Saturday, December 6, 2008

9th Annual Pictures with Santa Paws is Today

The 9th Annual Pictures with Santa Paws 

Today from 9am - 5pm by appointment.

The cost is a $15.00 donation
for four 4x6 prints 

100% of donation going to the Friends of Pooh Foundation & the Coastal Humane Society.

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Outer Banks SPCA 2009 Outer Banks Pet Calendars have Arrived!

The Outer Banks SPCA 2009 
Outer Banks Pet Calendars have Arrived,
just in time for the Holidays.

The purchases from the sale of these calendars benefit the homeless animals at the Dare County Animal Shelter. 
The cost of the 2009 Outer Banks Pet Calendar is $12.00 each. 

Sponsored by 
Pampered Pets Guide, 
Print Plus, 
Classified Plus, 
Puparazzi Pet Bow-tique,
95.3 The Rock / Outer Banks, Classic Rock

 Some of the Business Supporters with Calendars in-stock are:

Animal Hospital of Nags Head,
Cape Pines Motel (in Buxton), 
Coastal Animal Hospital,
Dog Nutz,
Holistic Pet Shop, 
Manteo Marine, Inc. 
Martins Point Veterinary Hospital,
Outer Barks  Puparazzi! Pet-Bow-tique,
Roanoke Island Animal Clinic,
Salty Dog Grooming & Boarding, 
Salty Paws Biscuits, 
Sun Realty,
Surf or Sound Realty, 
The Shepherd’s Pets, 
Village Realty

 A Special Thank you goes Out to the Professional Photographers that donated their time & talents to make this calendar possible.

 1. Cover "Floyd"
photography by: Walter V. Gresham, III Photography

 2. Jan. "Kiska" Nags Head, NC
photography by: Walter V. Gresham, III Photography
3. Feb. "Valinteno" Kitty Hawk, NC
photography by: Kristi Midgette Photography

4. March “Syco" Wanchese, NC
photography by: Pet Portrait Photographer Laurie Stuart
5. April "Foo Foo" East Lake, NC
photography by: Carol at Seaside Photography
6. May "Heidi" Hatteras, NC
photography by: Carol at Seaside Photography

7. June "YA" Kill Devil Hills, NC
photography by: Kristi Midgette Photography

8. July "Sadie" Duck, NC
photography by: Brooke Mayo Photography

9. Aug. "Rosie" Stumpy Point, NC
photography by: Carol at Seaside Photography

10. Sept "Beatrice" Manns Harbor, NC
photography by: Carol at Seaside Photography

11. Oct. "Missy" Manteo, NC
photography by: Pet Portrait Photographer Laurie Stuart
12. Nov. "Sassy Girl" Colington Harbor, NC
photography by: Walter V. Gresham, III Photography

13. Dec."Bootsy & Teddy" Southern Shores, NC
photography by: Brooke Mayo Photography

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Animal Lovers Assistance League, Inc. receives Food Donation

November 16th 2008 there was a Special Happy Yappy Hour with Outer Barks at the 

Greater Coastal Humane Cupboards
located at 111 Fox Knoll Drive
Powells Point, NC 

The Holiday Open House with the Dogs! was a great success & at the conclusion of this Outer Banks Family Fun Pet Event a special donation of pet food was presented to the Animal Lovers Assistance League, Inc. operators of the Currituck County Animal Shelter from Ellen Carey the owner of the Greater Coastal Humane Cupboards.

 Animal Lovers Assistance League, Inc. 

The Donation included 12 Bags of Natural Balance, dry dog food. Ginger Sikes the President of the Animal Lovers Assistance League, operators of the Currituck County Animal Shelter, express her sincere appreciation and thanks for this special donation. She also stated “The food is of such high quality that we are utilizing it with our most needy dogs who need an immediate nutritional boost when they arrive at the Shelter.”

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hyde County Spay & Neuter Clinic Today

Wednesday December 3rd, 2008, from 9am - until

Hyde County Spay & Neuter Clinic

Hyde County Animal Shelter
located at 9300 North Lake Rd.
Fairfield, NC

If you have not scheduled your pet & wish to do so, please contact Hyde County Animal Control Officer, JM Eakes at 252-542-0807.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Giving a pet as a Holiday gift? Outer Banks SPCA

Winter Holiday’s are a wonderful time of the year for people. The visits from friends and family, decorating the tree, last minute shopping and bustle of the holidays in general combine to get everyone in the holiday spirit. It is after all, the season to be merry!

Introducing a new animal into a household during the turbulent holiday season is an invitation for trouble. Homes are decorated with poisonous plants, lit candles, electrical cords and fragile ornaments, all of which are definitely not pet friendly. In addition, routines are set aside in favor of rounds of parties, visiting relatives, doors being left open as people come and go, candy and goodies.

To a new pet arriving in a household during the holidays, away from its litter mates for the first time, surrounded by strangers, noise and confusion, the excitement and cheer will be strange and frightening, causing a young animal to become quite confused and scared. And, is there really time for housebreaking a new puppy? In most households, the answer would be “no’.

The acquisition of an animal companion, young or old, should be thought out carefully by the person who will accept the responsibility of guardianship. Unless you play an integral role within the family, you won’t know what kind of animal would fit in best with the family’s daily routine. 

With some forethought and a sincere commitment, pets can be a wonderful gift to give your family or friends. A family meeting should be held so that all members can openly express their likes and dislikes regarding pets. In addition, discussing who will take on what chores ahead of time and when will make things easier and help to guarantee the successful integration of a new pet in the household.

The holidays are simply not a good time to give an animal as a gift.
If you truly have your heart set on sharing the gift of love by giving a companion animal this holiday season think about putting a substitute plush toy, pet care book, or a homemade gift certificate under the tree. Once the holiday chaos is over, you can escort the family to the Outer Banks SPCA-Dare County Animal Shelter to select their furr-ever friend.

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

Monday, December 1, 2008

9th Annual Pictures with Santa Paws Dec. 6th

Pictures with Santa Paws are on Saturday,

 Dec. 6 from 9am-5pm. 

People must register in advance and can be included in the pictures with their dogs so it will make for a great family Christmas card.

Cost is $15 and 100% of the proceeds go to 
Friends of Pooh Canine and Feline Cancer Fund
and Coastal Humane Society. 

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Friends of Pooh Foundation

Friends of Pooh Foundation is a, A501(c) 3 organization established to provide financial assistance to qualified Outer Banks residents seeking cancer treatment for their canine of feline.

Friends of Pooh Foundation was founded by Robin & Kevin Carey owners of Outer Barks, located in Duck, NC. Robin & Kevin lost two of their beloved pets to cancer in 2006, Tigger & Winnie.

The goal of Friends of Pooh is to provide financial support & educational resources to permanent residents of Currituck & Dare County as well as Ocracoke Island residents with documented need of financial assistance for the following treatments; Surgical removal of malignant tumors; Chemotherapy treatment (oral or injectable or combination of both) If you would like more information or would like to make a donation (contributions may be tax-deductible), please contact 

Friends of Pooh Foundation at 252-489-1005 or Outer Barks at 252-261-6279

Friends of Pooh Foundation
P.O. Box 2312
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

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