Ariana Grande Takes Her Love For Rescue Pups To Miami, Offers To Cover Adoption Fees For 20 More

Written by: Tasmai Uppin

March 27, 2015

Ariana Grande may be a high-flying singer with a celeb life that keeps her on her toes, but that hasn’t stopped her from indulging in her love for rescue dogs.

She recently offered to cover the adoption fees for FIFTEEN dogs from Badass Rescue in NYC. That’s not all, on the Miami leg of her 2015 Honeymoon tour, she’s doing it again at the Miami Dade Animal Services shelter.

It’s clear she just wants all these pups to have happy homes! If you’re interested in adopting these dogs, scroll down for more info on the shelter. You can also head on down to the adoption event that will take place between 3pm-5pm on Saturday, March 28, at American Airlines Arena, Miami.


Nela is a very sweet and playful 5 month old puppy who loves to be held and carried around, and she thinks she is a lap dog! She has stolen the hearts of shelter staff and volunteers. She is still growing since she is just a puppy, and she has adorable black spots on her beautiful white coat. Nela can’t wait for a forever family to call her own! She is ready and waiting for you to come adopt her today!



Wade is a 1 year old terrier mix boy, and he is waiting for you to come adopt him at Miami Dade Animal Services shelter. Wade gets his name from his favorite NBA player, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat. This sweet boy looks like a Rottweiler and lab mix, but we prefer to call his breed “REALLY CUTE.” Wade loves to play with squeaky toys, but he also loves to give kisses and cuddle with you. He would be the perfect companion to bring to your local dog park and watch him steal the show as he makes friends with every dog there! He has a fun loving doggie personality, and he’s ready to charm his way into your heart today!



Lisa is super sweet, she loves other dogs, she gives paw like a champ, and she walks great on a leash! Shelter volunteers say this girl is so smart that she even alternates between giving her right and left paw, and she loves to roll over for belly rubs! Come meet this beautiful girl and adopt her!

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Toby is a very sweet senior Miniature Schnauzer mix boy who is in the market for a loving family. He is mellow and friendly, and he would be very happy to curl up next to you on the couch to watch a good movie, or even go for walks with you. He is a happy boy who wants to spend his golden years right by your side! Come adopt this little guy today from Miami Dade Animal Services shelter. He is waiting for you!

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Savannah is a beautiful white and brindle 3 year old American Bulldog girl who has a very sweet and gentle demeanor. She is calm and mellow, very loving and submissive and great with other dogs, and she is truly a beauty! Savannah has adorable patches of light brindle coloring on her body. Savannah has a laid back temperament that would fit right in with any family! Please help this amazing girl find the perfect forever family to call her own today!

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Sam is a 7 month old terrier mix puppy who loves to show off his goofy puppy personality. Sam catches you off guard with his cute head turning move when you call his name, and that little trick is enough to melt anyone’s heart. He is petite in size, and ready to come home with you today! Adopt him to make him part of your family!

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If any of these dogs would make a pawfect addition to your family, or you’d like to check out the other pups at the Miami Dade Animal Services shelter who are also up for adoption, you can find all the info you need here. Twenty lucky humans will get their adoption fee covered by Ariana’s generosity. 🙂

As an added bonus, BarkBox is giving away 6-month subscriptions to anyone who adopts any of the pups that Ariana has hand-picked!

Here are some details about the Miami Dade Animal Services shelter that can help you get the adoption process started:

Miami Dade Animal Services shelter
7401 NW 74th Street
Miami, FL 33166

Shelter Hours:
Monday- Friday 10am-6:30pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm

Contact email address: [email protected]

Shelter website:
Shelter Instagram: @MiamiAnimalServ
Shelter Twitter: @PetsToLove
Shelter Facebook:

Adoptions must be done in person, and all adoptions are done on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if you have a favorite pet, we suggest that you get there early to make sure you get the pet you are looking for! Adoptions or adoption holds cannot be done over the phone, they must be done in person, so please come to MDAS to adopt and save a life.

Shelter Volunteer orientation is offered every Saturday morning from 10am-11am at the shelter. No need to sign-up in advance. Just show up for orientation! Volunteers can be 15-17 to volunteer, if accompanied by an adult, and 18 or over to volunteer on their own. For more questions on volunteering, contact [email protected]

Foster Orientation is offered every Saturday at 11:30am at the shelter. Foster homes are urgently needed, and your foster commitment can last anywhere from just a few days while an animal waits to go to an adoption event, or this can be a longer term foster commitment to care for them until the pet gets adopted. It’s entirely based on your schedule. Fostering saves lives! For more questions on fostering, email foster coordinator at [email protected]

Written by: Tasmai Uppin

March 27, 2015

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