EARTHA, a 7-year-old female, and LUCKY, a 6-year-old male, are both black domestic shorthair cats available for adoption through Animal Allies in Duluth. They came to the shelter as best friends and would like to find a home that will adopt them together. Eartha is friendly and loves meeting new people. She enjoys chin scratches and naps. Lucky is outgoing and likes a good snuggle but would prefer climbing on your lap rather than being picked up.

An adoption fee is required for all adoptions. Animal Allies uses the "Meet your Match" adoption program designed by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The program evaluates an animal's behavior and interests and matches them to an adopter's preferences so you take home a pet you really click with. Call (218) 722-5341 or visit for more information.

RAIN is a 1- to 2-year-old female cat available for adoption through Friends of Animals of Carlton County. Rain is petite, sweet and very talkative. She doesn't mind other cats, but it does take a bit for her to warm up to them. If you're looking for a unique and outgoing companion, Rain is for you.

An adoption fee is required for all adoptions. Call (218) 879-1655 or go to for more information.

To adopt a cat or dog elsewhere in the Northland, call:

• Chequamegon Humane Association, Ashland, (715) 682-9744,

• Contented Critters Shelter, Makinen, (218) 638-2153,

• Helping PAWS Pet Rescue, Inc., (715) 373-2222,

• Humane Society of Douglas County, Superior, (715) 398-6784,

• Lake County Humane Society and Animal Shelter, Two Harbors, (218) 834-5806

• Mesabi Humane Society, Virginia, (218) 741-7425,

• Northern Lights Animal Rescue, (218) 729-1485,

• Oreo's Kitty Sanctuary, (218) 591-7200,

• Precious Paws Humane Society of Chisholm, (218) 254-3300, or

• Range Regional Rescue in Hibbing, (218) 262-1900

• Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota Inc. (RAGOM), (952) 946-8070 or visit

• Star of the North Humane Society, Itasca County, (218) 245-3732,

• Warm Fuzzies Animal Rescue Inc.,, (218) 576-8534,