This Virginia Beach dog is a standup star
The 19-month-old golden retriever has become a mascot for owner Whitney Lee's business, SUP Barre, which offers traditional barre classes atop paddleboards in the flat waters off the beach at First Landing State Park.
"When I was little, I wanted to grow up and have a golden retriever named Hampton," Lee says. "It's especially fitting now, because my husband and I live in Virginia Beach, in the larger area of Hampton Roads."
"Hampton inspired our Yappy Hour," Lee says of the dog-friendly paddleboarding classes that she teaches a few times each summer. "The first time we offered the class, seven girls showed up with their dogs, and we were out on the water for about five solid minutes before anyone fell off or jumped in!"