Animal Control

Public Notice from Walton County Animal Control:

The animal control admin office and shelter are currently operating by appointment only. Please contact animal control by phone (770-267-1322) or email (, to schedule an appointment.

Animal Control Officers are available by calling 770-267-1322 during regular hours. After hours and on weekends, please leave a message and an officer will contact you. Please call 911 for animal bites, sick/injured animals, severe animal cruelty situations, or aggressive animals. See the Animal Control Info page for more. 


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.

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.