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 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Contact individual shelters for more information.
• St. Johns County Pet Center is 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. 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.
Cody is a 2-year-old male terrier mix (ID No. 61370). He is sweet and loves to give kisses. He loves to be outside, chase balls and explore the yard.
Spot is a 4-year-old male terrier mix (ID No. 61391). He is smart, sweet and well-behaved but needs some house training. He is heartworm-positive and needs monthly medicine. Friends of the St. Johns County Pet Center will give his adopters a $250 voucher toward treatment and pay his adoption fee.
• Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services is at 2020 Forest St. Call (904) 630-2489 or email email@example.com. To view available animals, go to coj.net/pets or facebook.com/jaxanimalcare. As part of the nationwide Betty White Adoption Challenge this weekend, adoptions will be free Saturday through Monday: The goal is reaching 100 adoptions. Donations are suggested and city license fees may apply.
Luigi is a 2-year-old, 40-pound male mixed-breed dog (ID No. A1308635). He loves to snuggle, run and play, particularly with squeaky toys. Because of a condition called megaesophagus — an enlargement of the esophagus — he has to eat his meals in a special chair built just for him. Outside of mealtime he is a normal pup.
Sarah is a 5-year-old, 7-pound female domestic shorthair cat (ID No. A1313421). She is calm, sweet and gentle. She would love a quiet home and lap to relax in.
• Clay County Animal Services, 3984 W. Florida 16, Green Cove Springs. Call (904) 269-6342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To view available animals, go to claycountygov.com/community/animal-services or facebook.com/ClayCtyAnimals.
Sunny is a 5-year-old male hound mix (ID No. A-1152). He is happy-go-lucky and has personality and walks well on a leash. He would get along best in a home where he has other dogs to play with and a family to spend time with him.
Miss. Priss is a 3-year-old female tabby-colored domestic shorthair cat (ID No. A-1221). Quite shy and reserved, she needs a home where she can decompress and ease into a nice routine. She loves cat treats and enjoys lying next to her human and snuggling on her fleece blanket.
Prissy is a 3-year-old female mixed-breed dog (ID number unavailable). She is friendly, playful and loves food and following a routine. She also doesn't mind being dressed up in costumes. But she should be a household's only dog.
Sister 4 is a 1 1/2-year-old female mixed-breed dog (ID number unavailable). She arrived with three sisters who have since been adopted. Shy but friendly, she is building confidence. She walks well on a leash and likes to meet other dogs.
Adoptable animals are also available at:
• Nassau County Animal Services, 86078 License Road, Fernandina Beach. Call (904) 530-6150. To view available animals, go to nassaucountyfl.com/845/Animal-Services or facebook.com/NassauCountyAnimalServices.
email@example.com, (904) 359-4109
This article originally appeared on Florida Times-Union: Cold Noses: Adoptable Pets of the Week in the Jacksonville area