Sunshine State Animal Rescue

5 Things to know: #GivingTuesday comes to Navarre

5 Things to know: #GivingTuesday comes to Navarre

1. How it all started Following the face stuffing of Thanksgiving and subsequent shopping frenzy of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, a day dedicated to giving back has been added to the holiday whirl. In 2012, the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact created #GivingTuesday. According to GivingTuesday.org, the idea was […]

New Farm to Table market launches in Navarre

New Farm to Table market launches in Navarre

The lawn of the Navarre Conference Center was overtaken by advocates of clean, local eating and farmers Saturday at the grand opening of Farm to Table of Northwest Florida. This locally focused farmers market was created by Carolyn Hand, owner of Nature’s Hand Cattle Company, and Kim McKelvey, owner of Golden Dreams Dairy. Read the […]

Farmers’ market grand opening

The grand opening will kick off at 9 a.m. in front of the Navarre Conference Center. Bring the kids for a great outing with games, music, local goodies, pick a live tree from our neighboring farm stand, and gather that perfect local touch for your upcoming holiday celebrations. Sunshine State Animal Rescue will be on […]

Rescue dogs get new purpose in life

Rescue dogs get new purpose in life

Dozens of nonprofit groups throughout Florida are dedicated to pulling animals out of shelters where they may be euthanized and instead finding them loving homes. Some focus on cats or dogs or a certain breed. In Navarre, one of these groups is focused not just on rescuing dogs but putting them to work. Read the […]

Flea Barket welcomes people, pups

Flea Barket welcomes people, pups

Tents — and dogs — crowded around the storefront of Pet Nation on Saturday for the inaugural Flea Barket, a pet-friendly outdoor shopping event. A handful of local small businesses and home-based entrepreneurs set up booths to sell their wares and share information about their services. Deborah Patterson, founder of dog treat company Precious Pups […]

Save a life, foster a pet

Save a life, foster a pet

Animal shelters, humane societies and rescues across the country are looking for foster homes for their animals, and the Navarre and Pensacola areas are no exception.  Shelters are overcrowded, leaving some to be euthanized in order to manage the numbers they have.  Social media sites are inundated daily with lost or found pets and some […]