Adopt a Fur Baby from Northwest Indiana’s Shelters!

Adopt a Fur Baby from Northwest Indiana’s Shelters!
By: Anna Ortiz Last Updated: February 19, 2018

In February, the month of amore, there’s no better time to add unconditional love, cuddles and kisses into your life! We aren’t talking about sparking up a romance, but adopting a four-legged companion from one of the many adoption shelters in Northwest Indiana!

The reasons to welcome a pet into your home are endless. A relaxing moment of cuddling a friendly feline can lower stress levels, even reportedly helping lower blood pressure and anxiety. A couple of hours playing outside with a pup can give you the boost of activity you need, and put a smile on your face. All you need to do is welcome them into your family!


Lake Shore PAWS Inc.
4611 Evans Ave., Valparaiso
Breed: Pitbull Mix
Sheba has been at Lake Shore PAWS since June 2016
Personality: "She's very friendly, and loves giving hugs and kisses!"
Ideal Home:Sheba would make a wonderful addition to any family. She loves other dogs and kids, but she hates cats.

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Open Arms Rescue
405 Elm St., Valparaiso
Name: Fern
Breed: Yorkie poodle mix
He has been at Open Arms Rescue since October 2017
Personality: “Fern is social butterfly he loves everyone and loves to play with other dogs. He loves playing tug with his toys and is a great walker on a leash. He is still working on housetraining.”
Ideal Home: “His ideal home would be a home that has lots of love to give him!”

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Independent Cat Society
4061 S. County Line Rd., Westville
Name: Cubby
Breed: Domestic Short Hair, Black Male Cat
He came to the shelter in April of 2013
Personality: “Cubby is a funny and playful guy!’
Ideal Home: “He loves people and would make a great companion for pretty much anyone. He does ok with most cats too, as long as they aren’t aggressive towards him.”

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Humane Indiana
Shelter North
421 45th Ave., Munster
Shelter South
10255 Wicker Ave., St. John
Name: Bob
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
He has been in Humane Indiana shelter(s) since December 2017
Personality: “Bob loves to take car naps, to be petted, and eat treats!”
Ideal Home: “Bob's ideal home is with a lovable family that will show him lots of attention.”

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Name: Ol' Girl
Breed: Boxer Mix
She has been in Humane Indiana shelter(s) since December 2017
Personality: “Ol' Girl is lovable and loves to play tug-of-war and eat treats!”
Ideal Home: “Ol' Girl's ideal home would be with anyone who is lovable and playful, such as a home without other dogs and with kids.”

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Name: Midnight
Breed: Mixed breed
She has been at the shelter for three months
Personality: “Midnight loves to be petted and cuddle with her favorite people and also enjoys playing games of fetch!”
Ideal Home: “She is a strong and energetic girl, so she would do best in a home that would continue basic training and who doesn’t have other animals.”