Pet adoption

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

If you would like to adopt a pet, contact the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter at (850) 983-4680.   Purr, I’m Spacey, a lovely spayed female. I have pretty tabby stripes, and I would just love for you to pet them. I am 1 year old, and I have been hanging around the animal shelter […]

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

If you would like to adopt a pet, contact the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter at (850) 983-4680.   Hello, I’m Malibu. It is a purr-leasure to meet you! I am a female with brown and white medium hair. I am about 3 years old and weigh 7.4 pounds. The shelter has been caring for […]

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

If you would like to adopt a pet, contact the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter at (850) 983-4680.   Woof! My name is Buddy. I’m a 2-year-old brown brindle retriever mix. This boy is neutered and weighs 73 pounds. I have been hanging out at the shelter since April 10, but I really hope to […]

May the Fur be with You and your pets, too

May the Fur be with You and your pets, too

From a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Darth Vader, stormtroopers and even Princess Leia descended on the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter last Saturday for May the Fur be with You. They were joined by a crowd of volunteers and families looking for “furever friends.” Read the full article in the […]

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

If you would like to adopt a pet, contact the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter at (850) 983-4680.   Purr, this pretty lady goes by the name Camelia. I’m a fur-bulous 2-year-old spayed calico, weighing 8.2 pounds. The staff at the shelter have been so kind since I came here March 23, but I hope […]

May the fur be with you! Adopt-a-thon

May the fur be with you! Adopt-a-thon

Furry friends are looking for fur-ever homes in a galaxy not so far away. May the fur be with you! Join Santa Rosa County Animal Services, 4451 Pine Forest Road in Milton, for a Star Wars themed adopt-a-thon, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dress in your best space-themed costume and find your new […]

Pet Nation hosts adoption event series

Pet Nation hosts adoption event series

Locally owned shop Pet Nation wants every pet to have a home, so they are continuing a string of adoption events throughout the year. The store hosted Road Dogg Rescue Saturday where dogs of all ages were able to be adopted. Read the full article in the April 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ […]

Adoptable pets at the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

If you would like to adopt a pet, contact the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter at (850) 983-4680.   Bow wow, I’m Allie (A103829)! I am a female black and white retriever mix. The shelter staff think I am about 6 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jan. 14.       […]

Adoptable pets at the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

If you would like to adopt a pet, contact the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter at (850) 983-4680.   My name is Scarlet (A103260). I am a spayed brown and white female. The shelter staff think I am about 1 year and 7 months old. I have been at the shelter since Nov. 20, 2018. […]

Animal shelter reduces fees for December

Animal shelter reduces fees for December

With the goal of helping get shelter pets in a “fur-ever” home for the holidays, Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter is reducing adoption fees in December for pets over the age of six months. The goal is to promote pet adopting instead of pet shopping during the holidays. Adoptions fees in December will be $30 […]

Four things to know in October: Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Four things to know in October: Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

On the heels of announced policy improvements at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter, the facility has also launched a low-cost spay and neuter program for certain breeds of dogs. Animal Services received a grant of $20,000 from the Florida Animal Friend spay/neuter license plate program to begin a limited low-cost spay/neuter program for the pets […]

Bully Breeds now adoptable in Santa Rosa

Bully Breeds now adoptable in Santa Rosa

With great joy and even tears our community heard the news Monday that Santa Rosa Animal Services would end the practice of breed bans on adoptions. Moving forward they will base decisions on a dog’s temperament instead of the breed. Members of the community rejoiced at the news. Navarre Press posted the breaking news to […]

Santa Rosa shelter stops breed discrimination

Santa Rosa shelter stops breed discrimination

Dogs in the frequently crowded Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter will no longer be assessed on suspected breed but rather temperament Emergency Management Director Brad Baker announced Monday after meetings with rescue groups. “Repeatedly the breed discrimination issue was thrown up, so we are updating our policy, not listing specific breeds by basing adoption policy […]

Trap/neuter/release: An alternative to euthanasia

Trap/neuter/release: An alternative to euthanasia

Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter euthanized 4,058 of the 6,096 animals brought into the shelter in 2017. Hundreds of them were put to death not because of disease or behavior issues, but simply because there was no space to house them. Read the full article in the July 19 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to […]

Saving with Soul rescues hundreds

Saving with Soul rescues hundreds

Saturday was a special day for 11 dogs and cats in Navarre as they found forever homes during the first Saving with Soul Pet Rescue Adoption Event at Pet Nation. Pet Nation owner Holly Elassaad said they have wanted to get involved in pet adoption events at the store but did not due to concerns […]

Clear the shelter adoption spectacular

Come out and meet amazing adoptable animals from the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) on Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PAWS is hosting an open house adoption spectacular with adoption specials all day long. The Fort Walton Beach Fire Department will be on site for a meet and greet, Pet Supermarket […]

Kitten season taxes shelters

Kitten season taxes shelters

Vicki Hoff, manager of the Save Our Cats and Kittens (SOCKS) shelter in Fort Walton Beach, arrived at work one morning to find a box wrapped in garbage bags sitting at the front door. Inside was a kitten – “maybe two to three weeks old,” Hoff said. For cat lovers, there’s no such thing as […]

Variety of animals seeking forever homes

Variety of animals seeking forever homes

The Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter houses as many as 242 dogs, cats and other animals all looking for a forever home. Through circumstances that are often not the animals fault they end up in the county’s care after being abandoned by owners, running away or when owners are arrested or hospitalized. These loving animals […]

Saving with Soul rescues from the heart

Saving with Soul rescues from the heart

Saving with Soul Pet Rescue of Northwest Florida may not have a brick and mortar building, but they have a lot of heart and they spread it all across the Panhandle. More than 25 foster families from Santa Rosa to Walton County volunteer for the organization taking in dogs from local shelters that would otherwise […]

Paws N’ Pints Dog Adoption Day and Crawfish Boil

Come out and support local dog rescues and find your new furry best friend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 200 S. Palafox St., in Pensacola. There will be lots of dogs to love on, family fun, drink specials, games, raffle prizes, and plenty of crawfish.

Door never stops revolving at county animal shelter

Door never stops revolving at county animal shelter

Santa Rosa County Animal Services is near full capacity at the moment, although that isn’t anything new for the shelter in Milton, according to county animal services director Dale Hamilton. Animals are always coming and going. “It’s a revolving door, but we try to get them out fairly quickly, whether it’s adoption or a rescue […]

Animal shelter issues urgent plea

Animal shelter issues urgent plea

Santa Rosa County’s animal shelter has issued an urgent plea for help from the community.  With a number of litters of dogs and cats being surrendered to the shelter, all of the kennels are full.  There is no more room.  Their list of needs includes volunteers, adopters and food donations. “We encourage anyone looking for […]

Save a life, foster a pet

Save a life, foster a pet

Animal shelters, humane societies and rescues across the country are looking for foster homes for their animals, and the Navarre and Pensacola areas are no exception.  Shelters are overcrowded, leaving some to be euthanized in order to manage the numbers they have.  Social media sites are inundated daily with lost or found pets and some […]