Download an Application. (PDF)
Note: The adoption application is provided online for convenience. The completed adoption application must be presented in person at Animal Care and Protective Services at the time of adoption.
To ensure each animal is placed with an appropriate home, we screen potential adopters during the application process. The basic requirements are as follows:
Adopter must be 18 years of age or older.
A photo ID is required.
Proof of current rabies and city license must be provided for any animals currently in the household.
If the property is not owned by the adopter, approval is required by the property owner.
Other factors may come in to play as well, depending on the animal, such as a small dog that does not get along with children. Those aspects will be reviewed during the application process
All dogs and cats four months and older are vaccinated for rabies and licensed before they are adopted.
Learn about licensing a pet.
For adoption questions and concerns, please contact:
2020 Forest Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Animal Care and Protective Services works with the Jacksonville Humane Society to benefit animals in Jacksonville. Visit the Humane Society website.
Check out http://www.petfinder.com/, which allows you to search for your perfect pet locally and nationwide.