Viewing of animals for adoption is anytime during Animal Control's hours of operation except between 12:00 pm and 12:30 p.m. Clay County's Animal Control personnel is made available to the prospective new owner to council and guide in the selection of their new pet and an area is made available for interaction between the prospective new owner and the pet being considered.
If an animal is selected for adoption, the prospective new owner will be required to fill out an application for adoption and sign an adoption contract. A County fee of $50.00 is due from the new owner at this time. It is required by Florida State Law (823.15) that all dogs and cats adopted from Animal Control Agencies must be sterilized (spayed or neutered). It is also required by Florida State Law (828.30) that all dogs, cats and ferrets four (4) months of age or older must receive a rabies vaccination administered by a licensed veterinarian. Therefore, after an animal is adopted and before it goes home with its new owner, it must be taken to visit a Clay County veterinarian. The veterinarian will spay or neuter the animal and administer a rabies vaccination. The cost of the veterinarian's services will be the responsibility of the new pet owner.
If you have any questions, please contact our office at the below listed numbers. We look forward to seeing you and hope that you will find a wonderful pet for you and your family!!!
Clay County Department of Animal Control makes a substantial effort to assure that adoptable animals are in good health. It is possible, however, that undetectable illnesses or conditions may be present or incubating at the time of adoption. Therefore, the Clay County Animal Control Department doesn't not make any guarantee as to age, behavior, breed, health, temperament or ultimate size of any animal.
The County shall not be held liable for the health nor the behavior of any adopted animal. The County further agrees to exchange an adopted animal for another should it prove to be in poor health as diagnosed and attested in writing by a licensed veterinarian, should it be voluntarily returned or should it die of natural causes within seven (7) calendar days of the date of the Adoption Agreement. The County however, is not responsible for reimbursements of fees paid to the veterinarian for the required rabies shot and sterilization.
Note: The animals available for adoption are subject to change without notice.
Disclaimer: Animal Control makes a substantial effort to assure that
adoptable animals are in good health. It is possible, however, that
undetectable illnesses or conditions may be present or incubating at
the time of adoption. Therefore, Animal Care and Control does not make
any guarantee as to age, behavior, breed, health, temperament or
ultimate size of any animal. There will be no CASH REFUNDS made to the
Adopter by the County. Pets are adopted "as is" regarding the health
since little to nothing is usually known about the animal being
We currently work with many great Rescue Organizations. All rescues wishing to work with us will need to provide an active 501c3 and a pull list with authorized volunteers. The pull list will need to be on the rescue's letterhead and signed by the president or head of the organization. They should also be listed as volunteers as well. We make every effort to help rescues so please feel free to call 904-529-5273 and speak to our Adoption / Rescue Coordinator Ralph Roland. We have a weekly listing of our animals that we email out, so if you would like to be included, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org