RJ, a 6-year-old Goldendoodle, belongs to the Grifford family, of Manhattan. "He is pretty darn cute," they said.
Ceili, a papillon, belongs to Sheila and Joe Gallas, of Orland Park.
Dude belongs to Mary and Dorian Speiser, of Tinley Park. The dog was rescued from the Animal Welfare League in Chicago Ridge after spending nearly six months in a cage. The Speisers have had him since 2005. "He's the best dog we've ever had," Mary Speiser said.
Layla Blue belongs to Hank and Teri Baldwin, of Homewood. The German shepherd pup was 10 weeks old when this photo was taken in September.
Baby belonged to Steve Ruback, of Burbank. He said the cat was the "best thing to happen to us. We lost him to cancer in March. I miss him so much."
Simon belongs to Dan Phelphs, of Chicago.
Missy belongs to Anna Crepps, of Steger.
PickleShack, 12, belongs to Darlene Daniels, of Palos Heights.