The dog sales day could soon be over in Miami. The city commission unanimously voted this morning to pass a six-month moratorium on any new stores selling dogs and cats in the city. The temporary ban will serve as a test run for a possible permanent ordinance. No existing pet stores will be affecte ... More >>
The "puppy mill" regulation wave continues. Last week, in a move that mirrors several other recent initiatives, Miami-Dade County commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance aimed at cracking down on unethical commercial pet sales. "We're going as far as we legally can to regulate an industry ... More >>
When Jennifer Ann Lee, 29, was found passed out behind the wheel at an intersection in Bradenton, Florida, she told a police officer that, "It happens." Well, yeah, when you've been huffing whippets all day all sorts of crazy things happen.
This week most of us will gather together with family and friends to share a warm meal and give thanks for what we have. But, while we're eating our fill of turkey and ham, thousands of dogs and cats will languish in a cold, loud shelter -- many of them are former pets who found themselves in this ... More >>
The cops arrived at about 6 a.m. in the morning, waking up Felix Conde's sleeping sons. Seven officers forcibly entered the home and peeked into bathrooms and closets, searching for a single dog named Lucky. He wasn't there. A week earlier, the 3-year-old pet was moved to an animal trainer's house ... More >>
A Homestead woman was walking her dog earlier today in Biscayne National Park when she came across two square groupers.
Even police dogs put their life on the line during duty. Seabee, a 2-year-old German Shepherd, is recovering after he was nearly drowned by 18-year-old London Barnes during a police chase.
Apparently regular old dog fighting isn't inhumane and horrible enough for some people. Miami-Dade County Animal Services say they have rescued a group of dogs from the Goulds area used in a form of dog fighting called "trunking."
Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 online at bestof.voiceplaces.com.They're everywhere. Four-legged fur babies are out and a ... More >>
A Tallahassee proposal to force Miami-Dade to end its 23-year ban on pit bulls took a major hit last night when a group of county commissioners supported giving Dade voters a say in whether to keep the prohibition. The House bill's sponsor said he'd withdraw his legislation if the ban went to a c ... More >>
Don't expect Mark Buehrle's four year, $58 million contract with the Miami Marlins to translate into a boon for Miami's real estate market. That's because Buehrle's family is literally banned from living within Miami-Dade County. Well, one member in particular: "Slater" Buehrle, the family's 18-m ... More >>
Enjoying a Bowser Beer in the sun.In Miami it seems like humans have all the food-related fun. Sure, we allow our four-legged friends to tag along at food truck round-ups and restaurants with outdoor seating. But when you think about it -- us bipeds do all the eating while fido is stuck get ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsPuppies R Love will never be mistaken for a high-class pet shop. An old Buick Regal emblazoned with the slogan T-Cup Puppies $399 is stationed in the parking lot. Inside of the large, dingy building at 2160 NW 79th St., pups stacked in small cages along every wall clamor for atte ... More >>
Courtesy of Miami-Dade CorrectionsIt's been nearly a year since Tyler Weinman was arrested and charged with a string of cat killings in the Palmetto and Cutler Bay neighborhoods. His trial isn't even set to begin until October 25, but the Miami-Dade justice system trudges on. Weinman made an appeara ... More >>
via d70Focus's flickrHere's a cute golden retriever to illustrate this blog post. A 17-year-old Wisconsin boy was on his way to a trip in Peru with his Spanish class. Only problem was that his passport had been previously used as a chew toy by his family's 1-year-old golden retriever, Sunshine. ... More >>
"I've seen racing greyhounds covered in mud, fleas, their own feces, and sores and gashes that would horrify even a vet."
According to Warhol, we humans are only allotted 15 measly minutes of fame. If one year is actually seven in a dog's life, does that mean that they get 105 minutes to be celebrated by the masses for their incomparable talents? I'm not whining that man's best friend gets a little additional time to s ... More >>
It's Peezy time in the city.
Watch the puppies prance at the Greater Miami Dog Club Show.
A columnist can't bear to make fun of these South Beach pet lovers.
Sniff butts and shake paws at Fairchild.
Work out with your furry friend at the PetFit Mobile Tour.
SoBe brunch with your four-footed friend
Last week, I nearly stopped breathing when I took my cat, Luna, to the vet and the receptionist told me the bill. “$340,” she said, casually. I sighed inwardly and pulled out the plastic. You do what you gotta do for your pets. Later that night – not having learned my lesson about taking on ... More >>
The apology by Miami Herald Executive Editor Tom Fiedler in this morning's newspaper was among the strangest things I have ever read in my life. On the front page, with his picture, he apologized for using "an unfortunate term" in a staff meeting. He didn't say what the comment was — nor di ... More >>
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More puppy horror stories.
"Pa-per-view" is actually free and waiting for your eyes only at the ArtCenter
If this catfight over a dog park gets any more beastly, it could claw apart city government
My Dog Skip
Dade County's Animal Services wants you to adopt a stray. Just so long as it's healthy.
Two years old and already he's undergone surgery twice for a bum knee. Spunky still limps, but who's going to pay?