Our Story


As pet owners, we understand the special bond between pets and their owners.
Pet ownership is a big responsibility, that is also extremely rewarding. Both owners are longtime rescue advocates & moved to Wilmington to follow their dream of creating their own pet business. It all started with a few rescue dogs who you'll meet below. Yep, the dog did it!
At Coastal Paws we strive to bring you not only innovative, quality, and affordable products, but unique and fun options as well. We'd love for you to meet the crew who motivate us daily!

Meet the Gang

Meet the gang who inspired Coastal Paws. The sweetest rescue dogs who always remind their owners how to live life to the fullest. Some of them are a bit shy, but you just may see them greeting you in the store. They'll even help you shop ....I'm guessing the treat section will be a hit!



Cali was our Covid baby - we were determined to make 2020 better after such a hard year.  She helped us heal after losing our pup Grayson.  She has gown into such a beautiful sweet girl and will kill you with kindness when you shop. She loves belly rubs and to lick your shoes while you shop.  

Riley "Beans"

I was Mom's first foster failure after like 20 others so I must be pretty amazing right?! I'm also known as: Beans, Bug, Wigglebutt, Nugget, Riles, Peanut, Noodle.......you get the drift. Whatever comes out of mom's mouth! I'm one of the shy ones (life was not so great before my days with Momma), so I may not be your official greeter but mom's hopeful one day I can join her at work. I mean, I do have a face for modeling after all! My sister Stella is my best buddy and she's not afraid of anything so you'll get to meet her when Mom's working.

Stella "Stella Tubby"

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My dad found me wandering the woods of Hampstead. While that was fun, I'm really glad I found my fur-ever home. I'm pretty chill and while I'm big and leggy and look scary, I'm sweet as pie. So....you just may see me in the store hanging with my peeps. I'm trying to get my big bro Riley to join me but he's a little scared pants just yet. Ps....I love having my ears rubbed.