Animal Services is primarily charged with the responsibility of enforcing Chapter 5 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, as well as Florida Statute 828, which deals primarily with animal cruelty issues. Unlike private shelters that have limitations on the number of pets they accept, we accept all animals, at Animal Services. None are turned away, and each year, the shelter impounds more than 34,000 dogs and cats. Our goal is to reunite lost pets with their owners and find life long homes for as many animals as possible and to provide proper care for them while they’re at the shelter.
Come Meet Our Pets...
Animal Services Locations and Hours Miami-Dade Animal Services is an open-admission shelter meaning that no homeless animal is turned away. Our goal is to reunite lost pets with their owners and when that is not possible, find a new home for them, provided that they are healthy and not aggressive.
How to Adopt You can search for a pet online www.miamidade.gov/animals or go to the shelter.
There is no guarantee that the pet you have identified online will still be available when you arrive at the shelter. If the pet you wanted is no longer available, please consider adopting another animal in our shelter. Each day there are over 350 loveable dogs and cats looking for a good home.
Thank You! Your message has been sent to Miami Dade Animal Services.
You'll receive a copy, too, at
to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.