Animal Care and Adoption

Residents Invited to Special Open House!

Residents are invited to a special Community Open House, Saturday, October 27, from 9 to 11AM, at our Adoption Center, 2400 SW 42nd Street, Fort Lauderdale. 

Animal Care Director Lauralei Combs will review the progress and life-saving changes that have been made since joining Animal Care last March.  

Light refreshments will be served and participants will be able to ask questions and provide feedback on ways to make Broward County a no-kill community.  

Do You Have a Hurricane Plan?

August and September represent the height of hurricane season, so now is a good time to review your plans to ensure the safety of you and your pet.

Whether you stay home or have to evacuate, you must have a Pet Survival Kit​,​ which includes a two-week supply of food, water and any medications, as well as medical records and cleaning supplies.

If you have to evacuate, this year there are THREE pet-friendly shelters, which have been designated in Broward County. Pre-registration is not necessary, but pets should be current on their rabies vaccination and County Pet License tag.  ​

For more important hurricane preparedness information, please visit Broward County's
public safety information pages.

Rabies Clinic - Includes FREE Microchips!

Our next Rabies Clinic will take place on Saturday, November 3, from 9AM to 2PM at West Park City Hall, 1965 S. State Road 7, Hollywood, 33021.  (NOTE: The clinic will be located in the parking lot of the City Hall).

This year, FREE microchips will be available with the purchase of a rabies vaccine and Broward County Rabies Registration License tag.  The microchips are funded by a grant provided by PetSmart Charities® to help protect pets and increase their chances of getting back home in case they become lost.  If your pet has already received a rabies vaccination and license, please bring proof of the shot and tag with you!

Cost for a one-year rabies vaccination and Broward County Rabies Registration tag is $25 for dogs and cats that are spayed/neutered; and $35 for pets that are not spayed/neutered. Microchips are FREE of charge. You must be a Broward County resident to attend. All dogs must be on leashes and all cats in carriers. ONLY CREDIT/DEBIT CARD PAYMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED!

Dog Smarts 101 Class November 13

The next Dog Smarts 101 Class will be held Tuesday, November 13, from 6PM to 7PM at the West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd, Plantation, 33324.

The pet education class will teach dog owners (or anyone thinking of getting a pet), important information about dog behavior and why dogs do the things they do.  This is the perfect class for anyone experiencing behaviorial problems with their dog, such as barking, chewing and housebreaking issues.  The class is FREE to all residents. 

Since this is not a dog training session, no pets will be permitted to the program.