The Humane Society of Greater Miami is a limited admit, adoption guarantee facility dedicated to placing every dog and cat in our care into a loving home, and to promoting responsible pet ownership and spay/neuter programs. Adoption guarantee means that every animal that is admitted to our shelter is free from the threat of euthanasia due to time, space, or treatable medical issues. We provide shelter, food, veterinary care, and plenty of TLC while the dogs and cats wait for their permanent home, no matter how long it takes.
We have been helping homeless animals in Miami-Dade County since 1936. We offer programs and services to educate, inform, and inspire people to take responsible care of their pets and treat animals with the kindness they deserve. With the support of people from across the county, we are helping to create a better community for all.
We are a private, not-for-profit, 501 (c) (3) charitable animal welfare organization supported solely by our programs and services, as well as donations, private grants and fundraising events.
We have an amazing team at the Humane Society of Greater Miami. They spend their days caring for over 400 animals daily, but more importantly they make every animal in our care feel LOVED.
Romina has made herself a new bestie at our Soffer and Fine Adoption Center! From the moment Romina entered the shelter, she was very interested in meeting Brownie, another shelter pet receiving medical treatment. Despite having different cages, they shared a very evident connection as Romina lingered by Brownie's cage every chance she had. Brownie always seemed equally eager to meet her, responding with a wagging tail every time. Their friendship was instant and we knew they needed to officially meet so we gave them the introduction they so desired. And it was love at first sniff!
Adoption is a huge part of the work we do. Our adoption counselors work tirelessly to match all of our shelter residents with their fur-ever family. As a limited admit, adoption guarantee facility the animals in our care will be with us no matter how long it takes for us to find them a home.
Our Humane Educator, Lisa DePriest teaches kids the importance of responsible pet ownership along with her trusty side-dog Sparky.
Our low cost preventive care clinics: located in North Miami Beach and Cutler Bay, offer affordable spay/neuter surgeries and vaccines. We often have grants that help reduce the cost of our clinic services for customers.
Our pet therapy program brings much needed TLC to members in the community who are in need of it. We have a wonderful group of volunteers and their furry sidekicks who provide this service to the South Florida community.
Romina arrived at our shelter in terrible condition. Thanks to our Second Chance Fund and the donations from our friends and supporters we were able to give her the specialized care she needed. She is now happy, healthy and living her best life with her forever family.
Second Chance Fund
This fund was developed to pay for treatments and services that are above and beyond the standard preventive vaccines and medical care that every animal receives and for services that may not be available through our own clinics. Examples of ways the funds are used include treatment for heartworm and skin issues, X-rays, minor surgeries and even major surgeries. The Second Chance Fund gives supporters a way to share their love of animals in a very special way—by helping to nurse a pet back to health and give him a second chance in life.
The Humane Society of Greater Miami believes that the building of a more kind, just and loving community for the pets and people of Miami-Dade County begins with instilling the values of kindness and compassion. At public and private schools, scouting troops, special needs groups, local libraries, various community youth organizations as well as adult organizations, the Humane Society of Greater Miami teaches the young and old appropriate lessons about kindness to animals, empathy, responsible pet care and the causes and results of pet overpopulation.
The Pet Therapy Program at the Humane Society of Greater Miami brings the unique and healing human/animal bond to residents and patients of healthcare facilities, rehabilitation centers, children’s hospitals and senior citizen homes across Miami. It is well documented that interaction with animals can significantly improve humans’ physical and emotional health. Put as simply as possible, pets make people feel good! Regular visits by volunteers and their dogs or cats create strong, powerful relationships with people who need it most. Certified animals shower residents and patients with unconditional love, creating happy, exciting interactions between pets and people and are instrumental in the healing process. Many look forward to seeing the volunteers and their four-legged companions and they talk about them for days before and after the visits. Pet assisted therapy programs have been shown to lower blood pressure, decrease both stress and anxiety levels and promote social interaction. The Humane Society of Greater Miami’s Pet Therapy volunteers have been visiting different facilities in Greater Miami since the late 1980’s. The success of this program is attributed to dedicated volunteers who donate their time to visit with the residents of care facilities, hoping to bring a smile to someone’s face with the help of something that we all cherish – the companionship of animals.
As a private, not-for-profit, charitable animal welfare organization, we rely on the community to help us fulfill our mission of finding a loving home for all the dogs and cats in our care and promoting responsible pet ownership and spay/neuter programs. From in-shelter tasks to event and outreach support, volunteers are needed in every part of the work we do. Our volunteers help make the world a more humane place for animals.
The goal of the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s Foster Care Program is to provide the necessary care for those animals who are better served outside of the shelter or for whom there is no room at the shelter. The foster program also helps to improve the quality of adoptions by making sure that animals sent to their new homes are healthy and of the proper age, giving them the best possible chance to remain in their future home as a well-adjusted pet.
The amount of time that someone fosters depends on the needs of the animal. For instance an animal recuperating from orthopedic surgery may need a shorter time than a day old puppy or kitten who will need at least six to eight weeks of fostering.
A foster parent assumes the responsibility of caring for an orphaned pet until it is physically and socially ready to be adopted into a permanent and loving home. Examples of animals that need foster care are: puppies and kittens under eight weeks of age; animals with special medical or behavioral needs; or mother animals with nursing litters. The Humane Society will provide all necessary food and supplies while you, the foster parent, provide the time, space, physical care, and social attention necessary for development of these special-needs animals.
Sam Blum and Alison Kunkel
Co-Chairman of the Board
Maggie C. Villacampa
David G. Ross, CFA
Gregory M. Purdy
Sandy Batchelor, Esq.
Patrick J. McEnany
Sandrine McCubbin, DVM
Director of Marketing and Special Events
Director of Clinic Operations
Director of Finance
Associate Director of Development
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.