The Black Dog
A long time ago, a pup of questionable pedigree adopted a Martha’s Vineyard sailing captain. Named “Black Dog,” this four-legged seafarer’s antics brightened Captain Bob’s days. She became the namesake of The Black Dog Tavern which opened on New Years' Day in 1971, a place where Vineyarders and visitors could enjoy a good cup of chowder and great conversation.
Starting from a sketch on a napkin, Black Dog’s iconic silhouette soon began to appear on t-shirts, sweatshirts and mugs. Nearly 45 years later, you can find her on an entire collection of nautically inspired apparel, dog accessories, and gifts for the home in one of 24 General Store locations reaching from Portland, Maine, to Sarasota, Florida, including our own Historic River Street here in Savannah.
The Black Dog General Store carries a complete line of clothing for men, women, children and infants, from high-quality shirts and hoodies to coats, hats and mittens, from socks and onesies to flip-flops. Some are sports-themed and some are holiday-themed, but all items carry some variation on the Black Dog logo.
For your own four-legged friend, Black Dog carries colorful, sturdy dog collars and leashes, dog tees, bandanas and toys.
They have large and small dog bones that are wheat-, soy- and corn-free, so you can feel good about letting your pet indulge. Flavors include bacon, cheddar cheese and peanut butter.
There’s Black Dog Paw and Nose Balm, an all-natural soothing balm created to protect your dog's paws and nose from cold temperatures, ice, snow, salts, heat, and sand. Ingredients include coconut oil, sweet almond oil, virgin shea butter and pure beeswax. They also offer a special dog shampoo, made with pure essential oils that clean and condition your dog's skin and fur. Ingredients include organic castile soap, coconut oil, distilled white vinegar, pure essential rosemary oil and pure essential peppermint oil.
Black Dog offers coffee, coffee mugs, cheese boards, Christmas ornaments and Black Dog-themed Tervis Tumblers. For gift-giving or to express your love of dogs, there is no better place in Savannah to shop.
The Black Dog General Store is at 211 West River Street. Hours are Sunday 10-6, Monday through Thursday 10-9, and Friday and Saturday 10-10.
Phone is (912) 335-7472. Visit us anytime at www.theblackdog.com. Tell them Travelhost sent you!