Being a mom of a rescue pup, I’m so excited to partner with Big Hearts for Big Dogs to feature an adoptable dog each week, and this week we have not 1, but 2 as our Big Hearts of the Week are Splash and Storm!

Splash (spotted) and Storm (black) had a rough start to life, but they’re happy and healthy little guys now! They’re sleeping through the night and going potty outside at just 6 weeks old! They’re both very smart and adapting to their foster home quickly and Storm has even made friends with their kitty. These boys aren’t quite ready for adoption yet, but will be soon.



As mentioned above, they’re not quite ready for adoption yet, but starting this week they will start taking applications! You can 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



3 Florida Cities Among Top 10 In U.S. To Move To In 2022

We know that people have been moving to the Sunshine State now more than ever and 3 Florida cities are among the top 10 in the U.S. to move to in 2022.

There’s plenty of reasons people want to move here. For me, it was because after growing up in the Midwest and seeing one too many winter’s, I never wanted to see snow and ice again. But then add in the fact that Florida has top-rated beaches, no state income tax, theme parks and year-round outdoor activities and it makes sense why people want to trade in the cold for an endless summer.

MoveBuddha put together a list based on real estate trends of the cities where the most people are moving and the three Florida cities that rank the highest are Ocala, Sarasota and Avon Park.

The report says of Ocala: “Close to Orlando, Gainesville, and “the Villages,” a fast-growing planned retirement city, Ocala’s near cultural and employment hubs without being in the heat of the action itself”. Ocala is seeing 524 inbound moves for every 100 outbound.

Avon Park is the most affordable in the top 10 however with a median home price of $200,573, compared to Sarasota’s $500,000.

Interesting to see 3 Florida cities on the list when the top 5 most popular states they’re seeing people move to so far in 2022 are Hawaii, Alaska, Montana, South Carolina and Maine with New Jersey, California and Illinois losing the most residents.

Top 10 Cities in the U.S. to Move to in 2022:



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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