Adoptions are FREE now through Thursday, February 27, for all dogs 30 lbs and up. Our kennels are full of big pups like Phillip, pictured here!

Additional fees – like a city rabies license fee and/or the cost of a leash and collar – may apply.

You can view all our available dogs by clicking here.

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.

From Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27, JHS will be offering free pet adoptions in honor of Memorial Day.

Hours are as follows:

Saturday, May 25 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, May 26 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, May 27 – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Additional fees may apply. For more information and to view all available pets, click here.


Brace yourselves…CUDDLES ARE COMING!

You don’t have to face the final season of your favorite show alone – stop by JHS on Sunday, April 14, and adopt a Season 8 snuggle buddy! All adoptions will be $8 off from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Whether you’re a supporter of House Bark or House Lannisfur, there’s a pet waiting for you. Visit for a sneak peek at some of our cuddle buddies. When you play the Game of Homes, you always win!

Feeling lucky? Stop by JHS this Saturday and Sunday for our EGGciting “pick an egg” Easter adoption special! Choose an egg from our magical basket and open it up to reveal your adoption fee. Some adoptions will be free! Additional fees may apply.

Did somebody say PUPperoni!?

Throughout the entire month of April, you can help our friends at Papa John’s raise some “dough” for the animals at the Jacksonville Humane Society!

Order from Papa John’s online with promo code DUVALPETS between April 1-30 and 25% of your order total will benefit JHS. Pretty cool, right?

“Bone” appétit!

Update: We are currently out of tickets and will post an update if we are able to secure more. Generosity breeds joy! – 5/31/17

Anyone who makes a donation of at least $25 to the Jacksonville Humane Society in the Saving Pets Challenge will receive 2 free Jaguars tickets to the home game of their choice*, beginning May 26th through June 2nd at 12 p.m. To receive your tickets:

  1. Make a donation via this link.
  2. Give at least $25.
  3. Make sure your email address or phone number is included.
  4. JHS will contact you beginning June 5th for game selection and ticket delivery.

Other info to remember & FAQ:


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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – send a card with more than a message. For any gift $25 or more, we will send our one-of-a-kind JHS holiday card to your special someone on your behalf.

Online ordering is no longer available, but cards can be purchased in person at our administrative offices, 1813 Foster Drive. Jacksonville, FL 32216 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday 12/22 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday 12/23. If you have a large order, please call ahead to 904.725.8766 ext 4566.

The front of our card features two beautiful rescue dogs. They are proudly owned by one of our volunteers, Mary! Mary was the highest bidder on the holiday card auction at our Toast to the animals event. Her two dogs – Riley and Maggie – make excellent cover girls, don’t you agree?



Inside the card is a kitten with the message:

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very happy New Year. Generosity breeds joy!

Don’t miss your chance to send a gift that will make a difference in the life of a homeless dog or cat this year.

Jacksonville Humane Society will receive upto $30 for each ticket sold.