Animal Surrenders

Surrendered Animals

Walton County Animal Control accepts surrendered dogs and cats from Walton County residents only. While we attempt to re-home animals, there is no guarantee that your pet will even be placed up for adoption. The average holding time is only one to eight days, but some may be put to sleep the very first day.

Last Resort

Surrendering your pet to the Animal Control Shelter should be the last resort! The best thing for your pet is to make adjustments or accommodations to keep your pet.If it is a matter of behavior, there are many simple tips on the Internet to controlling behavioral issues. 

If it is a matter of finances, there is a listing of discounted services on Walton Animal Guild's Programs Page.

Surrender Hours

Dogs and cats may be surrendered to the shelter Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and from 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

Surrendering an Animal

Surrenderer must be 18 years old and provide photo identification verifying Walton County residence (i.e. current driver’s license). No exceptions.

Animal Control does not pick up pets; owners must bring them to the shelter to complete the proper paperwork.