Ayla's Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue, Inc.

Providing Love, Security, and Dignity to North Florida's Homeless and Neglected Animals


In Northeast and North Central Florida, more than 30,000 animals are euthanized every year. Shelters and animal control facilities are over crowded with homeless, abandoned, and abused animals. And the task of remedying these concerns seems daunting at best.

Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue, Inc.


We are tackling the problem one animal at a time. Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue, Inc., is a St. Augustine-based 501(c)(3) supporting adoption, spay and neuter, and responsible care of animals. Along with education, outreach, and adoption and fostering programs, Ayla’s Acres maintains a 45-acre sanctuary where “unadoptable” animals may live out their lives with peace, love, and dignity.

Fundraising Efforts


Fundraising, is an ongoing necessity to support Ayla's Acres mission. We receive no government funding, relying on private donations. Our annual gala, community support, grants, and annual holiday appeal provide funds for our cause. Ayla's Acres Thrift Shop (142 King Street) produces additional revenue helping us to meet our goals We launched a $2.6 million capital campaign to raise funds to build Peter’s Friends Animal Resource Center in St. Johns County.



We take a 3-step approach to rescuing and rehoming our animals.

Providing Love, Security, and Dignity to Homeless and Neglected Animals.

In Northeast and North Central Florida, more than 30,000 animals are euthanized every year. Shelters and animal control facilities are overcrowded with homeless, abandoned, and abused animals. And the task of remedying these concerns seems daunting at best.

Most of our animals are owner surrender because of death, divorce, or serious life changes. Other animals enter the program as a result of abandonment or neglect.


Before Every Forever Home There Is a Foster Family!

Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue is a foster-based rescue. Our rescues live with a foster family until adopted. We feel that housing our animals awaiting adoption with foster families gives them a chance to receive the love, security, and stability that they will find in their forever home. Quite simply, a foster is preparing an animal for its “happily ever after.”


See a Furever Friend on Our Website?

Select the link below to submit an application. We do not do same-day adoptions. All adoptions require an application be filled out, including vet references, and a home check prior to adoption. All applicants must be over the age of 25.

View Our Adoptable Pets

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