Dog (AND CAT) Days of Summer

Join The Jacksonville Humane Society, Animal Care and Protective Services and Petsmart Charities for THE DOG AND CAT DAYS OF SUMMER Adoption Event. Bring home your new best friend for only $20!


Two Days, Two Locations!

Location 1:
The Jacksonville Humane Society
8464 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Location 2:
8801 Southside Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
NOTE: These are special hours, different from our normal weekend hours at JHS. We will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug 21-22, for this event only.

Adoption Information:

All pets are spay/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated prior to adoption.

1. Will you have small dogs, puppies, or kittens?

It is difficult for any animal shelter to predicate what animals will be available, however, we do bring these types of animals if we have them. The best advice we can give you is to arrive early for small dogs and puppies! (This time of year, we almost always have kittens.)

2. What are the fees to adopt?
The only fee during this event at each location is $20. Ordinarily, additional fees may apply, but thanks to Petsmart Charities, those fees have been waived.

3. What should I bring?

Please bring ID and cash. (Cash is much faster than a card – checks are not accepted.) For dogs we suggest a leash and collar, and for cats a carrier. We can provide these, but they will be for temporary use only. You can pick some out at Petsmart or bring your own from home! Parking is free.

4. Where do I park?

Parking at the Jacksonville Humane Society is allowed in our lot. You may also parallel park along the fence down the access road. Please enter through the main gate on Beach Blvd. Parking is free.

There is a parking lot at the strip mall where Petsmart is located. Parking is fee.

5. Should I bring my own pets?

Cats – no. It’s just too stressful. Dogs can also be easily stressed at these events. Dogs are not permitted in our kennels or adoption room, so if you do bring your dog, please bring someone else to hold the dog while you visit our adoptables. Staff at both shelters know which dogs go to playgroups, so please just let someone know if you’re looking for a companion for your canine or feline!

6. Are sleepovers available?

Yes. For adult dogs and cats, you may do a sleepover (trial adoption) to see if the animal is a good fit. The price will be $20. Policy is different for each shelter group, so be sure to talk to staff members.

7. Where can I see the adoptable pets?

Jacksonville Humane Society

Animal Care and Protective Services