Animal Services

WCAS Group ShotThe Walton County Animal Shelter is one of the core responsibilities of Walton County Animal Services, a division of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. The shelter is an open admission shelter, meaning we do not turn away any Walton County animal in need. The Walton County Animal Shelter is a public facility dedicated to providing a safe, temporary shelter for lost, homeless and abandoned animals of Walton County while the shelter staff searches for their rightful owners or finds them a permanent home through adoption or transfers to rescue partners.

Walton County Animal Control Officers respond to calls from the public in regards to stray, lost or abandoned animals. If an animal is brought into the shelter as a stray or lost pet, the Walton County Animal Shelter holds the pet for 7 days to give their owners a chance to claim them. The animals can be viewed in the Lost Pets section of our website. After 7 days, if the animal is not claimed by their rightful owner, the shelter staff will evaluate the animal, ruling out underlying medical conditions and/or temperament issues, to determine if the animal is adoptable. If an animal is surrendered to the shelter by their owner, the shelter is not required to hold the animal for 7 days. The animal will be evaluated for adoption upon intake. Once an animal is deemed adoptable, they will be featured in the Adopt A Pet section of our website.

The Walton County Animal Shelter provides medical treatment including vaccinations and sterilization to all animals upon adoption. Our adoption fee is $55, which includes spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccinations and a free microchip.

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Walton County Animal Control

To request the assistance of an Animal Control Officer, please call (850) 892-8682.

The Walton County Animal Shelter

365 Triple G Road
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
(850) 892-8758

The Walton County Animal Shelter is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.