The project entailed construction work on approximately 70,000 square feet which included an existing building and extensive renovation and structural retrofitting. The new facility offers a comfortable environment for homeless pets, those who care for them, and the people looking to adopt a dog or cat.
- Size: 70,000 Square feet
- Services: General Contracting
- Project Location: Doral, FL
- Owner: Miami Dade County
Through extensive renovation of an existing tile warehouse and distribution center on NW 78th Avenue, the new 74,000 square foot shelter facility built by Lynx represents the first no-kill animal shelter opened by Miami-Dade County administration. The new facility provides a total of 418 canine and feline adoption cages, representing a 25% increase from what was previously available in the County’s existing Animal Services Shelter facility in Medley. Lynx’s renovation and new construction work created outdoor canine walk areas, additional storage through a mezzanine space, and 173 surface parking spaces for both staff and public. Roadway improvements along a portion of NW 78th Avenue also created limited, yet necessary enhancements to improve the flow of nearby traffic.
Lastly, the new shelter provides a state-of-the-art, in-house public clinic and operating rooms. These operating rooms help address Miami-Dade County’s “Spay & Neuter”initiative, which offers spay and neuter surgeries for Miami-Dade County residents at a reduced price, through donations to the Animal Services Trust Fund.