Olive is a black American shelter dog who is 8 years old and available for adoption through Animal Allies in Duluth. Olive is a friendly girl who loves going for walks and getting gentle pets. She's eager to meet new people and is said to do well with kids but is looking for a home with no other animals so she can have all the attention to herself.

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.

Gracie is a gray 5-year-old female cat available for adoption through the Humane Society of Douglas County. Gracie is a calm and very sweet girl and is quite shy at first with new people. Once she warms up she's very affectionate and will seek out attention.

Her adoption fee has been sponsored by an anonymous person.

Call (715) 398-6784 or go to hsdcpets.com for more information.

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

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

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