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A total of 45 pets from Miami-Dade Animal Services found homes at Grand Opening Celebration of Petco Adoption Center

MIAMI (December 01, 2015)

A total of 45 dogs and cats found homes just in time to celebrate the first of many holidays to come during the grand opening celebration of the Petco Adoption Center in Partnership with Miami-Dade Animal Services located at 6200 S. Dixie Hwy, South Miami, FL 33143 which took place on Black Friday, November 27, 2015.

Besides the opportunity to connect, adopt and fall in love with a shelter pet, potential adopters enjoyed music, giveaways and a raffle, making for a festive and successful life-saving event. 

The opportunity to save lives continues as Miami-Dade Animal Services and the Petco Foundation invite the community to Think Adoption First by visiting 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. During this special promotion, adopters are only responsible for the $27 licensing fee for dogs. All pets adopted are spayed/neutered, microchipped, dewormed and given appropriate vaccines. 

“It was a great to see the community come out and show their support of the Petco Adoption Center,” said Alex Muñoz, Director of Animal Services. “It was especially satisfying to know that large dogs were included in the total 45 adoptions at the Petco Adoption Center.” 

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.