Jacksonville Puppy adoption
Join us this Saturday and Sunday for FREE pet adoptions! It’s going to be an event that you don’t want to miss. Hundreds of cats and dogs for a $0 adoption fee! (Additional fees may apply.)
When: Friday, November 11th, as a salute to our troops, military members past and present can adopt for free at JHS only from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 11th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Sunday, November 12th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations.
Animal Care & Protective Services, 2020 Forest St. Jacksonville, FL 32204
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do you have puppies, kittens, or small dogs?
If there are puppies, kittens, or small dogs, they will be adopted quickly, so we advise you to come early.
How can I see the pets who will be available for adoption?
Please remember – things change hourly at each shelter so there are no guarantees that a pet will still be available when you arrive.
What does the “Free Adoption” or “$0 Adoption Fee” include?
The adoption fees that we collect help us provide food, shelter, important medical care and inoculations for the animals. Each adoption fee includes the following for your new pet (retail value is approximately $400):
- Cost of spaying and neutering
- Initial inoculations
- Microchip implant (all animals)
- FeLV/FIV Combo Test (Feline Only)
- Occult Heartworm Test
- Flea and Tick Prevention
- Monthly Parasite Prevention
Are the pets fixed? Vaccinated?
Yes, every pet available for adoption will be fixed and given their vaccinations, including rabies. The only exception to the rabies vaccine is kittens and puppies under 4 months of age.
What should I bring?
Please bring your photo ID.
Can I bring my own pets to meet potential new ones?
Shelters and busy events can be stressful for pets! Ask our staff about the sleepover program.
Where can I see the pets who will be available?
Shelters do not know in advance which pets they can bring because we will be doing adoptions at our facilities until Friday. You can always view adoptable animals at jaxhumane.org and
What does “Additional Fees May Apply” mean?
The city of Jacksonville requires all adopters under the age of 62 living within Duval County (excluding Jacksonville Beach) to purchase a rabies tag at the time of adoption for any pet that has received its rabies vaccination. The cost for the tag is $20. Some exceptions to apply: click here for more information on pet licensing.
All dogs must go home on a collar and leash and all cats must be in a carrier. You can bring these items with you, or they are available to purchase at the Jacksonville Humane Society boutique for a minimal cost.
The purchase of heartworm prevention will be added to the adoption fee for dogs over six months. Prices vary from $30 to $40 depending on the weight of the dog. If you’d prefer, you may purchase up to a one-year supply for the dog you adopt.