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

Bell is a 4-year-old female hound/Labrador retriever mix (ID no. 42560). She was surrendered by her owners and prefers to be in a single-pet household. Meet her at the St. Johns County Pet Center, 130 N. Stratton Road, St. Augustine. Regular hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Gates close at 4 p.m. Saturday. (904) 209-6190. bit.ly/1WeOg83.

Big Boy is a 4-year-old male black tabby cat (ID no. A024785). He is a love bug who will do anything for attention. Meet him at Clay County Animal Services, 3984 W. Florida 16, Green Cove Springs. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (904) 269-6342. bit.ly/2EpkhLP.

Lane is a 2-year-old male bulldog mix (ID no. 646-1). He is sweet and playful, but should be a household's only pet. Meet him at Putnam County Animal Services, 174 County Landfill Road, Palatka. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-noon Friday. (386) 329-0396 option #1. bit.ly/2I9GDjm.

Cheyanne is a 3-year-old female medium-size brindle mixed-breed dog (ID no. A1079596). She loves car rides and is extremely polite on a leash. Meet her at Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services, 2020 Forest St. Regular hours: noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. (904) 630-2489. coj.net/pets.

Also at the St. Johns center is Pepper, a 2-year-old male cat (ID no. 33405). He was surrendered by his owners, who did not have enough time for him. He will need time to adjust to a new environment.

At the Clay center is Brownie, a 1-year-old male Labrador mix (ID no. A024211). He is laid back, calm and knows basic commands. He is doing well with house training and slowly meeting other dogs in the shelter play group.

At the Putnam center is Chief, a 2-year-old male bulldog mix (ID no. 368-1). He gets along with other dogs and children.

At the Jacksonville center is Kelly, a 2-year-old male dilute tortoiseshell-colored short-hair cat (ID no. A1095976). He is a sweet lap warmer who loves to spend time with people.

Adoptable animals are also available at Nassau County Animal Services, 86078 License Road, Fernandina Beach. Regular hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. (904) 530-6150. bit.ly/2vtP6LT.

Beth Reese Cravey: (904) 359-4109