Joe Dwyer, of Nutley, N.J., plays with his new dog Daniel, also known as the Miracle Dog on Nov. 16, 2011 in Nutley. The beagle mix got its nickname after it survived an Alabama dog pound gas chamber.
Volunteers named the dog "Daniel" after the biblical figure who survived the lion's den. The family received the dog on Nov. 10 from Eleventh Hour Rescue, the organization that took possession of him last month. Dwyer said Daniel has become fast friends with the Nutley family's other four pooches - two dachshunds, a beagle mix and a pit bull mix.