033, South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Beagle
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Hugh is an approximately 1 year old Beagle mix that weighs about 20 pounds. This sweet as candy boy was…” Learn more

  • Name: Sweetie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heartland Small Animal Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 6033, South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description:Playful and loving, she would make a great addition to any household.” Learn more

  • Name: Ace
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heartland Small Animal Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 6033, South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Ace is a terrier mix, and barely a year old. He loves everyone and everything! Ace was hit by a…” Learn more

  • Name: Chaz
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heartland Small Animal Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 6033, South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Pass the Milk Bones please! My names Chaz and I can be a spaz sometimes. I’m 9months old we think…” Learn more

  • Name: Ivy
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Heartland Small Animal Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 6033, South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Description: “Ivy is a french lop mix who is about 1-2 years old. She has been spayed and is working on…” Learn more

  • Name: Elise
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heartland Small Animal Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 6033, South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This little lady is such a love — instant purr bucket. The “bald” patches on her face are from scrapes…” Learn more

  • Name: Chip and Potato
  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Location: Heartland Small Animal Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 6033, South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Guinea Pig
  • Description: “Chip and Potato are a pair of 3 week old brothers. They are now ready to find their furever homes….” Learn more

  • Name: Leo
  • Species: Rabbit
  • Location: Heartland Small Animal Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 6033, South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Polish
  • Description: “Leo is an adorably Polish X bunny. He has been neutered and is working on his litter box training. Leo…” Learn more

  • Name: Haylie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heartland Small Animal Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 6033, South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Looking for a puppy, Haylie could be the girl for you. Mom is Harlow, a Manchester Terrier mix. We think…” Learn more

  • Name: Hayden
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heartland Small Animal Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 6033, South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Can you believe how cute Hayden is? Mom is a Manchester Terrier mix so we think he will be on…” Learn more

  • Name: Harper
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Heartland Small Animal Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 6033, South Bend, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “This adorable little guy is Harper. Mom is a Manchester Terrier mix so we think he will be on the…” Learn more

  • Name: Cali
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All 4 Animal Rescue, 2300 W 6th St, Mishawaka, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
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  • Name: Patches aka Francis
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All 4 Animal Rescue, 2300 W 6th St, Mishawaka, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Maltese
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “This super sweet senior just wants to be loved!! He likes to play with his toys and will give you…” Learn more

  • Name: Zeus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All 4 Animal Rescue, 2300 W 6th St, Mishawaka, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Labrador Retriever Border Collie Mix
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  • Name: Gypsy (Frost)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All 4 Animal Rescue, 2300 W 6th St, Mishawaka, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Cocoa
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: All 4 Animal Rescue, 2300 W 6th St, Mishawaka, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Hi, my name is Cocoa. I’m 6 years old and have been thru some stuff. I’m shy, like to hide…” Learn more

  • Name: Laika
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: All 4 Animal Rescue, 2300 W 6th St, Mishawaka, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Siberian Husky
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Laika 2.5 years and a sweet fun loving girl. Fenced Yard Required. Previous Experience with Huskys a plus. Adoption Fee…” Learn more

  • Name: Ralphie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Tracking In The Shadows Rescuing Lost Dogs, Elkhart , IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Rottweiler Shepherd Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Ralphie came to us from IACS as a stray. He was listed as urgent because he was very fearful and…” Learn more

  • Name: Doughboy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Elkhart County, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Hi I’m Doughboy. As my name implies, I turn to dough as soon as I get belly rubs! I am…” Learn more

  • Name: Sophie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Elkhart County, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Shepherd Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Rupert
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Elkhart County, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Entlebucher Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Vinny
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Elkhart County, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Cynthia
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Elkhart County, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Bain
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Elkhart County, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Dexter
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Elkhart County, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Coonhound Beagle Mix
  • Description: “Hi I’m Dexter. I am a shy, gentle guy looking for a family that can give me lots of love…” Learn more

  • Name: Dodge
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Elkhart County, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Cassius Clay
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Elkhart County, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Extra Large, Male, Cane Corso Mastiff Mix
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  • Name: Jax
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Elkhart County, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Maggie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Elkhart County, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Bella Louise
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Elkhart County, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Parson Russell Terrier Mixed Breed Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
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  • Name: Mystic
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Elkhart County, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Manx Domestic Short Hair Mix
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  • Name: Moonstone
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Elkhart County, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Callie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Cass County Animal Control, 323 M-62 North, Cassopolis, MI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Hank
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Cass County Animal Control, 323 M-62 North, Cassopolis, MI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “Meet Hank! This pawsome 6 year old is looking for his new home. Over the years Hank has grown to…” Learn more

  • Name: Misty
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Catsnip Etc, Goshen, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “Shy at first, very sweet, loves pets and attention. Good with other cats, older kids, could get used to respectful…” Learn more

  • Name: Hagrid
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Southwestern Michigan, 5400 Niles Rd, St. Joseph, MI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Male, Mastiff Labrador Retriever Mix
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  • Name: Buddy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Southwestern Michigan, 5400 Niles Rd, St. Joseph, MI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Boxer Terrier Mix
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  • Name: Mona
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Southwestern Michigan, 5400 Niles Rd, St. Joseph, MI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Collie Mix
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  • Name: Zane
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Southwestern Michigan, 5400 Niles Rd, St. Joseph, MI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Husky
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  • Name: Wiley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Southwestern Michigan, 5400 Niles Rd, St. Joseph, MI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, German Shepherd Dog
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  • Name: Neo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Southwestern Michigan, 5400 Niles Rd, St. Joseph, MI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Basenji
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  • Name: Sage
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Humane Society Of Southwestern Michigan, 5400 Niles Rd, St. Joseph, MI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Female, Domestic Long Hair
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  • Name: Dennis
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Humane Society Of Southwestern Michigan, 5400 Niles Rd, St. Joseph, MI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua Wirehaired Terrier Mix
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  • Name: Millie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Save A Dog Rescue, Grovertown, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Jack Russell Terrier
  • Description: “Mille was rescued with 4 other JRT puppies. Millie is not with her littermates, as she has a special purpose….” Learn more

  • Name: Mary
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Save A Dog Rescue, Grovertown, IN
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Jack Russell Terrier
  • Description: “We have a litter of 4 purebred Jack Russell Terriers for adoption. They were born on 12/2 . We rescued…” Learn more