Amanda Wilbourne, owner of the Nautical Dog: A photo story

Amanda Wilbourne, owner of The Nautical Dog, poses with Twinkie, a 12-week old kitten up for adoption at the Cat Cove. The Nautical Dog is located at 5102 Main St Suite B at New Town Commercial Association in Williamsburg, VA. It encompasses three storefronts including: the Local Pet Market, Schwartzy’s Cat Cove and the Dog Wash.Schwartzy’s Cat Cove- Nautical Dog’s First Mate, the official name of the Cat Cove, is named after Nautical Dog’s first shop cat. “Schwartzy won everyone over very quickly and would spend his days sitting behind the counter on a stool greeting guests, judging them, and talking a lot.”Large windows and cutouts looking into Schwartzy’s Cat Cove allow passerbyers to stop and take a look at the adoptable cats.239 cats have been adopted out through the Cat Cove in correlation with Heritage Humane Society.16,000 visitors came to Nautical Dog’s Cat Cove this year to see cute cat faces like this one peering down on them. All cats in Schwartzy’s Cat Cove are available for adoption through Heritage Humane Society; these two calico siblings are a bonded pair and are required to be adopted together.Sammy, the orange tabby, takes a snooze on the moon shaped wall mount.

Pack Walk Club struts through New Town on Sundays

The Nautical Dog located in New Town Commercial Association houses a pet market, dog wash and cat cove. The cat cove and dog wash are located adjacent to the main store front with windows and peep holes to see the multitude of cats up for adoption and plenty of room to bring in your furry friends, no appointment needed. Loughan Campbell holds up her Pack Walk Club punch card that each walker has to earn treats and benefits at the Nautical Dog.Gin, the 3-year-old Labrador Retriever, sits patiently looking at her owner, Loughan Campbell, ready to start Pack Walk Club.Families stopped outside the storefront to pet the growing number of dogs ready for their morning walk.At 10:30 a.m., the weekly Pack Walk Club commenced as owners and their beloved dogs took off on Main Street headed towards Center Street.Roughly half way through the walk, friendly neighbors and one of the walkers himself left out many choices of water bowls for the thirsty canines. Whether it be a quick stop, or a water or potty break, the walk is completely at you and your dog’s pace. Energized dogs of all sizes took a pause in the shade as the summer heat came rolling in; although, that will not stop the Pack Walk Club from meeting.Frankie, the 4-year-old rescue, and his new pal head back up to the streets of New Town from the shaded gravel paths of Charlotte Park.