Are you looking to adopt a new best friend?

Join JHS, May 5th – May 9th, 2021, for $25 adoptions on all pets thanks to the Bissell Foundation!

All pets will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccines.

JHS Hours: Monday – Friday, 12 PM – 7 PM and Saturday – Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM.
*Masks and social distancing required.

Please visit to view all of our available pets.

Thank you, Bissell Pet Foundation!

*Additional fees may apply.

Be a part of the much-anticipated “kitten season” this spring at JHS by joining us for our virtual kitten shower on April 24th, 2021 at 11 AM!

We will offer live bottle feedings, fun games and info on all things foster.

This will be held via Microsoft Teams and registration is required to join.


Can’t make it? You can still help kittens in need by sending them a gift from our Kitten Wishlist on Amazon.

Generosity breeds joy!

The Jacksonville Humane Society will be closed to the public all day on Thursday, March 25, 2021, for an all-staff day of training.

We will resume regular hours of operation on Friday, March 26.

In case of emergency, please contact Animal Care and Protective Services at 904-630-CITY

Thank you for your understanding- see you Friday!

January 24th is “National Change a Pet’s Life Day” and JHS would like to invite you to make a difference.


How you can change a life:

DonateTogether we hope to fundraise $4,000 for pets in need but need your help to reach that goal. Will you donate to change a pet’s life?

AdoptIn honor of this day, we will be waiving all pet adoption fees on 1/24/2021 in exchange for a pet food donation to the JHS Pet Food Bank! When you adopt, not only are changing the life of the pet you adopted, but you are making space for another homeless pet to have that same opportunity. PLUS, with a pet food donation, you are changing the life of a pet in need – tripling your generosity!

VolunteerVolunteering your time will help our pets get some much-needed socialization, which in turn helps them find their next home. When you volunteer you are making a difference in the lives of many. Will you volunteer to change a pet’s life?

FosterTake it one step further and bring a shelter pet into your home for a temporary stay. Fosters also help other dogs by freeing up resources, so new pups can get what they need and have a better chance of finding their homes. Will you foster to change a pet’s life?

Share your storySharing how you have changed a pet’s life will inspire others to do the same.

For all of the unconditional they give us, let’s give something back to them.

Click here to change a life.

 Jacksonville Humane Society Receives $75,000 Grant from PetSmart Charities to Prepare Pets for Adoptions


Jacksonville, Florida (Jan. 3, 2021): The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) is the proud recipient of a $75,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to help cover the costs of preparing pets for adoption.


Pets arrive at the Jacksonville Humane Society in a variety of ways; they are either found as lost or stray animals, surrendered by their owners who can no longer provide care, or transferred from another facility. Prior to adoption, all pets are given a medical examination, vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed or neutered.


The PetSmart Charities grant will help the JHS cover the costs associated with adoption preparation for approximately 1,315 animals, primarily kittens. In 2020, kittens represented 42% of the total intake of animals to the shelter; the highest category compared to puppies, adults dogs and adult cats. JHS found homes for 2500 kittens in 2020. JHS partners with three local PetSmart stores to help find homes for cats, including the Jacksonville Beach, St. Johns Town Center, and Southside Boulevard locations. In total, JHS found adoptive homes for 5,891 pets in 2020.


“The importance of preparing pets, both socially and medically, for adoption is paramount to our lifesaving mission,” said Denise Deisler. “We are grateful for the continued support of PetSmart Charities and our partners at Jacksonville PetSmart locations.”


This is the second grant received by JHS in relation to adoption preparation from PetSmart Charities. The previous grant was for $65,000 in 2019.


To learn more about the Jacksonville Humane Society’s adoption procedures the animals waiting for homes, please visit or call 904.725.8766.


Calling all creative kids in grades K-12!

We need YOUR help designing our 2021 Summer Camp T-shirt! The winning designer will receive a T-shirt AND one (1) free day of camp* at JHS.

Design requirements:
– Designs may include images and/or text
– Designs must incorporate the phrase “Summer Camp 2021”
– Designs should be for ONE side of a T-shirt only
– Designs must use ONE color only on a white background (T-shirts will be printed in black ink)

To enter:
1. Create a design and send a high-resolution image to: (file must be a .jpg, .png, or .pdf)
2. In your email, please provide the name, age, and grade level of the designer as well as your preferred method of contact (email address or phone number).
3. If you are unable to send us your design digitally, you can mail it to us at:

Jacksonville Humane Society
Attn: Education Department
8464 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Please include the same information specified in #2.

Designs must be submitted by parents/guardians.

4. The deadline to submit a design is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2021. (If mailing your design, we must receive it in the mail by Monday, February 1, 2021.)

5. Contest entrants must be children in grades K-12.

Three finalists will be selected by the JHS Education team and the public will vote for the final design online between February 8-15, 2021.

By submitting your design, you agree that JHS can share your design on JHS camp marketing materials and social media.

If your design is selected, JHS reserves the right to modify the design to fit the size and format needs for the T-shirt printer.

To learn more about our humane education camps for kids, visit

For questions, contact us at or 904-493-4573.

*Free day of camp prize constitutes enrollment for one (1) camper in one (1) day of JHS camp. Available camp options will be dependent upon the child’s grade level. Free day of camp must be redeemed in the 2021 calendar year. No refunds, returns, or exchanges. Not eligible for cash value.

This contest is now closed.

Congratulations to this year’s winner, 7th grader Gwyneth! Thank you to all of the talented, creative kids who entered and to everyone who voted for their favorite designs.

Thank you for choosing to let love lead this Giving Tuesday!

When you let love lead, anything is possible. Thanks to your generosity we were able to fundraise OVER $100k for animals in need!

Jacksonville, you exceeded all expectations and made this Giving Tuesday a day we will cherish forever.

We would also like to thank the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, our incredible sponsor, for matching all donations! Your support more than doubled the lifesaving this year and we are beyond grateful.

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. Generosity breeds joy!

Registration is NOW OPEN for three fall day camps at JHS:

“Back to Drool” Day Camp – Monday, September 7
Grades 3-8

“Howl-o-Ween” Day Camp – Friday, October 16
Grades K-8

“Generosity Breeds Joy” Day Camp – Wednesday, November 11
Grades K-8

Campers will learn all about animal behavior and sheltering, make fun crafts and treats for the pets, help promote pets for adoption, and so much more!

JHS camp hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at our Adoption and Education Center located at 8464 Beach Blvd. Extended care is available for an additional fee.

Click here to learn more and register.

To help ensure the health and safety of all campers, parents, and staff, we will be implementing precautions including limited capacity, daily temperature checks, hourly hand washing, masks, and more. Please be sure to review our Camp COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocol prior to registering your child for a camp.

 Petco Foundation to Match All Donations up to $10,000 to Jacksonville Humane Society Through June 30

Investment will help save more animal lives in Northeast Florida through the COVID-19 crisis

 Jacksonville, FL (Wednesday June 3, 2020) – Through June 30, all donations to the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) will be matched up to $10,000 by the Petco Foundation to help save twice as many pet lives.

“We are honored to be selected for Petco Foundation’s continued generosity in supporting lifesaving efforts in our community,” said Denise Deisler, CEO, Jacksonville Humane Society. “COVID-19 has created many challenges not just for homeless pets, but pet owners as well. JHS is here to help, and thanks to Petco Foundation, we can continue to serve.”

The Petco Foundation matching grant will help JHS maintain its lifesaving work during these challenging times.

This grant is part of the Petco Foundation’s Pledge to Save Pet Lives during this COVID-19 crisis by distributing $1M in product and cash donations and putting out a national call to implore animal lovers to take action to help save animal lives. This commitment follows the Petco Foundation’s recent distribution of more than $13M to animal welfare ­organizations nationwide.

“Animal welfare organizations are facing the business impacts of COVID-19, just like many other businesses during this crisis. But when your business is saving animal lives, the consequences of a business failure are devastating,” said Petco Foundation President, Susanne Kogut. “At the Petco Foundation, we will support our partner’s most critical needs during this time and help mobilize the public to take action to help save animal lives. We hope this matching grant support will help the Jacksonville Humane Society do just that.”

JHS is a nonprofit organization serving pets and the people who love them in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information about JHS, visit

The Petco Foundation is committed to supporting their animal welfare partners’ most critical needs as they face the dual responsibilities of protecting human health and saving animal lives through the COVID-19 crisis to ensure that every pets gets the chance to live their best life. To learn more about the Petco Foundation’s relief efforts, visit

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About the Jacksonville Humane Society

The Jacksonville Humane Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.  More information about the Jacksonville Humane Society is available at

About the Petco Foundation

At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $260 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 6.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.


Join us for #GivingTuesdayNow – a global day of giving to provide relief for COVID-19. In the wake of this community crisis, JHS is doing all we can to keep pets and people together.

And now through midnight, May 5th, donations of $50 or more are being MATCHED by an anonymous donor.

Click here to give today!


Your support means …

Pets Are Going Home:

When other shelters in the area were forced to close, JHS remained open to take in animals and continue adoptions.

Veterinary Care Continues:

Our low-cost care clinic is using curbside services and telemedicine to serve the most vulnerable pets in our community.

Pets and People Stay Together:

Our pet food bank and safety net programs have worked to meet the increasing demand during this economic crisis.


Every dollar counts during times like these. If you believe that pets and people belong together, click here to have your donation matched.

Esmeralda came to JHS with a severe injury that required amputation.

Thanks to you, she received lifesaving surgery and found a loving home!

#GivingTuesdayNow #WeBelongTogether