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Paws for reality and learn how waived adoption fees saves lives
December 5, 2018 — Animal Services

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#PawsForReality provides information on various animal welfare topics.

Waived adoption fees save lives.

Research shows that waiving fees does not negatively impact adoptions. There are many benefits including:

  • Increased number of adoptions, which allows more pets to find their fur-ever homes
  • Reduces the time of the pet in the shelter
  • Vast majority of pets remain in the home after adoption
  • More positive experience for the adopter

Like most large, open-admission shelters, Miami-Dade Animal Services holds events and promotions with reduced or waived adoption fees. Dedicated Adoption Counselors use conversation-based adoption methods to educate potential adopters about the responsibilities of pet ownership. This method has been shown to be more effective than policy-based adoptions, which require background checks and often increases the time it takes to place a pet. Policy-based adoptions may also create a negative experience for potential matches.

Waiving fees is a new and innovative way to help save the lives of shelter pets. We invite you to follow our #PawsForReality campaign on our social media platforms and to visit us at the Pet Adoption and Protection Center.

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