Animal Services enforces Chapter 5 of the Miami-Dade County Code pertaining to vaccination, licensure, dog bites, acts of cruelty to animals and illegal pit bulls. If you own a dog or cat in Miami-Dade County, you must comply with Miami-Dade County codes.
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We have an open-admission shelter and accept all dogs and cats surrendered to our facility. We work closely with rescue organizations and humane societies to save as many pets as possible. Owners electing to have their pets humanely euthanized due to a medical condition must check in at the Receiving office. There is a fee of $25 and ASD has the right to refuse to euthanize a pet that is not ill.
Animal Services provides Lost and Found services to the public. If Lost and Found personnel are unavailable when you visit the shelter, the Front Desk personnel will be happy to assist you. You may call 311 to report your lost dog. In the unfortunate event that you do not find your dog before its rabies vaccination and / or County tag renewal, please close your pet's account.
Not everyone speaks "woof" and "meow". Give your pet the voice they don't have, microchip and license your pet today!
Miami-Dade County Health Department and Animal Services officials are urging the public to help protect themselves and to prevent the spread of rabies by taking the following steps.
The Humane Society of Greater Miami provides low-cost spay/neuter services to the public from their facilities. The phone number for scheduling and information is 305-696-0800, the main line of the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Hours of operation are: Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with surgery drop offs from 8 a.m. to 9 a. m. Spay/neuter services are by appointment only.
Animal Services accepts all dogs and cats at no charge. No pet will be turned away. Owners who surrender their pets will give up all rights to the pet. Proof of ownership is required to surrender your pet.
All transfers of ownership should be accompanied by a notarized letter from the former owner, this letter must demonstrate complete delegation to the new owner and authorization to transfer the current license tag (if any) and microchip number if applicable. Dog ID will remain the same.