Miami-Dade County Animal Shelter

Find Miami-Dade County Florida animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Adopt A Pet 11900 Southwest 232nd Street Goulds FL 33170 305-257-2275


Adopt-A-Pet 720 Palm Bay Lane Miami FL 33138 305-258-5123

Collies Florida Rescue Inc 11131 Southwest 69th Terrace Miami FL 33173 813-817-1122

Coral Gables Animal Control 5585 Southwest 8th Street Coral Gables FL 33134 786-536-5084

Friends of Dade County Animal Shelter 11945 Southwest 127th Court Miami FL 33186

Friends of Surfside Cats, Inc. PO Box 646028 Surfside FL 33154

Humane Society Of Greater Miami North 16101 West Dixie Highway North Miami Beach FL 33160 305-696-0800

It's Meow Or Never Animal Sanctuary PO Box 833120 Miami FL 33283 305-472-7284

Miami-Dade Animal Services and Pet Adoptions 7401 Northwest 74th Street Medley FL 33166 305-884-1101

North Miami Animal Control 1855 Northeast 142nd Street North Miami FL 33181 305-895-9876

Paws 4 You Rescue PO Box 561163 Miami FL 33256 786-242-7377

Pet Adoption and Wellness Society, Inc. 2645 Northeast Miami Gardens Drive Miami FL 33180

The Cat Network, Inc. 7200 South Red Road Miami FL 33143 305-255-3482

The Underdog Foundation, Inc. 200 South Biscayne Boulevard Miami FL 33131 786-488-4565

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.