Are you ready to WIN BIG for pets in need?

Toast to the Animals may be canceled this year, but our Silent Auction isn’t! Get ready to bid and bid BIG because this year’s auction is better than ever.

Don’t miss out on incredible prizes such as:

Toast to the Animals raises funds for our Medical Fund that provides our pets with lifesaving vaccinations, medications, and surgeries every year. With Toast being canceled, this is your chance to win big and save lives at home!

Every gift, including winning bids, made to the Medical Fund by Monday, October 19th will be doubled up to $100,000 by our generous sponsors. 

Visit to bid now!

Don’t wait – bidding ends at 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 19th, 2020!

In order to help keep our community safe, we made the decision to cancel our annual fundraiser, Toast to the Animals, benefitting the JHS Medical Fund. Though this event is canceled, the animals are still counting on your support.

You can choose from various party kits, bringing Toast right to your home!

Party Kits will include: Tito’s Handmade Vodka or Bold City Brewery Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale (non-alcoholic option available as well), Pepsi products, tasty snacks provided by SmartBox, JHS koozies, and more!

When you donate for your party kit, you are helping JHS save a homeless pet’s life. “Raise the woof” while making a difference for animals in need!

Party Kit pickup will be available Wednesday, October 14th – Friday, October 16th, between 12:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the JHS Adoption and Education Entrance.

Click here to order your kit.

Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor for making this event possible.



October is a crazy month, full of opportunity to save both money AND pets while you adopt. Check out our jam-packed month full of different adoption specials below!

JHS is no longer requiring appointments for adoptions; we are still limiting visitors inside the building. Please check with the front desk when you arrive or follow the signs on the door. Facial coverings (masks) and social distancing are required at JHS.

Subaru Sponsors 1st Dog of the Day:

All of October, Subaru of Jacksonville will sponsor the first dog adoption of the day in honor of “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month”!

Homecoming Adoption Special:

Be sure to check out some of our very special JHS cats and dogs participating in the Homecoming Court – their adoptions are FREE from October 5th – 9th! Following this, ALL pets at both JHS & Animal Care & Protective Services are FREE to adopt on Saturday and Sunday!

JHS: Monday – Friday: 12 PM – 8 PM and Saturday – Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM

ACPS: Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM. Learn more here:

VyStar Free Adoption Special:

VyStar Credit Union is sponsoring all adoptions for their “People Helping Pets Campaign” in honor of International Credit Union Day on Oct. 15, 12 PM – 7 PM!

Subaru Loves Pets Free Adoption Special:

Subaru of Jacksonville will sponsor all adoptions on Oct. 24 & 25, 10 AM – 5 PM!

Happy Howl-o-ween Free Adoption Special:

JHS is offering FREE adoptions with an exchange of a bag of pet food for our Community Pet Food Bank on Saturday, October 31st & Sunday, November 1st from 10 AM – 5 PM!

Please bring a bag of food that is at least 5 lbs.

ALL cats are also FREE both Saturday and Sunday, thanks to a kind and generous donor to commemorate her cat, Missy who was a JHS alumnus.

Important info to note:

Masks are required at JHS.

We ask that you please practice social distancing with staff, volunteers, and other community members while visiting.

All animals will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccines.
*Additional fees may apply at the time of adoption

Visit to view our available pets!

 It’s never too early to start planning for the future, and that includes your pets.

Join us for our Pawsitive Planning information session is happening October 15th, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. here at JHS!

This is the perfect opportunity to learn about how you can give through alternate methods such as estate planning, JHS Legacy Society, making sure your pets are cared for when you’re no longer here, and more.

There is no cost to attend and courtesy lunch and tours are provided. We hope to see you there!

Seats are limited, RSVP now!

RSVP: call 904-493-4606 or visit

Thanks to our Event Sponsor:



JHS remains committed to serving our community and being here for pets and the people who love them during this time.

Facial coverings (masks) and social distancing are required at JHS. Visitors may need to sign-in with each department upon arrival. Customers may be asked to wait in their vehicle until it is appropriate to enter.

Want to stay informed on how to help pets, including your own, in Jacksonville? Get our free guidebook today.

To do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19, JHS is making the following changes to our procedures:


We are no longer requiring appointments/reservations! Please follow the directions posted on our front doors to sign-in when you arrive. This will help us monitor the number of people in the building to ensure safety. Assistance is available at the front desk. Facial coverings (masks) and social distancing are required at JHS. VIEW OUR AVAILABLE PETS
Adoption Specials

Subaru of Jacksonville will be sponsoring the first dog of every day all-October-long!

This will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Please visit to browse our available pets. All animals will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccines

Subaru Loves Pets FREE Adoption Special:

Join JHS on October 24 & 25 for FREE adoptions from 10 AM - 5 PM, thanks to Subaru of Jacksonville! Please visit to browse our available pets. All animals will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccines.

Happy Howl-o-ween Free Adoption Special:

JHS is offering FREE adoptions with an exchange of a bag of pet food for our Community Pet Food Bank on Saturday, October 31st & Sunday, November 1st from 10 AM - 5 PM! Please bring a bag of food that is at least 5 lbs. ALL cats are also FREE both Saturday and Sunday, thanks to a kind and generous donor to commemorate her cat, Missy who was a JHS alumni. Note: During adoption specials, additional fees may apply. Learn more about our adoption process on our "How to Adopt" page. 

The Pet Help Center will remain open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - Sunday, by appointment only.

If you find a lost pet, please exhaust all attempts to find the owners. We have many tips and local resources to help you.

- Assistance with found kittens is available here.

- Assistance with feral and community cats is available here.

Veterinary Services is open by appointment only. You will receive information prior to your appointment about what to expect before you arrive. Curbside is available by request. 

Phone: 904.493.4611

Our community programs, including Pawsitive Reading, Dogs Day Out, and Shelter Staycations, are slowly returning.  Please visit each department's page on the website for specific information.

Pawsitive Reading Volunteers Dogs Day Out Children's Camps


You can support neighbors in need by donating dog or cat food. Cat food is our #1 need.

JHS is an independent, local 501c3. Your monetary donation will help us save the lives of nearly 9,000 pets and serve 3,500 families this year.

NEW! Our JHS boutique is now online. Shop for gifts today! All proceeds support our mission.

More information on how to help is available here.

To reach the correct department and expedite your request via phone or email, use our JHS Company Directory. Direct general inquiries to Note: Due to the high volume of calls and staff being stationed outside for curbside services, our ability to answer live calls is limited. Emails are encouraged. 

Generosity Breeds Joy Day – Kenneled for a Cause

Join us as we celebrate our 3-year anniversary on November 9, 2020, with a day of giving and help us reach our fundraising goal of $25,000 for the JHS Medical Fund!

For the first time ever, we’re inviting the public to be "Kenneled for a Cause".

Kenneled for a Cause participants will be placed inside dog kennels and cat rooms for 90-minute shifts and must take to Facebook to fundraise their way out!

During your 90-minute shift, you can encourage your friends, family, neighbors, acquaintances, etc., to donate to help you reach your goal! We suggest setting a goal of $1,500, but there is no minimum fundraising requirement.

All participants must wear face masks or coverings at all times.

Registrants must be 18-years-old. Children 12 years of age and up may participate with an adult, but due to space limitations, only 1 child may participate with 1 adult.

Participants must create a Facebook fundraiser for JHS. Upon registering, participants will receive additional details and Facebook fundraising instructions via email.

Learn more at


Know that JHS is here for our community during this time. We are excited to bring you lots of virtual cheer over the coming weeks! If you’re working from home or suddenly homeschooling or just searching for joy on your newsfeed … JHS is ready to bring smiles and useful content your way!

Follow us on social media: @jaxhumane and #jaxhumane.

We appreciate your patience and support as we navigate this experience together. We are better together!



Help us clear the shelters!

Join us for our Clear the Shelters Adoption Event on August 28th – 30th for FREE adoptions for all pets at JHS and ACPS! Help JHS #ClearTheShelters in this nationwide pet adoption drive that helps find loving homes for animals in need.

JHS is located on 8464 Beach Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32216

ACPS is located at 2020 Forrest St.

Jacksonville, FL 32204

All animals will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccines.

*Additional fees may apply

Appointments must be made online and in advance to ALL adoption events. Please visit to browse our available pets and to schedule an appointment time to come to JHS. 


Join us for our Curbside Wine Pull Fundraiser, benefitting the medical fund at JHS!


Wednesday, August 19th – Friday, August 21st, pick-ups between 10 AM – 5 PM

How does it work?

Select one bottle to pull for a $30 donation or select 2 bottles for $50!

What will you pull? Options include:

Banshee 2016 – Cabernet Sauvignon

The Four Graces 2017 – Pinot Noir

Acrobat 2017 – Pinot Gris

Chalk Hill 2017 – Chardonnay

Roth Estate 2017 – Sauvignon Blanc

Maschio Prosecco

Tito’s Handmade Vodka (1 Liter)

*There are no refunds or exchanges. Alcohol cannot be shipped must be picked up only. Must have a drivers license at pick up to confirm 21+.

Click here to get tickets and learn more. 


Special thanks to VyStar Credit Union for sponsoring this event!

Join us on International Cat Day for a cup of coffee and the chance to get up close and “purrsonal” with friendly felines who need homes.

For a $10 donation, you will be able to enter the café and receive a complimentary coffee from Coffee Perks, as well as some light food.

Adoption fees are waived for this event and Community First Credit Union is matching donations!

*Additional fees such as a rabies tag may apply


August 8th from 11 AM to 1 PM


This pop-up event will take place on the second floor of the Adoption and Education Center in the education room at JHS.  You can shop our JHS boutique, too!

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community, JHS asks that all attendees recognize the following:

Tickets to this event are required. All visitors will be required to wear face masks in accordance with the City of Jacksonville mandate. Space will be provided for social distancing and groups should be no more than 10 individuals. Food will be served to go. The room will be cleaned after each group. Children must be supervised at all times. If you are not feeling well, we ask that you stay home. Thank you for understanding and keeping our community safe.

Click here for your ticket!

There are no refunds, returns or exchanges.


Thank you to Community First Credit Union for matching donations and sponsoring this event!

Beginning July 2nd through the 5th, JHS will be offering FREE adoptions on every pet in the building!

Masks and appointments are required prior to coming to JHS and we ask that you please practice social distancing while interacting with staff, volunteers, and guests.

JHS Hours are as follows:

Click here to make an appointment. 

Our friends at Animal Care and Protective Services, located at 2020 Forest St., will also be offering FREE adoptions – visit their website to learn more!

Additional fees may apply. Find more information here.

This year, Mutt March is going virtual!

Grab your laptop, tablet or smartphone and join us on Saturday, April 11, for Jacksonville’s first-ever virtual Mutt March!

In an effort to minimize the impact of COVID-19 in our community, we’re excited to share that our Mutt March pet walk and festival will be moving online this year. Look out world, we’re taking over the internet!

During our virtual Mutt March, you can walk your pup around your neighborhood (or cuddle the cat from your couch!) and participate in all the festivities via Facebook Live, Instagram Stories, Twitter and the JHS website on April 11th with hundreds of other pet enthusiasts.

Jacksonville, we need your support to meet our fundraising goal of $100,000 for the animals.

How can you help?


Your loving gift will provide compassionate care to pets in need. You do not need to know a walker or a team to donate, every dollar helps us reach our goal. Click here to donate.

This year’s Mutt March auction is bigger and better than ever – more than 100 items and all online! Beginning March 24th, you’ll be able to bid on items and support our lifesaving missing from the comfort of your own home. Click here to bid.

Our friends at Florida Blue Medicare have donated an amazing prize for our raffle – a brand-new YETI cooler filled with YETI accessories, worth more than $500. Click here to purchase raffle tickets. You do not need to register for the event or be present to win.

Remember – we have an event goal of $100,000 to save homeless pets and we need your help to get there.  Thank you for your generous support!


Mutt March 2020 is sponsored by: