Thunder is a 7-year-old fawn and white American Shelter dog available for adoption through Animal Allies in Duluth. Thunder can be a little shy when it comes to meeting new people, but once he warms up, you'll quickly see his loving personality. This big guy enjoys snuggling on his person's lap, playing fetch and going for walks. He also knows the commands for sit, shake, lay down and roll over. Thunder is looking for a home with no other dogs so he can hog all of your attention.

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.


Ernie is a playful 8-month-old Chihuahua/doxie mix available for adoption through Precious Paws Humane Society, 101 First Ave. SW in Chisholm. He's a bit shy at first, but if you have time to sit with him while he gets to know you, he's a big cuddle bug. Ernie loves people once he's comfortable with them, and he loves other dogs. He'd do best in a home who's looking for a playful dog.

An adoption fee is required for all adoptions. All adoptions require an approved reference. If you are interested in Ernie, call (218) 254-3300 or email for more information.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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