Swans, the local area’s only non-domestic dog, has been living in the area for nearly two decades.
His popularity with people has helped make the area a hub for entertainment and recreation, with events and festivals taking place annually.
But in 2016, a new development plan called the Swans Development Plan made the dog’s presence more prominent, with a plan to transform the area into a mixed-use development.
That plan is expected to be approved by the county council next month.
“He is really a part of our lives and our lives are really about him,” said Susan Lee, who owns the dogs shop on the beach, and who lives nearby.
“If you think about it, he’s the most beloved dog in the world.
He’s just a very friendly dog.”
The dog’s popularity is also evident at the local schools, which feature the dog as a mascot.
“You have to have a sense of pride for him,” Lee said.
“We can’t just keep him in a cage.”
This is not the first time Swans has been a part, however.
Last year, the dog was featured in a promotional video for the Disney movie “The Jungle Book,” and he also made an appearance in “Captain America: Civil War.”
The swan was even featured in the Disney movies “Cars 3” and “Captain Americans: Winter Soldier,” as well as the upcoming film “Captain Marvel.”
Lee said that even though she doesn’t know what her future with Swans will be, she’s excited to see what the future brings.
“I just hope he’s not too old and gone,” she said.
In fact, Lee said she’s hopeful the dogs may one day be able to be in her own home.
“Maybe that’s my dream, to have the dog in my home,” she joked.
Lee said her favorite part of her job is working with her dogs.
“When I come home, I feel like my dogs are all around me,” she added.
“That’s so comforting to have them around.
I’ve never been so happy.”