A special event is enabling families to bring home a loyal companion not just for the New Year, but for life.
The Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department is holding a Home for Every Holiday pet adoption event through December 31.
Anyone who adopts a pet at the free event will receive a complimentary picture with their new family member.
The shelter is open seven days a week and is located at 7401 NW 74 Street in Miami. Visit the website for hours of operation.
For those considering giving a pet to someone as a present, you may purchase an adoption gift certificate, allowing the gift recipient to choose the best pet for him or her.
Each year, Animal Services receives over 30,000 pets.