Surrendering Your Pet

As of December 3, 2021, Miami-Dade County has an extremely high number of pets in need of loving homes. We are asking our community to help us continue our life-saving mission by helping us manage our pet population and asking residents to avoid surrendering pets unless absolutely necessary and ask anyone who finds friendly stray pets to consider fostering them.

Leaving your pet at a shelter can be a heartbreaking experience, but there are alternatives. We will work with you to find resources and solutions that can keep you and your pet together.

Animal Services works with rescue groups, humane societies and offers rehoming assistance.

Before surrendering your pet, try to find a good home for it by asking family and friends, sharing it online, or putting up flyers at veterinarian offices in your neighborhood. Surrendering your pet to a shelter should be your last resort.

Try using resources like Home To Home™, an interactive platform created to help families, people and pets with the difficult task of finding a new home. Once your profile is created people interested in fostering or adopting a new pet can view your pet profile on Home To Home and then reach out to you directly.

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Animal Services

Bronwyn Stanford, Director

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

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