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January Adoption Pricing**

Dogs > 30lbs $0*
Dogs and Puppies < 30lbs $40*
Cats and Kittens  $BOGO*

*City License Fee may apply
**Ask about our Pre-pay process and pre-adopt any animal in the shelter (some exclusions may apply)**
***All prices are subject to change and may require additional fees.***
****Adopt a Senior(seniors= dogs over the age of 5) dog for FREE, city license fee may apply.****
 Ask about some of our FREE  sponsored adoptions (city license fee may apply) for some of our longer residents. 
Ask about our Pet Of The Week Adoption Special!


Adoption Application

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.

Adoption Requirements

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.
  • Proof of currrent residency. 

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.

Rabies vaccination

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:

Animal Care and Protective Services
(904) 630-CITY
2020 Forest Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
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Other opportunities

Animal Care and Protective Services works with the Jacksonville Humane Society to benefit animals in Jacksonville. Visit the Humane Society website.

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