Fall in Love with a New Pet

It’s time to fall in love with a new pet this weekend!

Join us this Saturday and Sunday for FREE pet adoptions! It’s going to be two amazing days that you don’t want to miss! Plenty of cats and dogs for a $0 adoption fee! (Additional fees may apply.)

What: Free Dog, Cat, Kitten and Puppy Adoptions!

When: Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

Where: TWO LOCATIONS!

The Jacksonville Humane Society, 8464 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216

Petco at Kernan Village, 11900 Atlantic Blvd #213, Jacksonville, FL 32225

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Check out the event on Facebook and invite your friends!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have puppies, kittens, or small dogs?
If there are puppies, kittens, or small dogs, they will be adopted quickly, so we advise you to come early.

How can I see the pets who will be available for adoption?

Jacksonville Humane Society Pets: Click Here

Animal Care and Protective Services Pets: Click Here

Please remember – things change hourly at each shelter so there are no guarantees that a pet will still be available when you arrive.

What does the “Free Adoption” or “$0 Adoption Fee” include?

The adoption fees that we collect help us provide food, shelter, important medical care and inoculations for the animals. Each adoption fee includes the following for your new pet (retail value is approximately $400):

  • Cost of spaying and neutering
  • Initial inoculations
  • Microchip implant (all animals)
  • FeLV/FIV Combo Test (Feline Only)
  • Occult Heartworm Test
  • Flea and Tick Prevention
  • Monthly Parasite Prevention

Are the pets fixed? Vaccinated?
Yes, every pet available for adoption will be fixed and given their vaccinations, including rabies. The only exception to the rabies vaccine is kittens and puppies under 4 months of age.

What should I bring?
Please bring your photo ID and cash/credit card for any additional fees. (See below.)

Can I bring my own pets to meet potential new ones?
Shelters and busy events can be stressful for pets! Ask our staff about the sleepover program.

Where can I see the pets who will be available?
Shelters do not know in advance which pets they can bring because we will be doing adoptions at our facilities until Friday. You can always view adoptable animals at jaxhumane.org and coj.net/pets.

What does “Additional Fees May Apply” mean?

The city of Jacksonville requires all adopters under the age of 62 living within Duval County (excluding Jacksonville Beach) to purchase a rabies tag at the time of adoption for any pet that has received its rabies vaccination. The cost for the tag is $20. Some exceptions to apply: click here for more information on pet licensing.

All dogs must go home on a collar and leash and all cats must be in a carrier. You can bring these items with you, or they are available to purchase at the Jacksonville Humane Society boutique for a minimal cost.

The purchase of heartworm prevention may be added to the adoption fee for dogs over six months. Prices vary from $30 to $40 depending on the weight of the dog; this is a deeply discounted price available only to adopters. If you’d prefer, you may purchase up to a one-year supply for the dog you adopt.

Special Parking Instructions:

Parking is limited at the Jacksonville Humane Society due to construction. We will have staff on hand to help you. Extra parallel parking spaces are located along the fence.

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