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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!!

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: Available to adopt!!

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: Available to adopt!!

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.


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!


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.


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.


UPDATE: We found a great new home for Bluff!!! 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 Bluff with his new family!

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.


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.



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.


UPDATE: Maxine is back up for adopting, she is looking for her perfect home!

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!


Arabella is currently on a staycation!!!

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.


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:

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