The City of Jacksonville's Animal Care and Protective Services Offers Free Pet Adoptions

March 05, 2021  

Five local pet adoption agencies team up for adoption event in Jacksonville Beach

The City of Jacksonville’s Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) presents the second annual Whiskers and Waves adoption event on March 21, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Latham Plaza in Jacksonville Beach. Dogs and cats will be available for adoption free-of-charge thanks to a sponsorship from the Petco Foundation.
“We are excited to find forever homes for pets at this fun event at the beach,” said ACPS Division Chief Jennifer Walter. “Our shelter is located in the Brooklyn area of Riverside, so many adopters from the beaches do not get the opportunity to see the wide variety of loving pets we have for adoption at ACPS.”

WHSIKERS AND WAVES FLYEROther pet adoption agencies participating in the event include:

  • Jacksonville Humane Society
  • Jacksonville Beach Animal Control
  • Neptune Beach Animal Control
  • Atlantic Beach Animal Control
Vendors and food trucks will be on site for the event, including:
  • About Time Creamery
  • Central Bark
  • Chubby Burrito
  • Friends of Jacksonville Animals
  • Pet Wants
  • CBD Vet
  • Yum Yum
  • Pet Supermarket
Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing are required.
“This is a great opportunity to meet your new best friend since a variety of pet adoption agencies will be showcasing adoptable pets. Thanks to the Petco Foundation, adoptions are free, so this is an ideal time to find that perfect furry companion,” said Walter.

 About ACPS: ACPS enhances the quality of life in our neighborhoods by offering quality pets for adoption at a reasonable cost. ACPS is dedicated to providing a high level of service to the citizens of Jacksonville and to saving lives of all adoptable animals in our community.  Animal Care and Protective Services can be reached via email at or call (904) 630-CITY (2489).
About the Petco Foundation: At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $290 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. We also partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 6.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.