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Foster Parent Program

Have you ever considered fostering a dog or cat in need of a home? Fostering adoptable animals to live in a temporary home opens up more space at the shelter, giving more shelter pets a second chance at a new life!

Miami-Dade Animal Services is looking for foster volunteers to open their homes to dogs and cats in need of a nurturing environment. All foster families must attend a foster training and agree to all foster policies. All medical care is provided by the shelter.  

For more information on fostering, please email Jeanne Dykstra at or call 305-418-7149.


Miami Dade Animal Services is a great place to volunteer! It is a place where you can learn about pet care, make new friends that share a passion for animals and have tons of fun, all while making a positive impact on the lives of animals.

  • Volunteer orientations are held every Saturday at 10 a.m. and the first and third Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.

For those interested in volunteering at Miami-Dade Animal Services the Volunteer Orientation is approximately 1 1/2 hours long and includes an application and background check appointment.

Make a Donation

Miami-Dade County Animal Services is always in need of donations to help accomodate shelter pets and find them forever homes. Financial contributions will be used for pet supplies and equipment to help promote pet adoptions, increase public awareness, organize additional educational programs and provide better care of our pets.

All donations to the Animal Trust Fund may be deducted as charitable contributions on your federal income tax filing.

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