At-Home Resources & Activities

Looking for something for the young animal enthusiast in your life to do at home? Download our Youth Service Projects Guide for a list of items youth can make and donate to JHS as well as instructions for organizing a supply drive for the animals.

If you’re interested in making toys or treats not include in our guide, please check in with us first at [email protected]

Other resources and at-home activities:

Additional ideas for kids interested in supporting JHS:

  • Organize a lemonade stand, garage sale, or bake sale, and donate the proceeds to the animals at JHS
  • Ask everyone who attends your birthday party to to bring a gift for the dogs and cats
  • Tell everyone you know to adopt their next pet from a local animal shelter!

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