Pet Welfare is continuously in need of dedicated volunteers to help care for the homeless animals, work in the office, help with fundraisers, promotions, grooming, or fostering our special needs animals. If you would like to volunteer, please visit our website at www.petwelfare.net to download an application or stop by the shelter to pick one up. Whatever your talents, we can benefit from you! Plus, volunteering at the shelter will be the most rewarding experience you'll ever have!
Who We Are
Pet Welfare is a no-kill animal shelter located on Eglin Air Force Base in Northwest Florida. We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that receives no monetary support from the government. Our primary mission is to provide military members and their families an alternative to euthanasia or abandonment of a valued family member, the family pet. You do not have to be military to visit or adopt (see below for sign in procedures). Although serving the military community is our priority, we work very closely with the local community and rescue many animals from downtown and the local shelters.
Adopting a friend
Our adoption process includes filling out a preliminary adoption application and a screening interview (We ask that all members of the family to be present). Our standard adoption fee is $100.00, unless otherwise posted, and includes as a minimum spay/neuter, all applicable shots to include rabies, worming, de-fleaing and heartworm test for the dogs and feline leukemia/feline aids testing for the cats. We would prefer to limit adoptions to within 3 hours drive of our location. Of course, exceptions can be made for our special needs animals. Adoption applications can be found at www.petwelfare.net and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org(copy and paste into email).
Come Visit Us!
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Saturday or by appointment.
We are located on Eglin Air Force Base in Northwest Florida near Fort Walton Beach. For those of you who are not familiar with the area, we are just south of I-10 between Pensacola and Panama City. For out-of-towners, take I10 to 85S to SR20 (John Sims Parkway). Proceed East on SR20 until you reach the East Gate of Eglin AFB. If you do not have authorized access to the base, contact us at 678-5066 prior to your visit and we will arrange for someone to meet you and sponsor you on base.
For locals, same procedures as above for access to the base. Once on base, take Eglin Blvd and turn on S. 7th Ave (by Credit Union). Proceed until you see the Self Help Store and take the road right of the store, Range Rd. We are located just past the recycling center on the left.
Pet Welfare PO Box 1914
Bldg 683 Range Rd
Eglin AFB, FL 32542