Mission of Pet Welfare

Our Mission

Pet Welfare is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, no-kill shelter located on Eglin Air Force Base in Northwest Florida. The shelter places anywhere from 100 to 300 surrendered and homeless cats and dogs every year since 1982.

Our purpose is to support the military member and military lifestyle by easing the hardship associated with abandoning or euthanizing a valued family member, the family cat or dog, due to the circumstances of the military member. Permanent change of station moves to certain locations make it unfeasible or impossible for military families to continue ownership of their family pet. We will provide the necessary care for that cat or dog until a qualified adoption can be arranged, if space permits. If Pet Welfare cannot take in the family pet at that time, we will assist the family as much as possible in finding a suitable temporary home for their pet until the pet can be adopted to another family or until we have space at the shelter to bring the pet to our shelter to wait for its forever home. Pet Welfare will also support Department of Defense civilians, retired military members and their families, and local civilians as necessary whenever possible.

Since 1982 our priority has always been, and will continue to be, to the military member and their family. However, we will still do whatever is possible to provide shelter to many found animals and rescue others from local animal shelters, as space and funding permit, that would otherwise euthanize pets at their shelter.

Pet Welfare receives no monetary support from the government. All our financial support comes directly from donations, grants, adoption fees, fundraisers, and the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) contributions.

Pet Welfare has no paid staff. All staff members at Pet Welfare are dedicated, motivated, hardworking volunteers devoting their free time to make life better and safer for all the animals entrusted in our care. From the volunteer staff members we have an elected Board of Directors responsible for governing the rules, policies, and procedures of Pet Welfare and devoted to promoting the cause of Pet Welfare.

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683 Range Road
Eglin AFB, FL 32542

850-678-5066

Monday-Saturday: 0900 - 1300 hours (9:00am - 1:00pm) or by appointment
Closed Sunday and All Federal Holidays

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