St. Joseph Bay Humane Society

St. Joseph Bay Humane Society, Inc. is dedicated to relieve animal suffering, prevent animal cruelty, promote human education and enhance the animal and human bond.

Before SJBHS was founded, conditions at the city and county pounds were deplorable and not likely to get better. Animals were being killed at a rate of approximately 70 per month.

The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society was formed to alleivate the suffering. The Society received it's 501c3 status in 1998.
A new facility was constructed in 2007 and provides safe housing for the homeless animals of our county.

The St. Joseph Bay Humane Society is proud to announce its DAWGS in Prison program, a joint effort with Gulf Correctional Institution.
All of the dogs selected for this program go through an intense 8-week training session and live with their trainers, handlers and caretakers in a dormitory style work camp. All of these dogs have had an extensive temperament test and get along well with other dogs and people. They are available for adoption immediately and will able to go to their forever homes with you after graduation.

We continue to educate the public about the importance of spaying or neutering their pets. We do this through our own adoption events and ongoing community events.

We continue to be successful, thanks to the efforts of our volunteers and fundraisers. Paws in the Park and the Bow Wow Bash are huge seasonal fundraisers for us.
Faith's Thrift Hut one of our other major fundraiser and operates on donations and volunteer workers.
It is located on our property ajacent to the Shelter.
All donations are tax-deductable and all proceeds go directly toward animal care. The store is open Thursday-Saturday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Volunteers are needed to work during hours of operation.

If you are not in the position to give one of our pets a home right now. Please feel free to donate through our PayPal portal on our website.

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1007 10th St.,
Port St. Joe, FL, 32456

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  • 1. Visit the Facility and Find a Pet
  • 2. Submit Application
  • 3. Approve Application
  • 4. Pay Fee
  • 5. Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

It is the goal of the SJBHS to find a good match for all of our adoptable animals. In that effort, we screen every home before we approve an adoption. In general, SJBHS uses the following guidelines when determining the status of an applicant for adoption, with the understanding that if there is a questionable application, the Executive Director will make the final decision on adoption and may choose to approve applications that fall outside of these general guidelines.
In general, SJBHS does NOT adopt to:
•Homes in which other animals are not current on vaccinations and are not altered
•Homes that have previously given away an animal
All applicants will have to provide their veterinarian information prior to adoption approval.

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