Walton County Animal Control accepts surrendered dogs and cats from Walton County residents only. Surrenderer must be 18 years old and provide photo identification verifying Walton County residence (i.e. current driver’s license). No exceptions other than animals adopted from out-of-county residents may be returned within 30 days of adoption. Past 30 days the pet must be surrendered to the shelter in the county where the adopter resides. Animal Control does not pick up owner surrendered pets; owners must bring them to the shelter to complete the proper paperwork.
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.
Dogs and cats may be surrendered to the shelter by appointment only, Monday through Friday during office hours. Closed county holidays.