Division of Animal Control
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours – All Board of County Commissioners departments, Adminstrative offices, and the Pet Center will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. Library branches and bookmobiles will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. Library branches, the Pet Center, and Animal Control will resume standard hours Saturday, November 24. All other offices resume standard hours on Monday, November 26.
PetSmart Adoption Event – PetSmart has partnered with us to hold adoption events. We will have pets available for adoption on the second and fourth Saturday of every month. Pet Smart is located at 1779 US 1 S, St. Augustine.
Looking for your new BFF? Meet our featured Pets of the Week!
Adopt at the Nocatee Farmers Market – Some of our great pets will be there every 3rd Saturday of the month. Visit the Friends of the St. Johns County Pet Center booth to find your new forever friend!
Friends of the Pet Center is a non-profit organization that supports the St Johns County Pet Adoption & Holding Center and its animals in our community. Find out how you can help too by visiting the Friends of the Pet Center Facebook Page
How you can Help – Many pets find their way to the Pet Center and our goal is to make them as comfortable and stress free as possible while we help them find their forever homes. Find out how you can help the Pet Center.
Have a concern or request for Animal Control? Submit and track it online with P.R.I.D.E.
Hours of Operation
Pet Center Hours: Open Tuesday through Friday: 9:00am to 4:30pm, and Saturday: 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Monday: Closed to the public except for scheduled appointments to claim lost pets. No drop offs. Sunday: Closed.
Field Operations: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 8:00am - 9:30pm; Tuesdays & Wednesdays 8:00am - 4:30pm. As of December 1, 2015, Field Office hours are Saturdays & Sundays 8:00am - 4:30pm.
Field Services & Pet Center
The Officers of Animal Control are in the field 5 days a week. They respond to various concerns from setting cat traps, looking for stray dogs / cats, to checking on the welfare of animals. We also have an Officer on call (Emergencies Only) 7 nights a week, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. (904) 209-0746.
The Division of Animal Control has 5 full time Animal Control Officers on staff at this time. Our Animal Control Officers are here to protect both the citizens and the pets of St. Johns County. They do this by enforcing the laws established by our County; laws that were established to safeguard both our citizens and their pets.
Our Pet Center has an excellent staff that feeds, waters, cleans, and medicates the animals in our care. We have 2 veterinary technicians that process every animal that comes through our door. The animals are looked over thoroughly, scanned for microchips, and given needed medications.
The Pet Center has a wide variety of dogs and cats that are looking for a loving home. Check out our Pets of the Week. We encourage you to bring your family and your “furry” family members to interact and ensure a good fit. Please come visit us soon!