Our shelter is open Tuesday-Sunday from 12:00pm – 4:00pm for adoption by appointment only. If interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application online and allow up to 72 hours for us to get back to you.

  • An adoption counselor will contact you to discuss your application and the animal you are interested in adopting.
  • If approved, you will then make an appointment to come to the shelter.
  • When you arrive at the shelter for your appointment, please remain in your vehicle and text a specified number (provided onsite).                     
  • We will contact you via phone to let you know the next steps.
  • At this time, a maximum of two people will be allowed to participate during the meet and greet. 

English Adoption Application           Spanish Adoption Application 

If you do not hear from a representative from the Humane Society of Greater Miami within 72 hours (after submitting your application) please email [email protected]. Please note, only applications received through the direct link on our website are reviewed by us. Applications through PetTango or PetFinder are not valid.

Welcome to the Humane Society of Greater Miami

The Humane Society of Greater Miami is a limited admit, adoption guarantee facility dedicated to placing every dog and cat in our care into a loving home, and to promoting responsible pet ownership and spay/neuter programs. Adoption guarantee means that every animal that is admitted to our shelter is free from the threat of euthanasia due to time, space, or treatable medical issues. We provide shelter, food, veterinary care, and plenty of TLC while the dogs and cats wait for their permanent home, no matter how long it takes.

We have been helping homeless animals in Miami-Dade County since 1936. We offer programs and services to educate, inform, and inspire people to take responsible care of their pets and treat animals with the kindness they deserve. With the support of people from across the county, we are helping to create a better community for all.

We are a private, not-for-profit, 501 (c) (3) charitable animal welfare organization supported by our programs and services, as well as donations, private grants and fundraising events.

Please note the below temporary adjustments to our operations:

The Soffer and Fine Adoption Center is open Tuesday-Sunday from 12:00pm – 4:00pm for adoption by appointment only. If interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application online.

Volunteer services will be suspended beginning April 14th until further notice. 

Our North clinic will be open regular hours for vaccines and product purchases ONLY. Surgeries are suspended until further notice.

Our South clinic is closed until further notice.

The Grooming Salon will be closed from March 12th to mid-April for renovations. Please check back later for a re-opening date. 

Our elevator is undergoing maintenance and will be out of order for the next few weeks.

Our Services


Become a foster parent.  Be a hero.

Get Involved

Get involved in our cause! Lend a hand to help a paw.

Wish List

Check out our Wish list. Every bit helps!

Humane Education

Our Humane Education Program is instilling the values of kindness and compassion.

Free Spay/Neuter

We offer Free Spay/Neuter Services for those who qualify – or for a very low fee.

Pet Therapy

The Pet Therapy Program brings the unique and healing human/animal bond across Miami.

Animal Surrender

Surrendering an animal to a shelter should be your last choice. Learn about all options.


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