Saturday, August 21, 2021

Outer Banks Pet-Friendly Places

                               Outer Banks Map - Islands, Towns & Villages
                                                     Outer Banks Dog Parks

Currituck Beach Lighthouse
1101 Corolla Village Rd
Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-4939
Currituck Beach Lighthouse is the most northern coastal North Carolina Lighthouse.  Your Leashed pets are welcome on the grounds of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Please do not leave your pet unattended, and please clean up after your pet.

Historic Corolla Park
1100 Hunt Club Drive
Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-0221
Historic Corolla Park offers a vast parking area, picnic areas, restrooms & a boat ramp within the park. As well as the enormous green park lawn that hosts numerous outdoor events, four attractions draw visitors to this park.
Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Whalehead Club, Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education & Currituck Maritime Museum.  Historic Corolla Park

Whalehead Club (Whalehead in Historic Corolla)
1100 Club Rd.
Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-9040
39 Acres of historic property in Corolla, NC. Pets are welcome on the Grounds, Leashes are Required with no length restrictions. Please clean up after your pets.

The Town of Duck Park
(252) 255-1286
Located on the Currituck Sound in the Town of Duck, this park has a unique water fountain for Pets & Humans too, a picnic shelter, town greens, nature trails, a boardwalk as well as special events scheduled. Leashes are required and must not exceed 10 feet at this location.

Monument to a Century of Flight
Entrance located behind the:
5230 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-4644
The Monument to a Century of Flight is dedicated to a Century of Aviation.
Starting with Orville and Wilbur Wright, who flew the Wright Flyer on December 17th, 1903, and on through time into Space. Monument to a Century of Flight

Wright Brothers Multi-Use Path
parking at: Windgrass Circle Park
                     3613 Windgrass Cir.
                      Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Walk back in history on a path overlooking Kitty Hawk Bay, walked by the Wright Brothers. Handicap accessible & Pet-Friendly 0.5 mile concrete nature trail bordering a portion of Kitty Hawk Bay. Wright Brothers Multi-Use Path

Windgrass Circle Park 
3613 Windgrass Cir.
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Windgrass Circle Park offers sound side beach access that is handicap-accessible and pet-friendly. Windgrass Circle Park

Wright Brothers National Memorial
1000 N Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 473-2111
Home of the first flight, the birth of Aviation. Leashed pets are welcome on the grounds, but not inside buildings. Leashes  can not exceed six feet in the length.

The Outer Banks Arboretum & Teaching Garden
AKA Dare County Arboretum & Teaching Garden
adjacent to Thomas A. Baum Senior Center
                   300 Mustain St.
                   Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
There are no fees at this pet-friendly & wheelchair-accessible location.
Pets must be on a leash, and you must clean up after your pet.

The Nature Conservancy, Nags Head Woods Preserve
701 Ocean Acres Dr.
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 441-2525
Leashed pets are allowed on the lightly traveled road running through the Nags Head Woods Preserve & four of the eight nature trails. Pets are not allowed inside buildings. Leashes required. Please clean up after your pet. For more information please see the below article.

Dowdy Park
3005 S Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC
Town of Nags Head (252) 449-2021
This Park is a recreational area for all ages. In addition to the Playground, Basketball court, fixed Tables, Chairs, Benches, BBQ Grills, and Restrooms, Dowdy Park boasts an Amphitheater & much more. Pets are required to be on a leash at all times. You must also clean up after pets.  Pet-Friendly Dowdy Park - OBX Memories Old & New!

Jockey's Ridge State Park
300 W Carolista Dr.
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-7132
The largest natural sand dune on the East Coast. Leashes can not exceed six feet at this location. Jockey's Ridge State Park

Bodie Island Lighthouse
8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road
Nags Head, NC 27959
Pets are welcome on the grounds of the Bodie Island Lighthouse, but there are rules. A current rabies tag must be securely attached to your pet's collar. Pets must be leashed at all times & leash can not exceed 6 feet in length. Please do not leave your pet unattended. Pets are not allowed inside buildings.  Also, please clean up after your pet. 

Bodie Island Lighthouse an OBX Pet-Friendly location!

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Milltail Road
East Lake, NC 27935
(252) 473-1131
Gravel roads run through the Refuge, available for public traffic from sunrise to sunset.
The speed limit on the Alligator River Wildlife Refuge is 35 miles per hour unless otherwise posted. Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge - OBX Alligators & Wolfs, & Bears, Oh My!

Elizabethan Gardens (1951-2021) 70th Anniversary 
1411 National Park Dr.
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 473-3234
In bloom year-round, The Elizabethan Gardens was founded by the North Carolina Garden Club. Leashed Pets are welcome. Proof of current Rabies Vaccination is required. Dog admission fee is $3.00. Hip Hounds Welcome

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site 
1401 National Park Dr.
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 473-2111
Location of the first English Settlement, Museum, walkways, earthwork, and more. Pets are welcome on the grounds but not inside buildings. Leashes not to exceed six feet in length at this location.  Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Pet-Friendly Adventures

Roanoke Island Festival Park
1 Festival Park
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 423-5200
25-acre park, representation of 1585 ship, "Elizabeth II", Museum, Blacksmith with 16th century wares, and more. "The boardwalk and great lawn are pet friendly but we do require a leash. Pets also enjoy the short walk across the bridge to the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum, just a block away, which features a working boathouse and the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse." Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
(252) 475-1750
located across from: Roanoke Island 
Maritime Museum
                                 104 Fernando St.
                                 Manteo, NC 27954
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse is the only river lighthouse on the OBX!
You will enjoy exploring the Downtown Manteo waterfront area with your leashed pet. Leashes are not to exceed 6 feet in the Town of Manteo. Pets are not allowed inside the Lighthouse. Please kindly clean up after your pet.

George Washington Creef Memorial Park
104 Fernando Street
Manteo, NC 27954
This waterfront park is adjacent to the Roanoke Maritime Museum sharing the same address.
This tree shaded park has a view of view of Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse across Shallowbag Bay. (AKA) George Washington Creef Park is a pet friendly event & wedding venue.

The Pavilion at Magnolia Market
408 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Manteo, NC 27954
This open air Pavilion is a pet friendly event venue.
Please continue to check "Outer Banks Pet Events 2022."

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
14500 NC-12
Rodanthe, NC 27968
(252) 987-1118
Leashes are not to exceed 10 feet in length at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Pets are not allowed on the West Side (Sound Side) of NC Highway 12, except in the parking area. On the East Side (Atlantic Oceanfront) pets are welcome.

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site
23645 NC-12
Rodanthe, NC 27968
(252) 987-1552
"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."  Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
46379 Lighthouse Road
Buxton, NC 27920
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest and most recognized lighthouse in the USA.
Leashes are required for pets, and must not exceed six feet at this location. Please do not leave pet unattended. Please do clean up after your pet. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse an OBX Pet-Friendly Location!

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
(252) 473-2111
"Your pets are welcome at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Do keep them leashed and under control at all times. Pets are not allowed on swim beaches or in the buildings. And, for other visitor's sake, clean up after your pet." Leashes are not to exceed six feet at this location. 

NCDOT OBX Vehicle Ferry
North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry Division
59063 NC-12
Hatteras, NC 27943
(252) 996-6000
NCDOT Vehicle Ferries are pet-friendly. Please see below article for pet rules, and ferry schedule link. NCDOT OBX Vehicle Ferry Rules for Pets!

Ocracoke Lighthouse
360 Lighthouse Road
Ocracoke, NC 27960
Ocracoke Lighthouse is the oldest operational lighthouse in North Carolina. 
Leashes are not to exceed 6 feet at this location.

There is a mandatory removal of feces law throughout the Outer Banks area. Civil penalties for Violation of this law varies by township. Please clean up after your pet.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Twelve New Pet Names added to the Pet Names Page

OB at Pampered Pets Guide

 Twelve New Pet Names have been added to the 

Pet Names Page.

Those Names are:

Male                                   Female 

Apollo                                Annabelle
Buck                                  Becky
Cloud                                 Cee Cee
Hugo                                  Heidi                                
Lancer                                Lucy 
OB                                      Olympia 

We remembered to add OB this time!

If you would like to add a  pet name to the list, please email.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Joke, Riddle and Pun for National Aviation Day Today

Wright Brothers National Memorial

 National Aviation Day is Today! 

We hope that you saw our post about National Aviation Day and that the Wright Brothers National Memorial is pet friendly. The whole family including your Pampered Pet can Celebrate, National Aviation Day, today at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Gates open at 9AM

Leashed pets are Welcome.
Leashes are not to exceed six feet in length.

Here is a  Riddle, Pun & Joke that we hope make you laugh.

What can you find at the Wright Brothers National Memorial:
that has a nose but can't smell?

An Airplane

What would happen if a Kitty named Hawk flew the first airplane?

It just wouldn't be Wright

Knock, Knock
Who's There?
Dishes Who?

Dishes the Best Celebration Ever!

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Outer Banks Leash Laws & Beach Access

                                                      Outer Banks Dog Parks

Beaches of Currituck Beaches
(252) 435-8555
Currituck Beaches a 20 mile stretch of the northern most part of the Outer Banks peninsula, include two towns Corolla and Carova. Dogs within the Currituck Beaches are required to wear a leash, but there is no length limitation. Dog are allowed on the Beach year-round. Explore the Pet-Friendly Beaches of Currituck

(252) 255-1234
Year round pet-friendly beaches. Pets are allowed to play unleashed on the beach under close supervision of owner. Dogs must be on leashes when in town to include, the park, Duck trail and the boardwalk. The Most Exclusive Pet Friendly Beach Town on the Outer Banks - Duck

(252) 261-2394
Dogs must be leashed year-round within the Town of Southern Shore, to include beaches. From May 15 - September 15 Dogs are only allowed on the beach before 9AM and after 6PM  The Pet Friendly OBX Beach Town of Southern Shores

(252) 261-3552
Leash law requires leash not to exceed six feet in length between the hours of 10AM and 6PM from Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day. At all other times leash may be extended up to 12 feet. Well trained dogs may be unleashed under close supervision of owner, not to exceed 30 feet in distance between owner and dog, but leash must be with owner at all times. Unleashing the Fun in the Pet-Friendly Town of Kitty Hawk!

(252) 480-4047 - Animal Control
Dogs are not permitted on the beaches between Memorial Day and Labor Day between the hours of 9AM and 6PM, except those aiding a handicap person. Leash law requires dogs be leashed year-round.

(252) 441-5508
Year-round pet friendly beaches.
Leash law requires that pets be leashed at all times. The leash may not exceed 10 feet in length. Owners are also required to clean up after their pets. (The Town of Nags Head - "Anyone who violates the leash law is subject to a criminal and/or civil penalty.")

(252) 473-2133
Leash law requires leashes not to exceed six feet in length. Leashed pets are allowed on the downtown Manteo waterfront year round. "Roanoke Island" - Pet Friendly OBX!"
Dare County

Ocracoke Island
Hyde County

Large portions of Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands belong to the National Parks Service. The following statement was released:

"Your pets are welcome at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Do keep them leashed and under control at all times. Pets are not allowed on designated swim beaches or in buildings. Please for your pets sake, do not leave them unattended. And for other visitors sake, clean up after your pet."

Leash law at National Parks requires leashes not to exceed six feet in length.
Pets are not allowed on designated swim beaches or inside buildings.

North Carolina state law requires pets to have a current up-to-date Rabies Tag. It is unlawful to fail to provide a collar or harness, with attached tag, which must be worn at all times.

There is a mandatory removal of feces law through out the Outer Banks area. Civil penalties for Violation of this law varies by township. Please clean up after your pet.

      Please see Veterinarian Advice page for tips for Vacationing with Your
      Pampered Pets on the Outer Banks.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

National Aviation Day is August 19th


Wright Brothers National Memorial
The Wright Brothers first achieved flight on the 17th day of December 1903. 

But it wasn't until August 19th in 1939, that National Aviation Day was created. On that day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a Presidential Proclamation that declared August 19th, National Aviation Day.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt chose  the  date of August 19th as a way to honor Orville Wright, on his 68th Birthday. So from that year forward, National Aviation Day has been celebrated on Orville Wrights Birthday.

Look for Celebration schedules at the Wright Bothers National Memorial on the Wright Brothers National Memorial website.

The Wright Brothers National Memorial is Pet Friendly. Leashed pets are welcome on the grounds of the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Leashes must not exceed six (6) feet in length and pets will not have access to museum buildings.

The Wright Brothers National Memorial was built in 1932, in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Thousands of visitors come to the Wright Brothers National Memorial each year. Visitors climb to the heights of the monument's base, to look first hand at the flight path of  the Wright Brothers. 

Before climbing the monument's hill, the ocean breezes, can be felt by guest. On the grounds granite boulders mark the landing of each flight. A reconstructed open camp stands, to show guest the conditions under which the Wright Brothers worked. There is a park area and so many things to explore on the grounds of the Wright Brothers National Memorial.

National Aviation Day is a Celebration the whole family can take part in, including your Pampered Pets at the Wright Brothers National Memorial.

In addition to Celebrations at the Wright Brothers National Memorial for National Aviation Day, Celebrations are happening all over the United States. There are also grand Celebrations in Dayton, OH birth place of the Wright Brothers. Airports both big and small are Celebrating National Aviation Day. Please check with each event as to it's Pet Friendliness.  

Monday, August 16, 2021

Remembering K-9 Cop "Hondo"


Hondo was an Outer Banks K-9 Cop. He was a Belgian Malinois, that was trained in Greenville, NC by Mike Bullock.

Hondo was stationed at the Kitty Hawk Police Department and was the partner of Officer Lee Twiddy. Hondo assisted in hundreds of arrest and exceled in narcotics detection and tracking.

Hondo was awarded a custom K-9, Kevlar vest, from Pampered Pets Guide, the first year Pampered Pets Guide was published. This was Pampered Pets Guide's way of saying; Thank you to Hondo for his heroic service.

Hondo retired at the age of ten and became a civilian K-9 family member of Officer Lee Twiddy's family. Hondo was awarded an honorable K-9 Cop retirement, after his 8 years of heroic service, on the Police Force.

Hondo has since passed away, but the memory of his heroic service to the community of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, will live on.

Hondo's story appeared in Vol. 2 page 14 & Vol. 5 page 16
of Pampered Pets Guide

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Lost Pet Tips

Outer Banks SPCA Dare County Animal Shelter
This List Of Tips Will Help You & Your Lost Pet Find Each Other.

1. Don't hesitate. The minute you realize your pet is missing, start looking.

2. Call the local animal shelters and animal control centers.

3. Walk and drive through your neighborhood.

4. If after several hours of trying the first three steps you've had no luck, move on to the following tips.

5. Call local Veterinarians.

6. Call local radio stations.

7. Make lost pet flyers and distribute.

8. Use the local newspapers.

9. Call area animal shelters daily and visit in person every 3 days.

10. Don't give up.

On the happy day you find your pet, be sure to notify everyone who helped you in your search.

Denise A. Lambiotte, Director
Dare County Animal Control,
Outer Banks SPCA

This article was published in Vol 6 page 8  of Pampered Pets Guide.

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