Banjo is a 1-year-old brown-and-white American shelter dog mix available for adoption through Animal Allies in Duluth. This bouncy and playful boy has loads of energy, loves treats and loves being outside. Banjo would benefit from an owner that can give him plenty of exercise and that will work on basic obedience.

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.

Hieroglyphic came from Kentucky and is now available for adoption through Helping PAWS Pet Rescue Inc. in Washburn. Besides raising her own kittens, Hieroglyphic raised another bunch of kittens that weren't her own. It's time to pamper herself so while at Helping PAWS she was spayed. Hieroglyphic would like a home where she'll be the center of attention.

An adoption fee is required for all adoptions. For more information, call Helping PAWS Pet Rescue Inc. at (715) 373-2222, email helpingpaws@ncis.net or visit ourhelpingpaws.com/available.html for more information.

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

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

• 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