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Santa Rosa County Animal Services Home for the Christmas Pawliday


Santa Rosa County Animal Services offers Home for the Pawlidays short-term Christmas foster program

Foster a pet this Christmas through Santa Rosa County Animal Services (SRCAS) Home for the Pawlidays short-term foster program! Those interested in this fostering should complete a foster application. Staff will review the applications and determine the pet that will best fit each foster. Foster parents can pick up a pet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wed. Dec. 20 or Thur., Dec. 21, foster them through the Christmas holiday and drop them off Tue., Jan. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The shelter will provide everything a foster parent needs to care for the animal, including food, toys, treats, a harness and a leash.
"We're trying to encourage more of our community members to foster some of our awesome animals, especially through the holidays, to give them a break from the shelter," said Randy Lambert, Santa Rosa County Animal Services Chief. "With being over capacity for the last year, we hope that getting these animals into loving homes, even temporarily, will help them ultimately find their forever home."
Staff also recommends scheduling time to meet animals before picking up for fostering, all pets available for adoption online can be fostered. This program gives pets a break from the shelter environment and the opportunity to spend the holidays in a loving foster home. Foster homes give the shelter great insight into the animal's behavior and reduce the number of shelter pets to care for during the holidays.
The shelter asks that foster parents take lots of photos and videos of their temporary pets and share feedback on the animals' behavior, likes and dislikes. For more information, call the shelter at 850-983-4680.
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Santa Rosa County Animal Services' mission is to build a society in which every animal is treated with compassion; we provide humane shelter and care for the approximately 3,500 lost, displaced and victimized animals who enter our doors every year. Our services protect animals and educate the community through outreach, intervention, and enforcement. To learn more, visit
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