At-Home Resources & Activities

Looking for something for the young animal enthusiast in your life to do at home? Check out these lessons, activities, and craft ideas!

Kids are always welcome to make and donate items for the pets at JHS. We just ask that any homemade toys be free of sharp edges, dangling pieces, or anything that could become a safety hazard to our pets. If you’re not sure, you can check in with us first at [email protected].

Homemade treats should be delivered in a sealed container with a list of ingredients and the date they were made written somewhere on the container.

Become a Paw PalCalling all compassionate kids! Have you ever wanted a pen pal? Make a shelter pet’s day and become a Paw Pal!

How to get started:

1. Use the following links to view the dogs and cats currently at the shelter:

Available Pets
Stray Animals Currently at JHS

2. Choose a dog or cat to become your Paw Pal.

3. Write a letter to your Paw Pal and mail it to JHS using the following address:

Jacksonville Humane Society
Attn: Paw Pals
8464 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216

(Make sure to begin your letter with “Dear [your Paw Pal’s name]” so that we know who it’s for! Please be sure to spell the pet’s name correctly.)

4. Be sure to include a return address on your envelope so that your Paw Pal can mail you a reply!

Questions? Email us at [email protected]!

For more information, contact the Education Department:

Email: [email protected] • Phone: 904.493.4588