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Foster to Adopt

How it works

  • The foster care provider will care for the pet at home during the mandatory three-day stray hold period; however, you are not the owner of the pet until the hold period has expired.
  • If the pet owner is found, you must return the pet to Animal Services within 24 hours and the adoption fee deposit will be fully reimbursed.
  • Any expenses, such as food, sheltering, veterinary care, grooming, etc. will not be reimbursed by the County or the owner, if found.
  • Pet cannot be spayed or neutered until the stray hold has expired.
  • A license tag will not be issued at this time.
  • All pets will be vaccinated, tested for heartworm, dewormed and microchipped before leaving the Pet Adoption and Protection Center.
  • If the pet is receiving medical treatment at ASD, the medication will be provided to you so you may continue the treatment during the three-day stray hold.
  • If the treatment must be done by a veterinarian technician or a veterinarian, such as daily bandage changes, you may return to ASD daily for this service
  • This program is available to Miami-Dade County residents only.
  • Foster to Adopt does not apply to dogs displaying physical characteristics such as: American Pitbull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier or American Bull terrier.

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