Animal Services

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office South Animal Care Center offers a one (1) hour obedience class each Saturday starting at 9:30am. Check-In with Care Center Staff at 9:20am.

The class will be open to anyone that has adopted a dog from us, as well as community members that have made an appointment to surrender a dog to our shelter.

The class will focus on basic obedience and solving minor behavior issues.


Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Live Release Rates

Fiscal Year 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018
Live Release Rates 80.34% 93.61% 95.20% 94.51%

When the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office assumed responsibility for Animal Services on October 1, 2014, the Live Release Rate for Brevard County had averaged 55% over the preceding five (5) years. With the help of our amazing team, our citizens, rescue groups, volunteers, and all of our amazing partners, we are proud to announce that for the second year in a row, Brevard County is a No-Kill community!

It takes a community to protect a community and together we can make a difference!!

Month 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018
October 74.71% 93.43% 90.27% 95.50%
November 49.43% 88.66% 94.20% 93.22%
December 60.98% 93.46% 94.62% 94.87%
January 78.80% 90.97% 95.78% 94.15%
February 76.07% 94.65% 97.85% 97.25%
March 84.24% 95.63% 97.87% 94.35%
April 88.84% 95.28% 94.39% 92.63%
May 93.24% 94.35% 95.09% 96.05%
June 91.44% 92.26% 95.34% 93.98%
July 90.01% 95.12% 95.89% 94.08%
August 88.78% 95.05% 95.16% 93.55%
September 87.48% 94.49% 95.96% 94.53%

Silver Paws

Silver Paws

Animal services will waive adoption fees for all senior adopters, age 60 or order, on all senior cats and dogs, age 6 or older. Dogs and cats have been spayed or neutered microchipped, vaccinated, and have current county tags.

Pet ownership has been shown to offer seniors a variety of benefits, including:

Lowering stress

Lowering blood pressure

Promoting a healthier outlook on life

Providing a feeling of safety for the owner

J Paw: Joining Pets & WarriorsJ Paws

Any veteran or active duty military member can adopt a pet for free from our shelters with an approved adoption application. Must provide military ID or DD 214. All pets have been spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.