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Pet Adoption and Protection Center
3599 NW 79 Ave.
Doral, FL 33122

Phone: 311 or 305-468-5900
Email: [email protected]

Shelter hours: 
Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday - Closed  

The Shelter is closed on County holidays. Days and hours of operation for services, e.g. spay and neuter, may differ from Shelter hours. Visit individual service pages for more information.

  • Media Inquiries

    Routine media inquiries are handled as expeditiously as possible during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    For media inquiries, contact 305-418-7181 or 305-418-7194.

  • Public Record Requests

    To request public records, contact:

    Alba Vargas
    Public Records Custodian
    Animal Services
    3599 NW 79 Ave.
    Doral, FL 33122
    [email protected]

    Miami-Dade County now has a new public records management tool that allows you to request and track its status online. Create a new account or log in to submit and see updates to your public records requests.

  • Related Animal Agencies

    Below is a list of non-County agencies related to animals services:

    • Animal Welfare Society
      305-858-3501
    • Broward Animal Services
      1-954-359-1313
    • Broward Humane Society
      1-954-989-3977
    • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
      866-392-4286
    • Humane Animal Removal
      305-232-1100
    • Humane Society of Greater Miami (North)
      305-696-0800
    • Humane Society of Greater Miami (South)
      305-252-3389
    • Miami Animal Removal
      786-594-1189
    • Pelican Harbor Seabird Station
      305-751-9840
    • Planned Pethood
      305-687-7729
    • South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue
      305-825-8826
    • Wildlife Educational Programs (Birds)
      305-751-9840
    • Wildlife Educational Programs (Birds/Reptiles)
      305-646-4245
    • Zoo
      305-251-0400

Accommodations for persons with disabilities

Anyone with a disability who requires assistance in order to participate in the programs, activities or services of the Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department, may call Luis Salgado at 305-418-7162. You can request materials in an accessible format, ask for sign language interpreters, or request other means of equally effective communication to participate in any program or meeting. Contact Luis Salgado at least five days in advance of date of needed services. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service.)