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Ellie’s beach day

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Joshua Hutton and his dog Ellie both dream of returning home to North Carolina. But for now, Josh and Ellie are making the most of Chicago’s beach scene.

Over the weekend, Josh took Ellie to Belmont Harbor Dog Beach in Lincoln Park. And while this was Ellie’s first visit to one of Chicago’s famed dog beaches, she loved it so much that they will definitely be back soon.

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North Carolina native Josh Hutton takes his dog Ellie to the Montrose Harbor Dog Beach in Chicago

Ellie was a still a young pup last summer when it was still warm in Chicago—much too young to perfect her swimming skills before cold weather set in.

But with warm weather finally arriving in Chicago this year, Ellie is eager to make a big splash.

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North Carolina native Josh Hutton’s dog Ellie tests out her swimming skills

Ellie made tons of new friends at the beach.

And she is excited to move east to Lincoln Park in the coming weeks to be closer to the beach, though she is most excited about returning home to North Carolina.