Bring home a Hollywood star this weekend and adopt a Pawscar nominee…for free!

Join us for the PAWSCARS on Saturday, February 8, and Sunday, February 9, and meet hundreds of award-worthy pets. Our Adoption Center at 8464 Beach Blvd. will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. Adopters will have the opportunity to walk the red carpet and have a glamorous “going home” photo snapped by the paw-parazzi.

Pawscar-nominated pets will be FREE to adopt during this event. Additional fees, like a city rabies license fee or the cost of a leash or collar, may apply.

Click here to view all of the nominees!

For info, please call 904.725.8766 or email our team.

Black Friday is coming and that means deals and savings. But there’s no greater saving than life-saving! Join us this weekend for FREE* adoptions! Come out to 8464 Beach Blvd. between Friday, November 29, and Sunday, December 1, to find your new furry friend. In addition to the hundreds of dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies available for adoption at JHS, our friends at Animal Care and Protective Services will also be joining us with some special furry guests. You won’t want to miss this lifesaving special!

*Additional fees may apply

Our friends from IKEA will be joining us on Saturday, September 28, 2019, for FREE pet adoptions at the JHS Adoption & Education Center at 8464 Beach Blvd. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to join in the fun!

Additional fees may apply, like a city rabies license fee for Duval County residents and the cost of a collar or cat carrier if you don’t bring your own.

IKEA will be providing a light breakfast and giving away adoption kits full of pet essentials like collars, harnesses, leashes, toys, and bowls. Visitors will also be able to sign up to become IKEA FAMILY members!

Click here to view all our available animals.

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.

Jacksonville’s shelters are full, so we’re kicking off our Labor Day weekend adoption special early! Now through Monday, September 2, all adoptions will be free at the Jacksonville Humane Society and at Animal Care & Protective Services. Additional fees – such as a city rabies license fee or the cost of a leash or carrier – may apply.

We’re open 12-7 on weekdays and 10-5 on weekends. On Labor Day, we’ll be open 12-4.

Click here to view all our available pets.

Thank you to the Petco Foundation for making this possible!

Jacksonville, we need your help emptying the shelters! Adopt a new furry family member for free this Friday, June 21, through Sunday, June 23. Adoption fees for both dogs and cats will be waived. Additional fees – such as a $20 city rabies licensing fee for Duval County residents – may apply.

We’ll be open at our Beach Blvd. location on Friday from 12-7 and from 10-5 on Saturday and Sunday.

You can also adopt for free at Animal Care & Protective Services at 2020 Forest St. in the Riverside area.

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.


Warmer weather…no school…beach days…tropical drinks…the only thing that could make summer even more fun is having a furry friend to share it with!

Thanks to PetSmart Charities, we’re kicking off the summer with a FREE two-day adoption party at PetSmart Southside on Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19. The party will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both days. We’ll be there with tons of adoptable dogs and cats, and our friends from Animal Care & Protective Services will be joining us as well.

All adoptions will be free, but additional fees – such as the city rabies licensing fee – may apply.

Adoptions will be free at both shelter locations, too!