Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Blue Moon this New Years Eve



Blue Moon this New Years Eve

As 2009 comes to a close there is a special treat for everyone this year. It is not every year that one can see a Blue Moon.

Tomorrow January 31st 2009, the last night of 2009, a Blue Moon will appear to Welcome in the New Year.

Don't miss out on seeing this wonder of nature.
It will be cold but well worth bundling up for a moment to step outside to see the Blue Moon.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Weekly Outer Banks Pet Events



Weekly Outer Banks Pet Events!
Mark your calendars for Friday & Saturday of each week to have a fun adventure with
your pet.

Fridays
Customer Appreciation Day
Every Friday stop in for your free Doggie Treat Bag
and Free Bumper Sticker
at The Holistic Pet Shop in Kill Devil Hills, NC

Saturdays
WAGGIN TAILGATE PARTY
Fund Raiser for the Friends of Pooh Canine & Feline Cancer Fund.
Super Bowl Slushies, Gipper Gobbler, PB Blitz Bars Paw-painting, Pool, Agility Course and more! at Outer Barks in Duck, NC


Monday, December 28, 2009

First Friday Dog Party at Puparazi! Pet Bow-tique Jan 1st

First Friday Dog Party is at Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique located in the town of Manteo on Historic Roanoke Island Friday, Jan 1st 2010.

This is a monthly Outer Banks Pet Event scheduled the
First Friday of each Month 5pm - 7pm

This Party for Dogs, has a Different Theme each Month with Treats, Prizes & Fun things to do.



Sunday, December 27, 2009

Princess Jezibelle and the Gift of Giving

Princess Jezibelle and the Gift of Giving
Last December the Animal Control officer brought a pitiful looking senior dog into the office of our Currituck County Animal Shelter, shook his head and, as he handed over her leash to the Shelter Manager, remarked what an easy stray she was to catch because she couldn't run; she could barely walk.

 As the Shelter Manager, Laura Marquette, began to make out the new stray's paperwork, she noticed the broken and missing teeth, cataracts, a limp in her arthritic back legs, and that she had only half of one of her ears. 

When she looked back at the new arrival again, she realized that this unattractive looking dog was giving her a smile -- a crooked but big smile! Laura needed to put a name on the records. Mischievously, she chose Jezibelle. 

There was no room in the shelter, so where could this new arrival go? Jezibelle looked around the office, checked out a couple of spots, including the bathroom, and selected the cushioned wicker couch in the front lobby/office! 

As staff came through the lobby and paused to pet her, she gave each an affectionate kiss. Scratching her back brought that engaging crooked smile and a big tail wag. The staff was smitten!

The next day one of the regular dog kennels in the rear of the shelter became available and Jezibelle was moved into it. The following day she began to tremble and shake, wouldn't eat, and appeared to be quite sick. It was the Shelter Manager's day off but she was moved back into the lobby/ office where she could be more closely observed. She immediately reclaimed her spot on the cushioned wicker couch. 

Whenever a staff member would approach her, she again began to shake and appear to be sick. Not wanting to upset her, when it was time to leave for the night our thoughtful staff members picked up the couch with Jezibelle sitting on it and carried her, as if she were the Queen of Sheba, into the coziest room in the shelter, the bathroom! When the Shelter Manager arrived the next day and examined Jezibelle, she found that she was not sick at all. Jezibelle had manipulated the entire staff into returning her to the center of activity where she could meet and greet and get petted by all who entered what she had now claimed as her fifedome,the shelter lobby!

Months passed and no one seemed to want to adopt a friendly 12 year old dog with a gray muzzle, broken and missing teeth, cataracts, part of her ear missing, and limited mobility. From the outset Jezibelle had taken it upon herself to become the official greeter and mascot of the shelter.

 Anyone who entered, human or animal, got the crooked Jezibelle smile and a friendly lick or kiss. Her days were spent divided between greeting, surveying her subjects, and sleeping on her couch in the lobby office. Evenings were spent unsuccessfully searching for dog treats. One morning the staff walked in to find one of the treat boxes empty --and Jezibelle smiling, wagging her tail, and giving a big burp! Treat boxes are no longer left on the Manager's desk at the end of the day.

By Father's Day Jezibelle had completely endeared herself to everybody and, because she surveyed most of the days' activities from the vantage of her couch throne, she gained the title of Princess Jezibelle. For a special Father's Day Adoption Weekend, it was advertised in the newspaper that anyone who came to the shelter to adopt a pet could adopt at a discounted price if her highness Princess Jezibelle deemed a person worthy of her favor and licked the person's hand.

 If she greatly approved of the adopter by favoring him with her kiss on his cheek, she decreed that one of her specially selected stuffed animal toys would be granted to accompany the adopted pet. We had a good weekend and Jezibelle, of course, licked every hand and gave everyone kisses. More animals than usual went to new homes that weekend, but not Jezibelle.

Some of our young animal lovers collected items for our shelter animals from their neighborhoods or had birthdays celebrated by young friends bringing gifts for the animals for the birthday celebrant. There to greet each child and check out their lobby filling treats and give a lick of appreciation is Jezibelle, complete with her sun shade and sun glasses to help with her cataracts.

A recent trip to the veterinarian has brought her some increased mobility thanks toprednisone. This is a dog who is living out her life as she may have been destinedto live it -- by giving the most important gift of all to to everyone she meets --the gift of joy and love!

Photo & Article
Ginger Sikes, President
Animal Lovers Assistance League

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Volunteer Orientation for the Outer Banks SPCA Today!

Volunteer Orientation for the Outer Banks SPCA/Dare County Animal Shelter! is Today!
Saturday December 26th 2009
for the Outer Banks SPCA/Dare County Animal Shelter
11:00 AM until 02:00 PM
Location: Dare County Animal Shelter
1030mDriftwood Drive Manteo NC 27954



Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays! 2009






The Pampered Pets Guide would like to wish everyone a Safe & Happy Holiday Season!
As published in every issue of the Pampered Pets Guide on page 2 each year,
"Please Drive Safely on Our Busy Highways"
We would also like to give a special "Thank You" to all of our valued Advertisers & Supporters.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Volunteer Orientation for the Outer Banks SPCA Dec 26th

Volunteer Orientation for the Outer Banks SPCA/Dare County Animal Shelter!

Saturday December 26th 2009

for the Outer Banks SPCA/Dare County Animal Shelter
11:00 AM until 02:00 PM

Location: Dare County Animal Shelter
1031 Driftwood Drive Manteo NC 27954
 

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!




Please have a Safe & Happy Holiday Season! & "Drive Safely on our Busy Highways!"


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

WAGS & WHISKERS GALA was a SUCCESS!

The WAGS & WHISKERS GALA was a SUCCESS! 

The event was a fundraiser for the five Dare County and Currituck County non-profit animal organizations. The organizations are The Friends of Pooh, Coastal Humane Society, Outer Banks SPCA, Feline Hope and Animal Lovers Assistance League.

Over 300 animal loving people attended and enjoyed the music of The Crowd and Kim Kalman. They were also were thrilled by the performance of Felvis, the female Elvis, and were generous in the silent and live auctions.

We expect to net over $25,000 to benefit the non-profit organizations said Kevin & Robin Carey, owners of the Outer Barks and organizers of the Wags & Wiskers. 

Monday, December 21, 2009

Outer Banks SPCA - "No Donation is Too Small"

The Outer Banks SPCA realizes the state of the economy and wants everyone to know that No Donation is Too Small.

Homeless animals on the Outer Banks of North Carolina are in need of your help. Donation Sponsorship Categories with incentives have been set up by the Outer Banks SPCA. 

Please note that donation sponsorships start at the one dollar level.

Friends: $1.00 - $25.00 Certificate & SPCA Decal Advanced email of Newsletter

Angel: $26.00 - $50.00 Certificate & SPCA Decal Advanced email of Newsletter Small Premium 

Award Rescuer: $51.00 - $100.00 Certificate & SPCA Decal Advanced e-mail of Newsletter Medium Premium Award

Best of Breed: $101 - $250.00
Certificate & SPCA Decal
Advanced email of Newsletter
Large Premium Award
Invitation to Seminar

Leader of the Pack: $501 - $1000.00
Certificate & SPCA Decal
Advanced email of Newsletter
Large Premium Award
Invitation to Seminar
Plaque at Shelter

Silver Sentinel: $1001.00 - $2500.00
Certificate & SPCA Decal
Advanced email of Newsletter
Large & Small Premium Award
Invitation to Seminar
Plaque at Shelter
Lunch with SPCA President & Executive Director

Golden Guardian: $2501.00 - $5000.00 plus
Certificate & SPCA Decal
Advanced email of Newsletter
Large, Medium & Small Premium Awards
Invitation to Seminar
Plaque at the Shelter
Lunch with SPCA President & Executive Director
Invitation to ride in the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Please remember that all donations are tax deductible.
The Homeless Animals on the Outer Banks of North Carolina are in need of your help.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Outer Banks SPCA "Special Funds" Donations

The Outer Banks SPCA has "Special Funds" for donations to help animals on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
  
When making donations this Holiday Season to the Outer Banks SPCA please note in your check memo if there is a fund that you wish to have your funds allocated too.

The Following are the Special Funds set up through the Outer Banks SPCA:

Medical Care Fund
Gifts support medical care for seriously sick & injured animals during their stay at the Dare County Animal Shelter. Each year we assist animals suffering from fractures, infectious deceases, heart worms, and life threatening conditions.

Spay/Neuter Fund
Millions of dogs & cats are euthanized in United States animal shelters each year due to overpopulation and lack of resources and adopters. In response to the crisis, the Outer Banks SPCA , in collaboration with local veterinarians, provides subsidized spay/neuter for cats and dogs in their care.

Adoption Fund
The Outer Banks SPCA constantly sees "forever homes" for the 25-50 dogs & cats in the Shelter at any given time. Funds help defray cost of medical evaluations, food, and the work of the Shelter Staff with animals and adopters to ensure a successful transition into the family.

Shelter Improvement Fund
Rehabilitated in 1988, the Dare County Animal Shelter was formerly a garage. Gifts to this fund provide for continued upkeep on this aging facility and will one day help support renovation or replacement with a progressive facility that sets the standard for animal care on the Outer Banks.

Community Education Fund
The Outer Banks SPCA provides educational publications, seminars, presentations, and workshops in local schools and for the general public to promote a humane environment for animals, residents and visitors.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

WAGGIN TAILGATE PARTY Today!

The "WAGGIN TAILGATE PARTY" is Today!
Saturdays 10:30 am - Noon

This Outer Banks Pet Event is a Fund Raiser for the Friends of Pooh Canine & Feline Cancer Fund.

There will be Super Bowl Slushies, Gipper Gobbler, PB Blitz Bars Paw-painting, Pool, Agility Course and more!

Come join the Fun at Outer Barks located at 1171 Duck Road, in the Scarborough Lane Shops in Duck, NC.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Customer Appreciation Day is Today!

2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day is Today & Every Friday!

Stop in for your free Doggie Treat Bag and Free Bumper Sticker!

At The Holistic Pet Shop located at the Seagate North Shopping Center in Kill Devil Hills, NC

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Outer Banks SPCA Downloadable 2010 Dog License Form

The Outer Banks SPCA operators of the Dare County Animal Shelter have made it possible for Dare County Residents to Download 2010 Dog License Forms online.

If you don't have time to go by the Dare County Animal Shelter in Manteo, NC on Historic Roanoke Island, you can now download your pampered pets dog license online and mail it in.

Please be sure to have your pets current rabies vaccination certificate on hand with your veterinarian information. To download your 2010 Dog License Form please visit the Outer Banks SPCA website at http://www.obxspca.com/ Or purchase on location at the Dare County Animal Shelter in Manteo, NC or our convenient satellite offices in Kill Devil Hills, NC and Frisco, NC. Cost for Dog License is $5.00 per altered Dog & $15.oo per unaltered Dog 

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Let's Keep Our Pets Safe, Happy & Healthy this Holiday Season!

Dear Pet Owners,

We would like to extend warm wishes to everyone on the Outer Banks this holiday season. As we celebrate with family and friends, let’s be sure to keep some important safety tips in mind for our furry family members. One way to be sure our pets have an enjoyable season is to do our best to eliminate potential hazards.

Plants Poinsettias, Holly, Mistletoe and Christmas trees set the tone for our holiday decorations, but we must be sure to keep these out of reach of pets.

Poinsettias, although not as poisonous as once thought, can cause irritation to the mouth and stomach leading to vomiting. Holly berries contain toxins called saponins, which leads to vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. Be sure to keep mistletoe up where it belongs and out of reach of pets. It has many different varieties, but all are toxic to pets. Mistletoe can cause vomiting, liver failure or seizures depending on the variety.

Ever wonder why cat collars have a quick release? Christmas trees come to my mind! Cats love to climb these green jungle gyms, and their collars can get hung up on branches. It is best to keep cats and dogs away from the Christmas tree unless supervised. Other hazards include chewing and/or swallowing ornaments and drinking the water under the tree. Often times insecticides, preservatives and fire-retardant chemicals sit in the water feeding your Christmas tree. It is important to keep pets away from the tree either by using baby gates or closed doors unless supervised.

Electric Cords
Extension cords are used much more often this season and can be attractive to teething puppies or playful cats. Be sure to keep all extension cords unplugged or out of reach when pets cannot be supervised.

Ribbons and Tinsel
Strings and ribbons are often some of our cat’s favorite toys, but they can be dangerous if swallowed. The material can obstruct or slice through the gastrointestinal tract causing serious consequences. It is important to keep these decorations out of reach of our pets.

Holiday Food
It is often tempting to feed Fluffy or Fido bits of the holiday meal, but feeding pets foods that they are not used to eating can cause serious stomach upset or pancreatitis. It is also important to not feed leftover bones to pets due to the fact that they can lacerate or obstruct the gastrointestinal tract. Some foods that are toxic to pets include chocolate, onions, raisins and grapes. This is not a complete list but is just a few of the foods pets have access to over the holidays.

Guests / Holiday Parties
Be sure that all pets have a safe, quiet place of their own during holiday get-togethers. These times are often very stressful for pets and can lead to behavior issues if they can’t get away from the commotion. It is also a good idea to keep your pet in a safe place during parties as it can be easy for them to run away with guests coming and going.

Even when all of the proper precautions are taken, accidents can still happen. Please do not hesitate to call one of the veterinarians on the Outer Banks if you have any questions or concerns about your pet.

Happy Holidays! 
Doctors and Staff of
Martin's Point Veterinary Hospital


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

George's Adoption Story

I just saw a picture of Sam the adopted Pekingese.

He looked so much like my George. I adopted George in 2005, he was only 1.5 years old then, and had already been in 4 homes including his foster home. I thought I was making a mistake at first, 4 homes there must be something wrong with this guy.

He just had bad luck and no one who was willing to give him a chance, his first owners were military and got orders, the people who bought their house took him with the intention of finding him a new home, found him one, didn't last, the lady gave him back. Then a few weeks later she wanted him back, they gave him back to her, she decided he was too much with her other dogs she already had, he ended up in a foster home for awhile, then finally me.

He has been the most wonderful guy, we all love him so much, and he truly brings us so much happiness, he even loves our cats. My mom made him his own blanket when I got him, he is like her 5th grandchild. I could not imagine not having him.

People really need to consider their circumstances before getting any pet. They have feelings, they feel happy, they feel afraid, they feel lonely, they feel rejection. Pets are living creatures not things we can return to the store when we don't want them.

The Pampered Pets Guide would like to thank George's Mom, Tammie for sharing George's Adoption story & photo with us.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Joe Lamb Realty has a New Location

Joe Lamb Realty has a New Location!

Joe Lamb, Jr. and Associates is pleased to announce its move to a new location. Effective December 11, 2009, Joe Lamb Realty will be providing all rental and sales services from its new office.

milepost 2.7
4607 N. Croatan Highway
Kitty Hawk

 ¾ mile south of their 25-year location on the bypass

Come by and see us!


Sunday, December 13, 2009

ANIMAL LOVERS ASSISTANCE LEAGUE RECEIVES $10,000.00 GRANT

ANIMAL LOVERS ASSISTANCE LEAGUE RECEIVES $10,000.00 GRANT FROM PETSMART CHARITIES® TO SPAY/NEUTER 164 PETS

The Animal Lovers Assistance League, Inc., received a $10,000.00 grant last week from Pets Mart Charities to increase its number of spay/neuter operations for animals being adopted from the Currituck Animal Shelter by nearly 250%.

The Animal Lovers Assistance League, which operates the Currituck County Animal Shelter, can currently afford to spay or neuter only a small percentage of the cats and no dogs prior to their being adopted from the Shelter. In most cases a person who is adopting an animal from the Shelter receives a pre-paid voucher, which is covered by the adoption fee, that is valid to pay part of the cost of getting his new pet spayed or neutered. The spay/neutering of animals is in keeping with nationally recognized programs of controlling pet over population.

The Currituck Animal Shelter, which is undersized to meet the needs of one of the state's fastest growing counties, is proactively fighting the area's dire pet overpopulation problem. A requirement of the grant is that the Animal Lovers Assistance League (ALAL) ask Currituck county officials to provide matching funds for the grant amount, which they will be doing. This could lead to a very significant improvement in helping control local pet overpopulation.
According to Ginger Sikes, President of the Animal Lovers Assistance League, "We are excited that this PetSmart Charities® grant will be a major help in starting to control the county's pet overpopulation problem. We hope that our spay/neuter program will soon become a model for other agencies across the country."

"The Animal Lovers Assistance League's spay/neuter program is a great example of taking the initiative to improve the local community," said Susana Della Maddalena, Executive Director of PetSmart Charities. "Targeted programs like these are the key to successful, low-cost spay/neuter in local communities. Cumulatively, they are making a huge impact on pet overpopulation nationwide."

The Animal Lovers Assistance League, which was founded in 2005, has received the Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in the State of North Carolina and in 2007 Outstanding Non-Profit of the Year in Currituck County. Last month the Currituck Animal Shelter received a State of North Carolina Inspection score of 100%, and this in a year when new higher state standards, which required additional training, had been implemented in the state for the first time.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pet Photos with Santa & WAGGIN TAILGATE PARTY Today!


2 Outer Banks Pet Events Today!

"WAGGIN TAILGATE PARTY" Saturdays 10:30 am - Noon Fund Raiser for the Friends of Pooh Canine & Feline Cancer Fund. Super Bowl Slushies, Gipper Gobbler, PB Blitz Bars Paw-painting, Pool, Agility Course and more! Come join the Fun at Outer Barks located at 1171 Duck Road, in the Scarborough Lane Shops in Duck, NC. 

3rd Annual Pet Photos with Santa 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fundraiser Event to benefit the Outer Banks SPCA. Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique located in downtown Manteo, NC on Historic Roanoke Island. 

Friday, December 11, 2009

Customer Appreciation Day is Today!

2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day
 is Today & Every Friday!

 
Stop in for your free Doggie Treat Bag and Free Bumper Sticker!

At The Holistic Pet Shop
located at the Seagate North Shopping Center
in Kill Devil Hills, NC


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Loving Home needed for German Shepherd


Harry needs a Loving Home
A lot of you have met Harry. He is a five year old male German Shepherd.

Harry is an exceptional German Shepherd that needs just the right home. Harry is a rescue that has been living with me for the past three months.

 Although unneutered he is very healthy. I am looking for the perfect home for him. He is a very sweet boy that needs lots of love. I am requiring that Harry be neutered. He is crate trained, as a matter of fact he loves his crate.

I will be doing a home visit prior to placing him. He loves to play ball, and he will truly bond very quickly to his new master. He is great with other dogs, although he prefers to not interact. I would prefer that he go to a home with no other dogs.

Harry loves to be outdoors so I am requiring his new owners have a fenced yard. An electric fence will not apply. Harry was very neglected in his previous home so he needs a lot of gentle care. I will be requiring monthly visits for the first few months. I have grown very attached to him, but I want Harry to get more attention than I can give him. Harry must stay in the area. For more information or to schedule an interview please give me a call. Serious inquiries only. 

Ellen Carey, Greater Coastal Canine Academy 

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Outer Banks Dog Park Talk


Outer Banks Dog Park in the Plans located in the town of Kitty Hawk, NC

The Outer Banks of North Carolina has always been a pet friendly area. There are a large number of pet friendly places, events and fun things to do on the Outer Banks for families with pets.

In consideration of a large number of residents and visitors a like, Dare County North Carolina has a Dog park in the plans of a new 11 acre complex to be located in Kitty Hawk, NC. 

 

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Grooming Discounts for Pet Photos with Santa!

Happy Holidays from Salty Dog Boarding and Grooming.
  
Before scheduling your pets pictures with Santa this year call Katrina at Salty Dog Grooming for an appointment for your Pets Spa treatment.

Just print this blog to use for your 10% off Holiday Special Pet Photo Grooming Appointment.
Katrina Caldwell, Salty Dog Grooming


Monday, December 7, 2009

3rd Annual Pet Photos with Santa Dec 12th 2009

This is the 3rd and final date for the 3rd Annual Pet Photos with Santa to benefit the Outer Banks SPCA. 

This Event is sponsored by Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique located in downtown Manteo, NC on Historic Roanoke Island.
   
Saturday, December 12th 2009. The scheduled time period for this event is from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

CURRITUCK ANIMAL SHELTER RECEIVES PERFECT STATE INSPECTION SCORE

A recent inspection by North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Veterinary Division, State Inspector Joe Blomquist of the Currituck County Animal Shelter, which is operated by the Animal Lovers Assistance League, resulted in a perfect score! Although the shelter lacks certain areas and rooms now required by the state of more recently constructed shelters, the inspection evaluated the conditions as they exist within the limitations of the current facility.

Areas that are evaluated are the: Structure; Primary Enclosures; Sanitation; Husbandry (includes adequate feed/water, food storage, personnel and ratio of personnel to animals, and animals' appearance); Records; Transportation of Animals; Veterinary Care. Also checked were utilization of recent protocols and procedures that are now required and have been implemented statewide.

Members of the staff have attended these classes that have been held in various parts of the state. Vulcan Materials made a very generous donation of gravel that is now required to meet state standards. Being able to meet the new higher standards required by the state reflects very favorably on the dedicated efforts of the shelter staff to provide the best care possible for the animals at the shelter, and donations by numerous people and businesses.

Currituck Animal Shelter Staff as they receive a small Thanksgiving gift from the Animal Lovers Assistance League:(L-R) Sarah Capps; Shelter Manager Laura Marquette; Becky Beasley; Tim Puchett; Scott Bailey; and Barbara Martin.

Photo by Ginger Sikes,
President of the Animal Lovers Assistance League, Inc.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

10th Annual Pictures with Santa Paws Today!














10th Annual Pictures with Santa Paws is scheduled for today, Saturday, December 5th, 2009.
This annual Outer Banks Pet Event is hosted by Outer Barks located at 1171 Duck Road, in the Scarborough Lane Shops in Duck, NC.
Pictures with Santa Paws benefits Friends of Pooh Canine & Feline Cancer Fund & the Coastal Humane Society.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Happy Howl-idaze! Doggie Party & Customer Appreciation Day! today


Happy Howl-idaze! Doggie Party
 

Today! from 5pm - 7pm at Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique 
located in the town of Manteo, NC on Historic Roanoke Island. 

This Outer Banks Pet Event is part of the Monthly Scheduled, First Friday Dog Party the First Friday of each Month. This Party for Dogs, features a Different Theme each Month, Treats, Prizes & Fun things to do.

Customer Appreciation Day
is Today! Customer Appreciation Day is Today & Every Friday! 
Stop in for your free Doggie Treat Bag and Free Bumper Sticker!
At The Holistic Pet Shop located at the Seagate North Shopping Center in Kill Devil Hills, NC. 


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Grooming Discounts for Pet Photos with Santa!

Happy Holidays from Salty Dog Boarding and Grooming.

Before scheduling your pets pictures with Santa this year call Katrina at Salty Dog Grooming for an appointment for your Pets Spa treatment.

Just print this blog to use for your 10% off Holiday Special Pet Photo Grooming Appointment.
Katrina Caldwell, Salty Dog Grooming


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

10th Annual Pictures with Santa Paws at Outer Barks














10th Annual Pictures with Santa Paws is scheduled for
Saturday, December 5th, 2009

This annual Outer Banks Pet Event is hosted by
Outer Barks located at 1171 Duck Road, in the Scarborough Lane Shops in Duck, NC.
Pictures with Santa Paws benefits Friends of Pooh Canine & Feline Cancer Fund &  Coastal Humane Society

 

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy Howl-idaze! Doggie Party at Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique

Happy Howl-idaze! Doggie Party
is scheduled for
Friday, December the 4th 2009
from 5pm - 7pm

at Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique located in the town of Manteo, NC on Historic Roanoke Island.

This Outer Banks Pet Event is part of the Monthly Scheduled
First Friday Dog Party
First Friday of each Month
5pm - 7pm

Party for Dogs, features a Different Theme each Month, Treats, Prizes & Fun things to do.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Surfing Santa Pet Photos CANCELLED


Notice received on November the 27th 2009 from Miss Susan the owner of Salty Paws Homemade Biscuits in Kitty Hawk, NC.

"Please remove pictures with surfing Santa from the events calendar. We have cancelled the event."

To clarify the Pampered Pets Guide questioned if both dates were cancelled before we posted as to avoid any confusion.

Reply received on November 29th 2009 from Miss Susan confirmed total cancellation, please see additional quote.
"Both dates are cancelled."

The Surfing Santa / Santa pet photo event was scheduled to benefit the Coastal Humane Society      
December the 13th 2009 for the Surfing Santa
and December 19th 2009 for the regular Santa.

This Outer Banks Pet Event was published and promoted in Vol. 7 of the Pampered Pets Guide as well as promoted by Pampered Pets Guide, since May of 2009.



Sunday, November 29, 2009

Smitty finds a New Home!

Smitty is a Dachshund that was taken to the Dare County Animal Shelter operated by the Outer Banks SPCA when his single elderly human companion passed away.

Being a small community the word of Smitty's plight spread fast. There were a number of families ready to adopt Smitty. Smitty actually stayed at the shelter for a few weeks for the Outer Banks SPCA to assess the right placement for Smitty's new home.

Many of our readers will remember "Beau" a Long Haired Miniature Dachshund that celebrated his 19th Birthday on February 5th 2009 and later passed away on Saturday, May 30th 2009.

The Pampered Pets Guide is so happy to announce that Smitty was placed with Beau's family.

Smitty is an only pet currently being loved, pampered & spoiled. He happily resides in the town of Manteo on Historic Roanoke Island with his new forever family.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

4 Outer Banks Pet Events Today!


"WAGGIN TAILGATE PARTY" 
Saturdays 10:30 am - Noon
Fund Raiser for the Friends of Pooh Canine & Feline Cancer Fund. 
Super Bowl Slushies, Gipper Gobbler, PB Blitz Bars Paw-painting, Pool, Agility Course and more! Come join the Fun at 
Outer Barks located at 1171 Duck Road, in the Scarborough Lane Shops in Duck, NC. 

3rd Annual Pet Photos with Santa
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fundraiser Event to benefit the Outer Banks SPCA.
Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique located in downtown Manteo, NC on Historic Roanoke Island.

Volunteer Orientation for the Outer Banks SPCA/Dare County Animal Shelter 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM 1031 Driftwood Drive Manteo NC 27954 

Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Inc. Quilt Drawing Today! 


Friday, November 27, 2009

Customer Appreciation Day! at the Holistic Pet Shop

2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day is Today & Every Friday!

Stop in for your free Doggie Treat Bag and Free Bumper Sticker!

At The Holistic Pet Shop located at the Seagate North Shopping Center in Kill Devil Hills, NC



Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving!

The Pampered Pets Guide would like to wish everyone a Safe & Happy Thanksgiving! 
As published in every issue of the Pampered Pets Guide on page 2 each year,
Please Drive Safely on Our Busy Highways. 

We would also like to give Thanks to all of our valued Advertisers & Supporters.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Volunteer Orientation for the Outer Banks SPCA Nov 28th 2009

Volunteer Orientation for the Outer Banks SPCA/Dare County Animal Shelter

Is scheduled for 
Saturday November 28th 2009

Outer Banks SPCA/Dare County Animal Shelter
11:00 AM until 02:00 PM

Location: Dare County Animal Shelter 
1031 Driftwood Drive Manteo NC 27954

Adult volunteer orientations are held at 11:00 AM
and the Children/family orientations are held at 12:30 PM



Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Grooming Discounts for Pet Photos with Santa!

Happy Holidays from Salty Dog Boarding and Grooming.

 
Before scheduling your pets pictures with Santa this year call Katrina at Salty Dog Grooming for an appointment for your Pets Spa treatment.

Just print this blog to use for your 10% off Holiday Special Pet Photo Grooming Appointment.
Katrina Caldwell, Salty Dog Grooming


Monday, November 23, 2009

3rd Annual Pet Photos with Santa Nov 28th 2009

This is the 2nd date for the 3rd Annual Pet Photos with Santa to benefit the Outer Banks SPCA.

This Event is sponsored by Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique located in downtown Manteo, NC on Historic Roanoke Island.

The scheduled time period for this event is from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Feline Hope Quilt Drawing is Nov 28th 2009

Not much time left to Get your Ticket for the much awaited Feline Hope Quilt Drawing!

Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Inc. is a non-profit, no-kill, all volunteer organization dedicated to providing food, medical care and loving homes for homeless cats and kittens.

Tickets are available from 
Feline Hope Volunteers
Quilt is on display at Mustang Sally’s in the Tim Buck II shopping center in Corolla, NC

$5.00 Donation
Drawing Date: 11/28/09
Feline Hope is 501(c)3 non-profit & all donations are tax deductible.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

"WAGGIN TAILGATE PARTY" & Pet Photos with Santa Today!


"WAGGIN TAILGATE PARTY"
Saturdays 10:30 am - Noon Fund Raiser for the Friends of Pooh Canine & Feline Cancer Fund. Super Bowl Slushies, Gipper Gobbler, PB Blitz Bars Paw-painting, Pool, Agility Course and more! Come join the Fun at 
Outer Barks located at 1171 Duck Road, in the Scarborough Lane Shops in Duck, NC.

3rd Annual Pet Photos with Santa
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fundraiser Event to benefit the Outer Banks SPCA.
Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique located in downtown Manteo, NC on Historic Roanoke Island. 

 

Friday, November 20, 2009

WAGS & WHISKERS GALA tonight & Customer Appreciationd Day today


*2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day 
Every Friday stop in for your free Doggie Treat Bag and Free Bumper Sticker!
at The Holistic Pet Shop located in the Seagate North Shopping Center in Kill Devil Hills, NC

Wags & Whiskers Gala 
Fundraiser for Animal Welfare Organizations on the Outer Banks & Currituck
Friday, November 20th, 2009, 6:30 PM -10:30 PM 
NC Aquarium on Historic Roanoke Island 
Tickets, $45.00 per person and $75.00 per couple!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Get your Tickets for Tomorrow Nights Wags & Whiskers Gala!


Tomorrow Night is the "Wags & Whiskers Gala!"
Where: The North Carolina Aquarium
located at the north end of Historic Roanoke Island on Airport Rd. Manteo, NC

When: Friday, November 20, 2009, 6:30 PM -10:30 PM

Ticket Cost: $45.00 single and $75.00 a couple

Benefiting:
1. Animal Lovers Assistance League (Currituck Shelter)
2. Coastal Humane Society
3. Feline Hope
4. Friends of Pooh Canine and Feline Cancer Fund
5. Outer Banks SPCA (Dare County Shelter)

Event Highlights:
The event is envisioned as an evening of music, band ‘The Crowd’, dancing, ‘Selvis’, female Elvis impersonator, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer/wine service, silent and live auction and an educational forum for all non-profits to educate the attendees on their respective organizations. All proceeds after expenses would be distributed equally among the five organizations identified.
Hope to See You There!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pet Photos with Santa Nov 21st to benefit the Outer Banks SPCA

The 3rd Annual Pet Photos with Santa start Saturday, November 21st 2009 at

Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique located in downtown Manteo, NC on Historic Roanoke Island.

The scheduled time period for this event is from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.
This is a Fundraiser Event to benefit the Outer Banks SPCA.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Wags & Whiskers Gala Nov 20th 2009 Event Highlights


Wags & Whiskers Gala!

The Wags & Whiskers Gala is being held at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Friday, November 20, at 6:30 PM-10:30 PM, the event will feature live music by "The Crowd"; entertainment by Felvis (the female Elvis); live and silent auctions; a large selection of gourmet heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

 All of this is in the beautiful and fascinating setting of the North Carolina Aquarium. What a great fun way to start the holiday season while benefiting the animals at the same time. Tickets, $45.00 per person and $75.00 per couple!

You can call 252-261-6270 for tickets
or stop by one of the Outer Banks pet friendly retailers with tickets on hand

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Adopting Older Pets

Older dogs and cats often face an uphill battle when attempting to be adopted from shelters or individuals. Let’s face it, everyone likes puppy breath and small, furry kittens.

Many people adopt puppies and kittens on impulse because they are so irresistible, which can lead to its own set of problems when reality sets in.

You do not see many lines of people clamoring to adopt a middle aged, border line obese dog or cat, who is sporting an attractive wart or two. But if we look closer we can find definite advantages and benefits to adopting senior pets.

In my mind, the biggest benefit to adopting older pets is that they are, for the most part, already trained. You do not have to go through the months and years of training and the long line of chewed remote controls or shoes, not to mention the near daily episodes of spiking blood pressure due to some behavioral quirk. You have an out of the box trained companion.

Sure, they may not be able to retrieve a beverage from the refrigerator or do CPR, but they more than likely will not eat a hole through sheetrock and let you know when they have to go to the bathroom outside. Most senior dogs and cats do not want to stretch the limits of your sanity or wallet, they simply just want to be near you and be loved.

Another significant advantage is that they make excellent pets for older people. Most people in their 60’s, 70’s or 80’s do not want to or cannot meet the demands of a young, rambunctious puppy or kitten.

There have been numerous scientific studies that conclude that people with pets live longer, have fewer medical issues and report a higher contentment level, than their non pet peers. To be perfectly honest, the advanced age of the pet can be favorable.

There are many human seniors that may desire a pet in their mid 70’s but may not be able to manage one in their late 80’s-not a problem if you adopt a 10 year old dog or cat. Pairing senior pets with human seniors is a win-win scenario, with numerous benefits to both.

There are a few perceived setbacks for adopting older pets, which is evident by the disproportionate amount of older dogs and cats found in shelters all over this country. The most obvious setback is aesthetics. In our culture, we place high value on pretty things.

Most of us don’t look as good as we did at 22 years old…well, the same thing goes for pets. But I bet if you had a choice of which to spend time with you would chose to be a friend with who you are now rather than the 20 year old.

There are definite advantages to experience. Many people are worried about the potential financial burden if their senior pet develops a serious or expensive medical condition.

To be perfectly honest, older pets will not live as long normally as younger pets. We do the best we can with what we have (i.e. what we are able to afford)and when that time comes to let that much loved companion go, I am sure they would be thankful for the months or years of companionship and love they had, that if not for you, they never would have experienced.

Stephen M. Samson, DVM
Coastal Animal Hospital


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pet Photos with Santa & "WAGGIN TAILGATE PARTY" Today!


Pet Photos with Santa
Saturday Nov 14, 2009 10-5:30
Benefiting the Currituck County 4H Dog Agility Group
Cost is $15.00 for (1) 8 X 10 PRINT while you wait :-) 
$12.00 of each shoot goes to the 4H kids 
We will be doing holiday photos all throughout the holiday season.
Santa will be here again, but another date has not been set yet.
Ellen Carey, Greater Coastal Canine Academy

"WAGGIN TAILGATE PARTY" 
Saturdays 10:30 am - Noon Fund Raiser for the Friends of Pooh Canine & Feline Cancer Fund.
Super Bowl Slushies, Gipper Gobbler, PB Blitz Bars Paw-painting, Pool, Agility Course and more! Come join the Fun at Outer Barks located at 1171 Duck Road, in the Scarborough Lane Shops in Duck, NC.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Customer Appreciation Day is Today! at the Holistic Pet Shop

2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day is Today & Every Friday!

Stop in for your free Doggie Treat Bag and Free Bumper Sticker!


At The Holistic Pet Shop located at the Seagate North Shopping Center in Kill Devil Hills, NC


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pet Photos with Santa Saturday to benefit the Currituck County 4H Dog Agility Group


Pet Photos with Santa

Saturday Nov 14, 2009 10-5:30

Benefiting the Currituck County 4H Dog Agility Group 
Cost is $15.00 for (1) 8 X 10 PRINT while you wait :-)
$12.00 of each shoot goes to the 4H kids 
We will be doing holiday photos all throughout the holiday season.
Santa will be here again, but another date has not been set yet.

Ellen Carey, Greater Coastal Canine Academy 

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

Today is a day to Honor those people and animals who have made and currently keep America the home of the Free & the Brave.

The Pampered Pets Guide would like to thank these American Heroes.

We would also like to take a moment to thank all of our valued advertisers who make it possible for the Pampered Pets Guide to publish each year, maintain our website and provide so much information to you our readers.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Animals to Remember Veteran's Day


Animals to Remember on Veteran's Day!

Today is Tuesday the 10th of November 2009.
Veteran's Day is Tomorrow! 

When we celebrate our veterans it is important not to forget the important contributions that animal have made to our county through out history. There are so many wonderful stories to share that it was hard for us to pick just one. 

So if you have a moment we would like to invite you to search the web with your search engine of choice to see some to these Great Stories. 

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Birthday! Bette Davis Tucker

Bette Davis Tucker was adopted from the Dare County Animal Shelter operated by the Outer Banks SPCA.

Her Mom is not sure of Bette Davis's age so her Birthday is celebrated on her adoption date of each year November the 5th.

Bette Davis Tucker is a resident of the town of Manteo, on Historic Roanoke Island, NC.
Bette Davis loves going to Outer Banks Pet Events, spending time with her Mom and rolling in the green green grass of her Forever Home, as pictured.

Photo by Carol at Seaside Photography

Saturday, November 7, 2009

"WAGGIN TAILGATE PARTY" Today!

Today Saturday November the 7th 2009 is the weekly "WAGGIN TAILGATE PARTY".
Saturdays 10:30 am - Noon
Fund Raiser for the Friends of Pooh Canine & Feline Cancer Fund.

Super Bowl Slushies, Gipper Gobbler, PB Blitz Bars Paw-painting, Pool, Agility Course and more!
Come join the Fun at Outer Barks located at 1171 Duck Road, in the Scarborough Lane Shops in Duck, NC.


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