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Animal Services

Animal Services

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.

Animal Traps

Learn more about Dog and Cat traps.

Euthanasia Services

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.

Lost & Found

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.

Microchip your Pet

Not everyone speaks "woof" and "meow". Give your pet the voice they don't have, microchip and license your pet today!

Rabies Vaccination

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.

Spay & Neuter Services

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.

Surrender Your Pet

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.

Transfer of Dog Ownership

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.

County Pet Registration

Dog Licenses

License Tag/Vaccine Expiration Date. To determine the expiration date of your license/vaccine or if the account accurately reflects your contact information, please have your tag number ready (i.e. L99-999999) when using the "Dog License Look-Up " service. If the information is inaccurate, please use our Pet Account Update service to submit your correction request.

Failure to comply: $150.00 fine for unsterilized dogs (plus a $5 ASD surcharge fee and a $10.00 Clerk of Court fee), $50.00 fine for sterilized dogs (plus a $5 ASD surcharge fee and a $10.00 Clerk of Court fee).
For more information, see License Law.

License Fees

Dogs - Not Sterilized

 

$55.00

Dogs - Sterilized

 

$27.00

Duplicate Tag  

$5.00


Owner on Public Assistance*

Dogs - Not Sterilized  

$10.00

Dogs - Sterilized  

$5.00

*NOTE: To qualify for the reduced fee, the pet owner must be at least 18 years old and receiving public assistance under one or more of the following:

  • Food Stamps: Must provide current eligibility letter.
  • Medicaid: Must provide current eligibility letter.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI): Must provide current eligibility letter.
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital Clinic Cards: Must provide current eligibility letter.
  • Temporary Assistance for Needed Families (TANF): Must provide current eligibility letter.

Rabies vaccinations and licenses may be obtained from a Veterinarian or at Miami-Dade Animal Services.

MIAMI-DADE ANIMAL SERVICES
7401 NW 74 Street
Medley, FL 33166

Renew by Mail

  1. Check must be made payable to: Board of County Commissioners. No cash accepted via mail.
  2. Check must be accompanied with copy of rabies certificate completely filled out.
    • Pet owner's address and phone number must be listed on check.
    • Company checks not accepted.
  3. Proof of public assistance must be included to qualify for reduce fee.
  4. To purchase your pet's license tag via mail, please mail your pet's current rabies certificate and payment to:

     

Note:   To ensure a quick turnaround and prevent unnecessary delay of your request, please make sure that rabies certificate contains the following information:

  • Breed Name
  • Correct spelling of pet name
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Spayed or Neutered
  • Color
  • Current Address and Phone Number
  • Correct spelling of pet owner name
  • Rabies vaccination expiration date

Renew in Person

You can also renew in person at any one of the 311 Service Centers.

  1. Pay by Check or Money Order.
    1. Check must be made payable to:
           Board of County Commissioners.
    2. Check must be accompanied with copy of rabies certificate completely filled out.
    3. Pet owner's address and phone number must be listed on check.
    4. Company checks not accepted.
  2. Proof of public assistance must be included to qualify for reduce fee.
  3. Valid Picture Identification (ID) Required.
MIAMI-DADE ANIMAL SERVICES
ATTN: TAG UNIT.
7401 NW 74th STREET
MIAMI FL 33166
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