She Dreams Of A New Home She Can Call Her Own


In January, Zoe, a seven-year-old American Bulldog Mix, found herself living in a strange new place.  Like most shelters, Miami-Dade Animal Services is very noisy, filled with unrecognizable smells. Shelters can be a scary environment for any animal when they first arrive, and Zoe is no exception.  Volunteers say that most days, Zoe spends her time curled up on her bed, sleeping away the pain of being brought to the shelter by those she once trusted to keep her forever.
But she’s made the best of her present situation, and continues to display her loving personality, her wagging tail, and her playful attitude, to everyone she meets.  She’s become a shelter favorite, but, like all the animals who reside at shelters, MDAS staff and volunteers with Urgent Dogs of Miami would be ecstatic if Zoey, #A1843225  found herself a new home to call her own.


Though they have been trying very hard to place her, like every shelter animal, high intake numbers mean that dogs like Zoe have a very small window during the week to stretch their legs, get much needed playtime or roll on a sunny patch of grass.  So Zoe spends much of her time asleep, dreaming of the day she’ll be able to call another family her new family.


Her bed, donated by Miami’s Romero Britto @brittopopart, certainly is beautiful, and Zoe looks very comfortable… but shelter workers would be so much happier if the next photo you saw of her was on her own bed, in her own furever home.  Where her new dreams would be filled with snuggles and kisses from her furever family, especially one who already has some furkids.  Could that family be yours?

To meet friendly, gentle Zoe, or any of the other animals at MDAS who can be found on this link, please go to Miami Dade Animal Services, located at 3599 NW 79th Ave in Doral, FL. MDAS is open Mon-Fri 10am-6:30pm & Sat-Sun 10am-4pm.  You can call them at 1-(305)-884-1101, and reference the shelter ID #A1843225.

Please help make her dream come true.


Lisa Blanck

Writing articles about animals for more than 22 years, she dove into the rescue world with the onset of Hurricane Katrina. As an outspoken advocate for animals, she’s covered everything from paws to hooves, fins to feathers. She was the Orlando Animal Rescue and Worldwide Animal Issues Examiner for seven years. She’s always thinking pawsitive, looking for ways to improve the lives of animals. She lives with one dog, one cat and one patient human. She welcomes your suggestions and is thrilled to be part of the family!


  1. Andrew Weprin says:

    Nice Save, Lisa Blanck! 😉

    1. Lisa Blanck says:

      i saw she was rescued, Andrew! i was trying to find out which group…

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