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Pet Groomer License

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. The pet care center license is valid for a period of 12 months and is not transferable.

This is for a commercial location or a mobile groomer.


  • Eligibility Requirements

    Interested parties should contact us to request a license application packet. Upon receipt of your request, an Animal Services Investigator will contact you to schedule an informative meeting detailing the application process.

    Pet groomers must present evidence that their business is legal, including:

    • Corporate documents,
    • Federal identification number from the IRS,
    • Certificate of Occupancy (Miami-Dade County and/or municipality) 
    • Business Tax Receipt (Miami-Dade County and/or the municipality)
  • Fees

    The fee for application for the pet care center or pet groomer licenses is $400.00.

    Payment is accepted by cash, check (made payable to Animal Services Department) or credit card (American Express not accepted).

  • Regulation & Compliance

    Animal Businesses' License Requirements

    Lists the basic requirements for licensing kennels, breeders, pet dealers, pet care centers and hobby breeders, including: • A separate license is required for each location. • Licenses are not transferable. • All licenses expire on September 30 each year and must be renewed annually. • Requires recordkeeping. • License number must be displayed in all advertising. • Lists potential reasons for denial, suspension or revocation of licenses and how to appeal decision.

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Locations and Hours

  • Pet Adoption and Protection Center

    3599 NW 79 Avenue, Doral, FL 33122
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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    11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.