Saturday, December 19, 2009


Friends of Pooh Foundation 
Saturdays 10:30 am - Noon

This Outer Banks Pet Event is a Fund Raiser for the Friends of Pooh Canine & Feline Cancer Fund.

There will be Super Bowl Slushies, Gipper Gobbler, PB Blitz Bars Paw-painting, Pool, Agility Course and more!

Come join the Fun at Outer Barks located at 1171 Duck Road, in the Scarborough Lane Shops in Duck, NC.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Customer Appreciation Day is Today!

Holistic Pet Shop

2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day is Today & Every Friday!

Stop in for your free Doggie Treat Bag and Free Bumper Sticker!

At The Holistic Pet Shop located at the Seagate North Shopping Center in Kill Devil Hills, NC

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Outer Banks SPCA Downloadable 2010 Dog License Form

Outer Banks SPCA Dare County Animal Shelter

The Outer Banks SPCA operators of the Dare County Animal Shelter have made it possible for Dare County Residents to Download 2010 Dog License Forms online.

If you don't have time to go by the Dare County Animal Shelter in Manteo, NC on Historic Roanoke Island, you can now download your pampered pets dog license online and mail it in.

Please be sure to have your pets current rabies vaccination certificate on hand with your veterinarian information. To download your 2010 Dog License Form please visit the Outer Banks SPCA website at Or purchase on location at the Dare County Animal Shelter in Manteo, NC or our convenient satellite offices in Kill Devil Hills, NC and Frisco, NC. Cost for Dog License is $5.00 per altered Dog & $15.oo per unaltered Dog 

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Let's Keep Our Pets Safe, Happy & Healthy this Holiday Season!

Martin's Point Veterinary Hospital
Dear Pet Owners,

We would like to extend warm wishes to everyone on the Outer Banks this holiday season. As we celebrate with family and friends, let’s be sure to keep some important safety tips in mind for our furry family members. One way to be sure our pets have an enjoyable season is to do our best to eliminate potential hazards.

Plants Poinsettias, Holly, Mistletoe and Christmas trees set the tone for our holiday decorations, but we must be sure to keep these out of reach of pets.

Poinsettias, although not as poisonous as once thought, can cause irritation to the mouth and stomach leading to vomiting. Holly berries contain toxins called saponins, which leads to vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. Be sure to keep mistletoe up where it belongs and out of reach of pets. It has many different varieties, but all are toxic to pets. Mistletoe can cause vomiting, liver failure or seizures depending on the variety.

Ever wonder why cat collars have a quick release? Christmas trees come to my mind! Cats love to climb these green jungle gyms, and their collars can get hung up on branches. It is best to keep cats and dogs away from the Christmas tree unless supervised. Other hazards include chewing and/or swallowing ornaments and drinking the water under the tree. Often times insecticides, preservatives and fire-retardant chemicals sit in the water feeding your Christmas tree. It is important to keep pets away from the tree either by using baby gates or closed doors unless supervised.

Electric Cords
Extension cords are used much more often this season and can be attractive to teething puppies or playful cats. Be sure to keep all extension cords unplugged or out of reach when pets cannot be supervised.

Ribbons and Tinsel
Strings and ribbons are often some of our cat’s favorite toys, but they can be dangerous if swallowed. The material can obstruct or slice through the gastrointestinal tract causing serious consequences. It is important to keep these decorations out of reach of our pets.

Holiday Food
It is often tempting to feed Fluffy or Fido bits of the holiday meal, but feeding pets foods that they are not used to eating can cause serious stomach upset or pancreatitis. It is also important to not feed leftover bones to pets due to the fact that they can lacerate or obstruct the gastrointestinal tract. Some foods that are toxic to pets include chocolate, onions, raisins and grapes. This is not a complete list but is just a few of the foods pets have access to over the holidays.

Guests / Holiday Parties
Be sure that all pets have a safe, quiet place of their own during holiday get-togethers. These times are often very stressful for pets and can lead to behavior issues if they can’t get away from the commotion. It is also a good idea to keep your pet in a safe place during parties as it can be easy for them to run away with guests coming and going.

Even when all of the proper precautions are taken, accidents can still happen. Please do not hesitate to call one of the veterinarians on the Outer Banks if you have any questions or concerns about your pet.

Happy Holidays! 
Doctors and Staff of
Martin's Point Veterinary Hospital

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

George's Adoption Story

I just saw a picture of Sam the adopted Pekingese.

He looked so much like my George. I adopted George in 2005, he was only 1.5 years old then, and had already been in 4 homes including his foster home. I thought I was making a mistake at first, 4 homes there must be something wrong with this guy.

He just had bad luck and no one who was willing to give him a chance, his first owners were military and got orders, the people who bought their house took him with the intention of finding him a new home, found him one, didn't last, the lady gave him back. Then a few weeks later she wanted him back, they gave him back to her, she decided he was too much with her other dogs she already had, he ended up in a foster home for awhile, then finally me.

He has been the most wonderful guy, we all love him so much, and he truly brings us so much happiness, he even loves our cats. My mom made him his own blanket when I got him, he is like her 5th grandchild. I could not imagine not having him.

People really need to consider their circumstances before getting any pet. They have feelings, they feel happy, they feel afraid, they feel lonely, they feel rejection. Pets are living creatures not things we can return to the store when we don't want them.

The Pampered Pets Guide would like to thank George's Mom, Tammie for sharing George's Adoption story & photo with us.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Joe Lamb Realty has a New Location

Copyright 2009 Seaside Photography
Joe Lamb Realty has a New Location!

Joe Lamb, Jr. and Associates is pleased to announce its move to a new location. Effective December 11, 2009, Joe Lamb Realty will be providing all rental and sales services from its new office.

milepost 2.7
4607 N. Croatan Highway
Kitty Hawk

 ¾ mile south of their 25-year location on the bypass

Come by and see us!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Animal Lovers Assistance League, Inc


The Animal Lovers Assistance League, Inc., received a $10,000.00 grant last week from Pets Mart Charities to increase its number of spay/neuter operations for animals being adopted from the Currituck Animal Shelter by nearly 250%.

The Animal Lovers Assistance League, which operates the Currituck County Animal Shelter, can currently afford to spay or neuter only a small percentage of the cats and no dogs prior to their being adopted from the Shelter. In most cases a person who is adopting an animal from the Shelter receives a pre-paid voucher, which is covered by the adoption fee, that is valid to pay part of the cost of getting his new pet spayed or neutered. The spay/neutering of animals is in keeping with nationally recognized programs of controlling pet over population.

The Currituck Animal Shelter, which is undersized to meet the needs of one of the state's fastest growing counties, is proactively fighting the area's dire pet overpopulation problem. A requirement of the grant is that the Animal Lovers Assistance League (ALAL) ask Currituck county officials to provide matching funds for the grant amount, which they will be doing. This could lead to a very significant improvement in helping control local pet overpopulation.
According to Ginger Sikes, President of the Animal Lovers Assistance League, "We are excited that this PetSmart Charities® grant will be a major help in starting to control the county's pet overpopulation problem. We hope that our spay/neuter program will soon become a model for other agencies across the country."

"The Animal Lovers Assistance League's spay/neuter program is a great example of taking the initiative to improve the local community," said Susana Della Maddalena, Executive Director of PetSmart Charities. "Targeted programs like these are the key to successful, low-cost spay/neuter in local communities. Cumulatively, they are making a huge impact on pet overpopulation nationwide."

The Animal Lovers Assistance League, which was founded in 2005, has received the Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in the State of North Carolina and in 2007 Outstanding Non-Profit of the Year in Currituck County. Last month the Currituck Animal Shelter received a State of North Carolina Inspection score of 100%, and this in a year when new higher state standards, which required additional training, had been implemented in the state for the first time.

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