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


Animal Viewing Hours 

The shelter is open for meet-and-greets Monday through Friday by appointment with approved applications. (General viewing hours are temporarily suspended.) Citizens interested in adopting an animal should view the sheltered animals and submit an adoption application. Closed Saturday  and Sunday.   

Adoption and Rescue Pick-up Hours

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

Animal Drop-offs

Drop-offs of strays and owner surrenders are available Monday through Friday 7:30 to 11:30 AM, and 1:00 to 4:30 PM by appointment. Photo ID showing Walton County residence required. See animal surrenders page.  


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

  • Friday, April 15, 2022  - Good Friday
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day
  • Monday, July 4, 2022 - Independence Day
  • Monday, September 5, 2022 - Labor Day
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - closing at noon
  • Thursday, November 24, 2022 - Thanksgiving holiday observed
  • Friday, November 25, 2022 - Thanksgiving holiday
  • Thursday, December 22, 2022 - closing at noon
  • Friday, December 23, 2022 - Christmas holiday observed
  • Monday, December 26, 2022 - Christmas holiday observed