Animal Services

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Escambia County is committed to working in partnership with the community to create a safe, healthy and caring environment for both citizens and animals. We promote citizen safety, responsible pet ownership, and education in the reduction of animal over population. The animal shelter is located at 200 West Fairfield Drive and the hours are 12 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday.

The Shelter can be reached by calling (850) 595-3075 or by email -

Animal Control can be reached by calling (850) 595-0097 or by email -

The Animal Shelter is now accepting online donations to help offset the care and feeding of our animals. Your donation is greatly appreciated. Clicking the Donate link will open a page on where you can donate using either a PaylPal account or a major credit card. After completing the transaction, PayPal will e-mail you a receipt for the donation.

The Animal Shelter accepts donations year round and the supplies most commonly needed include:

  • Dry food for puppies, dogs, kittens and cats (preferred brands are Iams and Purina)
  • Dog/cat treats
  • Dog/cat toys
  • Pet sweaters
  • Leashes and collars
  • Towels
  • Paper towels
  • Bleach
  • Coconut oil
  • Quilting batting
  • Flea medications

Stay in the know by following @MyEscambiaPets on Twitter and to see animals available for adoption, visit



Find a new friend and adopt a pet from the Escambia County Animal Shelter

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:31am

Located at 200 W. Fairfield Drive, the Escambia County Animal Shelter serves as a home to dogs and cats of all ages ready to be adopted into their forever families. From 12 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, visit the shelter to find a friend to take home with you. The fees listed below help support administrative costs, cover state-mandated rabies investigations, attempt to reduce euthanasia by supporting adoption of older and less-adoptable animals and more.

Adoptable Animals

Your new best friend is waiting for you! Come visit the Animal Shelter at 200 West Fairfield Drive, Tuesday through Saturday between noon and 6 p.m.

See our adoptable animals by clicking your preferences below:

Pet License Facts

  • To get your pet licensed, it must be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian using a USDA approved rabies vaccine. Vaccination is the best way to prevent this dreaded disease that still occurs among our domestic friends.
  • Licensing your pet lets everyone know you are a concerned pet owner.
  • Without a license tag securely attached to a collar, your pet looks like a wandering stray. A tagged animal provides owner information that will greatly increase the chances of you being reunited with your pet.

Animal Services Fees

These fees help support administrative costs, cover state mandated rabies investigations and sustain the county's *low cost spay and neuter program. The adoption fees attempt to reduce euthanasia by supporting adoption of older and less-adoptable animals.

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program

Spay & Neuter Your Pets

Help us reduce the huge numbers of animals that end up in our shelter every week. There are so many that most are never able to be placed in homes. Have all your pets spayed or neutered.  Pets altered early in life have a reduced rate of reproductive cancers.

For those of modest means we have a *low cost pet spay/neuter program ($15-30).  If your total household income is below $35,000, we may be able to help. 

Bring the following items in order to set up your appointment:


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