Ash is a 1-year-old tan American shelter dog who is available for adoption through Animal Allies in Duluth. Ash is an energetic and friendly guy who would spend all day playing fetch if you'd let him. This smart pup comes with two free months of professional dog training and is looking for an owner who will continue working with him.

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.

Gage is a 10-year-old black lab who is available for adoption through Contented Critters Shelter in Makinen. Gage was brought in with a female lab as their owner moved into an apartment. Both dogs are very nice and have been well cared for.

If you would like more information or would like to meet Gage, 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