BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ Certified City Profile: Miami Lakes, FL

BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ certified cities have programs and policies that make it easier for pets and pet owners to live a happy, healthy life together.

What Makes Miami Lakes a Pet-Friendly City?

Certified in the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program in 2019, Miami Lakes, Florida scored especially well in the Shelters and Businesses traits of our pet-friendly cities model. Citizens also love the community’s K-9 Cove dog park.

K-9 Cove features both a passive recreational area and two separate fenced areas for smaller and larger dogs. The area includes benches, drinking fountains for the dogs, and a joint open air shelter for use by pet owners.

Miami Lakes’ Mayor on the Role of Pets

Miami Lakes Manny Cid and dog
Mayor Manny Cid

“Our pets play an important role in Miami Lakes, so much so that we created a lost and found pets portal on our website. We’ve seen many happy reunion stories on the site. We also built the K-9 Cove dog park with the mindset, ‘If you build it they will come.’ Yes, K-9 Cove has been a huge success in our community. Dozens of Miami Lakers bring their furry companions to the Cove. Due to our work in these areas, I’m proud that our Town has received the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ certification.”

– Mayor Manny Cid

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