PAWS Chicago shared pictures of four rescue pets with the local families who adopted them.
19 other cats and dogs also made the trip from Tennessee. Shelter officials said nine cats are currently available for adoption.
The other animals still need to be medically cleared before they can be adopted, shelter officials said.
Pictures of available pets from the Nashville area have been marked with an orange "tornado rescue" banner on the shelter's website, officials said.
For more information visit, pawschicago.org/adopt.