I found this blog via Pharyngula - The Daily Coyote, in which a woman is raising an orphaned coyote pup in her home. Peruse through the whole archive - the pup is adorable, and I love her pictures and captions, as well as her remarks about its behavior and interaction with her cat.
However, the more I read the blog the more I cringe. She has taken an orphaned wild pup and is raising it as a trained pet. She has completely humanized it. This action, to begin with, is something that I cannot condone - many wildlife orphans are rehabbed and released every year. It is not right to adopt one as a pet, and is very likely illegal (I am unaware of what protections are in place on canids, although she often talks about coyotes being shot on sight in the area so maybe there are no significant protections).
However, it gets worse. She maintains no illusions that this is a wild animal and will likely need to be released as it matures - see posts here and here. She maintains there are safe places she could let him loose, but there is no place for this animal now. She has doomed it to die if she releases it now. She has trained it to recognize, respond to, and be part of 'the pack' with humans. Even if this animal is still perfectly capable of surviving in the wild on its own, any contact with humans will end in disaster for the animal.
So, enjoy the cute pictures, but remember what these actions to save a cute orphan have done.