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Tune- in Friday Mornings at 8:45 to hear about our awesome four-legged friends that are in need of good loving homes!

This Week’s Feature: Available to adopt!!

Autumn is a very sweet and loving 4-year-old girl who loves getting attention and snuggles from her human friends! She enjoys eating bacon treats and dog cookies, and playing with stuffed and squeaky toys. In addition to her beauty, Autumn is also very smart and knows cues such as sit, down, paw, sit pretty, and stay. She also loves to give hugs and kisses! If you’re looking for a snuggly and intelligent companion, come meet Autumn at JHS, 8464 Beach Blvd.


Week 24: Available to adopt!!

Hallmark is a 3-year-old boy who is curious and affectionate. Hallmark absolutely loves making new human friends, and is happiest when getting lots of love and attention! Hallmark is ready to be snuggled up with a family, and he is available for adoption at 8464 Beach Blvd.


Week 23: ADOPTED!!!!!

We found a great home for Thalia!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all of our promising pet friends!

Thalia is a gentle and affectionate 10-year-old girl. Thalia may only have three legs, but that doesn’t slow down this resilient gal! Thalia is curious, adventurous, and motivated by love and delicious treats. To know Thalia is to love her, and once you meet you will be sure to fall in love. Thalia is available for adoption at the Jacksonville Humane Society, 8464 Beach Blvd, open 7 days a week.


Week 22: ADOPTED!!!!!

We found a great home for Artesian!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all of our promising pet friends!

Artesian is a 7-year-old gentle little lady who loves snuggles and pets. Artesian enjoys a slow stroll in the Florida sunshine, and she’ll melt into your arms for some behind-the-ear scratches. Have those sweet eyes and little teeth won you over yet? We sure hope so! Come meet Artesian at JHS, 8464 Beach Blvd.


Week 21: ADOPTED!!!!!

We found a great home for Turmeric!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all of our promising pet friends!

Turmeric is a 9-year-old gal who is full of life and love! Turmeric is happiest when making new friends, and her tail never stops wagging when she is around humans. Turmeric also loves children, and has been a special guest at JHS Kids Camp. Turmeric is looking for a family where she can get lots of love, long, sniffy walks, and all the treats. Turmeric is available for adoption at JHS, 8464 Beach Blvd.


Week 20: ADOPTED!!!!!

We found a great home for Pecan Pie!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all of our promising pet friends!

Pecan Pie is an affectionate and gentle 8-year-old lady. She is happiest when hanging out with people who are giving her lots of pets and treats! Pecan Pie is a loving and calm dog looking for a home where she can enjoy her golden years.


Week 19: Available to adopt!!!

UPDATE: We found a great home for Nellie!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all of our promising pet friends!

Nellie is a silly and affectionate 1-year-old girl who loves to snuggle and play. Nellie loves all people, and her tail never stops wagging when she’s around humans. Her full-body wiggles will have your heart melting! Nellie is a pro at “sit,” “lay down,” and “shake,” and she will happily show off for treats. Nellie is looking for a home where she can give and receive all the love. Nellie is available for adoption at JHS.


Week 18: Adopted!!!!!!!

UPDATE: We found a great home for Peter!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all of our promising pet friends!

Peter is a silly 6-year-old boy who loves to snuggle and play. Peter enjoys making new friends, and once he opens up to you, you’ll see his full outgoing personality shine! Peter loves to hop around and jump into your lap for snuggles, and enjoys adventuring outside. Peter is a pro at “Sit,” “Shake,” and “Lay Down,” and is motivated to learn – just keep the treats coming! Peter would love to be with a family who will take him on adventures in the great outdoors and give him lots of love. Peter is available for adoption at JHS.


Week 17: Available to adopt!!!!

UPDATE: Auggie is currently on a staycation, we are hoping he wins the hearts of everyone in the home so he can have his happily ever after!!!

Auggie is a 9-year-old boy who is curious, affectionate, and gentle. Auggie is happiest when getting lots of pets and snuggles from his friends, and he absolutely loves treats! Auggie does not have the best sense of sight, but that doesn’t mean he can’t see all the beauty and love in the world. Auggie has been on a few trips out and about in Jacksonville, and his adventure partners say that he is happy-go-lucky and snuggly, and that they love how bravely and openly he explores new things. Auggie is available for adoption at JHS.


Week 16: ADOPTED!!!!!!

UPDATE: We found a great home for Mike after nearly 900 days as a shelter dog!!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all of our promising pet friends!

Mike is a 6-year-old dog who is playful, loving, adventurous, and so enthusiastic about life! You can’t help but feel happy when you see his big, beautiful smile. Mike enjoys going on adventures – car rides, long walks, hikes, you name it – and spending time with people. He’s also a super fast learner (genius alert!) and already knows a bunch of cues, like Sit, Stay, and Place, and he knows to wait at doors until his person lets him out. Mike is deaf, and has been a shelter dog for more than 800 days. He is patiently waiting at JHS for a new loving family who speaks his language – sign language!

Being deaf doesn’t hold Mike back from living his best life. All those cues we mentioned? Mike knows hand signals for all of them – how cool is that? Mike absolutely loves to make new human friends. Once you’re besties, he will insist on flopping over for belly rubs and snuggles. If you or someone you know is interested in adding a certified Good Boy to your home, look no further! Mike may be the guy for you. Come meet him at JHS, 8464 Beach Blvd, open 7 days a week.

Mike has been a shelter dog for more than 800 days, and he is patiently waiting at JHS for a new loving family who speaks his language – sign language! You can learn more about Mike on our website, here: https://jaxhumane.org/makeroomformike/, and follow our social media channels (@jaxhumane) and the hashtag #MakeRoomForMike for updates.


Week 15: Adopted!!!!

UPDATE: We found a great home for Rudolph!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all of our promising pet friends!

Rudolph is an energetic, playful, curious 7-year-old boy. Rudolph enjoys making new friends, both human and canine, and is happiest when he is exploring outside and playing. You can become fast friends with Rudolph by giving him lots of treats and taking him on adventures around town! Rudolph is available for adoption at JHS.


Week 14: Available to adopt!!!!

Garbanzo is 3 years old and an all-around happy guy! Garbanzo is a curious and loving dog who loves long walks, exploring, and making new friends – his tail never stops wagging when he meets new people! Garbanzo will happily show off his athletic side for a good game of fetch or tug. At the end of the day, Garbanzo would like nothing more than to snuggle up on the couch and give you lots of kisses. Garbanzo is available for adoption at JHS, 8464 Beach Blvd, open 7 days a week.


Week 13: ADOPTED!!!!

UPDATE: We found a great home for Wrangler!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all of our promising pet friends!

Wrangler is a 9-year-old boy who is 104 pounds of LOVE! Don’t let his weight fool you, though – Wrangler is a gentle giant whose main goals are to sleep, snuggle, and eat treats. Wrangler has the cutest stubby legs and will happily mosey along next to you on walks. Wrangler plays well with other dogs and has previously lived with a cat and children. If you’re looking for a snuggle buddy, Wrangler is the perfect choice! Come meet him at JHS, 8464 Beach Blvd.


Week 12: ADOPTED!!!!

UPDATE: We found a great home for Rio!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all of our promising pet friends!

Rio is a 5-year-old boy who we like to call a “perpetual puppy” – at only 40 pounds and with his adorable puppy energy, Rio doesn’t seem a day over 5 months! Rio is an adventurous, playful, and snuggly boy. He loves going on car rides, exploring outdoors, and making new friends. If you’re looking for a dog to encourage you to get out-and-about, Rio may be the perfect fit for you! Rio is available for adoption at JHS, 8464 Beach Blvd, open 7 days a week.


Week 12: ADOPTED!!!!

UPDATE: We found a great home for Peppa!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all of our promising pet friends!

Peppa is a polite and happy 8-year-old lady who is looking for a home to spend her golden years in. Peppa loves snuggles, gentle playtime, and long walks where she can sniff and explore to her heart’s content. Peppa may be an older lady, but she still has plenty of “pep” in her step, and her powdered sugar muzzle makes her all the cuter! Peppa is also very intelligent and knows cues like sit, come, stay, and leave. If you’re looking for a fun companion to take on walks or a cuddle buddy to keep you company on lazy afternoons, Peppa would make a great choice. Peppa is available for adoption at JHS, 8464 Beach Blvd, open 7 days a week.


Week 11: Adopted!!!!

UPDATE: We found a great home for Smuckers!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all of our promising pet friends!

Smuckers is a 5-year-old guy who is as sweet as jam. Smuckers’ favorite thing is making new friends – he loves meeting new people and plays well with other dogs! Smuckers enjoys all kinds of treats, and he’ll show off his most handsome “sit” and polite “shake” for them. He walks well on a leash and would love to explore town with you. He is a great roadtrip buddy, and likes to sit in the passenger seat to get the best view of the scenery and keep you company on adventures! Come meet Smuckers at JHS, 8464 Beach Blvd – he is FREE to adopt!


Week 10: Adopted!!!

UPDATE: We found a great home for Paprika!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all of our promising pet friends!

Paprika is a  9-year-old lady who is full of love. She loves pets and will sit pretty for some treats! Paprika is quite curious and loves to explore her surroundings, so don’t be surprised if you find her sniffing everything around her.  Paprika recently hung out at JHS Kids Camp, and she happily accepted lots of pets from all the kids! If you’re looking for a cuddle buddy, Paprika could be the perfect fit for your family. Come meet Paprika at JHS, 8464 Beach Blvd, open 7 days a week.


Week 9: Adopted!!!!

UPDATE: We found a great home for Maizey!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all of our promising pet friends!

Maizey is a 5 year old girl who is polite, gentle, and so affectionate! Maizey loves to make new friends, and is happiest when she is snuggling up with her favorite person. Maizey is a “schmedium” sized dog, making her the perfect couch cuddle buddy and a great fit for any apartment or home! Maizey would love to meet you and give you lots of kisses – she is available for adoption at JHS, 8464 Beach Blvd, open 7 days a week.


WEEK 8: ADOPTED!!!!

UPDATE: We found a great home for Balu!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all of our promising pet friends!

Balu is a 7-year-old boy who is adorable, snuggly, loving and patient. Balu enjoys meeting new people and going on adventures, especially to the beach – on a recent Dog Day Out adventure he loved rolling around in the sand and chasing the waves! More than anything Balu loves to be loved – he is very snuggly and would love to hang out on the couch with you. If you’re looking to add a sweet boy to your home, come meet Balu at JHS, 8464 Beach Blvd!


WEEK 7: ADOPTED!!!!

UPDATE: We found a loving new home for Merida!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all of our promising pet friends!

Merida is a 4-year-old girl who is friendly, playful, and adventurous – just like the Disney Princess she’s named after! Merida absolutely loves treats and will show off her royal manners in exchange for Pupperoni – her favorite. Merida is happiest when exploring outside and receiving affection from her friends. She knows “sit” and “lay down,” and is eager to learn! Come meet Merida at JHS and bring a princess into your castle.


WEEK 6: ADOPTED!!!

UPDATE: We found a great home for Chispa!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all our promising pet friends!

Chispa is an 8-year-old lady who loves to be loved. Chispa is well past her puppy phase, and is now focused on relaxing and getting as many snuggles as possible. Chispa is a gentle girl who would prefer to be the only dog in her home. She has some trouble seeing due to cataracts, but that doesn’t stop her from being the most loving, attentive dog. Chispa would love to be your best friend and lap dog – come meet her at JHS, 8464 Beach Blvd, open 7 days a week.


WEEK 5: ADOPTED!!!

UPDATE: We found a great new home for Apollo!!! In fact, it was a member of our very own Promise team! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all our promising pet friends!!! See Apollo with his new family!

Apollo formally known as Bluff is a 4-year-old enthusiastic boy who loves to be loved! Bluff enjoys making friends of all ages, and he was a Rockstar at our JHS Summer Camp where he met kiddos in elementary and middle school. Bluff is a happy-go-lucky guy who is the perfect balance of playful and snuggly.


WEEK 4: UNAVAILABLE…

UPDATE: Wafer is currently undergoing training at JHS!!

Wafer is a 7-year-old dog who is a calm, loving gentleman. He loves to stroll at an easy pace, is great on a leash, and loves to be loved on! Wafer knows how to sit, paw, and lay down, and will happily show off his smarts in exchange for Pupperoni treats – his favorite! Wafer enjoys playing with other respectful dogs and is one of our four-legged educators at JHS! He has made friends of all ages during various JHS education programs including field trips, family dog safety classes, and summer camps. Wafer is also a Dog Day Out adventure dog, and his adventure buddies have described him as happy-go-lucky, polite, sweet, calm, and adventurous. Come take Wafer out for the day or adopt him into your home today! He is FREE to adopt at JHS, 8464 Beach Blvd, open 7 days a week.


WEEK 3: ADOPTED!!!

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UPDATE: We found a great home for Diamond!!!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all of our promising pet friends!!

Diamond is an 8-year-old girl who loves to be loved. Diamond is motivated by attention and treats, and she’ll happily show you how she sits pretty and gently give you her paw to hold in exchange for a yummy biscuit or Pupperoni! Diamond enjoys playing with stuffed toys and getting belly rubs, and after playtime is over she will peacefully settle down for a nap on your lap. Diamond has attended JHS summer camp as a four-legged camp counselor and has loved getting to know our summer campers! You may notice that Diamond’s paws are quite big for her small body. The JHS veterinary team is working hard to diagnose and treat her inflamed paws, and in the meantime, she is receiving lots of TLC from everyone at the shelter. Diamond’s condition is not holding her back from giving and receiving lots of love! Diamond is a positive, friendly, gentle girl who is ready for a loving home to spend her days in.


WEEK 2: ADOPTED!!

UPDATE: We found a great home for Maxine!!!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all of our promising pet friends!!

Maxine is an energetic, independent 5-year-old girl that knows what she wants – and what she wants is treats and love! Maxine enjoys meeting new people, and once, she get to know someone she shows her love through wiggles and smiles, and her best friends know she LOVES belly rubs! Maxine enjoys playing with other dogs and would love to adventure around town with you. Maxine is FREE to adopt thanks to a generous donation. Come meet her at JHS today!


WEEK 1: ADOPTED!!!

UPDATE: We found a great home for Arabella!!!! Keep spreading the word, so we can find new homes for all of our promising pet friends!!

Arabella is a 7-year-old enthusiastic, friendly girly that loves meeting people. Arabella loves treats, is a fast learner with training, and enjoys working through enrichment puzzles. Arabella’s perfect day includes lots of pets, playing together, an adventure, and getting cozy together for a well-deserved nap. Arabella’s friends have said that she is polite on a leash and loves giving kisses, Arabella enjoys playing with other dogs – if you are interested in adopting her, we would love to set up a pet-to-pet introduction to see if she would fit in well with your family! Arabella’s adoption is generously sponsored by Dolly’s Dream, and she goes home with lots of goodies and is FREE to adopt. Arabella is ready to give you all her love when you meet her at JHS, 8464 Beach Blvd.


Since 2017, Jacksonville Humane Society has not used breed labels. If you walk through the kennels or look at our website, you will see “mixed breed” for all our dogs.

Why?

We believe that it’s important to know the dog for who they are and not how they look.  However, that doesn’t stop some from believing stereotypes and myths about certain breeds that make it difficult to find these dogs’ homes.  Our “blocky head” friends who look like a “bully breed” are wonderful, loving companions and thanks to Dolly, their dream of finding homes will come true! Each month, the Dolly’s Dream project sponsors at least two JHS dogs.  Dolly’s Dream Dogs also go home with some awesome pet supplies. 

Dolly’s Dream is a project to encourage the adoption of our “blocky-head” pups and to help counter the unfortunate stereotypes and myths that some people still believe about these dogs.  Jacksonville Humane Society finds homes and new families for thousands of these dogs each year.  They are adopted by a wide variety of people – single people, couples, grandparents, and families with children of all ages.

You can read all this and more on their website: https://jaxhumane.org/adopt/dollys-dream-dogs/

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