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Jacksonville, FL 32204



Be sure to keep up with whatʼs happening with FOJA and Animal Care and Protective Services. Check our calendar regularly for pet friendly events that are fun for the entire family.

6:00 PM18:00

Pearls & Paws Gala

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Join us for the Pearls & Paws Gala, celebrating 10 Years of Friends of Jacksonville Animal's commitment to shelter animals in the Jacksonville community. Tickets are $50 per person. Live band, live auction, silent auction, cash bar, light hors d'oeuvres, photobooth, and more! Event will take place at the beautiful, Airspace Recreational Facility in St. Augustine, FL.

All proceeds benefit Friends of Jacksonville Animals.  Tickets are limited, buy now!

For more information on how to donate or become a sponsor for this event, contact

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3rd Annual Ales for Tails Pub Crawl
12:00 PM12:00

3rd Annual Ales for Tails Pub Crawl

Start the party on Thursday, June 1st at Green Room Brewing (228 3rd Street N. Jax Beach) from 6-9 pm. You'll be able to pick up your t-shirt, check out silent auction items, enjoy some free grub and live music.

The party continues on Saturday, June 3rd at The Pier Cantina with check-in and registration at 12:00 noon.

Tickets are $25 online presale until the pre-party (June 1). Tickets will be $30 online after June 1st and in person on June 3rd at the door. To guarantee yourself an awesome t-shirt, purchase your ticket in advance by June 1st.


12pm-1pm- Registration outside of The Pier Cantina and Sandbar

1pm-2pm- The Pier Cantina and Sandbar

2pm-3pm- The Wreck Tiki

3pm-4pm- Hoptinger

4pm-5pm- Brix Taphouse

5pm-6pm- Lynch's

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Pawject Runway At Bo's Coral Reef
1:00 PM13:00

Pawject Runway At Bo's Coral Reef

Join Friends of Jacksonville Animals and Bo's Coral Reef for an afternoon of shelter dogs walking the in their own Paw-ject Runway show.  We'll have a special paw-o-graph table where you can get your favorite model's paw print.  You can bid big in our silent auction (a great time to pick up great Christmas gifts), buy some organic vegan dog treats, and so much more. We'll even have the Jag's game on the tv so you won't miss the action. The shelter dogs will be hanging out on the patio. Come visit them and enjoy the drinks and fun.  Food will also be available for purchase.

Purchase your wristband in advance and enjoy drink specials from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.  All donations and wristband sales go directly to FOJA to support the shelter animals of Jacksonville including the three beaches shelters. 

Help the dogs and cats in your community while having a good time.

Ticket Levels:

Basic Entry $10: Drink specials of $3 rum punch, $4 wells, $2 Bud Light draft

VIP - Cool Cat $20:  Get more drink specials with your special VIP Cool Cat wristband including  $3 rum punch, $4 wells, $2 Bud Light draft, PLUS $5 Stoli and $3 Fireball

Super VIP - BIG DOG $50: Be a BIG DOG and enjoy ALL the drink specials:  $3 rum punch, $4 wells, $2 Bud Light draft, PLUS $5 Stoli and $3 Fireball AND $5 Long Islands, $5 for any Bomb (vodka & Red Bull), $3 Intuition I-10 draft. 

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10:00 AM10:00

Thanks Fur a Home Adoption Event

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Sponsored by Dogtown USA. Adoption fee is $20, and all pets come spayed/neutered. microchipped and up to date on vaccines.

We are also asking for donations of Blocks of Velveeta type cheese, Blankets, Towels, Beds, Canned food for cats, dogs puppies and kittens, and treats!


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6:00 PM18:00

Muscles for Mutts

In memory of Randy Blankenship, The Pier Cantina Sandbar will be hosting this event with proceeds benefiting Friends of Jacksonville Animals.

There will be live music and drink specials.

Tickets in advance are $25 and $30 at the door.                                       



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12:00 PM12:00


Come join us for the 5th Annual Jerry's Friends Chili Cook-Off benefiting FRIENDS OF JACKSONVILLE ANIMALS (FOJA). This is an all age family friendly event! There will be chili cooking contest, chili tasting, live music, auctions, and raffles!

Live music will be provided by Ian McMahon, Brice Allister band and others!

The live auction will be hosted by State Senator Aaron Bean!

General admission tickets are only $10 and include tasting of all the chili!

VIP tickets are $25 and include general admission and a chili cook-off tshirt!

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1:30 PM13:30

Back to School Buddies- Adoption Event

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Join us for a "Back to School" themed adoption event! Adopting families receive Back to School goody bags and a free photo with their newly adopted pet! Kids can take part in a pet-themed craft time, or take turns reading a provided pet themed book to one of our special dogs or cats. Vendors will be on site. Bring the family and adopt a new friend just in time for Show and Tell!

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