Directions & Hours
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.
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.
Animal Viewing Hours
The kennel 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 1:45 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. Morning pick-ups may be available by appointment. 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 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 2019 holiday and weekend closures:
- Saturday, September 21, 2019 - closed
- Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - closing at 4:00 PM
- Thursday, November 28, 2019 - closed for Thanksgiving holiday
- Friday, November 29, 2019 - closed for Thanksgiving holiday
- Saturday, November 30, 2019 - closed for Thanksgiving holiday
- Saturday, December 21, 2019 - closed
- Monday, December 23, 2019 - closed for Christmas holiday
- Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - closed for Christmas holiday
- Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - closed for Christmas holiday
- Tuesday, December 31 - closing at 4:00 PM
- Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - closed for New Year's Day
- Monday, January 20, 2020 - closed MLK day
- Friday, April 10, 2020 - closed Good Friday