These and more adoptable dogs and cats are available at government-run shelters in Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties.

Brian is a 2-year-old male mixed-breed dog (ID No. 2340-1). He would do best as a household’s only pet. He needs a slow introduction when meeting a new dog. 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,

Kimchi is a 1-year-old female tabby cat (ID No. (A1191541). She can be shy at first but is sweet and likes being petted once she gets comfortable. Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services, 2020 Forest St. Regular hours: Noon-7p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. (904) 630-2489.

Boone is a 3-year-old male terrier mix (ID No. 52408). He is sweet, lovable and house-trained. He walks well on a leash and gets along with children and other dogs. St. Johns County Pet Center, 130 N. Stratton Road. Regular hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (904) 209-6190,

Jasmine is an 8-year-old female tabby cat (ID No. A031605). She is quiet and enjoys attention, basking in sunshine and eating canned food as a treat. 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,

Also at the Putnam center is Capone, a 1-year-old, 50-pound male heeler mix dog (ID No. 1968-1). He gets along with dogs — after slow introductions — but does not like cats. He tested positive for heartworms.

At the Jacksonville center is Luke, a 3-year-old, 45-pound male dog (ID No. A1183010). He is curious and enjoys being outside where he can sniff everything. He walks well on a leash and loves treats, especially Milk-Bones and peanut butter. His adoption fee is sponsored.

At the St. Johns center is Pickles, a 3-year-old male domestic short-hair cat (ID No. 51893). He is shy, sweet and lovable and just wants to be scratched behind his ears and cuddled.

At the Clay center is Bear, a 3-year-old male mixed-breed dog (ID No. A031748). He has great manners, walks well on a leash and gets along with other dogs.

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,

Beth Reese Cravey: (904) 359-4109