Hobby Breeder Permits are valid for a period of one calendar year and must be renewed in January at a cost of $150.00. Residents who qualified for the free hobby breeder permit must renew by the extended date of January 31, 2010 in order to maintain the free permit status.

For information about obtaining a Hobby Breeder permit, a permit to legally breed up to 19 puppies or kittens per year in Palm Beach County, please call 561-233-1200 or click here to e-mail.

The annual permit fee is $150, which is due in January of each year.  See Ordinance 98-22, Section 28 and 29 for detailed information on requirements for pet sterilization and Hobby Breeder permits.

Persons who breed 20 or more puppies or kittens per year must obtain a Commercial Breeder Permit. For more information about obtaining a Commercial Breeder Permit, please call 561-233-1200 or click here to e-mail.

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     ​Main Facility:

7100 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, 33411
(west of Florida Turnpike)

 Hours:
Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Animal Viewing Areas - Adoptions - Redemptions
From 12:00 p.m to Closing

Closed on government holidays

​Rabies Vaccines & Microchips:

Saturday and Sunday

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Shelter Map

Main Phone:
 561-233-1200

Toll-free from Delray or Boca:
561-276-1344

Toll-free from West County: 561-924-5656

 Spay/Neuter Clinic Main Facility:
561-233-1261 

All Spay/Neuter services including TNVR's are
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

**Spay Shuttle - OPEN on the following dates**

Thursday, December 1
Tuesday-Thursday, December 6-8
Tuesday-Thursday, December 13-15
Tuesday-Thursday, December 20-22

​DUE TO EXTREME STAFFING CHALLENGES, THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE…

Click here For Low Cost Spay and Neuter Services ​​

West County Pahokee Facility:

3615 SR 715
Pahokee

**West County Clinic - OPEN on the following dates**

Tuesday, December 13​
Tuesday, December 20

DUE TO EXTREME STAFFING CHALLENGES, THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE…

Click here ​For Low Cost Spay and Neuter Services ​​

​Spay/Neuter West County Clinic:
561-924-5657

Stray/Injured Pick Up 561-233-1200,
extension 0

Community Cats/TNVR Services 561-233-5262

Shelter Map