Directions & Hours


We are located at 1411 South Madison Avenue, Monroe, behind the Walton County Sheriff’s Department. (GPS apps may be incorrect. Please use the Sheriff's Department address of 1425 South Madison Avenue, Monroe to ensure you get to our location.)  

South Madison Avenue comes off Highway 11 approximately 1.5 miles south of downtown Monroe. From Highway11, turn onto South Madison Avenue. We are the 4th drive on the right, just follow the blue signs. The animal control building is down the hill to the left just before the jail sally port.

Animal Control Building

Hours - Modified Operations due to COVID19

Shelter and adinistrative offices are currently by appointment only and closed to foot traffic. Please contact animal control by phone (770-267-1322) during office hours to schedule an appointment. 

Animal Viewing Hours 

The shelter is currently closed to general viewing. Citizens interested in adopting an animal should visit to view the sheltered animals and submit an adoption application. Meet-and-greets will be conducted by appointment in outdoor pens as weather allows and following CDC recommended safety protocols. Saturday hours are discontinued until further notice.   

Adoption and Rescue Pick-up Hours

Adoptions and rescues are processed Monday through Friday during office hours by appointment only. Saturday hours are discontinued until further notice. Saturday rescue pick-ups may be possible by appointment. 

Animal Drop-offs

Drop-offs of strays and owner surrenders are available by appointment only. Please contact animal control by phone (770-267-1322) during office hours to schedule an appointment.  


Shelter and administrative offices are closed on county declared holidays. We are currently closed on weekends until further notice. Upcoming holiday closures:

  • All Saturdays and Sundays - closed until further notice
  • Friday, January 1, 2020 - closed New Years Day
  • Monday, January 18, 2021 - closed MLK Day
  • Monday, May 31, 2021 - closed Memorial Day
  • Monday, July 5, 2021 - closed Independence Day
  • Monday, September 6, 2021 - closed Labor Day
  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - closed at noon
  • Thursday, November 25, 2021 - closed Thanksgiving
  • Friday, November 26, 2021 - closed
  • Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - closed at noon
  • Thursday, December 23, 2021 - closed
  • Friday December 24, 2021 - closed