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.
Give a forever home to a pet from the Pet Adoption and Protection Center and receive a lifetime of love from your new companion.
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.
Low-cost vaccinations are available for your dogs and cats at the Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center.
Search for your lost dog or cat. If you find a stray pet, bring it to our shelter to be reunited with its owner.
Dog License (Tag)
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.
Hobby Breader License
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.
Veterinary Clinics & Pet Dealers
You can purchase bulk orders of "one-year" or "three-year" tags.
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.
Pet Dealer License
Pet Dealer Licenses are issued for anyone who sells more than two litters or 20 dogs or cats per year, whichever is greater.
Kennel licenses are issued by Miami-Dade Animal Services.
Dangerous Dog Registration
An owner whose dog has been declared dangerous must register the dog with Animal Services within 14 days of that declaration.
Getting rid of rabies in Miami-Dade
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.
Pets of the week
Each week we feature two pets at the shelter. This week's pets are looking for new homes with loving families
Who doesn't like big mutts?
Come and get a big mutt and enjoy waived adoption fees now through September 30.