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Are You a Young Person Considering Re-Homing Your Dog? -Consider This.

  Yuri was a happy, fun-loving, pot-smoking, young Brazilian man living the beach life in SoBe, Miami, when we met.      A happy-go-lucky type, even when luck wasn't much on his side (which was pretty  often), Yuri was also a dog-lover.  Yuri P.     He was my friend.  We ran with some of the same crowd of Brasileiros on Miami Beach, and he was just a great person.  I was working at the shelter then.  And he was open to having a dog.  Back then, if you were 'open to having a dog,' and I knew you... you were targeted, or soon-to-be-targeted as a potential adopter for a sweet, innocent death-row-dog.  Reason being: circa 2010 Miami Dade was still euthanizing for time/space ( this means lack of time/space in shelter talk ), and pet euthanasia was a daily reality in the shelter then.     And as much as I tried to keep from going to URI (upper respiratory infection), a long, double-sided row of kennels housing our dogs with URI, I could never stay away for long.  Since it's v