Adoptable Dogs, Cats Featured at Jacksonville-area Animal Shelters

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 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but some are allowing adoptions and foster families by appointment. Call the individual shelters for more information.

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

Shadow is a 6-year-old Jack Russell terrier/chihuahua mix dog (ID number 56576). She loves people and having fun. She walks well on a leash, knows a few commands and is clean.

Charity is a 2-year-old semi-long-haired domestic female cat (ID no. 56559). He’s a bundle of love and fluff who likes to talk and sit in empty boxes.


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

Chi-Chiformerly known as Brownie, is a 9 month old mixed breed female dog (ID number A036692). She graduated from the Teaching Animals by Prisoners for Success program and is back at the shelter for adoption. She is a bit shy and quiet but loves to run, knows basic commands and is cage trained. She accepts dogs and likes meeting new people, but not small animals like cats.


Talia is a 10-month-old dilute tortoiseshell-colored domestic short-haired female cat (ID A037303). She would like to be a domestic cat and a companion cat.


• Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services makes an appointment at 2020 Forest St. Call (904) 630-2489 or email To see the animals available, go to or

brody is a 5 year old male mixed breed dog (ID number A1255059). He would like a quiet home where he can relax and his personality can flourish.


Shorty is a 6-year-old female domestic shorthair cat (ID number A1255729). She is fluffy and her favorite pastime is to sit on a windowsill watching the outside world.


• Putnam County Animal Services meet at 174 County Landfill Road, Palatka. Call (386) 329-0396 option #1. The shelter is at full capacity. To see the animals available, go to or

Arnold is a 2 year old male mixed breed dog (ID number 2004-1). It’s soft and super strong.


Gizmo is a 2 year old male mixed breed dog (ID number 20-01110). He is sweet and a bit shy.


Adoptable animals are also available from Nassau County Animal Services, which meet at 86078 License Road, Fernandina Beach. Call (904) 530-6150 To see available pets, go to or

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