Miami-Dade's mission is to save the lives of abandoned animals in our care, protect animals from cruelty, reunite lost pets with their owners, protect people and pets in our community from health-related issues and ensure the public’s safety.
Volunteers of all abilities are welcome at Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department. We provide various opportunities at differing skill levels to ensure all volunteers are engaged. Such opportunities include, but are not limited to, administrative support, adoption counselor, bather/groomer, canine/feline enrichment, clinic support, customer service greeter, and kennel assistant. Most volunteer activities that involve direct animal contact require bending, stooping, and the ability to lift 50 pounds.