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Dangerous Dog Investigation

Dangerous dogs are reported to Animal Services for investigation by calling 3-1-1. The complainant must leave their information and cannot remain anonymous. For complaints to be considered active, a dog attack must have taken place within the last 30 days. Complainants must furnish an address for the dog involved in the attack.

Please note that a dog that attacked a nondomestic animal, for instance a duck or squirrel, cannot be declared dangerous.

An owner whose dog has been declared dangerous must register the dog with Animal Services within 14 days of that declaration.

Registration fees

  • Dangerous Dog Annual Registration Fee $125.00
  • Dangerous Dog Life Registration (non-transferrable) $500.00

As a prerequisite to registration, the dog owner must supply:

  • Proof of current rabies vaccination
  • Proof of current Miami-Dade County tag
  • Proof that the animal has a microchip, and that the microchip has been registered with the national registry associated with the microchip
  • Proof that the animal has been sterilized
  • Photos of the enclosure the dog will be housed in
  • Photos of signs at all entry points to the property advising both children and adults alike that a dangerous dog is on the property

If you suffered a bite from a dog, please refer to our web page about rabies.

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