Upcoming pet adoption events
May is National Pet Month. Looking to add to your pet family or want to help out a local animal shelter by volunteering for an event? Here are some upcoming pet adoption events where you can do both.
Jacksonville Humane Society to hold Spring Fling Pet Adoptions event
The Jacksonville Humane Society will host a Spring Fling Pet Adoptions event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22 at the Southside PetSmart location located at 8801 Southside Blvd., Suite 3 in Jacksonville. Sponsored by PetSmart Charites, the adoption event will include a wide selection of dogs and cats from both the Jacksonville Humane Society and Animal Care and Protective Services. The Jacksonville Humane Society will be closed during this event.
Additionally, in honor of Memorial Day, the pet adoption fee will be waived for members of the military – both past and present – on May 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 29 from noon to 4 p.m. and May 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Jacksonville Humane Society, 8464 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville.
For more information, call (904) 725-8766 or visit www.jaxhumane.org.
Adopt at the Nocatee Farmers Market
Friends of the St. Johns County Pet Center will have some adoptable pets on site at the Nocatee Farmers Market which takes place the third Saturday of every month at Nocatee Town Center Field, 100 Marketside Ave., Ponte Vedra Beach. The Nocatee Farmers Market will take place this month on Saturday May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Katz 4 Keeps Adoption Weekends
Adoption weekends are held every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Katz 4 Keeps, 935 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach.
Friends of Jacksonville Animals, Inc.
A Riverside block party to benefit Friends of Jacksonville Animals, Inc. will be held May 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The block party will take place on Stockton Street between Myra Street and College Street. Select tattoos from Inksmith & Rogers, 875 Stockton St., will be $50 with all of the proceeds benefitting Friends of Jacksonville Animals.
Adoptable dogs will be on site; adoptions will be $20. The event will have pet friendly vendors, food and drink samples, and gift bags and vouchers for day-of adoptions.
TARRA adoptions at Petco
The Animal Rescue & Adoption Agency, Inc. (TARRA) holds adoption events on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marsh Landing Petco location, 950 Marsh Landing Parkway. For more information, call (904) 273-0964 or visit www.taraajax.com.