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Miami-Dade County Animal Services to Celebrate Petco Foundation Partnership with a Black Friday Grand Opening of a Neighborhood Pet Adoption Center

MIAMI (November 17, 2015)

Just in time to give pets a home for every holiday, Miami-Dade County Animal Services (Animal Services) will celebrate its partnership with the Petco Foundation with the official grand opening of a new in-store Adoption Center at the Petco store located at 6200 S. Dixie Hwy, South Miami, FL 3314. The grand opening will take place on “Black Friday,” November 27, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Animal Services and the Petco Foundation invite the community to Think Adoption First and help save lives by adopting one or more adorable cats, kittens, dogs and puppies who await their forever homes at the new family-friendly adoption center located inside the South Miami Petco store

Adoption fees for pets over four months old are waived as part of Animal Services’ current Pets are Priceless promotion until December 31, 2015.  Adopters will only be responsible for the $27 licensing fee. All pets adopted are spayed/neutered, microchipped, dewormed and given appropriate vaccines. 

The grand opening celebration will feature music, raffles and giveaways. Pet adopters will receive a free Welcome to the Family Care Package from Petco with coupons for food, services and supplies for their new addition to the family.  

“We are thrilled to be Petco Foundation partners and grateful for the opportunity to continue to save lives by hosting pet adoptions at the South Miami Petco Store,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “We look forward to having our neighbors in South Miami and the surrounding area stop by to connect, adopt and fall in love with a shelter pet.”

About Miami-Dade County Animal Services

Every year Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department (Animal Services) provides care and refuge for over 27,000 abandoned dogs and cats. Every day, Animal Services staff and volunteers work diligently to find life-long homes for these abandoned animals by facilitating onsite adoptions, hosting off-site adoption at events and locations throughout the community, and working collaboratively with over 100 rescue organizations who share in our goal of a No Kill Miami-Dade County.

About the Petco Foundation

At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life.  Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $135 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 8,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay/neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 4.2 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.

Miami-Dade Animal Services and the Petco Foundation
Grand opening celebration of the Miami-Dade Animal Services Neighborhood Adoption Center at Petco
November 27, 2015 — 10:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.
Petco 6200 S. Dixie Hwy, South Miami, FL 33143