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The Humane Society of Greater Miami has been aiding homeless animals in Miami-Dade County since 1936. Every day more than 400 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens are in their care at the adoption center in North Miami Beach. Each year they give love, shelter, and medical care to over 3,300 pets, finding new kind forever homes and protecting them from the threat of euthanasia.
As a non-profit organization, the Humane Society of Greater Miami depends on donations, adoption fees, fundraising efforts, and private grants to stay open. Operating as a limited-admission shelter, adoption guarantees the shelter can welcome more animals in need to help as they look to find their new forever homes. Huge efforts are also made to educate, inspire, and promote responsible pet ownership in the local community through the following programs:
Start your pet adoption journey today by visiting the Humane Society of Greater Miami's pet adoption page online. Every animal available for adoption is shown with great photos and information about their personality, age, breed, sex, and weight. Spend some time getting to know each animal in need of a new home.
If you have any questions about a particular pet or the adoption process, don't hesitate to contact the shelter directly to find out more.
When you find an animal that steals your heart, fill out an online adoption form available online.
Once your application has been received and processed, an Adoption Counselor will be in touch to help you find the pet of your dreams.
Their staff encourages you to bring the whole family (four-legged members included) so everyone can be involved in the decision-making process.
Once you've found the right animal for you, it's time to compete the adoption process. You'll need the following items:
Once you've signed the adoption contract and paid the necessary fee, you're free to bring your new furry friend home and start your new life together!
Adoption fees at the Humane Society of Greater Miami are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations, microchipping and registration, a complimentary bag of Purina ONE food, and an engraved ID tag with your pet’s name and phone number.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.