All guests visiting Miami Seaquarium with a furry friend must show proof of vaccination and documentation upon entering. Please note, dogs are currently not permitted to enter Number 18 on the map: Tropical Birds & Wings Exhibit including our stingray touch pool and Number 19 on the map: Touch Pool. Guests will be directed to assigned Pet Friendly zones during the shows.
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Owners/handlers are limited to one (1) dog per person at any time. Handlers must be over the age of 18 and also not responsible for supervising children. All dogs must be registered to the owner/handler walking them through the park. All dogs attending Miami Seaquarium must be evaluated by a licensed veterinarian at a minimum of once per year. Dogs must receive monthly heartworm prevention and receive an annual heartworm test. Vaccinated against Rabies, Canine Distemper Virus and Canine Parvovirus (proof required) and Bordetella (“kennel cough”).
All dogs should arrive at Miami Seaquarium with a well-fitting collar or harness with one tag that indicates contact information for owners and one tag that confirms rabies vaccination status. Collars must be worn at all times. Retractable leashes are not permitted.
For the safety of your dog and others, we do not allow puppies under 4 months, sick dogs, dogs with active injuries (ie. stitches, bandages, etc) or female dogs in heat.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Does this apply to service dogs?
No it does not. Miami Seaquarium welcomes service dogs at any time.
What about when a dog has to relieve themselves?
All guests will be responsible for cleaning up after their dogs should it be needed. Miami Seaquarium will be installing several designated dog relief areas that we are encouraging guests to use.
Will all dogs need to be on a leash?
Yes, all dogs must be on a leash and the handler must be in control of the dog at all times. Leashes must be shorter than 6′. In addition all dogs should arrive at the park with a well-fitting collar with one tag that indicates contact information for owners and one tag that confirms rabies vaccination status. Collars must be worn at all times. The following collars are NOT permitted: Prong, Choke, Heavy Chain Link, Spike Collars
Will dogs have to be vaccinated before visiting?
Yes, all owners must show proof of the following:
1) A health certificate showing the dog has been evaluated by a licensed veterinarian at a minimum of once per year
2) On monthly heartworm prevention and receive an annual Heartworm Test.
2) Vaccinated against Rabies, Canine Distemper Virus, Bordetella (“kennel cough”) and Canine Parvovirus
What if there is a problem with the dog’s behavior?
Dogs who display aggressive behavior or who are disruptive/stressful to our animals and to other guests through excessive barking or other behaviors will be asked to leave by the park. No biting, fighting, or bullying of dogs OR people is permitted. No refunds will be given. All sales are final.
Will the resident animals be ok with dogs in Miami Seaquarium?
Yes, our animals are used to seeing service dogs. In addition we will be limiting the number of dogs to allow animals, staff and guests to adjust to change. Should any issues or concerns arise we will immediately address them and adjust our dog programs as necessary.
Is there a limit on the number of dogs on site at one time?
Owners/handlers are limited to one (1) dog per person at any time. All dogs must be registered to the owner/handler walking them through the park. Handlers must be over the age of 18 and not also not responsible for managing children.