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Pet Adoption and Protection Center

Photo of new shelter

Photo of the new Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center
Location services and hours of operation

The new Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center is open.

  • The Pet Adoption and Protection Center is located at 3599 NW 79 Ave. in Doral.
  • Miami-Dade County's new facility is a major milestone in accomplishing our goal to save the lives of homeless pets in our community.
  • The total site area occupies 5.04 acres and includes an existing building that has undergone extensive renovation and structural retrofitting.
  • At approximately 70,000 square feet, the new building doubles the size of the previous facility.
  • The design of the new facility makes it a model of best practices in animal housing and prioritizes the adoption of pets.
  • The new facility will offer comfortable environment for homeless pets, those who care for them and the people looking to adopt a dog or cat.
  • A few of the special features: spacious air-conditioned kennels, several outdoor canine exercise and play areas, and a community room for cats to play in.
  • The new facility will offer the ability to expand our spay and neuter service which is a critical step in reaching our goal of a no kill Miami-Dade County.

Progress of the Pet Adoption and Protection Center


Groundbreaking of the Pet Adoption and Protection Center

Elected officials

On Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa, District 12 Commissioner Jose ''Pepe'' Diaz and the Board of County Commissioners joined Animal Services staff and administration at the future site of the new Pet Adoption and Protection Center to break ground.

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