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 >>
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 >>
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 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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:
There's a four-foot-tall map hanging inside Miami Beach City Hall, a high-resolution satellite image of an oceanfront slice of town. The grainy brown dunes are speckled with red and green dots that mark points carefully calibrated by a Global Positioning System. It could be the cartographic reckonin ... 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 >>
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 >>
Summer is finally over! The insufferable heat finally broke this weekend and its officially fall in South Florida. Yes, we didn't turn on our AC all weekend and we couldn't be more excited. So we hope you enjoyed the reason why we all moved here in the first place.We're sure you didn't stay in this ... 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 >>
Middle-age housewife wants to screw the pooch.
Sniff butts and shake paws at Fairchild.
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 >>
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 >>
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My Dog Skip
A stubby-legged feline fad has the fur flying between entrepreneurial cat fanciers and animal-welfare activists
Two years old and already he's undergone surgery twice for a bum knee. Spunky still limps, but who's going to pay?