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Our goal is to find a loving, permanent home for every animal in our care. 

 

Adopting a pet is a big commitment! Are you ready to:

  • Keep and care for the pet for his or her entire life (which could last 15 years!)?
  • Take the pet with you each time you move to a new home?
  • Train the pet?
  • Make the pet a permanent family member?
  • Be financially responsible for the pet, in sickness and in health?

If you are certain that you are willing and able to devote yourself to providing a loving, permanent home for one of our furry friends, please visit our Adopt A Dog and Adopt A Cat pages to start your pet adoption journey! Take your time to see all of the pets available for adoption and click on their photos to learn more about them. You may ask our staff any question you may have by calling 305-696-0800. If you have found yourself completely in love with one of the pets, fill out an adoption application and an adoption counselor will help connect you with the pet of your dreams. We highly recommend making the whole family a part of the decision making process, including bringing your four-legged to the meet-and-greet appointment. It’s always best to get everyone involved in making this very important decision!

Adoptions are by appointment only from Tuesday-Sunday from 12:00pm – 4:00pm. If interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application. Please allow at least 72 hours for us to get back to you.

  • Please check each animal’s profile for available appointment date.  If no date is listed, the animal is available for appointments immediately. 
  • 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.

*At this time, a maximum of two people will be allowed to participate during the meet and greet. 

Now let’s get started! Click for forever:

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.

If you have previously submitted an application for a pet that has already been adopted and are interested in a new pet, please email [email protected].

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

At the time of adoption you will be asked to provide:

  • Picture ID.
  • If you are a renter or own and are part of a Homeowner’s Association, a copy of your lease/rent agreement and/or pet policy, including the name and address of the landlord, or written consent from your landlord if the pet policy is not included in the lease.
  • A collar and leash to take home your pet(if you are adopting a dog); a cat carrier (if you are adopting a cat). Collars, leashes and carriers are available for purchase at our boutique or you may bring your own with you.
  • Arrive at your scheduled appointment time to complete your adoption.

ADOPT A DOG

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View our DOGS for adoption!

All dog adoptions include the following:

  • Up to date with all age-appropriate vaccinations
  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Microchip (includes registration)
  • A bag of Purina ONE food
  • Engraved ID tag with pet’s name and owner phone number

DOG ADOPTION FEES*

*Fees subject to change without notice. Please call to confirm current fees. 

Purebreds / High Demand Canines – $259 adoption fee
All dogs under 2 years old – $259 adoption fee
All dogs over 2 years old – $149 adoption fee

Please note: The purchase of at least one dose of prevention medication is required with all dog adoptions.

ADOPT A CAT

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View our CATS for adoption!

All cat adoptions include the following:

  • Up to date with all age-appropriate vaccinations
  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Microchip (includes registration)
  • A bag of Purina ONE food
  • Engraved ID tag with pet’s name and owner phone number

CAT ADOPTION FEES*

*Fees subject to change without notice. Please call to confirm current fees. 

Purebreds / High Demand Felines – $89 adoption fee
All Felines under 2 years old –
$89 adoption fee
Cats over 2 years old –
$59 adoption fee

Ask our adoption counselors about Heartworm prevention!

Heartworm disease can be prevented in dogs by giving them medication once a month, which also controls various internal and external parasites. Heartworm infections are diagnosed in about 250,000 dogs each year. All of our shelter pets are heartworm tested and receive preventative medication. We strongly recommend purchasing heartworm prevention at the time of adoption to ensure your pet remains healthy. We offer packages of 6-month and 12-month doses, as well as single doses of heartworm prevention at competitive prices.

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Click here to go on the Purina Pet Food Finder Experience

SENIOR PETS

Thinking about adopting a senior pet? There are numerous reasons that make older pets a great option for families looking to adopt a pet:

  • Older pets are typically calmer than puppies and kittens, often content with a more relaxing day-to to-day routine.
  • The low-key, mellow nature of older pets makes them a great fit for households with children.
  • Senior pets are often already trained and may even be pros at performing basic commands.
  • Because of their relaxing lifestyle, senior pets don’t require the constant attention and exercise that comes with young pets.
  • Their size, energy level, and health status are already established so you know exactly what to expect with your new pet.
  • Story after story suggests that senior pets are especially grateful for their new home.

Please tell your friends, family and co-workers to adopt from a shelter. Many lives depend on it.

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