Thursday, September 29, 2022

Tropical Storm Ian approaches the Outer Banks

photo by Seaside Photography

Waiting and Watching as Tropical Storm Ian's effects are anticipated to arrive on the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday and throughout the weekend.

Please be prepared and stay safe during the storm as Tropical Storm Ian is quickly approaching.

Be sure to keep your pets medical & vaccine paperwork handy in case of an emergency. Pet Safety Tip, this information is stored in the glove box in the family car to always have on hand when on the go.

The Atlantic Hurricane Season ends November 30th, 2022.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Kill Devil Hills NC - Beach Driving Permits 2022/2023

Kill Devil Hills, NC Beach Access

Beach Driving Permits for the Beaches
in the Town of Kill Devil Hills, NC
are available for purchase;
starting today, Monday, September 26th, 2022.

Fall has arrived on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This means permitted driving on the beach season is approaching fast.

The Town of Kill Devil Hills, NC,
issues beach driving permits valid from
October 1st, 2022,  until April 30th, 2023.


The Kill Devil Hills beach driving 2022/2023 permit costs $25.00.

The Town of Kill Devil Hills, NC, also issues temporary beach driving permits valid for 14 days, costing $10.00.

For more information on how to obtain your Kill Devil Hills Beach Driving Permit, please see the official Town of Kill Devil Hills, NC website at;
https://www.kdhnc.com/997/Beach

Labor Day (September 5th, 2022) was the last day for - Dogs not allowed on the beach between 9 am and 6 pm in the Town of Kill Devil Hills, NC. However, leashed dogs are now permitted on Kill Devil Hills beaches without time limits until Memorial Day of 2023.

A leash is required if your dog gets out of your vehicle on the Kill Devil Hills, NC beaches. Please clean up after your pet.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Bailey's Saturday Adventures

photo by Seaside Photography

Meet Bailey, and learn about his Saturday adventures.

Saturday was a fun-filled day for Bailey.

Before Bailey and his family went to one of the Outer Banks Dog Parks, they stopped at the Outer Banks Fall Bike Fest to join in the fun, make new friendships, learn new things and explore.

Bailey learned that there are two Annual Bike Fest on the Outer Banks, one in April and one in September. Bailey also learned that Saturday, there was a Dare County Motorcycle Toy Run, OBX Bike Rally.

Bailey saw many welcoming smiles and received treats at the Outer Banks Fall Bike Fest. In addition, Bailey liked exploring the sites & smells at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head, NC.
photo by Seaside Photography


Bailey was excited to go to the dog park to tell all his doggie friends about his Bike Fest adventure and about his new friends.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Wright Brothers National Memorial Fee-Free Day

 

Meet "Trouble," who visited the Wright Brothers National Memorial today.

Trouble enjoyed exploring the grounds of the Wright Brothers National Memorial.

In addition, Trouble even found a unique water fountain for the whole family, including the family dog.

The sun is shining, and there are still a few more hours left to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial Today.

Wright Brothers National Memorial is Pet-Friendly. Dogs must be on a leash not to exceed six feet in length. Pets are not allowed inside buildings. Please clean up after your Pampered Pet.




photos by Seaside Photography

Thursday, September 22, 2022

National Public Lands Day 2022

Annually the fourth Saturday of September is National Public Lands Day. This year National Public Lands day is 
September 24th, 2022.

National Public Lands Day was first celebrated in 1994 and has a continued increase in participation each year.

National Public Lands Day is considered the highest participation volunteer day in the nation and encourages people to get outside and promotes environmental stewardship, bringing communities together.

Three National Parks are located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site & Wright Brothers National Memorial. 

All Three Outer Banks National Public Lands are Pet-Friendly.
Dogs must be on a leash not to exceed six feet, when visiting the
National Parks on the Outer Banks. Pets are not allowed inside buildings.
Please Clean up after your Pampered Pet.

Please consider celebrating National Public Lands Day on the OBX!

There is no admission fee (Fee-Free) at the Wright Brothers National Memorial on National Public Lands Day.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

"A Blessing of the Animals" at All Saints Episcopal Church

 

photo by Seaside Photography

All Saints Episcopal Church
40 Pintail Trail
Southern Shores, NC 27949
(252) 261-6674

      outdoor service 
is scheduled to take place 
in celebration of the 
Feast of Francis of Assisi
on Sunday, October 2, 2022
at 10:00 am



Wednesday, September 14, 2022

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, October 1st, 2022
         from 8 am to 10 am

Change of Date due to Inclimate Weather
New Date:
Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
            from 8 am to 10 am


Who can go?
All Dogs & Cats
The Rabies Vaccination Clinic is Free,
if you live in Currituck County,
and your people have the correct identification.

What if you don't live in Currituck County?
There is an $8.00 fee per shot.

Can you get a three-year rabies booster shot?
You must have proof of your last rabies shot.

Who is administering the shots?
Moyock Animal Hospital 
(252) 453-2250

Who is sponsoring the Annual Currituck Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic?
Currituck Animal Services & Control, in affiliation with Moyock Animal Hospital 

Do you think we should tell other Pampered Pets?
Paws-itively

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(252) 216-6142

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Don't miss Outer Banks Kite Festival 2022

photo by Seaside Photography

                      Outer Banks 
                   Kite Festival 2022
           World-Class Performances 
                    from the Nation's 
                  Top Stunt Kite Pilots

                         Last Day 
                          Sunday
              September 11th, 2022
                 10 am until 4 pm

This Spectator FREE, Pet-Friendly Event
is sponsored by Kitty Hawk Kites & will
take place at Jockey's Ridge State Park.
photo by Seaside Photography


Dogs must be on a leash not to exceed 6 feet
in length, while at:

Jockey's Ridge State Park
300 W Carolista Dr.
Nags Head, NC 27959


Friday, September 9, 2022

Red Flags Flying on the OBX

photo by Seaside Photography
https://www.seasidephotography.com

The 2022 hurricane season is here, Hurricane Earl is churning in the Atlantic, and the effects are being felt on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Bright Red "No Swimming" flags fly from Carova to Ocracoke Island.

Dangerous Rip Current conditions are expected to last until early next week.

Ocean Rescue Units throughout the Outer Banks are in constant contact with the National Weather Service to keep everyone aware and safe.

If you see a Red Flag, please stay out of the water. In addition, please keep your pet out of the water as well. 

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Outer Banks Kite Festival 2022

photo by Seaside Photography
https://www.seasidephotography.com


Outer Banks Kite Festival 2022 
sponsored by Kitty Hawk Kites

September 9th through September 11th
                    10 am - 4 pm

Some of the Top Stunt Kite Pilots in the Nation will provide world-class performances. In addition, there will be kite flying lessons and so much more.

The Outer Banks Kite Festival 2022
will take place at 



Jockey's Ridge State Park
300 W Carolista Dr.
Nags Head, NC 27959

This event is free to spectators and pet-friendly.
However, dogs must be on a leash not exceeding 
six feet at Jockey's Ridge State Park. 
Please clean up after your Pet. 

For more detailed information, please visit:
https://www.kittyhawk.com/event/outer-banks-kite-festival/

Saturday, September 3, 2022

WRV Outer Banks Pro 2022 - Aug. 31st - Sept. 5th


Wave Riding Vehicles Outer Banks Pro 2022, presented by Pacifico, is underway. Top Rated Surfers from around the world are arriving at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, NC, to compete in the WRV Outer Banks Pro 2022.

August 31st - 
September 5th,
 2022                    
from 7 am to 4 pm daily



WRV Outer Banks Pro is an official WSL (World Surf League) QS1000, North American, Qualifying Series Surf Competition. 


This event is free to spectators and pet-friendly. Can you find the doggie spectator in the pic?

This event can also be viewed live online at:
https://www.worldsurfleague.com/ 




Photos by Seaside Photography


Dogi Pot bags are located near the entrance, from Jennette's Pier. Please clean up after your pet.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

September will bring more freedom to Dogs on the Outer Banks Beaches

photo by Seaside Photography

September 2022 is only days away. The highly anticipated Labor Day Weekend is quickly approaching, calling an end to the main Outer Banks tourism season. 

Labor Day weekend is always one of the busiest weekends of the year on the Outer Banks. Please obey all Outer Banks Leash Laws and be very mindful of traffic on Labor Day Weekend.

After Labor Day Weekend, as the weather starts to cool and the beaches become less crowded, dogs visiting Outer Banks beaches will see the leash laws relaxed in many communities. Time restrictions will change, in some cases, leash length may be extended & in other cases; dogs can play off-leash under the close supervision of the Owner. Please see  Outer Banks Leash Laws & Beach Access.

In addition, many Outer Banks Pet-Friendly Events are scheduled throughout the month of September, including  the 3rd Annual Soggy Doggy Pool Party, September 10th,2022, that benefits the Coastal Humane Society. For a current schedule of Fun Outer Banks Pet Events, please see: Outer Banks Pet Events 2022

September is a super time to schedule a vacation on the Pet-Friendly Outer Banks of North Carolina. So, gather the whole family and make plans today.

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Friday, August 26, 2022

Soggy Doggy Pool Party Sept. 10th 2022 - Details!

 

The 3rd Annual Soggy Doggy Pool Party has been scheduled at
           Outer Banks Family YMCA
           3000 S. Croatan Highway
           Nags Head, NC 27959
           (252) 449-8897
Saturday, September 10th, 2022. 
From 11 am until 3 pm

There is a $10.00 per Dog admittance fee

 Proof of current Rabies vaccination (ALL Dogs) and Dare County dog license are required (for Local Dogs).


All of the proceeds from the 
Soggy Doggy Pool Party
will benefit

Emergency Assistance Fund


Sam Wills is the Senior Program Director at 
the Outer Banks Family YMCA, and is the 
organizer of the Soggy Doggy Pool Party.
          The following questions were answered by
           Sam Willis.
Are you the organizer for all 3 years?

- Yes, I’ve been the organizer the last three years (2019, 2021, 2022–no 2020 swim) and there was a gap where we did not have a dog swim in the years before that. There have been previous swims. 

Who were the non-profits that benefited in prior years?

- The 2019 and 2021 non-profit was Outer Banks SPCA. Last year we also did a car and dog wash at the event by donation to our swim team. Still getting pieces together on that for this year. 

Do you have a count of attendees for the prior years?

- We had about 50 dogs last year

Is the pool olympic size?

- No, our outdoor pool is not Olympic sized, but it does have a zero depth walk in area so it’s shallow and great for the little dogs

 

Will there be a lifeguard on duty?

- Yes, there will be lifeguards on duty

Will a Veterinarian be present?

- No veterinarian on site. I have taken the red cross course in pet first aid.

Are any dog pool toys provided? or bring your own tennis balls? Please provide a list of things provided at the event, like water bowls, etc.

- We have some tennis balls and frisbees, but they can bring their own toys, if they like. There’s a great area the dock diving dogs like to go running off into the pool

- We have water dishes out and treats are dispensed liberally! :)

            

             Do you have a Rain Date?

            - Sunday, September 11th, 2022

             

For more information please contact
Sam Wills
(252) 449-8897

Thursday, August 25, 2022

National Park Service established 106 years ago Today

 

One hundred and six years ago today, on August 25th, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act of 1916. The Organic Act officially established the National Park Service across the Nation as management of National Parks and National Memorials.

There are three National Parks in Dare County on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.




Wright Brothers National Memorial
1000 N Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 473-2111












Fort Raleigh
National Historic Site 
1401 National Park Dr.
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 473-2111







Pets are welcome at national parks, but there are rules.

For example, leashes must not exceed six feet in length in all National Parks. In addition, pets are not allowed inside buildings & you must clean up after your pet.




                                                                                       Cape Hatteras National Seashore
                                                                                       (252) 473-2111

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Kill Devil Hills Animal Control - Questions & Answers

The Town of Kill Devil Hills on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, has two animal control officers and a small animal shelter.

Kill Devil Hills Animal Control 
701B Bermuda Bay Blvd.
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 480-4047

Sr Animal Control Officer
Wynn, Kelley 
kwynn@kdhnc.com 

Animal Control Officer
Allen, Christopher
callen@kdhnc.com 

In addition to the number of holding kennels, how long do you hold local Kill Devil Hills animals that have been picked up for owner retrieval?

We currently have 13 Dog Kennels, and we are able to hold up to 6 feral cats and 5 Domestic cats and the Feral cat cages can be used for domesticated cats. Feral cats are held for three days before going to Dare County Animal Shelter, and Domestic Cats/dogs are held for 7 days. If an owner surrenders a pet to us, they are transported within a day. 

Is there a reclaiming fee? 
The reclaim Fee is $50.00 a day for 7 Days then they are transported to Dare County Animal Shelter. 

When are they transferred to the Dare County Animal Shelter?
After the stray/ feral hold has concluded. 

Do you answer wildlife calls, like raccoons, foxes, birds, snakes, etc.?
We do not answer calls for Nuisance wildlife. These Calls are referred to Clyde Joiner or NC Wildlife. With Injured Wildlife, they are either transported to a wildlife rehabber or Roanoke Island Animal Clinic. All abandoned babies are sent to a wildlife rehabber. We do remove Wildlife from a house when they are in the living space within the home. We do remove snakes from houses regardless of species. All snakes get relocated to a wildlife preserve.

Do you or the Police Dept respond to animals hurt by vehicular traffic? Who transports? Are Vets Rotated, or is there 1 Emergency Vet?
We answer all calls relating to animals hit by a car that is deceased or injured. All deceased domesticated animals will be Photographed, scanned for a microchip, and stored for 3 or 4 days. All injured animals will be transported to Roanoke Island Animal Clinic if the owner is not present.

Please add any additional information you think the public would like or need to Know.

All dogs are to be on a physical leash within the town while the dog is off the property. The only other acceptation is the paws park in Aviation Park. 
All dogs on the beach must be on a leash. No dogs are allowed on the Kill Devil Hills beaches between memorial day and labor day from the hours of 9:00 Am to 6:00 Pm. The only acceptation is for service dogs that are with the person that they are servicing, and the dog has to be restrained on a leash. During the off-season, all dogs are allowed on the beach at any time as long as they are restrained with a leash. We do patrol the beach with ATVs. 

Do Not Approach or Feed Wildlife. We have had a lot of problems in 2021 with Wildlife expecting food from people on and off the beach. Feeding Wildlife can cause many health conditions within that animal, and it can be a death sentence for the animal when humans stop feeding it. If any wildlife bites a person, it often results in the animal being destroyed for testing.

(This Question & Answer interview was prior to the Paws Park in Aviation Park being renamed to Mary's Paws Park)

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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Free admission to Wright Brothers National Memorial - August 19th, 2022

 National Aviation Day is August 19th

photo by Seaside Photography

National Aviation Day was created on Orville Wright's 68th birthday, August 19th, 1939, by a presidential proclamation by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

"Official Wright Brothers National Memorial Facebook page. Text NPSOBX to 333111 for text alerts."

https://www.facebook.com/WrightBrothersNMem

Posted: On July 28th, 2022 

"Aug. 19 2022 is a fee-free day at the park."

In addition, please see guest speaker information and plans to celebrate National Aviation Day at the Wright Brothers National Memorial;

https://www.nps.gov/wrbr/learn/news/chief-engineer-mars-helicopter-to-speak-at-wright-brothers-national-memorial-national-aviation-day-2022.htm

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


Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Outer Banks Leash Laws

photo by Seaside Photography

Each area of the Outer Banks of North Carolina has a different dog leash law.

The following is a list from North to South of leash laws in the Towns, Villages, and Islands of the Outer Banks. 

Currituck Beaches welcome dogs on the beach year-round. However, please be mindful of the heat in the hot summer months, bring plenty of water, and be aware of the ground temperature when walking dogs on hot sand and hot pavement. Early mornings and late evenings are the best times for dogs to enjoy the outdoors.




Carova, NC
Beaches of Currituck Beaches (252) 435-8555

Dogs are required to be on a leash in this 4x4 access-only Currituck Beach Village and beach. There is no length requirement, but please remember that the Carova Beach area is famous for The Wild Horses of Corolla. 
You will see "Wild Horse Laws" signs posted throughout the area. In addition, please see "Corolla Wild Horse Fund Incorporated," which is listed as one of the "Currituck County Animal Welfare Heroes."

Corolla, NC
Beaches of Currituck Beaches (252) 435-8555

Dogs are required to be on a leash in Historic Corolla, NC. However, there is no length requirement. In addition to the beaches of Currituck, Historic Corolla Park is pet-friendly and offers an expansive lawn, shaded areas, pet-friendly events, and area attractions.

Duck, NC
Town of Duck (252) 255-1234

The Town of Duck Welcomes Dogs Year-round. Dogs are allowed to play on the pet-friendly oceanfront off-leash under the close supervision of owners. In town, dogs must be on a leash, including the Park, Duck Trail, and Boardwalk.
See Outer Banks Veterinarian Advice: "Tips for Beach Dogs"

Southern Shores, NC
Town of Southern Shores (252) 261-2394

The Town of Southern Shores requires dogs to be leashed year-round, including on the beach. In addition, dogs are only allowed on the beach before 9 am and after 6 pm from May 15th to September 16th. See Outer Banks Veterinarian Advice: "Heat Prostration."

Kitty Hawk, NC
Town of Kitty Hawk (252) 261-3552

With summertime restrictions in the Town of Kitty Hawk, NC, dogs are allowed on the beach year-round. However, starting Friday, before Memorial Day, and lasting until the day after Labor Day, dogs are only allowed on the beach before 10 am and after 6 pm on a 6-foot leash. At all other times of the year, you can extend your dog's leash to 12 feet. In addition, well-trained dogs can play off-leash under the owner's close supervision, not exceeding 30 feet in distance. Dog owners must have a leash at all times. See Outer Banks Veterinarian Advice article: "Rip Current Dangers & Your Dog!"

Kill Devil Hills, NC
Town of Kill Devil Hills (252) 480-4047 - Animal Control

The Town of Kill Devil Hills welcomes dogs year-round, and there is no length requirement, as long as your dog is on a leash. However, dogs are not allowed on the beach between the hours of 9 am to 6 pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day, except for those aiding a disabled person. See Outer Banks Veterinarian Advice article: "Surfdogs: Beach Pet Care."

Nags Head, NC
Town of Nags Head (252) 441-5508

The Town of Nags Head, NC, has year-round pet-friendly beaches. However, please be mindful of the heat during the hot summer months. Bring plenty of water and know the ground temperatures to protect your dog's paws. Dogs must be on a leash not to exceed 10 feet in the Town of Nags Head. Please clean up after your pet.

N.E.S.T. (Network for Endangered Sea Turtles) is headquartered in the Town of Nags Head, NC. To learn more about Endangered Sea Turtles on the Outer Banks, please see: "Dare County Animal Welfare Heroes."

Manteo, NC
Town of Manteo (252) 473-2133

The Town of Manteo is pet-friendly year-round. Dogs must be on a leash not to exceed 6 feet in length. Dogs are allowed on the Manteo waterfront year-round. Please see Outer Banks Veterinarian Article: "Outer Banks Dog Care."

Hatteras Island & Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
Cape Hatteras National Seashore (National Park Service) (252) 473-2111

Both Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island have large portions of the property owned by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. "Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge - Fun for the Whole Family, Fido 2!" is also located on Hatteras Island.

Leash Laws at National Parks require dogs to be on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length. In addition, dogs are not allowed on designated swim beaches or inside buildings.

The National Park Service released the following statement:

"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."

North Carolina Law requires that all dogs have an up-to-date rabies vaccination tag attached to a harness or collar. Also, please clean up after your pet—a mandatory feces removal ordinance is in effect on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.


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