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Presents: Adopt a Pet

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Many lives will be changed by the new President-elect, but arguably none more so than that of the new puppy he promised to acquire for his daughters in the wake of his historic victory. Make like Obama this Christmas and give your own child or significant other a new friend to love—adopt a pet. With plenty of shelters in the area, you’ll have no problem finding a dog or cat to call your own. Once you’ve found a furry companion, head over to Lincoln Park’s Barker and Meowsky (1003 W. Armitage) and set your pet up in serious style. The pocket parka, $38, is perfect for keeping a small dog warm, and the faux fur hood is adorable. For kitties, there’s the dottie bloom bed, $79. Your cat will be comfy in this flower shaped cushion, and the cute dotted pattern will easily match a neutral or brown decor. (Nicole Briese)

Animal Shelters
Animal Welfare League, 6224 S. Wabash, (773)667-0088, animalwelfareleague.com
Anti-Cruelty Society, 510 N. LaSalle, (312)644-8338, anticruelty.org
ARF House Chicago, (773)305-1960, arfchicago.org
Cats Are Purrsons, Too, (773)728-6336
Chicago Canine Rescue, (312)850-1254, chicagocaninerescue.org
City of Chicago: Animal Care and Control, 2741 S. Western, (312)747-1406, ci.chi.il.us/AnimalCareControl
Red Door Animal Shelter, 2406 W. Lunt, (773)764-2242, reddoorshelter.org
Animal Care and Control, 2741 S. Western, (312)744-5000, petfinder.org/shelters/IL132.html
Felines, Inc. (Cats Only), call for appointment, (773)465-4132, felinesinc.org
Harmony House (Cats Only), call for appointment, (773)463-6667, hhforcats.org
PAWS Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn, (773)975-7297, pawschicago.org
PuppyLove/LoveCats Pet Rescue, 1150 N. Lake Shore, #23F, (312)636-1200, puppylove-lovecats.org
Tree House Animal Foundation (Cats Only), 1212 W. Carmen, (773)784-5488, treehouseanimals.org
Windy City Animal Foundation, P.O.Box 607478, Chicago, IL 60660, (773)559-5101, windycityanimals.org

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