Destin Animal Shelter

Find Destin Florida animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Destin Animal Control 34 Harbor Boulevard Destin FL 32541 850-460-2115


Eglin Pet Welfare 683 Range Road Eglin AFB FL 32542 5.9 miles from Destin

Pet Welfare 683 Range Road Eglin AFB FL 32542 5.9 miles from Destin 850-678-5066

Niceville Animal Control 509 John Sims Parkway Niceville FL 32578 8.8 miles from Destin 850-678-2002

Cats of Don Bayou 33 Bayou Drive Fort Walton Beach FL 32547 9.1 miles from Destin 931-933-1167

Save Our Cats & Kittens, Inc. 548 Mary Esther Cut Off Northwest Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 11.1 miles from Destin 850-424-6729

Socks Animal Shelter 498 Carmel Drive Fort Walton Beach FL 32547 11.6 miles from Destin 850-863-5756

Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends 91 Ready Avenue Northwest Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 12.1 miles from Destin 850-863-7833

Panhandle Animal Welfare Society 752 Lovejoy Road Northwest Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 12.3 miles from Destin 850-243-1525

Alaqua Animal Refuge 914 Whitfield Road Freeport FL 32439 17.2 miles from Destin 850-880-6399

Nature First, Inc. 2430 Avenida De Sol Navarre FL 32566 24.7 miles from Destin 850-936-7212

Italian Greyhound Rescue PO Box 1633 Crestview FL 32536 25.4 miles from Destin

Crestview City Animal Control 715 North Ferdon Boulevard Crestview FL 32536 26.7 miles from Destin 850-682-2222

Gulf Coast Sheltie Collie Rescue, Inc. 10313 West Lake Road Milton FL 32583 29.5 miles from Destin 850-626-3466

Walton County Animal Control 365 Triple G Rd DeFuniak Springs FL 32433 34.5 miles from Destin 850-892-8682

Santa Rosa County Animal Control 4451 Pine Forest Road Milton FL 32583 38.4 miles from Destin 850-983-4680

Humane Society of Santa Rosa County 6502 Arlingwood Drive Milton FL 32570 39.4 miles from Destin 850-983-4680

Laurel Hill Animal Control 3731 New Ebenezer Road Laurel Hill FL 32567 40.3 miles from Destin 850-652-2086

Animals of Pensacola Beach 362 Gulf Breeze Parkway Gulf Breeze FL 32561 41.8 miles from Destin 850-982-8102

Greyhound Pets of America PO Box 30426 Pensacola FL 32503 43.0 miles from Destin 850-968-2010

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.