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Nassau Humane Society in Fernandina Beach, Florida has been serving the people and pets of Northeast Florida since they opened their doors in 1988. Annually, around 1,300 lost, abandoned, abused, neglected, and owner-surrendered companion animals are taken in and found new loving forever homes.
As a no-kill shelter, no animal is euthanized under their care to free up space at the facility.
The organization strives to enrich both the lives of the people and pets in the community they serve. In addition to a comprehensive adoption program, they also offer the following services:
Can you help Nassau Humane Society keep their save rate impressively high? Consider adopting from their shelter today. Save a life and gain a lifetime of unconditional love!
Nassau Humane Society’s mission is to find loving forever homes for all of the animals in their care. This means finding a pet that suits your family, home, and lifestyle as closely as possible.
For this reason, each adoption is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Their helpful staff will respond to all applications and inquiries via email or phone calls as soon as possible.
Here are some guidelines around the adoption process:
Adoption fees at Nassau Humane Society are as follows:
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.