Find Santa Rosa County 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.
Animals of Pensacola Beach 362 Gulf Breeze Parkway Gulf Breeze FL 32561 850-982-8102
Gulf Coast Sheltie Collie Rescue, Inc. 10313 West Lake Road Milton FL 32583 850-626-3466
Humane Society of Santa Rosa County 6502 Arlingwood Drive Milton FL 32570 850-983-4680
Nature First, Inc. 2430 Avenida De Sol Navarre FL 32566 850-936-7212
Santa Rosa County Animal Control 4451 Pine Forest Road Milton FL 32583 850-983-4680
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.