Cold Noses, The Times-Union’s weekly pet column, features dogs and cats available for adoption at area government-run animal shelters.
Many shelters remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but some are allowing adoptions and fosters by appointment. Call individual shelters for more information.
• St. Johns County Pet Center is taking appointments at 130 N. Stratton Road, St. Augustine. Call (904) 209-6190 To view available animals, go to co.st-johns.fl.us/animalcontrol/petcenter.aspx. The Friends of the St. Johns County Center group has shelter cats available for adoption Saturdays at Pet Smart, 1779 S. U.S. 1 in St. Augustine, facebook.com/fosjcpc.
Shadow is a 6-year-old female Jack Russell terrier/chihuahua mix dog (ID No. 56576). She loves people and having fun. She walks wells on a leash, knows some commands, and is house-trained.
Charity is a 2-year-old female domestic medium-hair cat (ID No. 56559). She is a bundle of love and fluff who loves to talk and sit inside empty boxes.
- Clay County Animal Services is taking appointments at 3984 W. Florida 16, Green Cove Springs. Call (904) 269-6342 or email [email protected] To view available animals, go to
Chi-Chi, formerly known as Brownie, is a 9-month-old female mixed-breed dog (ID No. A036692). She graduated from the Teaching Animals by Prisoners for Success program and is back at the shelter for adoption. She is a little shy and quiet but loves to run, knows basic commands, and is crate-trained. She is dog-friendly and loves meeting new people, but not small animals such as cats.
Talia is a 10-month-old female diluted tortoiseshell-colored domestic shorthair cat (ID No. A037303). She would love to be a house cat and lap cat.
• Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services is taking appointments at 2020 Forest St. Call (904) 630-2489 or email [email protected] To view available animals, go to coj.net/pets or facebook.com/jaxanimalcare.
Brody is a 5-year-old male mixed-breed dog (ID No. A1255059). He would love a calm home where he can relax and his personality can blossom.
Stumpy is a 6-year-old female domestic shorthair cat (ID No. A1255729). She is fluffy and her favorite pastime is sitting on a window sill observing the outside world.
• Putnam County Animal Services is taking appointments at 174 County Landfill Road, Palatka. Call (386) 329-0396 option #1. The shelter is at capacity. To view available animals, go to bit.ly/2EKoICq or bit.ly/34NqoGB.
Arnold is a 2-year-old male mixed-breed dog (ID No. 2004-1). He is sweet and super strong.
Gizmo is a 2-year-old male mixed-breed dog (ID No. 20-01110). He is sweet and a bit shy.
Adoptable animals are also availa ble at Nassau County Animal Services, which is taking appointments at 86078 License Road, Fernandina Beach. Call (904) 530-6150 To view available animals, go to nassaucountyfl.com/845/Animal-Services or facebook.com/NassauCountyAnimalServices.