Friday, December 31, 2021

17 New Pet Names added to the Pet Names page!

OB at Pampered Pets Guide

 17 New Names added to the Pet Names page!

 Those Names are:

Male                                   Female 

Arnold                                 Audrey
Bay                                     Bay
Blade                                  Blair
Bran                                    Buffy
Devon                                 Davida
Dobby                                 Dee
Dwain                                  Delia
Garrett                                 Greta
Golda                                   Gretchen


OB wants to know your Pet's name.
Visit the Pet Names Page and if you don't see your Pet's Name, 
email to be included.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge - Fun for the Whole Family, Fido 2!

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
photo by OB at Pampered Pets Guide
Driving south on NC Highway 12 through the scenic Outer Banks, most people think they are traveling through the over 70 miles of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and never expect to find a National Wildlife Refuge along the way.

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is about 10 miles south of Nags Head, NC, and four miles south of the New Marc Basnight Bridge (2019), replacing the old Bonner Bridge, AKA the Oregon Inlet Bridge. 

Bordered on both sides by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is 13 miles long. The refuge has been a haven for migratory birds, over 350 bird species, nesting turtles, fish, shellfish, fox, rabbits, and diverse wildlife of all kinds to include plants, since 1938. The refuge stretches from Sea to Sound.

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
14500 NC Highway 12
Rodanthe, NC 27968
(252) 987-2394

Restrooms & a Visitor Center with wonderful exhibits & a gift shop with
memorable souvenirs. Nice area to take pets potty also (please clean up after your pet), please be aware of the sand spurs.

Also, please be aware that the pet/dog rules are very different at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge than the Cape Hatteras National Seashore pet rules.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Leashes are not to exceed 6 ft in length. 
Pets are not allowed on designated swim beaches or inside buildings.

The Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge - Domestic Pet Rules https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Pea_Island/visit/rules_and_regulations.html
Leashes are not to exceed 10 ft in length.
Pets are allowed in the parking lot and adjacent area at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center only on the West Side and welcome on the East Side (Atlantic Ocean) beach. Pets are not allowed inside buildings or on the West Side (Sound Side) of the Outer Banks Penisula to include Nature Trails.

So what makes the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge oceanfront different than the Cape Hatteras National Seashore? Why would you want to gather your family, leash your pet and cross the pedestrian walk to the ocean across from the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center?

The Outer Banks of North Carolina is known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Ships are still running aground on the Outer Banks today, and the most recent was the "Ocean Pursuit," a commercial fishing vessel over 70 ft long ran ashore during a storm in March of 2020 and was just recently removed in November of 2021.

But what you can view on the oceanfront at the Pea Island Wildlife Refuge dates back to May 16, 1862. Then, a 210 ft tanker enlisted by the federal government during the Civil War ran aground. This Steamer was named "The Oriental," which had cargo and ammunition that left New York and was en route to South Carolina. The Top of the Tanker still protrudes through the Atlantic surf and repetitive waves today, a reminder of a period in time that will live forever in history books but can be seen by you today.

The OBX has so many historical landmarks mixed in with the unspoiled nature that surrounds it that it stands out as an almost magical place to stand and take in your surroundings. So please come & bring your whole family Fido & other Pampered Pets to the Outer Banks.

In the Pet-Friendly Outer Banks, there is so much to explore. Outer Banks Pet-Friendly Places

Monday, December 27, 2021

Unleashing the Fun in the Pet-Friendly Town of Kitty Hawk NC!

Waves at Kitty Hawk, NC by Seaside Photography

Kitty Hawk, NC, is the fourth area from the northernmost portion of the Outer Banks peninsula.

Outer Banks Map - Islands, Towns & Villages

Starting at the Virginia state line: North to South



 The Town of Kitty Hawk takes great pride in providing public beach access throughout the town's oceanfront. There are 266 public beach access parking spaces in Kitty Hawk, including 8 handicapped parking spaces. 

For a complete listing of all beach access parking areas, listed from North to South, Lifeguard beaches, & more, please see the Town of Kitty Hawk website at https://www.kittyhawknc.gov/kitty-hawk-beach/


The leash law in Kitty Hawk requires leash not to exceed six feet in length. Between 10 AM and 6 PM from Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day. The leash may be extended up to 12 feet at all other times. Well-trained dogs may be Unleashed under close supervision of the owner, not to exceed 30 feet in distance between owner and dog, but the leash must be with the owner at all times. 


Driving on the beach in the town of Kitty Hawk is Prohibited at all times. The beginning stages of Beach Re-Nerishment plans are in the works for 2022, as the Town of Kitty Hawk works in conjunction with neighboring Dare County beach towns.

The Town of Kitty Hawk also has a public soundside beach access, on the west side of the Outer Banks peninsula that includes a handicap access point, at Windgrass Circle, Kitty Hawk, NC. This location is open from sunrise to a half hour after sunset. Unfortunately, there are no lifeguards on the soundside of Kitty Hawk, see:
Pet-Friendly & Handicap-accessible sound side beach access.
Nice deck with benches overlooking Kitty Hawk Bay.


Other Pet-Friendly Places in Kitty Hawk, NC

Walk a path that was walked by the Wright Brothers. This is 0.5 mile concrete trail
is Pet-Friendly and Handicap-accessible.


5230 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-4644


Located off the circular road at the 
Aycock Brown Welcome Center
Follow Signage


900 W Kitty Hawk Rd
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

See Kitty Hawk Dog Park link for more information,
a free registration is required.




Pet Supplies in Kitty Hawk, NC

Harris Teeter
5400 N Croatan Hwy Ste A
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949.........................................................................252-261-2220

4132 N Croatan Hwy (MP 3.5)
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949.......................................................................252-261-4211

5400 N Croatan Hwy Ste 100
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949........................................................................252-261-6011

5300 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949.......................................................................252- 261-4115


Kitty Hawk, NC  Dog Walkers, Pet Sitters 

Rover.com ....Boarding, House Sitting, Drop-In Visits, Doggy Daycare, Dog Walking
*Background Check, Detailed Profile, Approved*

Wag...............Kitty Hawk, NC 
*Pre-screened, Insured, Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers* Follow on GPS Tracker & Get Report Card*


Coastal Animal Hospital 
Mile Post 5
3616 N Croatan Highway
Kitty Hawk, NC 297949...............................................................252-261-3960

Martin's Point Veterinary Hospital 
6405 N Croatan Highway
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949...................................................................252-261-2250

Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital
3723 N Caratoke Highway Unit 9
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949...................................................................252-715-1407

If you are interested in Outer Banks Oceanfront Pet-Friendly Weddings,
in the Town of Kitty Hawk, NC please see: 

Weddings with Pets on the Beaches of Kitty Hawk, NC




Kitty Hawk, NC OBX Pet-Friendly Campgrounds & RV Resorts

Adventure Bound Campground & Hostel  
1004 W Kitty Hawk Road
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949...................................................................252-255-1130

Kitty Hawk RV Park
3945 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949....................................................................252-261-2636

The Preserve at Kitty Hawk Woods
long-term (only) RV Park
4352 The Woods Rd
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949....................................................................252-548-6102


Kitty Hawk, NC 
Pet-Friendly Beach Home Vacation Rentals 

4729 N Croatan Hwy #8912
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-2154

3719 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-2186

4721 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(866) 418-5263

4607 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-4444

3732 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(844) 557-3463

3608-A N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-7131

3620 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-5500

6475 N Croatan Hwy #101
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-5300

6385 N Croatan Hwy #101
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(800) 346-9593

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Twenty Eight New Names added to the Pet Names page!

OB at Pampered Pets Guide

Twenty Eight New Names added to the Pet Names page!

 Those Names are:

Male                                   Female 
Addicus                             Anastasia
Adrian                                Anita
Atticus                               Athena
Chad                                 Celia
Cletus                                Cynthia
Even                                  Erin
Gunner                              Gladis
Ira                                      Irene
Levy                                   Lynn
Pop                                    Pamela
Phoenix                             Popin
Sammy                              Selena
Seven                                Strawberry
Vern                                   Veronica

OB wants to know your Pet's name.
Visit the Pet Names Page and if you don't see your Pet's Name, email to be included.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry Christmas! from the Pet-Friendly OBX!

Colors in the Atlantic Sky by Seaside Photography
Colors light up the Sky on the oceanfront along the Outer Banks of North Carolina's peninsula, just as the Christmas trees lit up Christmas Eve!

As you wake up today to the joys of Christmas, the sounds & smells associated with this one single day each year, remember the delights of nature that await you outside, today and every day.

While spending this special day with your family, friends & pets, remembering the reason for the season, give thanks and stop just for a moment to ponder your thoughts and feelings on this special day.

Pets (Dogs, Cats, Birds, Horses & more) have been part of human families for centuries. Nature and the birds ( 100's of species on the OBX) of the air have a way of bringing people close to one's inner self. Think of planning your next adventure on the Pet-Friendly Outer Banks, where the unspoiled beaches, maritime forest, historic sites, wildlife refuges and so much more await to be explored.

Colors in the Sky by Seaside Photography
Nature on the Outer Banks displays a sense that amazes every day and offers not only historical adventure, water sports, fishing, and more, but a destination vacation for the whole family, including Fido and other Pampered Pets too.


Merry Christmas!
Hope to See You Soon, on the OBX!
Please Drive Safely on Our Busy Highways!

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Counting Down to Christmas on the Pet-Friendly OBX!

Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC
 Wishing for a Merry Christmas for All!

Santa Paws & Santa Claus

have visited the 

Outer Banks of North Carolina! 

Christmas Photos

 have been taken & Wish Lists have been collected.

 The Countdown is On!




Red "Merry Christmas" Dog T-Shirt purchased from:

PetSmart 

Red neck scarf with
White Puff and Jingle bell ends purchased from:

 Dollar Tree  

Shop Local on the Outer Banks!
Happy Holidays!
Please Drive Safely On Our Busy Highways.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Count Down to Christmas, Busy Birds on the OBX!

 

 
With only days to go, the count down to Christmas is on!

Busy Birds are running wild on the beaches of the Outer Banks. 
Soon we can all relax and enjoy the busy work completed for the Holidays.
Have a Very Happy Holiday! Please Drive Safely on our Busy Highways!

Monday, December 20, 2021

Twenty Seven New Pet Names added to the Pet Names page!

OB at Pampered Pets Guide

Twenty Seven New Names added to the Pet Names page!

 Those Names are:

Male                                   Female 
Alberto                                Affinity
Alfonzo                               Angelina
Alton                                   Annette
Carr                                    Cammie
Carter                                 Carova
Carova                               Cathy
Dallas                                 Darcey
Dusty                                  Didi
Garth                                  Gerdie
Gibbs                                  Girly
Lennon                                Lavinia
Levon                                  Letterbi
Little B                         Lotty
                                                     Toby                                    Thomasina


OB wants to know your Pet's name.
Visit the Pet Names Page and if you don't see your Pet's Name, email to be included.

Friday, December 17, 2021

OBX "Santa Paws" Ghost of Christmas Past!


"Santa Paws" 2005 in Duck, North Carolina-photo by Seaside Photography
Santa Paws has been making an appearance on the Outer Banks of North Carolina for many years.You can use the search bar and type in "Santa Paws" to learn more. He has appeared at many different locations throughout the Outer Banks over the years.

Santa Paws has battled the Nor'ester Storms, the blowing sand, and even the driving rains to arrive each year on the Outer Banks faithfully; no weather is to RUFF for Santa Paws. But Santa Paws is thankful that Hurricane season ends on the last day of November each year.

Santa Paws has had his picture taken with so many Pampered Pets on the OBX that it's hard for even Santa Paws to keep an accurate count. But Santa Paws did smile and greet each Pampered Pet with Christmas Cheer!
"Santa Paws" 2005 in Duck, NC-photo by Seaside Photography
The Ghost of Christmas past drifts across everyone's mind from time to time.
It may be the slight sound of a small jingle bell or a favorite Holiday song; it could be the smell of a fresh evergreen Christmas Tree or an ornament or object that is seldom seen, found once more that triggers one's mind to go back, back into Holidays past.

How many times have you seen Santa Paws? How many pictures of Santa Paws with your Pampered Pet do you display each year? Has your Pampered Pet seen Santa this year? It's not too late. Please see:

Have a Safe & Happy Holiday Season!
Please Drive Safely on our Busy Highways!

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Celebrate the 118th Anniversary of the birth of Aviation!

 

Wright Brothers National Memorial

Bring the whole family, Fido too, to Celebrate the 118th Anniversary of the Birth of Aviation, at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. There are no entrance fees on December 17th, 2021. The gate opens at 9 a.m.

On December 17th, 1903, Orville & Wilbur Wright changed the world by achieving the first heavier than air, powered flight. Aviation took Flight.

The 118th Anniversary Celebration of the Wright Brothers first flight scheduled at the Wright Brothers National Memorial can be seen at:

The Wright Brothers National Memorial is pet-friendly. Please see Outer Banks Pet-Friendly Places & Outer Banks Pet Events.

This is an outside event and celebration at the:
Wright Brothers National Memorial 
1000 N Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 473-2111

Monday, December 13, 2021

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

OB at Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station
The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is a seven-acre, eight building complex. It is considered the most complete remaining U.S. L.S.S. stations built from 1848 to 1914. It was the first operational station in North Carolina and is located on the eastern-most point in North Carolina. Today the site is open to the public and contains artifacts, displays, photographs, and other unique items.

The  Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station was decommissioned and closed in 1954. It was abandoned property until it was acquired by a private citizen. In 1974, the private citizen turned the property over to the residents of Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo, NC. They then created the nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the Chicamacomico Historical Association to own and operate the complex. Limited restoration was done to the buildings up to 1994, when vigorous work began. From 1994 to present, the 1911 Chicamacomico Station is 97% restored and the 1874 Station is 75% restored. The buildings on the site are back in their correct historical location.

Chicamacomico was the scene of the most highly awarded maritime rescue in American history ("S.S. Mirlo", Aug. 16, 1918) and has on display Surfboat No. 1046, the actual boat used in that stunning and dramatic rescue. Chicamacomico was also the scene on on of the last breeches buoy rescues in the state of NC ("Omar Babun", 1954).

Today Chicamacomico is the only place in the United States that performs the full Beach Apparatus Drill reenactment for the public during the summer months. It is also the only Drill reenactment in the world performed by active-duty U.S. Coast Guard personnel.

Well behaved leashed pets are welcome on the grounds of Chicamacomico. Please be aware of sandspurs on the grounds. Your cooperation in cleaning up after your pet is always appreciated.

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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Twenty Six New Pet Names added to the Pet Names page!

OB at Pampered Pets Guide

  Twenty Six New Names added to the Pet Names page!

 Those Names are:

Male                                   Female 
Alexander                           Alexa
Andy                                   Alexis
Benny                                 Berma
Darrell                                 Diamond
Edward                               Electra 
Hank                                   Harper
Hoover                                Haven
Jimbo                                  Jolene
Manteo                                Magnolia
Peter                                    Pebbles
Ray                                      Raven
Wallace                                Winter
Wanchese                            Winnie

OB wants to know your Pet's name.
Visit the Pet Names Page and if you don't see your Pet's Name, email to be included.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Whalehead's Pet Friendly Heritage

WHALEHEAD CLUB
CURRITUCK HERITAGE PARK
Currituck Heritage Park is 39 acers of historic property in Corolla, NC. It includes the restored Whalehead Club, an opulent 1920's residence and the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. From the beginning Currituck Heritage Park has been pet friendly.

The original owners of the Whalehead Club, Mr. & Mrs. E.C. Knight, Jr., were loving animal owners. Their pet dog a terrier, traveled with them to the Whalehead Club which then was known as Corolla Island. In fact, Mrs. Knight left a sizable bequest in her will to the Humane Society.

Today Currituck Heritage Park remains a beautiful place for people to enjoy their leashed pets from sunrise to sunset. Your cooperation in cleaning up after your pet is always appreciated.

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Wedding with Pets at the Whalehead Club  (Whalehead in Historic Corolla)


Also find contact information for quotes and more at: The Knot (the knot)


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Pet-Friendly Adventures

NPS Photo
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site protects and preserves known portions of England's first New World settlements from 1584 to 1590. This site also preserves the cultural heritage of the Native Americans, European Americans and African Americans who have lived on Roanoke Island. Pets are welcome at the park and many activities are available with your furry friends. Your pet must always be on a leash no longer than 6’ and please, for your pet's sake, never leave them unattended. Also, for everyone's and the environment's sake, clean up after your pet. Pets are not allowed in park buildings. 

Activities you can enjoy with your pet include:  
NPS Photo
Walking the 0.3-mile Thomas Hariot loop trail through the island's maritime forest to the sandy shores of Albemarle Sound. Enjoy interpretive signs along the way describing the forest habitat, the Algonquian methods for gathering food and resources the English found valuable on Roanoke Island. 
The best way to learn about Fort Raleigh National Historic Site is with a park ranger! Ranger-led programs are offered spring through October, with expanded offerings from Memorial Day through Labor Day. All programs are suitable for all ages and are free of charge. 
Explore the maritime forest along this 1.25-mile Freedom trail that ends with views of the Croatan Sound on the western edge of the park. The trail ends near the location where the Freedmen's Colony and Civil War forts once stood. Return by the trail or use the bike path along Hwy. 64 for a loop back to the visitor center of 2.5-miles. 

For more information about the park and available activities please visit www.nps.gov/fora  

NPS Photo

Josh Nelson
Park Ranger (I)
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site


Monday, December 6, 2021

Twenty Five New Pet Names added to the Pet Names page!

OB at Pampered Pets Guide
 Twenty Five New Names added to the Pet Names page!

 Male                                   Female 
Brandon                            Birdy 
Ben                                    Brattkins
Conner                               Cari 
Fred                                    Florence
Harvey                                Helena
Kinnakeeter                        Kinnakeeter
Marshal                              Maryetta 
Mojo                                   Meryl 
Sullivan                              Swan
Sylvester                            Sweet Pea
Vernon                                Vicky
Wagner                               Wanda
Willie                                   Willow


OB wants to know your Pet's name.
Visit the Pet Names Page and if you don't see your Pet's Name, email to be included.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Twenty Four New Pet Names added to the Pet Names page!

OB at Pampered Pets Guide
Twenty Four New Names added to the Pet Names page!

 Those Names are:

Male                                   Female 
Grandy                               Gengen
Greenville                           Gladys 
Henry                                  Hermione
Luther                                  Layla
Manny                                 Misty
Sal                                      Sadie
Samson                              Savannah
Samuel                               Stella
Simon                                 Suki
Soldier                                Summer
Theodore                            Thelma
Zane                                    Zelda

OB wants to know your Pet's name.
Visit the Pet Names Page and if you don't see your Pet's Name, email to be included.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Pet-Friendly OBX Beach Town of Southern Shores

Seagull in flight by Seaside Photography
Southern Shores, NC, is the third area from the northernmost portion of the Outer Banks peninsula.



 Much like the neighboring town of Duck, Southern Shores was developed by Dare County approving large Subdivisions, and the rest of the township has private beach access with permits issued by the town for property owners. There is no public oceanfront access in the town of Southern Shores, NC.

Dogs must be leashed year-round within the Town of Southern Shores, including beaches. From May 15th - September 15th, dogs are only allowed on the beach before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. You must always clean up after your pet. For a complete list of Beach Rules in the town of Southern Shores, please visit:  https://www.southernshores-nc.gov/visitors/beach-rules/

Driving on the beach in the town of Southern Shores is Prohibited at all times.
The town of Southern Shores has a 2022 beach nourishment project in the works, but a time schedule has not been posted at this time. However, the Town of Southern Shores has issued a statement that "the beach will remain accessible during construction." 

There is a paved pedestrian path; parallel to Highway 12 that runs the length of the Town of Southern Shore, a little over four miles and north into the neighboring town of Duck. This path is inviting for a short or a long stroll.

On the west side of the peninsula, all sound front access property is privately owned. Luckily there are a few pet-friendly rental properties among them. The sunsets on the sound side are magnificently unforgettable. 

The Town of Southern Shores, NC, truly is a great pet-friendly vacation destination. In fact, the Volunteer Southern Shores Fire Department is hosting one of the Outer Banks Pet Events at the Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department located at 15 S Dogwood Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC to benefit OBX Coastal Humane Society. For more details on this Outer Banks Pet Event scheduled for Saturday, December 4th & Sunday, December 5th, 2021; please see :

THE OUTER BANKS VOICE, YOUR BEST SOURCE FOR LOCAL NEWS, UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY, Reported on November 18th, 2021
 "Santa Paws is coming to town."

Pet Supplies in Southern Shores, NC

 5545 N Croatan Highway
 Southern Shores, NC 27949

5543 N Croatan Highway
Southern Shores, NC 27949

The Outer Banks is a Great Pet-Friendly Vacation Destination Year Round.
If you would like to vacation in the town of Southern Shores on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in a Pet-Friendly Vacation Home, please get in touch with one of the following vacation rental home companies: 

4607 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-4444

3620 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-5500
 
5 Ocean Blvd 
Southern Shores, NC 27949
(800) 334-1000

6385 N Croatan Hwy #101
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-1152


Currituck Annual Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic - Rescheduled

photo by Seaside Photography I heard there was an Annual Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic at the Currituck County Judicial Center Saturday, Octobe...