The city of Miami is looking into the idea of banning the sale of puppies. It's not that the city commission doesn't like puppies and wants to make the city some sort of dystopian puppy-free police state. They like puppies a lot. In fact, that's why they're toying with the idea of banning stores fro ... More >>
After Miami firefighters got control of a blaze tearing through a strip mall in west Little Havana late last night, they made a gruesome discovery inside the charred building: at least 30 puppies dead inside a gutted pet shop. "That smoke filled up that entire building pretty quickly," Lt. Ignatius ... More >>
It's a damn shame that pit bulls are banned in Miami-Dade County, because in the rest of the state they're the hot new babysitting trend. Forget teenage girls with braces. A pit bull is never going to eat all your chips, charge pay-per-view movies to your cable bill, or sneak her boyfriend in after ... More >>
Chris Brown may be Rihanna's bitch. But he's unloading three of his own. Evidently, the angry pop singer is a backyard breeder and wants you to buy his bitches. According to ABC News, Brown's selling some pit bull terriers via the Internet -- three males and three females -- at $1,000 each. The ... More >>
From Affenpinscher to Yorkshire Terrier, dogs can offer so much more than companionship, For instance, there's the $1 off dog-related beers at World of Beer in Dadeland during their Tuesday Yappy Hour when you bring your dog with you.Dog-related beers are any that have the word "dog" -- or a dog rel ... More >>
A full month before the season kicks off, Mark Buehrle is close to taking his first loss in Miami. The new Marlins ace is celebrity spokesman number one for pit bulls and the activists trying to overturn Miami-Dade's two-decade ban on the dog breed. Along with his wife, he's vocally pushed for la ... 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 >>
Five teacup puppies, valued at a total of $4,100 and countless immeasurable units of adorableness, were snatched from the Puppy Dream pet store on Bird Road this weekend. The store's cameras caught an unidentified woman committing the unspeakable crime of grand theft cute.
Eugene Hickman, 54, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, may become one of the first people prosecuted under Florida's new anti-bestiality laws. Though, whatever punishment he gets is probably nothing compared to the years of therapy his poor grandson is going to have to go through. Yeah, Hickman was ca ... More >>
It's been a busy few days for LeBron James: he became a minority owner of one of the biggest soccer team in the world, his mom got arrested, he lost to the Bucks last night, and now the premiere episode of his animated YouTube series, The LeBrons, has hit the web. Check out the show, and it's pos ... More >>
Following an outbreak of infectious diseases in the animal shelter, Miami-Dade Animal Services has announced that they will temporarily suspend numerous services for "no more than two weeks, effective immediately." The shelter will no longer accept the intake of any new dogs. Most stray dog pick- ... More >>
Gia, Gisela Sonera's gravely ill Shih Tzu puppy.We received a ton of reaction to last week's story on Puppies R Love, the Miami pet shop which has been repeatedly sued for selling sick and dying pups. Something about this one line from reader Jennifer Nunez forced a sad groan out of us:
In this week's New Times, you read about how difficult it is for police to break up brutal dog-fighting rings -- even with tough new laws on the books. Unless cops see a fight in person, as they did in a Miami case, they rarely get the conviction.via Miami Coaltion Against Breed Specific Legislation ... More >>
This past July, Riptide reported that Homestead's non-profit Sabbath Memorial Dog Rescue could close due to a zoning snafu. Several months before, Miami-Dade Animal Services inspectors had discovered that owner Robbie Coy didn't have a kennel license- and he couldn't get one unt ... More >>
via chinadaily.comOh no I couldn't possibly finish. Have the waiter bring me a doggy bag.Next time your bitch starts complaining about a lousy meal treat her like a pimp (or pimpette) and slap her with a rolled up newspaper, (that goes for your son of a bitch too). Or you could take her out and s ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsRed tape makes this puppy sad.Robbie Coy, founder of Homestead's Sabbath Memorial Dog Rescue operation, includes in his adoption contracts a clause stating that the new owners cannot leave the animals leashed outside. So inn November, 2007, when Coy was driving by an adopter's home ... More >>
Hello, Kitty I am a 51-year-old housewife; my husband is the same age and I love him to death. But we rarely have sex. We just recently adopted a Japanese Akita from friends who were moving out of state, and he's really a handful. He's completely hyperactive and shows his affection by grabbing hold ... More >>
Middle-age housewife wants to screw the pooch.
Ring-a-ding ding If only Marc Sarnoff had decisively won the election for the Miami City Commission District 2 seat... The longtime Coconut Grove-based attorney had spent years building a reputation as a solid, fair-minded community activist who was well-liked as a person as well as a public citi ... More >>
Throw me a bone, willya? Incredibly, last year, when the voters of Miami-Dade County were offered the opportunity to vote in favor of allowing parimutuel wagering at the greyhound torture grounds known as the Flagler Dog Track, they turned the gambit down. Allowing OTB to set up shop at the falte ... More >>
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