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:





Online orientations to look out for:

Join Victoria Stilwell, dog behavior expert, on Tuesday, April 7 at 10:30 AM for a webinar on dog behavior and training!

Register here:

Join Dr. Sheila Segurson, director of research at Maddie’s Fund, and Kelly Duer, foster care specialist at Maddie’s Fund, for a live webinar for tips on cat & kitten caregiving at 10 AM!

Register here:





Note: The Feline Frenzy clinics sponsored by Alley Cat Allies have ended for 2020, however, JHS does have a Sunday option for feral cats.
Click here to be redirected for more information.

The Jacksonville Humane Society is having a “FELINE FRENZY,” offering FREE spay and neuter for any community cat in Duval County, FL. Our goal is to fix 100 Duval cats in 1 day to help stop the kitten crisis. Will you join us?

If you plan to participate, please click here to RSVP.

Questions? Email us at

This program is made possible by a generous grant from Alley Cat Allies.
with special thanks to Greg and Lesa Mullins.


Upcoming 2020 dates:


There are no upcoming dates at this time. Check back soon!


Celebrate National Read Across America Day at the Jacksonville Humane Society on Monday, March 2!

People of all ages are invited to visit JHS between 12-7pm to read out loud to the dogs and cats. From 3-6pm only, enjoy light refreshments and special activities including:

Reading out loud is a wonderful form of enrichment for animals in shelters – it lowers their stress levels, helps them feel more calm in their kennels, and also helps them feel more comfortable around people.

Read Across America Day at JHS is sponsored by Regions Bank with program support from The Jim Moran Foundation.

Learn more about the JHS Pawsitive Reading program at:

Questions? Contact us at

Bring home a Hollywood star this weekend and adopt a Pawscar nominee…for free!

Join us for the PAWSCARS on Saturday, February 8, and Sunday, February 9, and meet hundreds of award-worthy pets. Our Adoption Center at 8464 Beach Blvd. will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. Adopters will have the opportunity to walk the red carpet and have a glamorous “going home” photo snapped by the paw-parazzi.

Pawscar-nominated pets will be FREE to adopt during this event. Additional fees, like a city rabies license fee or the cost of a leash or collar, may apply.

Click here to view all of the nominees!

For info, please call 904.725.8766 or email our team.

Generosity Breeds Joy!


Join us for FREE adoptions at PetSmart on Monument Road on November 9th & 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hundreds of dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies will be waiting to meet you!

All pets are altered, vaccinated and microchipped.

The same adoption special will also be available at both shelters in Jacksonville.

For additional information, including any additional fees, read more here.

Dates: Saturday, 11/9/19 – Sunday, 11/10/19

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Address: 356 Monument Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225

View our available pets!


November 9th is “Generosity Breeds Joy Day” in Jacksonville, as declared by Mayor Lenny Curry on November 9th, 2017. It is a day to celebrate the joy that pets bring to our lives and the work that JHS has done with the help of our community! To celebrate, JHS will have food trucks and family fun available at our main location on Saturday.

Parents, would you like to enjoy a night out while your kids enjoy a night IN with the animals at the Jacksonville Humane Society?

Children in grades K-8 are invited to attend our Fall and Winter Pawjama Jams on Saturday, November 2, and Saturday, December 14, from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.! While parents take a “paws,” 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, November 2 & Saturday, December 14

Time: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Click here to register now.

Boo! Just kidding.

This year JHS is celebrating Halloween with ALL TREATS – no tricks! Adopt a pet between October 28 and November 3, 2019 and you’ll be able to NAME YOUR OWN adoption fee.

Additional fees, such as a city license fee or the cost of a leash or carrier if you don’t bring your own, may apply.

Visit to view all our available dogs and cats.

The JHS Adoption Center is located at 8464 Beach Blvd., and our hours of operation are 12-7 on weekdays and 10-5 on weekends!

Will we see you this Saturday at Strut Your Mutt?

Strut Your Mutt, hosted by Best Friends Animals Society, will be taking place this Saturday, October 26, and we want YOU to join our team!

Simply click here to sign up and join us at Riverside Park for an unforgettable day of celebrating the pets who bring so much joy to our lives.

Can’t join our team? Consider supporting us with a donation!

All donations will provide compassionate care to the more than 8,000 dogs and cats who come to the Jacksonville Humane Society each year.

Join Our Team or Donate to Team JHS

Is your business or a business you know interested in having a year-round sponsorship with JHS to help us care for pets in need? If so, come to our FREE lunch and learn event at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29, and learn all about the JHS Paw Partner program!

Our Paw Partners support our lifesaving mission all year in exchange for benefits like marketing opportunities, meeting space, and more. It’s a wonderful way for companies to share their compassion with the community and reach new companies at our signature events and via JHS’ online community.

The Lunch & Learn will feature a Q&A session plus remarks from current Paw Partners including Abel Harding, IBERIABANK VP, Halli Bruton of Lifestyle Marketing Jacksonville, and Paul Lepore of Promo 180. Lunch is included and private tours of JHS will be available upon request

Click here to RSVP!