On May 2, Sonny Hoffer was walking his miniature dachshund Lulubelle along Collins Avenue when he spotted a giant, growling German shepherd on the sidewalk. Oh look, he thought to himself. This dog thinks Lulubelle is his dinner. Hoffer was right. An instant later, the 100-pound shepherd had the wie ... More >>
When the Marlins signed Mark Buehrle last year, the starting pitcher soon realized that his pet pit bull Slater wasn't welcome in Miami thanks to the county's pit bull ban. At least in South Florida he had the option of moving his family up to Broward County, where the dogs are legal.Shortly after f ... More >>
Also read "Pit Bull Ban Spurs Dog Fight"Even if dozens of party primaries don't get your blood pressure up, there's one compelling ballot item that should drive you to the polls today: For the first time since 1989, Miamians have a chance to strike down one of the nation's dumbest laws. Dade's pit b ... More >>
It's official: the decision about whether or not to overturn Miami-Dade County's controversial 23-year-old ban on pit bulls will be decided by voters in August. County commissioners voted 11-1 to last night to put the referendum on the August 14 ballot.
The Labrador retriever reigns supreme as America's favorite dog breed and is the most popular dog in most U.S. cities. Not here in Miami, however. Even though pit bulls are officially banned in the county, Miamians prefer big, strong, and occasionally frightening dogs. So it's no surprise that a ... More >>
When the Miami Marlins splashed $58 million last month to land ace Mark Buehrle, diehard Fish fans weren't the only ones celebrating. Pit bull advocates in the Florida's only county that bans the breed also did cartwheels, because Buehrle -- who owns a pit bull named Slater and lamented publicly ... More >>
via Purebredbreeders.comFrom its South Florida headquarters, Purebredbreeders.com matches up thousands of pet lovers around the country every week with purebred puppies through a "network of responsible and professional dog breeders" that sell "happy and healthy" canines, according to the company ... More >>
viaThe American Kennel Club has released its annual list of the most popular dog breeds in Miami, and the top two breeds couldn't be more different. Alright, alright. Maybe they're not as different as, say, a tea cup poodle and a bull mastiff, but its pretty damn close. And compared the nationwid ... More >>
In 1987, weeks after a 7-year-old girl barely survived a brutal attack by a neighbor's pit bull, Miami-Dade became the one of the first counties in the nation to ban the entire breed of dog.
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Dahlia Canes' efforts to overturn Miami-Dade's pit bull ban are featured in a ... More >>
A couple weeks ago, we brought you the story of Dahlia Canes and her fight to overturn Miami-Dade's county-wide ban on pit bulls.Canes rescues a pit bull.New Times spoke to Miami pit bull owners about life under the ban, like "Jose," a 25-year-old Mercedes-Benz employee who hides his dog in his room ... More >>
Mary is a 38-year-old stay at home mom. She loves animals. And, in the eyes of Miami-Dade Animal Services, she's a criminal.via Wikimedia CommonsThat's because Miami-Dade is Death Row for pit bulls, thanks to a 20-year-old county-wide law banning the whole breed. Animal Services kills hundreds of pi ... More >>
Is there any extra duct tape lying around the Dolphins locker room? How about a ball gag? Because there are times when Joey Porter just needs to shut up.
Porter was sharing his deep thoughts on the Michael Vick case and decided Vick should be given another shot in the NFL because he was abusing p ... More >>