Being a mom of a rescue pup, I’m so excited to be working with Big Hearts for Big Dogs to feature an adoptable dog each week, and our Big Heart of the Week is Spirit!

Spirit is approximately 2 years old and is just a beautiful, happy, playful girl looking for her forever home. She loves her ball and is really making great strides in training at Drool School. She has a lot of energy so a fenced in yard is a must. Spirit would do best in an active home with older children or adults only and does get along with other dogs, but would prefer a buddy that’s not as energetic as her. Spirit is crate trained, house broken, fixed, chipped, and up to date on vaccinations and prevention.



If you’re interested in adopting Spirit, 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