Tearful owner surrendered his dog to shelter after landlord said no

The photo of a  tearful owner surrendering his dog at the Miami-Dade Animal Services on Monday broke the hearts of animal advocates everywhere.  The two had been together since Chance was just a puppy, and … Read More

Previous show dog in Cuba grew old and deaf and then dumped at shelter

“Sauron” was once an admired show dog in Cuba. The black and white English cocker spaniel earned prizes, ribbons, money and fame for his owners – that is until he grew old. And then instead … Read More

Blind Corgi at Miami shelter ‘Please carry me and keep my water close’ sign on kennel

At Miami-Dade Animal Services a blind Welsh Corgi named Jimmy is so afraid of the kennel environment, he refuses to move. A staff member posted the following heartbreaking message on his kennel window:

“Please carry

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Rottie returned as quickly as he was adopted because he wouldn’t jump into car

At Miami-Dade Animal Services, a three-year-old Rottie mix was returned on Tuesday as quickly as he was adopted. Peter had just been neutered and as his new owners dragged him outside, they unsuccessfully tried to … Read More

Frightened pup clinging to volunteer will be euthanized unless someone can help her

At the Miami-Dade Animal Services, the photo of a frightened pup clinging to a volunteer continues to circulate on social media, hoping someone’s heart will melt when they see Flor and rush to the shelter … Read More

Urgent rescue needed for abused ‘bait’ dog who only wants to hug her stuffie

At the Miami-Dade Animal Services, an urgent plea has been sent out for help rescuing a young, abused dog who most likely had been a “bait” dog when picked up by local animal control officers … Read More

Overweight bulldog brought to shelter to be euthanized: Vet denied request

At the Miami-Dade Animal Services, an overweight English bulldog was brought to the shelter on Christmas Eve by her owners who asked their dog be euthanized. Poor Juliet is overweight and has breathing problems; thankfully … Read More

Bonded pair comforted each other at Miami shelter until one day they became frustrated

At the Miami-Dade Animal Services, a bonded pair had been surrendered together by their owners in the middle of November. Everyday, Pebbles and BamBam comforted each other; their temporary home because they were both so … Read More

Florida shelter calls for help with surrendered 5-month-old ambulatory puppy

At the Miami-Dade Animal Services, the shelter’s veterinarian has called out for help with a five-month-old ambulatory puppy. Enzo is a miniature schnauzer listed as ambulatory – who moves very slowly on his four legs. … Read More

Bonded strangers betrayed twice: Both dogs adopted and returned again

Two strangers at the Miami-Dade County Animal Services arrived at the shelter a month apart. It was love at first sight, and the dogs named Sinatra and Trina quickly became bonded – sleeping, eating and … Read More