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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,
Anti-Cruelty Society, 510 N. LaSalle, (312)644-8338,
ARF House Chicago, (773)305-1960,
Cats Are Purrsons, Too, (773)728-6336
Chicago Canine Rescue, (312)850-1254,
City of Chicago: Animal Care and Control, 2741 S. Western, (312)747-1406,
Red Door Animal Shelter, 2406 W. Lunt, (773)764-2242,
Animal Care and Control, 2741 S. Western, (312)744-5000,
Felines, Inc. (Cats Only), call for appointment, (773)465-4132,
Harmony House (Cats Only), call for appointment, (773)463-6667,
PAWS Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn, (773)975-7297,
PuppyLove/LoveCats Pet Rescue, 1150 N. Lake Shore, #23F, (312)636-1200,
Tree House Animal Foundation (Cats Only), 1212 W. Carmen, (773)784-5488,
Windy City Animal Foundation, P.O.Box 607478, Chicago, IL 60660, (773)559-5101,

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