Alaqua Animal Refuge

A 914 Whitfield Road, FREEPORT, FL 32439 shelter helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals, birds, horses, reptiles, amphibians, and/or fish, farm-type animals.

Pets at Alaqua Animal Refuge

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Small Animals
  • Birds
  • Horses
  • Farm-Type Animals
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female
Photo of Hank the Tank

Hank the Tank

Male, Senior
French Bulldog

Photo of Sadie


Female, Adult
Labrador Retriever / Weimaraner

Photo of Stella


Female, Adult
Poodle (Standard)

Photo of Paisley


Female, Adult
Gordon Setter

Photo of Roman


Male, Adult
Gordon Setter

Photo of Tucker


Male, Adult
Poodle (Standard)

Photo of Gulliver


Male, Kitten
Domestic Shorthair

Photo of Gidget


Female, Kitten
Domestic Shorthair

Photo of Josie


Female, Young
Domestic Shorthair

Photo of Merlin


Male, Senior
Golden Retriever / Mixed Breed (Large)

Photo of Bella


Female, Adult

Photo of Mellie


Female, Young
Mixed Breed (Small)

Photo of Rebecca


Female, Senior
Shih Tzu / Maltese


Female, Senior
Domestic Mediumhair

Photo of Drax


Male, Young
Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Photo of Zakiyah


Female, Adult

Photo of Dixie Doo 2.0

Dixie Doo 2.0

Female, Puppy
Black Mouth Cur

Photo of Gillian


Female, Adult
Australian Shepherd / Husky

Photo of Jacob


Male, Puppy
Labrador Retriever

Photo of Jethro


Male, Puppy
Labrador Retriever

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Areas Alaqua Animal Refuge Serves

Alaqua Animal Refuge, an independent, non-profit organization located on Florida's Emerald Coast, advocates the general welfare and humane treatment of animals by providing shelter, adoption services and prevention of pet overpopulation. Located down a winding gravel road on a picturesque, 10-acre farm in Freeport, Fla., once homeless, lost and abused animals run and play in sun-soaked pastures, swim in cool, clean ponds, relax on breezy screened porches and graze in lush, green fields. People come from all over Northwest Florida and nearby states and cities to adopt our pets.

Alaqua Animal Refuge's Adoption Process

1. Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

2. Meet the Pet

3. Submit Application

4. Approve Application

It would be our privilege to help you find a puppy, dog, cat, kitten, horse, or other animal that suits your needs. Our knowledgeable hands-on staff is familiar with each of our rescue animals and will be glad to answer any questions you might have. Looking for a cat-friendly dog, a laid back kitten or a horse with a lot of personality? We can help.

To start the process, visit our refuge – and if you haven’t yet seen it, you will be pleasantly surprised. You will be able to interact with the animals in a stress-free environment, unlike a traditional kennel.

Once you have found the perfect, new companion, we will assist you in completing an application. Following a reference check, approval of the form and payment of the adoption fee, you will be able to take home your new pet.
Adoption Fees include:

• Dogs, six months and older: heartworm preventative, flea preventative, preventative worming and vaccinations. $150
• Puppies, under six months: preventative worming and spay/neuter procedure, if age appropriate, or certificate for procedure. $200
• Cats, six months or older: Felv/Fiv snap test, vaccinations, spay/neuter. No fee
• Kittens, under six months: Felv/Fiv snap test, vaccinations, and spay/neuter procedure, if age appropriate, or certificate for procedure. $125
• Horse adoption fee vary between each animal. Each horse is always up to date on all shots and deworming medication.
Farm animal adoption fee varies between each animal. Each animal is always up to date on all shots and deworming medication.

About Alaqua Animal Refuge

Alaqua Animal Refuge was founded in 2007 by Walton County, Fla.-resident Laurie Hood when she discovered that countless animals were being euthanized due to the lack of a no-kill shelter/adoption organization in the area. Since that time, Alaqua Animal Refuge has helped find homes for more than 5,000 animals. Currently, up to 100 animals are adopted per month from this unique shelter and adoption center, which serves as a true refuge for more than 250 animals at any given time.

Providing programs to the community is also central to Alaqua Animal Refuge’s mission. Since 2008, the shelter has offered its S.N.A.P. Program, providing free or low-cost spay and neuter procedures to more than 2,000 animals per year.

As we grow and develop our facility and operations, we will adhere to our guiding purpose: To give neglected, lost and abandoned animals a chance at life.

Come Meet Alaqua Animal Refuge's Pets

Alaqua Animal Refuge invites you to come visit our facility and see our adoptable pets. We are located in Freeport, Florida and are open daily from noon to 5 p.m.
We would love for you to come visit and see if we have that perfect pet for you that will make your family complete!

Make a donation to Alaqua Animal Refuge to help homeless pets find homes