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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. We are longtime rescue advocates & moved to Wilmington to follow our dream of creating our 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 Pack

Meet the pups who inspired Coastal Paws. The sweetest rescue dogs who always remind their owner 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, 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.


In the summer of 2022 I decided to start fostering again and after a few wonderful pups I met a foster pup named Koda.  Who is days would dig a hole in my heart so deep she was never leaving.  I foster "failed" and adopted my third dog.  Kiera loves EVERYONE, and everything so she will be in the shop to give you all the kisses you can handle.  

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Oops, we did it again!  In 2024 we fostered this sweet pup Angeline until she could fly up to NY to find her forever home.  She ended up charming her way into our hearts to find her forever home here and become my second "foster Failure".  Sophie loves everything (esp food) and everyone and happens to look like a mini Keria.  She's ocassionally on shop dog duty so you will probably see her stealing treats in the store. 

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