Saturday, January 1, 2022

Happy New Year 2022! from the Pet-Friendly OBX!

Blue Sky White Clouds
As the year begins anew,
these wishes I wish to share with you;

May the sky be the limit to your Happiness in the Coming Year.

May God grant Health to the Earth, Humans, Pets, and All.

May Sun Shine upon you & brighten every day.

May the Rains wash all your Cares away.

May you encounter only Kindness in your passing Days,

until again, the New Year Returns & these Wishes I will renew again.

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.

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...