Beach Bums

Have you ever followed people on Instagram who post beautiful photos of their dogs in lush forests or on towering mountains? No, I’m not self-promoting. My Florida dog has never seen a mountain. And if we want to avoid death by mosquito, we steer clear of forests, too. Which is really a shame. However, we do follow some of these lovely dogs online, and get major wanderlust. Thanks a lot, guys!

Brady (former foster dog) and Lana (personal dog) go hikingSee how deep that ‘forest’ is? It’s just a swamp lined with trees. Still pretty but not the same. I am getting major vacation blues. The cure?

Loki and Lana playingCute pictures of dogs on the beach, of course! Specifically, our (mini) photo session from Gulf Shores, Alabama!

Lana at the beachLana and Loki pose for a photoLoki's beach portraitLoki's beach photo seshLoki's close upHappy weekend, everyone!

We Want… Pop Doggie!

I ran across something awesome on tumblr yesterday, just in time for ‘We Want It Wednesday’! Seriously. Are you prepared for this?


Isn’t that precious?

But I’m sure I know what you’re thinking. Yeah, Newfies are nice, but I prefer ______. Fear not, my friends! They’ve got you covered.


Yeah, I’ve already picked out some I want. And a couple to buy one of my besties. WHO JUST HAD A BIRTHDAY SO NOW I HAVE TO WAIT! Boo.

ImageSooooo cute! But only two more and I’ll leave you to enjoy the rest of your hump day.

ImageThey have less common breeds, too! And I know there are a TON of Pit Bull fans out here on the internet. There are a bunch of Pittie choices, too.

ImageDo you adore these magnets and canvas prints as much as I do? Then head on over to and order some, today!

Falling off the wagon?

In my time, I’ve fallen off many wagons. Figuratively. I haven’t been around that many literal wagons. Curse my suburban upbringing!

So as I said before, I offered to temp. foster that handsome Golden mix, and another woman (girl? lady?) offered to take him as well. Unsurprisingly, the rescue asked if one of us might tackle another dog looking for a foster home so we could both be utilized. She said “Border Collie mix” and I was afraid for my life.

I got so lucky with Lana. If she really is a Border mix, she doesn’t act like it. Thank the gods…

My Rescue Dog Stole My Heart | Dream Big, Bark Loudly


But, they said she was sweet and submissive and a fairly new mommy, which makes me think she’ll be manageable. The flip side is now I’m tempted to offer to take on a puppy, too. Alas, I only have 1 crate so I’d best keep myself in check.

Adventures in Fostering Dogs | Dream Big, Bark Loudly

Quick side note, if you want to have a matching foster, two of the puppies still need a place to go!

I’ll keep you updated. And I have an emotional post that’s been brewing, waiting for the right time to be written. That will come soon, too. I’ll need as much advice as you all are willing to give.

In the mean time, my question for you is this: would you ever consider taking on multiple fosters at once? Like a momma and her puppy or more than one puppy?