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Being a mom of a rescue pup, I’m so excited to announce that I’ve partnered with Big Hearts for Big Dogs to feature an adoptable dog each week, and our Big Heart of the Week is Monarch!

Monarch is a young Italian Sheepdog, about 18 months old. He was found as a stray and is in foster through Doghouse Rescue Academy after being taken out of LCDAS shelter. He’s silly and sweet with the most beautiful white hair. He’s very playful, smart and loves other dogs, kids, men and really anybody that meets. Monarch a big boy with still some growing possibly, but just goofy, gentle giant looking for his forever home.



If you’re interested in adopting Monarch, click here to fill out the adoption form. You can also see what other dogs are available for adoption through Big Hearts for Big Dogs here.

Big Hearts for Big Dogs started by a small group of individuals who saw a desperate need for advocates of larger breed dogs. Smaller dogs are adopted faster and rescued more often. There is always a need for more fosters, and if you’re interested, you can reach out to

The rescue is also run solely on donations. If you’d like to make a cash donation, click here. Or you can view their Amazon wishlist here.

For more info on training at Drool School, click here


4 SWFL Dog Beaches Make List Of Best In Florida's Gulf Coast

One of my favorite things to do at the beach is to watch the dogs playing in the water. Thankfully we live in a place where there’s plenty of places we can bring our pups and 4 SWFL dog beaches made the list of the best in Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Between having the most room for dogs to run off-leash, shallow water for dogs to play in, and amenities like bathrooms, grills and pavilions, there are plenty of factors that go into what makes a dog beach the very best.

10 Best Dog-Friendly Beaches in Florida’s Gulf Coast:

Marija was born and raised in Illinois, but moved to Florida in 2018. She loves dogs, kayaking, concerts, beachin', checking out new restaurants & is always planning her next vacation. Follow her on Instagram @marija127