Cold Noses, the Times-Union’s weekly pet column, features dogs and cats available for adoption at area government-run animal shelters.

Some shelters are operating with limitations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Contact individual shelters for more information.

• Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services is at 2020 Forest St. Call (904) 630-2489 or email [email protected] To see the animals available, go to Where As part of the Betty White National Adoption Challenge this weekend, adoptions will be free from Saturday to Monday: the goal is to reach 100 adoptions. Donations are suggested and municipal license fees may apply.

Stanley is an 8-year-old, 51-pound male mixed-breed dog (ID number A1309035). He is young at heart, easy going and laid back. He loves car rides, walks in the park and spending time with other sweet dogs.

Rocco is a one year old male mixed breed dog (ID # A1259239). He is cheerful, friendly and goofy. He likes to go on adventures.


• The St. Johns County Pet Center is located at 130 N. Stratton Road, St. Augustine. Dial (904) 209-6190. To see the animals available, go to Friends of the St. Johns County Center group has shelter cats available for adoption on Saturdays at Pet Smart, 1779 SUS 1 in St. Augustine,

Cody is a 2-year-old male terrier mix (ID no. 61370). He is sweet and loves to give kisses. He loves being outside, chasing balls and exploring the yard.


Nala is a one-and-a-half-year-old domestic short-haired female cat (ID no. 61704). She is sweet and loves being around people. She also enjoys being petted, snuggling up on a human’s lap for a nap, and playing with toys.


• Clay County Animal Services, 3984 W. Florida 16, Green Cove Springs. Call (904) 269-6342 or email [email protected] To see the animals available, go to Where

Sunny is a 5 year old male mix dog (ID # A-1152). He is carefree and has personality and walks well on a leash. He would get along better in a home where he has other dogs to play with and a family to spend time with.


Miss Priss is a 3-year-old tabby-colored domestic short-haired female cat (ID No. A-1221). Quite shy and reserved, she needs a home where she can relax and indulge in a pleasant routine. She loves cat treats and likes to lie next to her human and snuggle up on her fleece blanket.

Miss Priss

• Putnam County Animal Services, 174 County Landfill Road, Palatka. Call (386) 329-0396 option #1. To see the animals available, go to Where

prude is a 3 year old mixed breed female dog (ID not available). She is friendly, playful and loves food and following a routine. She doesn’t shy away from wearing costumes either. But she should be the only dog ​​in a household.


Sister 4 is a one and a half year old mixed breed female dog (ID not available). She arrived with three sisters who have since been adopted. Shy but friendly, she builds confidence. She walks well on a leash and enjoys meeting other dogs.

Sister 4

Adoptable animals are also available on:

• Nassau County Animal Services, 86078 License Road, Fernandina Beach. Dial (904) 530-6150. To see the animals available, go to Where

[email protected], (904) 359-4109