Saturday, September 11, 2021

National Pet Memorial Day on the OBX

Over 40 years ago, the second Sunday of September was chosen as the day to memorialize beloved pets that have passed away. This is a time to remember, reflect and be thankful for the precious moments shared. 

This is a photograph of Beau. You will find Beau's 19th Birthday post and a Special Memorial Post for Beau, on the Pampered Pets - Stories and Local Pet Celebrities page. There you will also find Special Memorial Posts for Floyd & Sasha Girl.

If you have a pet that you would like to request a Special Memorial Post for, please email. When Sunday arrives please, know that you are not alone and thousands of others are with you in thought on this special day.

Please Pause for a Moment Today, to Remember Those Lost to Us on 9-11. The Memory of this day will be in the Hearts of Americans Forever. We Will Never Forget. May God Bless America.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Red Flags are Flying on the Outer Banks

Red Flags Flying on the Outer Banks

The Lifeguards of the Outer Banks have been hard at work, hoisting Red No Swimming Flags. The Red Flags are to alert the public of rough ocean conditions. When a Red Flag is flying there will also be other media warnings.

Please be safe and stay out of the water when a Red Flag is Flying. Please keep your Pampered Pet on a leash and out of the water as well.

The lifeguards of the Outer Banks are in constant contact with NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).

Learn more about oceanfront water safety by visiting, NOAA, How to Avoid Getting Caught in a Rip Current.

Red Flags = High Rip Current Conditions at area Beaches!

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Helping Wildlife


Helping Wildlife
When To Help...When Not To Help

Have you ever seen a loon struggling to walk, a gull with a broken wing, or a skimmer caught up in some fishing line? Here on the Outer Banks, if you haven't seen a bird in distress, you probably will soon!

Sometimes it can be difficult to determine when a bird is truly in distress, or just exhibiting natural behavior. Knowing the difference can save you some, anxiety, and sometimes can save the bird's life. Occasionally, people who try to help a bird they think is in distress actually cause the bird more harm.

Remember that life is a process here as well as everywhere else, and sometimes we must allow nature to take its course. The reality of nature is that sometimes animals get sick and die. Most wildlife populations on the Outer Banks are healthy and can withstand the deaths of individual animals. However, in the case of endangered or threated species, actions should be taken to help sick individuals. If you should observe a sick animal, which is endangered or threatened, please call on of the organizations provided at the end of this article.

When visiting the Outer Banks, please try to keep a "hands off" attitude. When unsure of whether or not an animal is injured, observe the animal for a couple of hours, while keeping other animals (like dogs) away. Ninety percent of the time, the "injured" animal is only exhibiting natural behavior. Do not try to approach any animal in distress! Many wild birds also carry diseases and parasites, including lice and ticks. It's always best to adopt an "wait and see" attitude - pick up a field guide, observe nature at work, and enjoy your stay on the Outer Banks.

Marine Mammal Stranding Network...................................................252-728-8762
NC Wildlife Resources Commission....................................................252-725-5328
Network for Endangered Sea Turtles....................................................252-441-8622
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...........................................252-987-1118 (Pea Island)
.....................................................................................252-473-1131 (Alligator River)

Ann Marie Salewski, Wildlife Interpretive Specialist,
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

This article was published in Vol. 1 page 14

National Hug Your Hound Day on the OBX

National Hug Your Hound Day is the second Sunday of September of each year. This year National Hug Your Hound Day falls on September the 12th 2021.

Pet owners realize that pets aren't just animal companions, but are actually part of the family. This day is designated to pause for a moment and appreciate the Canine members of our family. National Hug Your Hound Day is a day to Pamper your Pet and spend some quality time together and share a Hug.

Dogs all over the Outer Banks will be getting an extra Hug on September 12th! because it's "Hug Your Hound Day!"

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Cat Jokes and Puns

Why does Lucky Cat smell the flowers?
Because she likes Purr-fume.

Why did Lucky Cat run away from the tree?
Because Luck Cat didn't like the Bark.

What should you wish for your Cat each day?
To have a very Mice day.

Knock, Knock
Who's there?
Cat Who?
Cat-cha Later.

"Happy Cat Month"

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

National Pet Bird Day on the OBX


Pretty Boy - Hatteras Island

National Pet Bird Day is dedicated to the Celebration of Companion Pet Birds.

Birds are one of the longest living companion pets. Birds have been known to live generations within their human families, depending on the breed. 

This is "Pretty Boy" and he can say his name. Pretty Boy is a Cockatiel. He will ask you, "What cha doing?"

Pretty Boy loves to dance on his perch, while you sing, "You are my Sunshine, my only Sunshine."

Pretty Boy and his Family live on Hatteras Island, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. 

If you have a Pet Bird in your Family, September 17th is the day to Celebrate. National Pet Bird Day is an annual Celebration and close to six million people will be Celebrating on this day. 

National Pet Bird Day is only Ten Days Away, spread the Word - BIRD! September 17th!
September the 17th is National Pet Bird Day!

Monday, September 6, 2021

Eleven New Names Added to the Pet Names Page

OB at Pampered Pets Guide

Those Names are:

Male                                   Female 
Gimpy                                 Gail
Jager                                  Jezibelle
Johnnie                              Julep
Sam                                    Sabrina
Shadow                              Shadow
Smitty                                  Spice

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.

 Happy Labor Day! Please Drive Safely on our Busy Highways!

September is Happy Cat Month!

Sunday, September 5, 2021



It's always unexpected when a pet is lost. 

       The following list has been compiled to prepare for the unexpected.

       1. Always keep a proper identification tag affixed to your pet's collar.

Having your cell phone number and address on your pets collar, can help greatly in quick reconciliation.

       When on Vacation many Outer Banks Pet Friendly rental properties have temporary Pet Tags. These tags have the OBX Rental Companies information so that local animal control can quickly locate the pets owner. Please affix the temporary tag securely to your pets collar.


    2. Keep a current photograph of your pet at all times. 

        Just like People the appearance of our pets change over the years.

   Social media is used widely, for helping find lost pets. Keeping photographs of your pet on your cell phone can be very helpful. Current photographs are needed, to help identify your pet.
 3. Keep a copy of your pet's health, shot records and rabies certificate in the glovebox of your vehicle. 
             By keeping your pets records in your glovebox they will always be with you while traveling with your pet. 
           Sometimes having this information on hand can provide your pet, access to places that require a rabies certificate, like Dog Parks, Doggy Daycares etc. Two of the four Dog Parks on the Outer Banks will require registration and proof of current rabies vaccination.

          Please be aware North Carolina state Law requires that pets 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.
         Please stay prepared for the unexpected, it's easy as 1, 2, 3.
Pampered Pets Guide was first published on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 2003.



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