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Local to Port Saint Joe or visiting the area? Either way, you can help the SJBHS

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Become a Foster Parent

Help empty the shelter and make a friend for life as you prepare them for a forever family. Foster for a week or for 30 days, the choice is yours! We provide our fosters everything they need to succeed.

Foster to Adopt

Looking to add to your family but need time to decide if it's the right fit? We offer foster-to-adopt as well, where you can take a dog home for 30 days before signing the adoption contract.



Not all heroes wear capes - some come in old clothes they don't mind getting dirty! We have a dynamic volunteer program and have a growing need for volunteers willing to help with enriching the lives of animals, with beautifying the grounds, with events, and with housekeeping. Contact us and complete orientation to join our team!

Day by the Bay

Whether you're a traveler or a local, you can stop by and take a dog out for an afternoon out at the bay and McDonald's. We just need your license and some paperwork filled out, but then you can take a dog out for some fresh air. You may just help them find their forever family!

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