Big Hearts for Big Dogs Rescue is a foster based Rescue. This means we do not have a facility or shelter where we house our dogs. We need foster homes for an animal before we agree to take it in. If you are looking to surrender your dog and we are unable to assist you right away, please consider the following:


If you are thinking about surrendering your dog to the shelter you MUST know the following: Your dog will be taken into a very stressful environment. The shelter does not have the facility to contain it’s sick and diseased dogs separate from healthy dogs. During it’s short stay there it will probably get sick. Owner surrendered animals only have a 24 hour hold. This means that after 24 hours your once family pet is eligible to be euthanized. This is a reality. It is estimated that 50-100 pets are put to sleep everyday at Miami Dade Animal Services.