Author Archives: Denise

Matlacha: A Dog Friendly Fishing Village With An Art Problem

In 2014, I spent about two months in Ft. Myers, Florida.  After only two weeks in town, I was introduced as a regular at Bonita Bill’s.  Soon thereafter I met the folks at the dog-friendly Sea Gypsy Inn and began attending “secret … Continue reading

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Follow the Paws: Dog Friendly Places in New Smyrna Beach

By the time we hit New Smyrna Beach, we’d been gone from home for 14 days. We’d visited Destin, Crystal Springs, Ft. Meyers Beach, and now we had one more chance to stall and an official dog beach to put our … Continue reading

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Detours With Dogs: Three Florida Backroads You Need To Take

When Henri and I left home in Arkansas on December 20th, 2018, we were supposed to be heading to Memphis for an overnight Christmas adventure, including a carriage ride through the Starry Nights light exhibit at Shelby Farms.  A rainy forecast pretty much ruined that, and … Continue reading

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Explore. Sleep. Repeat. at the Dog Friendly Wanderoo Lodge

This is a story. A story about how one night in Eureka Springs, Arkansas became two; celebrating birthdays with strangers became partying with friends; and how the Joy Motel became the Wanderoo Lodge.   Tim Freeman, owner of the newly remodeled Wanderoo Lodge, was born for this job. Literally. His … Continue reading

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Standard vs Inflatable SUP When Paddling With Your Pooch

Recently I visited a girlfriend who lives on Lake Murray, SC. While there, we decided to take the jet skis across the lake to a restaurant for lunch. It’s been twenty years since I’ve been on a jet ski. Somewhere between zooming across … Continue reading

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How To Survive July 4th with Your Dog: Book A Room

Prior to 2016, I’d never noticed Henri being especially fearful of fireworks. I mean, he didn’t like them- what dog does?!- but he wasn’t traumatized. It was that year, on the 4th of July that I came home from a … Continue reading

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Chewy On This!

So, in case you aren’t following us on Facebook or Instagram, or didn’t understand the title of this post, I’m really excited to announce…  I’M A CHEWY INFLUENCER! This is how we met… My Chewy story began with my training clients. They invite … Continue reading

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Downtown & Dog Friendly in Baton Rouge

If you’re going to host the perfect party, then you need a perfect venue. That’s more easily said than done if your party includes 250 people and their dogs decked out in ball gowns and tuxedos. Fortunately for us, the … Continue reading

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Date Me, Date My Dog: Valentine’s Day Tips for Dog Lovers

A good girlfriend recently sent me a silicon wine cup that says “It’s not drinking alone if your dog is home.” A perfect gift that also perfectly sums up how I feel about Valentine’s Day. For those of you who … Continue reading

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Every Dog Has His Day on 30A

Before you head to the sugar-white beaches of Destin and 30A with your pooch, there are some things you should know. Let’s start with where dogs are and are not allowed, and what it’s going to cost you if you … Continue reading

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