New Beginnings Animal Sanctuary

509 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578
(850) 678-2002
Open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Adoption hours are 9-9:3 a.m. and 3:30-4:40 p.m.
Euthanizing and cremation services provided
Dog- and cat-friendly

Pet Welfare Adoption Center

683 Range Road, Eglin AFB, FL 32542
(850) 678-5066
Open for adoption from Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
No-kill shelter
Non-profit organization
Dog- and cat-friendly

Save our Cats and Kittens (SOCKS)

498 Carmel Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 863-5756
Open Monday-Friday from 12-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Adoption hours are 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday
No-kill shelter
Non-profit organization
Cats only

Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

752 Lovejoy Road, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
General phone number — (850) 243-1525
Emergency contact number — (850) 685-6003
Open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Adoption hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and guests must be signed in by 3:30 p.m.
Euthanizing and cremation services provided
Dog- and cat- friendly



The Rescued Rescuers

A local group of foster families that houses mainly dachshunds, but occasionally other breeds of dogs too.
While fostered, the dogs are given basic training and veterinarian care.
They meet at Petland in Fort Walton Beach the first Saturday of every month for an "Adopt-A-Thon."
For a list of scheduled events, visit
For general information, the group can be emailed at
For questions on the application process, email
To become a foster home, contact

Feline Friends of Destin

(850) 837-3869
A non-profit dedicated to controlling the feral cat population.
Cats only

Save Underdogs

A local group of volunteers who rescue and foster needy dogs that are either on death row or at a local shelter.
They are located in Mary Esther, FL 32569 and prefer to be contacted by email at
(850) 582-8727
Applications can be filled out at

Saving with Soul Pet Rescue, Inc.

Crestview, FL 32539
(850) 356-2647
A small group of animal rescuers across the Panhandle that work to find shelter animals permanent homes.
Non-profit organization
Dog- and cat-friendly

My Safe Place Pet Rescue

4267 Harielson Road, Crestview, FL 32539
They work to help abandoned, abused and neglected pets find a home. Foster and adoption applications can be filled out at
Non-profit organization
Dog and cat friendly

Misunderstood Ranch INC.

120 Red Eye Road, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
(850) 892-5874

Min Pinns and Mutts K9 Rescue

Crestview, FL 32536
(850) 305-7257 — leave voicemail or text only.
Committed to educating people on miniature pinscher breeds and the importance of spaying and neutering.
In the process of becoming a non-profit organization
Dogs only