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Lost & Found

Animal Services provides Lost and Found services to the public. Visit the Pet Adoption and Protection Center to report and/or search for your lost pet. Notify the police if you believe your pet was stolen.

If you lost a pet

  • Visit the Pet Adoption and Protection Center on a daily basis as we over 100 dogs and cats daily. Dogs over 6 months of age are held back from being adopted out for 3 days as per County Ordinance.
  • Animal Services employees will be available to help you search in all areas of the facility.
  • Search PetHarbor for photos of your pet every day. Remember to register your pet's breed with Pet Harbor.
  • Provide ''Lost Pet'' color flyers with your contact information and the description of your lost pet. These will be placed throughout the Pet Adoption and Protection Center to assist you in your search.
  • Check for pictures of pets on the Pet Adoption and Protection Center's ''Found'' bulletin board and ''Stray Pets in Medical Foster Care'' located in the main lobby.
  • Post your pet on Finding Rover, a free mobile app that helps pet owners find their lost dogs in real-time using facial recognition technology.
  • Animal Services also maintains a daily deceased pet log. Although it is difficult, please make sure to check as it will give you and your family closure.

Remember to search other local animal shelters and websites such as The Miami Herald Pet Classified sections,,,

If you find a stray dog

  • Stray dogs can be brought to the Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center.
  • Register and post a photo of the found pet on Finding Rover, a free mobile app that helps pet owners who are users of the app find their lost dogs in real-time using facial recognition technology.
  • To place a found pet ad, you may contact The Miami Herald Newspaper at 305-350-2222 or fax: 305-995-8110. ''Found Pet'' ads are free.
  • For El Nuevo Herald (Spanish language) newspaper, call 305-350-2345.

Redemption fee for lost pets

There is a redemption fee for lost pets found by Animal Services. Review the fee schedule for applicable fees. Owners must bring their pet's rabies certificate to pick up their pet. If the rabies certificate is not available, the pet will not be released until the rabies shot is obtained.

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