Directions & Hours

Public Notice from Walton County Animal Control:

All offices will be closed to foot traffic. Please contact animal control by phone (770-267-1322) or by email, to schedule an appointment.

Animal drop-offs of strays and owner surrenders are available by appointment only. In order to avoid overcrowding and unnecessary euthanasia, animal control is asking owners to surrender pets only in urgent situations. Citizens who have taken a found pet into their custody are encouraged to post the pet on and keep it until an owner is located. If you have lost a pet, search and post on and the shelter will receive an automatic email of your report.

Animal pick-ups for adoptions, rescues, and reclaims are available by appointment only. The shelter will continue to post impounds on and as quickly as possible. Licensed rescues can schedule pick-ups by emailing the shelter. Citizens interested in adopting an animal should submit an adoption application and contact the shelter by phone or email to schedule an appointment. The adoption application can be found at…/An…/Adoption-Application-43.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and County operations, please visit the Walton County website at


MapQuest, Google, etc. and GPS do not always bring you directly to the shelter. Use the Sheriff's Department address of 1425 South Madison Avenue, Monroe to ensure you get to our location.

Animal Control Building

Turn by Turn Directions

We are located at 1411 South Madison Avenue, Monroe, behind the Walton County Sheriff’s Department. 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.


General Animal Viewing Hours 

The shelter is open to the public for general viewing of adoptable animals Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and select Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (see below). Representatives of licensed rescue groups may also view the adoptable animals in the morning hours by appointment. 

Adoption and Rescue Pick-up Hours

Adoptions and rescues are processed Monday through Friday during office hours by appointment. Morning pick-ups are be available by appointment for rescues and pre-approved adopters. The office is also open select Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (see below). Saturday hours are operated with minimal staff and telephones may not be answered; so please leave a message when calling. 

Weekends & Holidays

We are closed on Sundays, holidays, and select Saturdays of each month. Rescues and pre-approved adoptions may be done by appointment on Saturdays in which the shelter is closed to the public. Please make arrangements by emailing Animal Control. Saturday hours are operated with minimal staff and telephones may not be answered; so please leave a message when calling.

Upcoming 2020 holiday and weekend closures:

  • Saturday, March 21, 2020 - closed, adoption/rescue pick-up by appointment
  • Friday, April 10, 2020 - closed Good Friday
  • Saturday, April 11, 2020 - closed
  • Saturday, May 23, 2020 - closed
  • Monday, May 25, 2020 - closed Memorial Day
  • Friday, July 3, 2020 - closed
  • Saturday, July 4, 2020 - closed