Animal Control


First and foremost, we are public servants. Protecting people from animals and animals from people.


Free Dog Adoptions through June!

The St. Johns County Pet Center is facing overcrowding due to increased pet surrenders and strays. To address this urgent situation, the Pet Center is waiving the $60 adoption fee for dogs through the end of June.

New Monthly Newsletter!

Check out our new monthly newsletter with our featured adoptable pets, pet safety tips, and more!

Become a Volunteer!

Adults and teens who wish to become an approved volunteer, please visit the Ways You Can Help webpage for more information.

Looking for a new feline friend?

You can meet Pet Center adoptable cats and kittens at PetSmart and Pet Supermarket in St. Augustine!

Do you have an Instagram Account?

Please follow St. Johns County Pet Center! All of us here at the Pet Center, appreciate your support!

Friends of the Pet Center

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. See adoptable pets and find ways you can help too by visiting the Friends of the Pet Center Facebook Page.

Have a concern or request for Animal Control?

Submit and track it online with the P.R.I.D.E reporting system or call us at (904) 209-6190.

Adopt Your New Best Friend!

There are a wide variety of dogs and cats just waiting to join a loving home. You can bring your family members, human and furry; to interact with a potential adoptee to help be sure it’s a good fit. Come visit us soon!


Pet Center
Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, and Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Closed Sunday.

Monday: Closed to the public except for scheduled appointments to claim lost pets. No drop offs.

SJC Animal Control
Sun-Sat 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
130 N. Stratton Rd. St. Augustine, FL 32095

Animal EMERGENCIES, call 911. Please do not contact them with routine animal complaints.



What is the Breed Policy?
Do you respond to sick wildlife calls?
Do we pick up animals other than cats and dogs?
Why have an identification tag on your pet’s collar?
Where are stray cats and dogs taken?
Does St. Johns County have a leash law?