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Our Featured Jacksonville, FL Partner:

Pet Rescue North,Inc

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

PO Box 28574
Jacksonville, FL 32218
(904) 346-6412
Email:
Website:
http://www.petrescuenorth.petfinder.com

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We adopt to the Jacksonville area.

About Our Shelter:

We are a no-kill shelter/sancuary.We have been in operation for sixteen years.

We promote spaying/neutering.
When we can not accept an animal from an owner we offer free advertising as a means to get a forever home versus taking the animal to a kill shelter.
We sometimes help with medical bills for people who are unable to provide care.Example we spay/neuter for the elderly and people who are needing assistance.Sometime in certain cases we will help with vet bills if the animal is sick and the only alternative for the owner is relinquishing the animal to a kill shleter.We work closely with local vets.
In 2001 Pet Rescue North won The Most Humane Caregiver of Animals from the Jacksonville Humane Society.
We operate strictly on donations.And our workers are volunteers.We accept money and items needed to operate the shelter such as food and cleaning items
We have qualified for the Compaign Federal Campaign payroll deduction plan.Also the United Way write in payroll deduction plan.

Come Meet our Pets:

We adopt out by appointment only.We ask interested adoptors to go to our site and view animals available.Then after doing an application and checking the vet reference and the home/yard we set up an appointment and bring the animal or animals to a quiet area to interact with potential
adoptor.
We always have animals exercising and by not having people constantly walking through the shelter their routine is not interrupted.
We do not make our address publicly available as in the beginning we found kittens,puppies and cats in boxes at
our front gate.Dogs have been tied to our dumpster even.
We do take our animals to adoptathons and events during the years to introduce them to the public.

Our Adoption Process:

Our adoption fee is $85.This covers spaying/neutering,shots,a heartworm test.This fee also might cover any illnesses or injuries animals may have suffered when entering into our system.We will even pay for the heartworm treatment just so potential adoptors can not say they do not want a sick dog or cat.Before adoption all animals are once again checked by the vet so we know a healthy animal will be going to it's new home.
Adoptors must be permanent residents of the Jacksonville area.They must have a fenced yard and be able to provide a vet reference.For animals from the shelter children in the family must be over six.These are strays and we usually have no history on the animal.Now owners who we help there is no age limit as owner can provide a history of animal with children.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.