Minerva is an 8-year-old calico domestic shorthair cat who is available for adoption through Animal Allies in Duluth. Minerva is a sweet little lady. She likes to play hide-and-seek and cuddle into anyone who is close. She may be a bit shy at first, but once she warms up, she's nothing but a lap cat ready for some love.

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 animalallies.net for more information.

Jackson in an 8-year-old male husky available for adoption through Contented Critters Shelter in Makinen. Jackson has decided he does not want to be a sled dog. He's hoping to become a couch potato. He likes being inside and is a kind, gentle and handsome dog.

If you would like more information or would like to meet Jackson, contact Contented Critters Shelter in Makinen by calling (218) 638-2153, visit contentedcritters.org or petfinders.com/shelter/mn11.html or email girfish@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

• Northern Lights Animal Rescue, (218) 729-1485, petfinder.org/shelters/MN22.html

• Oreo's Kitty Sanctuary, (218) 591-7200, oreosadoptions@yahoo.com

• Precious Paws Humane Society of Chisholm, (218) 254-3300, preciouspaws2011@hotmail.com or pphsc.com

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

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

• Warm Fuzzies Animal Rescue Inc., Petsitter99@yahoo.com, (218) 576-8534, warmfuzzies.petfinder.com