In general, having a dog is not the most eco-friendly venture – you have to feed the dog meat; and the meat industry, as you may know, often wreaks havoc on the environment. Adopting a dog, however, is a different story. Animal shelters house dogs whom otherwise would be out on the street eating wild animals, competing with natural predators, and potentially transmitting disease. Take a dog off an animal shelter’s hands, and you’re doing the Earth and the community a favor. As if that weren’t enough, studies show that owning a dog makes you healthier and less likely to be overweight. Dogs also serve as trusty social ice-breakers. Think any of the dogs on this page are cute? They’re all Miami-Dade shelter dogs. Find your favorite today at MiamiDade.gov/Animals/Adopt-a-Pet.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we introduce you to a few of Miami’s most dynamic Latino leaders who are breaking the mold and making the city thrive
Tax attorney Suzanne DeWitt is a financial artist. She takes a canvas and paints a picture, which is the design principle of tax minimization. While she is well versed in the rules, she takes a practical, more entrepreneurial approach, passionately finding the best solution of what clients not only shouldn’t be doing, but also what they should, for each individual situation. She’s a deal maker, not a deal breaker.