How We Serve Our Community

Safe Animal Shelter is a 501 (c)(3) organization which receives no government funding. All services we provide the community are funded by individual and business donations, grants from charitable foundations, pet adoption fees, and fund-raising activities held throughout each year.

We measure our success by maximizing the number of loving families who adopt pets from us. Each pet we adopt to a forever family opens up space to save another homeless cat orkitten community dog.  We encourage you to consider us your go-to Adoption Center when looking for your next family pet.

Pets Are Cared for Medically before Adoption:

All rescued animals that enter Safe Animal Shelter are provided food, shelter, loving care, attention, socialization, recreation, exercise and quality medical treatment. That includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, and heartworm testing. If heartworm positive, pets are usually put through treatment before adoption. Occasionally new owners take them home before treatments are completed and return them to Safe Animal Shelter when it’s time for treatment. All dogs and cats are microchipped for their safety and  their future owner’s convenience.

Conveniently Located Clay County Pet Adoption Center

Safe Animal Shelter is located at 2913 County Road 220, just past Knight Boxx Road in Middleburg, Florida. That’s just a 15-20-minute drive from Orange Park, Green Cove Springs, Middleburg and Fleming Island. Once you arrive, you’ll be greeted by our staff and asked to sign in before you visit the dogs or cats. If you’re looking for a new family dog, there will be 40 to 50 dogs or puppies for you to consider. If a new feline is in your future, there will be 50 to 60 cats or kittens from which to choose. Visiting hours are Noon to 5:00 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Other meeting times may be made by appointment.

Dogs are housed in indoor/outdoor kennels with chain link gates from the internal hallway, so visitors can easily see dogs of all sizes and doggone cuteness. Our facilities include several fenced yards and a private Meet and Greet room where you can meet with one or more dogs on an up close and personal basis.  Just ask to have an adoption counselor help you meet the dog or dogs of your choice. If you already have a dog or dogs at your home, you can bring them to the shelter for a supervised meeting with the new dog you’d like to adopt.

Cats are housed in one of three rooms where they are free to roam, snooze, play or go outside to a fully-enclosed porch for some fresh air. Enter at the risk of picking up some cat hair — and some loving attention!
Website Features Photos and Brief Description of our Adoptables

If you’re looking for a pet with a specific look or a specific breed, you can watch our Website to see when it makes sense to visit in person.  Each pet is photographed and posted on the site for your selection convenience. Click Here to learn about our adoption approval process, things to consider before adopting a new pet and photos of pets currently available for adoption.

We Participate in Off-site Adoption Events

Numerous times throughout the year, we attend adoption events at Petco Stores, PetSmart, Pet Supermarket and other venues.  This gives our pets additional exposure in the community.  Some lucky animals are adopted at the off-site events.  But the main benefit is to make members of the community aware of Safe Animal Shelter so they will visit our facility in person.