Adopt a Pet at Our Adoption Events

First Coast No More Homeless Pets hosts two types of adoption events — Mega Pet Adoptions and Super Pet Adoptions. Continue down to learn more about each of these life-saving events.

Mega Pet Adoption Events

Download October’s Mega Adoption Flyer

Download December’s Mega Adoption Flyer

First Coast No More Homeless Pets hosts, plans, and funds the Mega Pet Adoption Events, the largest adoption events in the country, four times a year. We partner with shelters and rescues from all over Northeast Florida and beyond. Together in one place, more than ten groups bring their adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in hopes that each one will find their forever home.

The purpose of these Mega Adoptions is to truly work on our mission — to end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters by ensuring that shelters will not have to euthanize for space. These events are an important part of maintaining Jacksonville’s no-kill status and helping surrounding areas and the nation follow suit.

We want and need to continue hosting the Mega Adoption events, but they are costly. Please support our efforts through donations, sponsoring and attending our events, volunteering, and bequeathing us in your will. We won’t rest until the day when there are truly no more homeless pets.

Here are a few fun facts about our event:

  • Over 1,000 homeless pets find their way to the Jax Fairgrounds at each event, most finding homes.
  • Approximately 8,000 people attend each event with a mission to find their perfect pet.
  • These events are effective in emptying out shelters, allowing for more space.
  • We have saved the lives of 8,827 dogs and cats through our Mega Pet Adoptions since 2012.
  • Our July 2014 event set a record — 1,164 dogs and cats found homes.

Dates to Adopt a Pet

July 17-19, 2015 | 10am-6pm each day
Jacksonville Fairgrounds, 510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville 32202

October 9-11, 2015 | 10am-6pm each day
Jacksonville Fairgrounds, 510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville 32202

December 4-6, 2015 | 10am-6pm each day
Jacksonville Fairgrounds, 510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville 32202


June 6-7, 2015 | 10am-6pm each day | Download the Flyer
PetSmart Regency, 356 Monument Road, Jacksonville 32225

June 27-28, 2015 | 10am-6pm each day
PetSmart Southside, 8801 Southside Boulevard, Jacksonville 32256

August 1-2, 2015 | 10am-6pm each day
PetSmart Gainesville, 3736 Southwest Archer Road, Gainesville 32608

September 19-20, 2015 | Saturday 10am-8pm , Sunday 10am-6pm | Download the Flyer
PetSmart Daytona Beach, 1900 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114


Mega Adoption events sponsored in-part by:


Super Adoption events sponsored in-part by:

Petsmart Charities

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In the Media

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Mega: December 2014 Photos


Animal Care & Protective Services (ACPS)
2020 Forest St. Jacksonville, FL 32204

Adoption Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday-Monday: CLOSED

Jacksonville Humane Society

Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS)
8464 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32216

Adoption Hours:
Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Adopt a Prison Dog

Teaching Animals and Inmates Life Skills

Dogs with behavioral issues are often hard to adopt. These dogs are given a second chance through our Teaching Animals and Inmates Life Skills (TAILS) program, where they are placed into Florida prisons to be rehabilitated. Each dog is assigned three prisoners who have been trained to care for, socialize, and teach the dogs obedience skills. Be sure to consider our graduating dogs as your new pet!

If you’re interested in adopting a TAILS dog, contact us at 904.425.0005 or

Adoption Trail

Looking to adopt a pet, but the next Adoption Event is too far away? Check out our Adoption Trail Brochure for a mapped list of all adoption centers in the area, including a $10 off coupon for our veterinary clinic for newly adopted pets!

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