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At this time, Miami-Dade County is monitoring Hurricane Matthew.

Please visit our Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.

Give Back and Make a Difference

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.

We welcome volunteers (ages 15 - 17 must be accompanied by an adult) who would like to donate their time and are interested in making a difference. Your participation and fresh ideas can help toward finding forever loving homes for all abandoned dogs and cats.

Volunteers will receive training and orientation as well as an introduction to the services and the mission of Miami-Dade County Animal Services. To find out if you are eligible to volunteer, please review the eligibility requirements.

For more information on volunteering, email the volunteer coordinator at or call 305-418-7159.

Volunteer Requirements

Individuals who wish to volunteer their time and services to Animal Services must complete the following:

  • Attend a Volunteer Orientation 
    • Held every Saturday at 10 a.m. 
    • Held the first and third Thursday of every month at 5 p.m.
  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older (or 15 if volunteering with a parent or adult volunteer).
  • Successfully pass a criminal history background check.
  • Adhere to the volunteer dress code (long khaki pants, closed toe shoes, and volunteer t-shirt that will be provided).
  • Be able to effectively communicate in the English language.
  • Complete and turn in the Volunteer Application at the volunteer orientation session.
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