We’re cheering for the dogs and cats and celebrating homecoming at JHS September 9 through September 15! Stop by our Adoption Center at 8464 Beach Blvd. between Monday, September 9, and Friday, September 13, to catch our staff and volunteers decked out in fun outfits for spirit week.

Monday: Cats vs. Dogs Day
Tuesday: Decade Day
Wednesday: Wacky Hair Day
Thursday: Favorite Team Day
Friday: JHS Spirit Day (Orange and Green)

Beginning Tuesday, September 10, you can vote for your favorite Homecoming Canine and Homecoming Feline online for the chance to win a JHS prize pack. Click here to view the nominees and cast your vote!

We’ll continue the celebration on Saturday, September 14, and Sunday, September 15, with FREE* adoptions at PetSmart Southside (additional fees may apply). Thank you to PetSmart Charities! Our friends from Animal Care & Protective Services will be joining us at PetSmart and hundreds of pets will be available.

Our 2019 Homecoming Canine and Homecoming Feline will be crowned at PetSmart on Saturday.

Adoptions will also be free* at shelter locations on September 14-15.

* Additional fees may apply.

Warmer weather…no school…beach days…tropical drinks…the only thing that could make summer even more fun is having a furry friend to share it with!

Thanks to PetSmart Charities, we’re kicking off the summer with a FREE two-day adoption party at PetSmart Southside on Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19. The party will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both days. We’ll be there with tons of adoptable dogs and cats, and our friends from Animal Care & Protective Services will be joining us as well.

All adoptions will be free, but additional fees – such as the city rabies licensing fee – may apply.

Adoptions will be free at both shelter locations, too!

Registration is NOW OPEN for a new round of dog training classes right here at JHS!

Courses include:

Basic Dog Manners Group Class

Puppy & Small Dog Manners Group Class

1-on-1 Training Classes

Trick Dog Classes

Life Skills 101 Classes

Click here to learn more about our classes and register. Discounts are available for dogs adopted from JHS – email events@jaxhumane.org to get the discount code.

We had so much fun at our Winter Paw-jama Jam in December, we’re going to do it all over again on May 11!

Registration is now open for our Kids’ Night In: Spring Paw-jama Jam on Saturday, May 11, from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.! While moms and mom figures enjoy a “paws” in celebration of Mother’s Day, children in grades K-8 are invited to don their PJs and join us for an evening of animal encounters, pizza, sweet treats, a PG movie, crafts, and more.

Cost: $40 for the first child, $30 for each additional sibling

Date: Saturday, May 11

Time: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Click here to register now.

Join JHS for a fun yoga session at our Adoption, Education and Pet Help Center.  Lead by certified instructor, Beth Jordan, this course welcomes all skill levels. Special guests will include adoptable cats and kittens from the Jacksonville Humane Society! Come get a high five for effort!

Upcoming dates:

Feb. 22nd, 5:45 p.m.

Click here to learn more and save your seat.



Tickets now available! Click here to bid and win!




Join JHS and our friends from Animal Care and Protective Services for FREE pet adoptions at TWO locations this Saturday and Sunday, thanks to PetSmart Charities!

Petsmart Regency
356 Monument Road
Jacksonville, FL 32225

Jacksonville Humane Society
8464 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216

The hours for this event are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at each location.

This event is sponsored by PetSmart Charities. Additional fees may apply.

Click here to view our available pets and adoption process.

The Jacksonville Humane Society is excited to announce that the 19th annual Toast to the Animals will be held on Friday, September 15 at EverBank Field. Chaired by Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell and his wife, Joelle, the evening will provide Jacksonville’s animal lovers a chance to sample some of the best cuisine the First Coast has to offer. From hors d’oeuvres and desserts there’s something to fit everyone’s taste. This year we will not be featuring wine tastings, but instead, wine and beer will be available at the bar and is included with the cost of your ticket. You can also enjoy our signature cocktail featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka. All proceeds will benefit the JHS medical fund. This event is restricted to those 21 years of age and older.

Tickets on sale now – Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for Toast to the Animals 2017? Please click here to access our sponsor information.

Join JHS for Clear the Shelters featuring FREE pet adoptions this weekend only! 
Saturday 8/19 & Sunday 8/20
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Jacksonville Humane Society
8464 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Adoption fees for all pets will be waived. Additional fees may apply.
For further information about Clear the Shelter at JHS, to view available pets or learn more about the adoption process please click here.

Need an eye exam? Now you can get your eyes check and help the animals at the same time. Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Brink and his associates, a donation will be made with each eye exam at any of the following locations.