All pets adopted from Miami-Dade Animal Services undergo basic vetting and include sterilization, vaccinations, and microchip.
Low-cost spay or neuter services are offered to Miami-Dade County residents for cats and dogs. Appointments can be scheduled up to 30 days in advance.
If you've lost your pet or found someone else's file a report to Miami-Dade Animal Services as soon as possible.
Low-cost vaccinations are available for your dogs and cats at the Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center.
Report Animal Cruelty
We will investigate signs of cruelty. The most common signs include tick or flea infestations, no food or water, no shelter, injured and not taken to a vet for care, extremely thin or missing hair.Report a problem
Licenses & Tags
You can buy or renew a dog license at your local veterinarian’s office, at the Pet Adoption and Protection Center or at any one of the 311 Service Centers. Dog Licenses are required for all dogs over four months of age.
Active members of a national, state, or local breeder organization that houses or breeds dogs or cats in or on the property of a private residence must apply for a Hobby Breeder License.
You can buy a license for your cat at the Pet Adoption and Protection Center or at any of the 311 Service Centers.
A pet care center license for commercial grooming of animals (dogs, cats, etc.) must be obtained from Animal Services in order to operate a pet grooming business in Miami-Dade County.
Pet Dealer Licenses are issued for anyone who sells more than two litters or 20 dogs or cats per year, whichever is greater.
An owner whose dog has been declared dangerous must register the dog with Animal Services within 14 days of that declaration.
News & Events
Saving lives starts with you. Join our lifesaving mission by becoming a pet foster parent to care for the large influx of pets at the shelter.
Each week we feature two pets at the shelter. This week's pets are looking for new homes with loving families.
As part of a wildlife vaccination effort against rabies, Miami-Dade County workers are distributing edible vaccines around waterways and dumpsters in both rural and inhabited areas.
The goal is to improve the quality of life for pets, who otherwise might not get to see a veterinarian.
Miami-Dade County Animal Services (ASD) is expanding its mission to humanely manage the County’s outdoor cat population. The Tip the Trapper Initiative will provide a monetary incentive to Miami-Dade cat trappers who bring in community cats to be vaccinated, sterilized and ear-tipped by Animal Services.
Miami-Dade Animal Services is an open intake shelter that takes in about 30,000 dogs and cats each year, regardless of age, breed, medical condition or temperament. Animals receive the same high-quality veterinary care as pets visiting private veterinarians.
Animal cruelty is defined as depriving an animal of food, water, shelter or veterinary care.
License tags are required for all dogs. Tags must be renewed one year from the last date of purchase. It's the law. Click title to read the regulation.
When a dog goes off private property, it must be leashed at all times. Dogs are not permitted to roam free off private property.
Any animal which causes frequent, habitual or long continued noise which is plainly audible at a distance of 100 feet at any time of the day.
Our mission is to save the lives of abandoned animals in our care, protect animals from cruelty, reunite lost pets with their owners, protect people and pets in our community from health-related issues and ensure the public’s safety.