Get your house ready because next week your new family member arrives. Next Saturday in Miami, you can adopt a dog or cat with no adoption fees. The Clear the Shelters adoption drive, organized in part by Miami-Dade Animal Services, will have over 500 adorable dogs and cats that need a home. 

Clear the Shelters adoption drive will take place next weekend on Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be two event locations, the first at Pet Adoption and Protection Center in Doral, FL and the second at PetSmart Palmetto Bay in Miami.

All adoption fees will be waived on the day of the drive to encourage locals to adopt these animals. Adoptions will include spay or neuter surgery, microchip, deworming, vaccines, and a license tag for dogs, according to Miami-Dade Animal Services.

The adoption drive is hosted by Miami-Dade Animal Services, NBC 6 South Florida/WTVJ, and Telemundo 51/WSCV. 

"It's a giant spotlight on shelters and all the support from NBC6 and Telemundo51 motivates the community to rally together and make a big impact in lowering the animal shelter population," according to Alex Muñoz, Miami-Dade Animal Services Director.

Muñoz continued, "Last year, a total of 213 animals moved out of the shelter with their new families during the event, which is three times more than the daily average." 

Meet your future pet next Saturday at the Clear the Shelters adoptions drive.

For more information on the drive, go here.

Clear the Shelters Adoption Drive

Price: Free admission & no adoption fees

Address: Pet Adoption and Protection Center at 3599 NW 79 Avenue in Doral and PetSmart Palmetto Bay at 13621 South Dixie Highway in Miami

When: Saturday, August 17

Why you need to go: Change a dog or cat's life furrever.


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