Refining Rover

He licks himself. He farts unapologetically in front of the in-laws. And he’s the best friend you have in the Magic City. Barring Fox reality-show participants, chances are your favorite slob is of the canine variety. Not exactly fancy-pants hotel party material, right? Well, for one glorious day, these lovable oafs have the run of South Beach. Mosey over to the Loews for the 12th annual Miami Humane Society Howl-I-Day Brunch for the Animals and enjoy the trendiest eats in town alongside your furry friends. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can introduce haute cuisine to creatures that regularly eat the unspeakable. Maybe he will take to the refinement like a tick to an artery. Tickets cost $100. For more information, call the Bark Hotline: 305-749-1816.

Don’t have an adorable doofus to take to the Loews? No problem. Join the lonely masses at Home for Every Holiday Adoption Event at the Miami-Dade Animal Services Shelter (7401 NW 74th St., Miami). Find your perfect match in a down-on-his-luck dog. Who knows? The love of your life might be waiting for you. Well, that and licking himself. It’s what they do. Interested adopters over age 18 are welcome to come and make a furry new friend. Adoption fees apply, including a $50 refundable deposit if your new pet is not yet spayed or neutered. Attendance is free and open to the public. Donations of dog and/or cat toys are appreciated. Visit
Sun., Dec. 7, 2008


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