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Dangerous Dog Registration

An owner whose dog has been declared dangerous must register the dog with Animal Services within 14 days of that declaration. For a dog deemed as dangerous in another state or county that is moving to Miami-Dade County, the owner must register the dog with Animal Services and provide documentation.

  • Annual Registration

    Dangerous Dog Annual Registration Fee $125.00

    As a prerequisite to registration, the dog owner must supply:

    • Proof of current rabies vaccination
    • Proof of current Miami-Dade County tag
    • Proof that the animal has a microchip, and that the microchip has been registered with the national registry associated with the microchip
    • Proof that the animal has been sterilized
    • Photos of the enclosure the dog will be housed in
    • Photos of signs at all entry points to the property advising both children and adults alike that a dangerous dog is on the property
  • Life Registration

    Dangerous Dog Life Registration (non-transferrable) $500.00

    As a prerequisite to registration, the dog owner must supply:

    • Proof of current rabies vaccination
    • Proof of current Miami-Dade County tag
    • Proof that the animal has a microchip, and that the microchip has been registered with the national registry associated with the microchip
    • Proof that the animal has been sterilized
    • Photos of the enclosure the dog will be housed in
    • Photos of signs at all entry points to the property advising both children and adults alike that a dangerous dog is on the property
  • Regulation & Compliance

    Dangerous Dog

    Within 14-days after a dog has been designated as dangerous, or a dangerous dog designation is upheld on appeal, the responsible party shall obtain a certificate of registration for the dog from the Department. The responsible party shall renew the certificate annually. The registration shall include the following: Name, address and telephone number of the dog's owner; the address where the dog is harbored, if different from the owner's address; a complete identification of the dog, including the dog's sex, color, and any other distinguishing physical characteristics; and a color photograph of the dog. Certificates of registration and renewals thereof shall only be issued to competent persons who are at least eighteen (18) years of age

Phone Number(s)

Mail / Email

Locations and Hours

  • Pet Adoption and Protection Center

    3599 NW 79 Avenue, Doral, FL 33122
    Monday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday
    11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Thursday
    11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Friday
    11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Animal Services
Alex Munoz, Director

Pet Adoption and Protection Center
3599 NW 79 Avenue, Doral, FL 33122
311 | pets@miamidade.gov311 | pets@miamidade.gov

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