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

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.