Each year, Miami-Dade Animal Services receives over 30,000 pets. The goal is to increase pet adoptions, community awareness and involvement with the shelter.
To ensure pet safety, Animal Services enforces Chapter 5 of the Miami-Dade County Code pertaining to vaccination, licensure, dog bites, acts of cruelty to animals and illegal pit bulls. If you own a dog or cat in Miami-Dade County, please comply with Miami-Dade County codes.
Learn more about Dog and Cat traps.
We have an open-admission shelter and accept all dogs and cats surrendered to our facility. We work closely with rescue organizations and humane societies to save as many pets as possible. Owners electing to have their pets humanely euthanized due to a medical condition must check in at the Receiving office. There is a fee of $25 and ASD has the right to refuse to euthanize a pet that is not ill.
Lost & Found
Animal Services provides Lost and Found services to the public. If Lost and Found personnel are unavailable when you visit the shelter, the Front Desk personnel will be happy to assist you. You may call 311 to report your lost dog. In the unfortunate event that you do not find your dog before its rabies vaccination and / or County tag renewal, please close your pet's account.
Microchip your Pet
Not everyone speaks "woof" and "meow". Give your pet the voice they don't have, microchip and license your pet today!
Miami-Dade County Health Department and Animal Services officials are urging the public to help protect themselves and to prevent the spread of rabies by taking the following steps.
Spay & Neuter Services
Animal Services offers donor-subsidized spay/neuter services for dogs and cats at a low cost. Surgeries are performed on a first come, first serve basis. For more information call 3-1-1.
Surrender Your Pet
Animal Services accepts all dogs and cats at no charge. No pet will be turned away. Owners who surrender their pets will give up all rights to the pet. Proof of ownership is required to surrender your pet.
Transfer of Dog Ownership
All transfers of ownership should be accompanied by a notarized letter from the former owner, this letter must demonstrate complete delegation to the new owner and authorization to transfer the current license tag (if any) and microchip number if applicable. Dog ID will remain the same.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:41:24 PM
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