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Adoption Requirements

  • Must not exceed the number of adult dogs per household as per county ordinance
    • under one acre - 4 dogs allowed
    • between one and two acres - 6 dogs allowed
    • over two acres - 8 dogs allowed
  • Copies of Driver's License or valid State picture ID.
  • Proof of current address where pet will reside.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must pay adoption fee.
  • If adopting a pet with a medical condition, must sign a medical release.
  • If adopting a pet that has not yet been sterilized, adopter must sign a Spay / Neuter agreement and pay a $50.00 refundable deposit -- provided proof of compliance has been submitted -- as per Florida Statue 823-15. This agreement is only available to Miami-Dade County residents.
  • If adopting a puppy or dog must pick up with a collar and leash.
  • Due to health and temperament evaluations, you may not be able to interact with some pets during your visit.
  • Date of adoption depends on stray hold period as well as spay/neuter status.
  • Your pet may qualify for the Foster to Adopt Program, please click here to learn more about this option.
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