Cold Noses, the Times-Union’s weekly pet column, features pets available for adoption at local government-run shelters. For more, go to jacksonville.com and search for Cold Noses.

 

Scooby is a 5-year-old male boxer mix (ID no. 37105). He’s laid back and friendly. Meet him at St. Johns County Pet Center, 130 N. Stratton Road, St. Augustine. St. Johns dogs are $35 for males and $50 for females, including spay/neuter, rabies vaccination and shots. Adoption hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Gates close at 4 p.m. Saturday. (904) 209-6190.bit.ly/1WeOg83.

Taco is a 2-year-old male domestic shorthair cat (ID no. A1049251). He is loving, neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated. Meet him at Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services, 2020 Forest St. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Adoptions are free in April, but city license fees may apply. All animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. (904) 630-2489. coj.net/pets.

Acorn is a 16-month-old male chocolate Laborador and retriever mix (ID no. A017907). He is affectionate, fun-loving and energetic. He walks well on a leash but should be in a househould without small children or other animals. If he is not rescued or adopted soon, he will be slated for euthanasia. Meet him at Clay County Animal Care and Control, 3984 W. Florida 16, Green Cove Springs. Regular adoption hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Adoptable animals also are at the Fleming Island Adoption Center, 1809-1 Town Center Blvd. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Fees vary. Clay dogs are spayed/neutered prior to adoption, current on vaccines, heartworm-tested and microchipped. (904) 269-6342. bit.ly/1dBGyEN.

Cheeto is a 1-year-old male domestic longhair cat (ID no. 00782-1). He is friendly, vocal and neutered. Meet him at Putnam County Animal Services, 174 County Landfill Road, Palatka. Hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-noon Friday. (386) 329–0396 option #1. putpets.com.

Also at the St. Johns center is Angus, a 5-year-old male cat (ID no. 37473). He was surrendered by his owners when they could no longer care for him. St. Johns cats are two for the price of one — $15 for all seniors, $20 for other males and females; fees include spay/neuter, rabies vaccination and shots.

At the Jacksonville center is Lola, a 1 1/2-year-old female American pit bull terrier (ID no. A1058568). She is loving, loves treats and knows a few commands. She is spayed, microchipped and current on vaccines, including rabies

At the Clay center is Diesel, a 3-year-old male blue tick coonhound mix dog (ID no. A018255). He is sweet and energetic, but should be in a househould without small children or other animals. If he is not rescued or adopted soon, he will be slated for euthanasia.

At the Putnam center is Muffin, a 1-year-old female bulldog mix (ID no.00531-1). She is sweet, playful and loves people.

Animals are also avaiable at Nassau County Animal Services, 86078 License Road, Fernandina Beach. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturdays. Fees vary. All pets go home spayed/neutered, microchipped and current on shots, including a rabies vaccine. (904) 530-6150. bit.ly/1ElRy0k.

Beth Reese Cravey: (904) 359-4109