Escambia County Animal Welfare consists of the Animal Shelter and Animal Control divisions. Animal Services works in partnership with the community to create a safe, healthy and caring environment for both citizens and animals. The division promotes citizen safety, responsible pet ownership and education in the reduction of animal overpopulation. Animal Control enforces and investigates Escambia County's animal control ordinances
and Florida state statutes in Escambia County and the city of Pensacola.
All interactions with the Animal Shelter will be by appointment only. The staff will determine each day how many appointments will be available and what time they will begin.
License Your Pet
It is the law to license your cat or dog in Escambia County. Failure to comply may result in a citation or ﬁne. You may license your pet online at https://escambia.docupet.com/en_US/. License fees are outlined below and must be renewed annually.
- Altered Animal ‐ $11 – Senior citizens (Owner over 60 years of age) ‐ $7
- Unaltered Animal ‐ $30 – Senior Citizen (Owner over 60 years of age) ‐ $12
- Duplicate tag (replacement for a lost tag) ‐ $6
- Juvenile Animal (Pet under 6 months of age) ‐ $12
- Dangerous/Vicious dog registration (annual renewal) ‐ $200
Learn More About Pet Licensing and DocuPet
If you have a missing pet. Please check Petharbor.com under Escambia County Animal Welfare. If we have or you think we have your pet please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will reach out to you. We will prioritize our appointment schedule to make sure that lost pets are returned to their owners as quickly as possible.
Each ofﬁcial Escambia County DocuPet license tag comes equipped with the HomeSafe™ 24/7 lost pet service.
Learn More About HomeSafe™
If you are interested in adopting a pet that is currently on Petharbor.com under the available/adoptable pets please reach out to us at email@example.com and we will respond as opportunities for adoptions become available. Please be mindful that due to this temporary change in operations appointments could be severely limited or not available at all some days. Adoptions are very important to all of our staff and we will work diligently to provide as many opportunities as possible each day and we hope to return to normal operations as soon as possible.
Owner surrenders and strays
We are currently not accepting owner surrenders at this time and any stray that enters the facility will only be by Animal Control Officers. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 595-0097, option 2, to speak to the dispatcher.
Submit an online Animal Control complaint here.