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The Nautical Dog Plans Store Expansion

JAMES CITY-The Nautical Dog pet shop in New Town is expanding.

The pet supply store is taking over an empty storefront next door, which will add 1,600 more square feet to The Nautical Dog space. As part of the expansion, The Nautical Dog will open a self-serve dog washing station.

“Everyone is so excited,” said owner Amanda Wilbourne. “Our customers have been asking us for this for years, and we are excited to finally make that happen.”

The dog washing station is slated to open in mid-July. In addition, “We will be expanding our variety of products, and adding more freezers in the store to add more raw food for pets,” Wilbourne said. “We also recently added a new do-it-yourself tag engraving machine and a claw arcade machine. Our claw machine is filled with toys, treats, and apparel. Each month, we will pick a different charity that 100 percent of the proceeds will go to.”

Wilbourne first opened The Nautical Dog 15 years ago in West Point. It has been operating in New Town since 2008.

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