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Dog Vaccinations

We offer Miami-Dade County residents rabies vaccinations to help keep your furry friends healthy. Rabies vaccinations are required for all dogs over four months of age and will need to be renewed either yearly or every three years depending on the vaccine administered. When an animal gets their rabies vaccine for the first time, it is given for one year only. After that all other rabies vaccines can be given every three years.

The price for a rabies vaccination is the same for a one year or three years which is $15.

We also offer the below Vaccination Packages.

Vaccine package: $35
The vaccine package for dogs includes: Rabies, Bordetella, DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza) vaccinations.

Full service package: $50
The full service pet care package for dogs includes: Rabies, Bordetella, DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo and Parainfluenza) vaccinations and microchip.

Special service package: $90
The special service pet care package for dogs includes: Rabies, Bordetella, DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza) vaccinations, microchip and Spay/Neuter surgery.

You can schedule a spay/neuter appointment online or by calling 311.

  • Low-income Owner

    Rabies vaccinations are available to low income owners for $5.

    Pet care packages are also available to low income owners.

    Pet Care packages for dogs:

    Option 1: Vaccine package (Rabies, Bordetella, and DHPP vaccines): $25
    Option 2: Full service package (Rabies, Bordetella, DHPP, and Microchip): $40
    Option 3: Special service package (Rabies, Bordetella, DHPP vaccines, Microchip and spay or neuter Surgery) $70

    Must provide proof of Federal Assistance:

    • Food Stamps: Must provide current eligibility letter.
    • Medicaid: Must provide current eligibility letter.
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI): Must provide current eligibility letter.
    • Jackson Memorial Hospital Clinic Cards: Must provide current eligibility letter.
    • Temporary Assistance for Needed Families (TANF): Must provide current eligibility letter.
  • Regulation & Compliance

    Rabies Law

    All dogs, cats and ferrets older than four months old must be vaccinated against rabies, and must be vaccinated 12 months after that.
  • Eligibility & Requirements

    • Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats are required by Law.
    • The pet owner must be at least 18 years old.
    • Dogs and cats must be four months old.
    • The dog or cat must be registered in Miami-Dade County, though the owner does not have to be a Miami-Dade resident.
    • In lieu of a late fee, pet owners have a 30-day grace period from the license and/or rabies vaccine expiration date to renew their pet's license and/or rabies vaccination. Failure to renew within the grace period will result in the issuance of a civil violation notice.
  • Exemptions

    • Your dog or cat may be exempted from the rabies vaccine up to one year as for health reasons. A written notice signed by a licensed veterinarian must be submitted to Animal Services within 30-days of the vaccine expiration date. If your dog has ongoing health issues, the rabies exemption written request must be submitted annually. (Please note: The dog license tag is still required regardless of the rabies vaccine exemption. Renewal must occur within 30-days of the license expiration date.)
    • Pets can't be vaccinated when pregnant, but can be vaccinated when nursing.
    • Greyhounds kept, maintained or brought into Miami-Dade County for the purpose of racing at licensed greyhound tracks are exempt. So are dogs used as part of entertainment acts when properly controlled, or dogs that remain in the Miami-Dade for less than 30 days.

Phone Number(s)

Locations and Hours

  • Pet Adoption and Protection Center

    3599 NW 79 Avenue, FL 33122
    10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    *Closed on County Holidays