Sunday, September 24, 2023

Williamsburg Store Owner Donates 4,500 Pounds of Food to Dog Rescue

Amanda Wilbourne, owner of The Nautical Dog, donated 4,500 pounds of dog food to a Richmond dog shelter. (Courtesy of Mason & Markwith Media)

WILLIAMSBURG — The Richmond-based dog shelter, Ring Dog Rescue, kicked off the holiday season in a big way when it received a donation of 4,500 pounds of dog food from The Nautical Dog, a pet supply store in New Town.

The donation, which valued $10,798, is big enough to feed animals in need for up to eight months.

For Amanda Wilbourne, the owner of Nautical Dog, partnering with non-profits is a cornerstone of her business philosophy. She partners with a different non-profit every month.

Amanda Wilbourne, with the donated food. (Courtesy of Mason & Markwith Media)

With Thanksgiving being celebrated in November, Wilbourne wanted to focus on a theme of gratitude and giving. So she made a donation that helps Ring Dog’s “Dog House Project” which focuses on community outreach and helping provide proper shelter and fencing for dogs who are regularly chained up, as well as food.

“All rescue groups do things for the community but Ring Dog Rescue goes above and beyond,” Wilbourne says of her donation. She went on to not that this particular program not only helps to “unchain” dogs, but also teaches kids how to care for animals through school programming.

For anyone interested in contributing, Nautical Dog is accepting donations for Ring Dog Rescue. Items in need include  meaty bones, flea & tick prevention, chicken broth & peanut butter, and money for kennels.

For more information on the store and its non-profit partners, go to the Nautical Dog website.

Disclosure: The idea for this story was brought to WYDaily by a private marketing firm in which WYDaily’s Market President Derek Mason has a vested interest. -Ed.

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