Furry Fursday: Meet Roman

September 28, 2017


Handsome Roman came to the Humane Society of Greater Miami when he was found as a stray and brought to us by a Good Samaritan. Quite the curious one, Roman is always up for a long walk to see what’s happening in the neighborhood or some time in the park so he can sniff all the smells his heart desires. After play time, Roman turns into the true cuddle bug that is hiding beneath his “tough guy” exterior. He doesn’t even realize he’s a big dog as he tries to climb into your lap for some loving, he just wants to be closer to you! Next, he may ask you for his all-time favorite enjoyment- belly-rubs. Roman is the perfect companion to be your cuddle buddy, your best friend, and the one who will always stick by your side with unconditional love.

And guess what? Roman is one of the new Dolly’s Dream dogs! Dolly’s Dream is a program aimed toward connecting square-headed dogs with their perfect human companions. When you choose to adopt a Dolly’s Dream dog for a reduced adoption fee of only $39.99, you and your new furry best friend will also receive the following:

  • Training crate
  • No-pull harness
  • Leash
  • Collar (branded)
  • Personalized ID tag
  • Training treat bag
  • Two(2) chew toys
  • One(1) ball
  • Six(6) months of heartworm prevention
  • Food and water bowls
  • Specialty shampoo
  • Pet insurance 30-day trial

A total value of $350!



Many pets are lost every day.  We receive many calls from worried owners and from those who have found pets. Unfortunately many have no collar on and no microchip, so that makes it very difficult for someone who finds the pet to return him or her to its owners.  Many owners do everything to find their pets—putting up posters, checking shelters—but nothing. Then, they get a phone call. Their dog was found. The person who found the dog took him to be scanned for a microchip and it showed who his family was and they were reunited.

A microchip ID is a small chip, the size of a piece of rice, injected into the fleshy area between your pets shoulder blades. This chip contains an identification number unique to you and your pet. Shelters and veterinarian offices are armed with scanners that will show your pet’s ID number when scanned and can then return him home quickly and safely. All pets, including indoor dogs and cats, need to wear collars with city licenses' and rabies vaccination tags. Personal identification tags with the owner's name and telephone number are important. Microchipping your dog is invaluable to get your pet home quickly. Proper identification could mean the difference between life and death for your dog or cat! Approximately 15 million dogs and 9 million cats enter shelters throughout the United States each year as strays, according to the American Humane Association. Tragically, only 19% of the dogs and 3% of the cats are ever redeemed by their owners. These percentages would increase dramatically if more pets were properly identified.

No method of identification is perfect. The best thing you can do to protect your dog is to be a responsible owner . Keep identification tags on your dog at all times, consider microchipping as reinforcement, and never allow your dog to roam free. Make sure that all the information on the tag and microchip is current. Remember, making sure your pet has an identification tag AND microchip gives your best the best chance of their safe return should they become lost.

Right now at the Humane Society of Greater Miami there is a special promotion throughout hurricane season, from June 1st until November 30th, where you can get your pet microchipped for $15 (includes registration) or for only $10 (includes registration) when you also bring in your pet for spay/neuter surgery at both of our Low-Cost ClinicsRegular price for microchip is $20.