Animal Control


To protect the public's safety from stray, dangerous or diseased animals and to protect the animals of Walton County from inhumane treatment by timely and effective enforcement of the County's animal control ordinances and state laws. It is also the goal of Animal Control to re-home the maximum number of adoptable animals that come into the shelter’s care.

Filing a Complaint

To file a complaint, contact the dispatch office at 770-267-1322. If you reach the voicemail, please leave a message and your call will be returned as quickly as possible. Emergencies should be reported to 911.

Animal Control Officer Availability

Animal Control Officers are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday for regular service calls (closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch). Depending upon staffing, an officer may be available for regular service calls until 11 p.m. on weekdays.


Walton County Animal Control is a government-run animal control facility. Because we are an open-intake "pound" for strays and owner surrenders, we are unfortunately not a "no-kill" shelter. But with your help, our goal is to be as "low-kill" as possible. When you adopt or rescue from our facility, you truly are saving a dog or cat from being put to sleep. Click the adoption info tab for more information.