Animal Services


Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Live Release Rates

Fiscal Year 2021 / 2022 2022 / 2023 2023 / 2024
Live Release Rates 94.50% 92.97% 91.60%

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 third 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!!
Live Release Dates from 2015 to 2020

Month 2021 / 2022 2022 / 2023 2023 / 2024
October 94.42% 91.48% 90.04%
November 94.50% 94.88% 91.67%
December 92.47% 90.68% 89.66%
January 94.15% 94.64% 88.62%
February 94.43% 95.83% 90.34%
March 95.42% 90.24% 93.12%
April 95.00% 94.84% 93.00%
May 94.60% 93.90% 96.02%
June 95.19% 91.78% 90.56%
July 92.78% 91.74% .%
August 96.7% 93.31% .%
September 94.39% 92.37% .%

Obedience Class Schedule

Obedience Class is held at 5100 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32934 on Saturday mornings.  This class is FREE for dogs adopted from the Animal Care Center ONLY. All dogs must be appropriately leashed and adopters must bring treats and plenty of water.

Keep checking back for more dates to be added soon!!

Please check in with the Animal Care Center Staff no later than 10 minutes prior to the start of class.


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 & Warriors

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.