About

Ahoy!Dave Abigal III

I’m Captain Dave. The inspiration to create Island Time Pets and hand made Nautical Rope Dog Leashes and Nautically-Inspired Dog Toys and Cat Toys began early on in my life. As a Boy Scout, I had a talent for knot tying and splicing rope and my skills evolved over a lifetime of sailing.

A United States Coast Guard Licensed Captain, I did a stint in the Merchant Marine and then sailed in the Caribbean for a couple of years. Following that, I came ashore and started Island Time Sailing School. My love for the sea continues and I now teach seamanship, navigation, boat design and sea survival in Massachusetts at the School by the Sea. My connection with the sea and all that it encompasses is in my blood and soul.

My goal is to design and create the highest quality Nautical Rope Dog Leashes, Nautical Rope Dog Collars, and Nautically-Inspired Pet Toys available. I’ve been doing that for more than 25 years.

All of the beautiful items you find here are exclusively hand made by me using traditional nautical techniques passed down by generations of sailors and fishermen. I use the highest quality Massachusetts-made marine rope and line for all of my creations. All of my creations are Made in the USA by me. There is no outsourcing of any aspect of my Nautical Rope Dog Leashes, Nautical Rope Dog Collars, or Nautically-Inspired Pet Toys.

I consider each of my Nautical Rope Dog Leashes and Nautically-Inspired Pet Toys “functional art” because they are as beautiful as they are durable.

Thanks for taking a look at my Nautical Rope Dog Leashes and Nautically-Inspired Dog and Cat Toys. I am proud of the craftsmanship of my exclusive products and I look forward to sharing them with you and your pet.

Feel free to email me at captaindave@islandtimepets.com if you have any questions or call me 774.766.0468.

Captain Dave