Bring home an adopted pet this holiday season

While shopping this holiday season, instead of buying the same old tie, shirt, blouse or perfume, what better gift to show someone how special they are than by giving a shelter pet from the Miami-Dade Animal Services Department (ASD).

Besides being a very special, unique and affordable gift, it’s the gift that keeps on giving long after the holidays are over.

Thanks to the support and direction of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, ASD has announced a reduced cost of half price for adoption fees during this holiday season through Dec. 30, 2011. To view available pets, visit

“During these difficult economic times, the department is pleased to offer a reduction in adoption fees in an effort to give our pets a second chance and even bring some joy into homes this season,” said Alex Muñoz, director of Animal Services Department.

Each year ASD receives more than 36,000 pets. The goal of Animal Services is to reunite lost pets with their families or find lifelong homes for as many animals as possible.

Animal Services, located at 7401 NW 74 St., is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit online at or call 3-1-1.

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