Monday, September 27, 2021

Cautions

 

Dear Pet Owners,

Welcome to our beautiful Outer Banks. Please take a few minutes to read over this article and its precautions as we want your vacation to be enjoyable as possible! 

Regardless of the type of dog you have, they will find much pleasure and joy running on the beach and into the water. Be Careful on days when the waves are especially rough, for dogs can get injured and sometimes drown if you let them get fatigued. Activities like throwing a tennis ball or retrieving an object floating in the water can cause breeds like Golden Retrievers and Labradors, who are especially prone to overhearing, to become fatigued very quickly.

Another problem we see in that some dogs find sand fascinating - they dig and play in it, and sometimes they eat it - No Kidding! If dogs eat enough sand, it can obstruct their GI tract and they will develop severe vomiting. This is called a "Sand Colic" and the diagnosis requires simple x-rays that show the sand as it collects in the small intestines. This problem can be fatal if not treated, but treatment is almost always successful.

Heat Exhaustion - Very Serious! Every summer we see several dogs die from this condition. Did you know that on a 95 degree Fahrenheit day, in a parked car (even with windows cracked); temperatures can increase to 130 degree Fahrenheit in just ten short minutes! Please remember this when you run into the store for "just a few minutes to grab a drink."

If for some unfortunate reason you do witness an animal that is suffering from heat exhaustion, medical help MUST begin immediately! On your way to the closest veterinarian's office, use wet towels with cold water to lie across your pet to help cool him. If Available, Put ice under the dogs' neck and in the groin area to help cool blood flow to the body and back legs, by cooling the blood the internal organs are in less danger of being damaged It is critical that the cooling begin before you reach the vet's office, because this greatly increases our chance of treating and hopefully saving your dog with shock therapy.

In closing, have a great vacation; but remember that by far the number one disease on the beach is the 158 By-pass. Please keep your dog safe on a leash or confined in your house so that everyone has a wonderful vacation here on the Outer Banks!

Barrett Welch DVM
Animal Hospital of Nags Head 

Published in Vol. 6 Page 6

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Nine New Names added to the Pet Names page!


 Nine New Names added to the Pet Name page!


Those Names are:

Male                                   Female 

Derick                                    Dori
Elliot                                      Elsa
Neil                                        Noel
Rusty                                      Rosy
Storm                                     Storm

OB want 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.

September is Happy Cat Month!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

National Public Lands Day on the Outer Banks

The Wright Brothers National Memorial

The fourth Saturday of September is National Public Lands Day. This year National Public Lands day is September 25th, 2021.

First celebrated in 1994, National Public Lands Day continues to draw mass crowds interested in the National Public Lands of America. 

On the Outer Banks, events are scheduled at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and The Wright Brothers National Memorial.

Listed are each of the Outer Banks National Public Lands with a contact phone number, a short description of each location, and leash laws for each site.

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site 
(252) 473-2111
Location of the first English Settlement, Museum, walkways, earthwork, and more. Pets are welcome on the grounds but not inside buildings. Leashes not to exceed six feet in length at this location. 

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
(252) 995-4735
"Your pets are welcome at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Do keep them leashed and under control at all times. Pets are not allowed on swim beaches or in the buildings. And, for other visitor's sake, clean up after your pet." Leashes are not to exceed six feet at this location.

The Wright Brothers National Memorial
(252) 441-7430
Home of the first flight, the birth of Aviation. Leashed pets are welcome on the grounds, but not inside buildings. Leashes can not exceed six feet in length.

There is no admission fee at The Wright Brothers National Memorial on National Public Lands Day.

If you take your Pampered Pet on a National Public Lands adventure today, please remember to clean up after your pet. 

Friday, September 24, 2021

Researching Cat & Kitten care on the OBX



Outer Banks Families that have feline family members will be celebrating Happy Cat Month. 

There are other families, that are just considering welcoming, a new feline family member.

It is always a good idea to research and learn as much as you can, about any pet that you are thinking of adding to your family. Pets are more than companion animals, they become members of your family. Pets just like people have individual spirits and temperaments. 

Since September is Happy Cat Month, research this month has started with Cat and Kitten Care. 

Thanks to advances in technology, researching now is right at your fingertips. The internet is the number one starting point now on any subject. We used the number one search engine Google. As I have been told, "if you have a question, just Google it."

Some people when adopting a feline will want a kitten. Kittens and Cats have different needs. There are thousands of books just on Kitten Care. Amazon returned 30 thousand results for, "Kitten Care Book." Google had 7,910,000 results for, "Kitten Care Book." 

Then Google Books having over 10 Million Public Domain Works & Books currently archived, came to mind. So, I searched in Google Books for Kitten Care and Cat Care as well.

By learning about your new pet beforehand, you will be prepared. Once you start to research, you will learn of the many available choices, for the many needs of your new feline friend.

There is a lot to consider when welcoming a new pet into your family. The Love of your new pet family member and new memories that await will fill your heart will love for years to come. 

The Outer Banks SPCA currently has Cats and Kittens that are available for adoption. 
                        The phone number is (252) 475-5620 
                              The Cat Care Manger is  Ashley                                                                                                                   
The NEW Dare County Animal Shelter Location and Hours are:

Outer Banks SPCA
Dare County Animal Shelter               Adoption   HOURS: Mondays - CLOSED
378 Airport Road                                                    Tuesday - Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm
Manteo, NC 27954


                                                               Office        HOURS: Mondays - CLOSED
                                                                                  Tuesday - Sunday, 8 am - 5 pm             


Thursday, September 23, 2021

Where is this Dalmatian fire hydrant on the Outer Banks?

There is a Dalmatian fire hydrant on the Outer Banks. Can you find it?

Located at one of the four Dog Parks on the Outer Banks, you will find this Dalmatian fire hydrant . Do you know which one?

This Dalmatian fire hydrant is located at one of the two Outer Banks Dog Parks, that does not require registration.

Artfully painted by KLIENTEL ART this fire hydrant is located near the entrance of the only Outer Banks Dog Park that has three sections.

If you do not know where on the Outer Banks to find this Dalmatian fire hydrant, please see the Outer Banks Dog Parks page. Use your clues above to find the answer.

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Autumn is Awesome on the Outer Banks! 1st Day of Fall!

Today is the first day of Fall. The dog days of summer are behind us. The extreme heat has left and the cooler days of fall have transcended. 

Even though the weather is cooler, the heat inside a car continues to rise quickly. Please do not leave your beloved Pampered Pet inside an unattended car.

Fall is the perfect time to explore all of the pet-friendly places that the Outer Banks has to offer. There are historic sites, State and National Parks, oceanfront adventures, nature trails and so much more.  Please see the Outer Banks Pet-Friendly Places page.

Also, take a look at the Outer Banks Leash Laws and Beach Access page.  Each township is listed with its individual leash law. The towns also have a letter to correspond with the Map at the end of the page.

Now that Fall is here and Labor Day is behind us, many of the leash laws have changed providing more freedoms and access.

September 22, 2021, the start of Fall on the Outer Banks is the perfect time to plan a Pet-Friendly Adventure. Autumn is Awesome on the Outer Banks!

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

OBX SPCA Pet of the Week -Kol

Kol  obxspca.org

Pet of the week - Kol

2 years old

Hound mix

This handsome fella is smart and active. Kol is about 2 years old and is looking for an active, outdoorsy family.

He rides brilliantly in the car, loves to play with toys and run - This boy LOVES to run!!

Kol could go to a home with another dog of his choosing, older kids and no feline friends.


This week join us at 

The OBX Jeep Invasion Saturday September 25th from 10-3 PM

and also Chill Peppers Coastal Grill on Sunday September 26th from 3-6 PM.

Brilliant available dogs will be on site both days for adoptions  

Trisha Forsythe
Canine Manager
Events Coordinator
Behavior Specialist
OBX SPCA
252-475-5620 EXT 5634  
www.obxspca.org    
Kol obxspca.org 

Monday, September 20, 2021

World Rabies Day, September 28th

 

World Rabies Day was established in 2007. Worldwide efforts between governments, health organizations, animal groups, and others are advocating for rabies education & eradication.

2021 marks the fourteenth year of World Rabies Day. The theme this year for September 28th, 2021 is, Rabies: Facts Not Fear.

The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) has compiled a wealth of information on Rabies education, prevention, case studies, and more. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) also has a very vast amount of information, that includes a New Oral Rabies Vaccination.

As the world comes together for a common cause, united in the goal of eradicating Rabies by 2030, Celebrate the accomplishments and look to the future with Thankful Hearts.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Fifteen New Names added to the Pet Names page


Fifteen New Names added to the Pet Name page!


Those Names are:

Male                                   Female 

Dare                                   Dare
Duffy                                   Dotty
Frisco                                  Flo
Ganesh                               Gi Gi
Garfield                               Ginger
Idaho                                   Ida
Ike                                       Izzy
Zorro                                   Zora

OB want 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.

September is Happy Cat Month!

Saturday, September 18, 2021

The Christmas Cactus, is it a Pet-Friendly house plant?

The third week of September is National Indoor Plant Week. This year 2021 those dates are:

September 12th - September 18th, 2021

Beautify your home and improve air quality. Celebrate National Plant Week and add new indoor plants to your home, that are safe for your whole family.

The Christmas Cactus is a well known and owned indoor plant. This plant is known for being an easy to care for indoor plant.

The Latin name for the Christmas Cactus is Schlumbergera Truncata.

Christmas Cactus  are also known to be good for indoor air filtration. Christmas Cactus are Non-Toxic to Cats, Dogs, and People. 

So if your looking for a good non-toxic indoor plant, the Christmas Cactus is highly recommended. Christmas Cactus are readily available. Also if you are thinking of giving a plant as a Holiday Gift, the Christmas Cactus is an excellent choice for a Happy Safe Plant Holiday, for the whole family. The Christmas Cactus is a Pet-Friendly House Plant.

The following is a list of  Outer Banks Garden Centers:

Nature's Harmony 
(252) 473-3556

Kitty Hawk Garden Center
(252) 255-5229

Central Garden Center and Nursery
(252) 261-7195


And don't forget to check for Cat Grass, September is "Happy Cat Month".

Happy Birthday! to the U.S. Air Force! established September 18, 1947. 
"Aim High, Fly-Fight-Win"

Friday, September 17, 2021

Today is National Pet Bird Day!

Today, September 17th is National Pet Bird Day!

If you are thinking of adding a bird to you family, you can visit the Birds at Pet Smart in Nags Head, NC.

Birds are also listed on the Nags Head Pet Smart website.

It is important to research Pet Bird Care, prior to bringing your bird companion home. That way you know everything that is needed, to care for your new family member.

Birds are wonderful pet companions. 

Today is a day dedicated to Celebrating Pet Birds that are part of American families across our Nation.

The street address for Pet Smart in Nags Head, NC and phone number are listed below:

Pet Smart
2210 S Croatan Hwy
Mile Post 10
Nags Head, NC 27959

(252) 564-3061

Patriotic Note: September 17th 1787, The U.S. Constitution was Approved. God Bless America.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Friends of Felines-Cape Hatteras Island an Outer Banks non-profit


Friends of Felines-Cape Hatteras Island is a 501 (c) (3) status, all-volunteer organization, established in 2009, Dedicated to TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return).

Local feral cat colonies on Cape Hatteras Island, are cared for by the volunteers of Friends of Felines-Cape Hatteras Island.

Grants and funds are currently being sought to help control and maintain the population of feral cats on Cape Hatteras Island. 

If you would like to volunteer or make a donation to befit the health and welfare of the feral cats, on Cape Hatteras Island, please contact Friends of Felines-Cape Hatteras Island. Any and All help is Greatly Appreciated. 


Friends of Felines-Cape Hatteras Island
(252) 995-4725

September is Happy Cat Month!





Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Boston Fern, is it a Pet-Friendly house plant?

 

The third week of September is National Indoor Plant Week. This year 2021 those dates are:

September 12th - September 18th, 2021

It's time to Beautify your home and improve indoor Air Quality. Celebrate National Plant Week and add new indoor plants to your home.

The Boston Fern, like the Spider Pant, is one of the more well known and owned indoor plants. The Boston Fern is known for being an easy to care for indoor plant for your home.

The Latin name for the Boston Fern is Nephrolepis extaltata.
The Boston Fern is also known as the Sword Fern.

Boston Ferns are known to be really good for indoor air filtration. Boston Ferns are Non-Toxic to Cats, Dogs, and People. 

So if your looking for a good non-toxic indoor plant, the Boston Fern is highly recommended. Boston Ferns are readily available. The Boston Fern is a Pet-Friendly House Plant.

The following is a list of  Outer Banks Garden Centers:

Nature's Harmony 
(252) 473-3556

Kitty Hawk Garden Center
(252) 255-5229

Central Garden Center and Nursery
(252) 261-7195


And don't forget to check for Cat Grass, September is "Happy Cat Month".



Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Outer Banks SPCA - Adoptable Cats & Kittens

                                 "Happy Cat Month"

The Outer Banks SPCA currently has Cats and Kittens up for adoption. The adoption fee for both Cats and Kittens is $50.00

The website to view currently available feline companions is 

The phone number is (252) 475-5620 
The Cat Care Manger is  Ashley

Happy Cat Month is the purrfect time to adopt a Cat or Kitten if you have been planning on adding a new feline companion to your family.

The Outer Banks SPCA  (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a non profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The Outer Banks SPCA staffs and manages the Dare County Animal Shelter. The Outer Banks SPCA was founded in 1988.

The Dare County Animal shelter has been serving the Outer Banks community since 1978. Many people remember to old location of the Dare County Animal Shelter location of 1031 Driftwood Drive, Manteo, NC 27954. 

The NEW Dare County Animal Shelter Location and Hours are:

Outer Banks SPCA
Dare County Animal Shelter               Adoption   HOURS: Mondays - CLOSED
378 Airport Road                                                    Tuesday - Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm
Manteo, NC 27954


                                                               Office        HOURS: Mondays - CLOSED
                                                                                  Tuesday - Sunday, 8 am - 5 pm                 

The New Location is across the street from the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.
You will also see the and pass the New Roanoke Island Dog Park, that is located in front of the New Dare County Animal Shelter. (between the road frontage of Airport Road  and in front of the animal shelter)

Always remember that adopting any pet is a lifetime commitment. Your new pet will become part of your family. Please research pet care before adoption. 

Monday, September 13, 2021

The Spider Plant, is it a Pet-Friendly house plant?

The third week of September is National Indoor Plant Week. This year those dates are:

September 12th - September 18th, 2021

Beautify your home and improve air quality. Celebrate National Plant Week and add new indoor plants to your home.

The Spider Plant is one of the more well-known and owned indoor plants. This plant is known for being an easy to care for indoor plant for your home.

The Latin name for the Spider Plant is Chlorophytum Comossum.

Spider Plants are also known to be really good for indoor air filtration. Spider Plants are Non-Toxic to Cats, Dogs, and People. 

So if your looking for a good non-toxic indoor plant, the Spider Plant is highly recommended. Spider Plants are readily available. The Spider Plant is a Pet-Friendly House Plant.

The following is a list of  Outer Banks Garden Centers:

Nature's Harmony 
(252) 473-3556

Kitty Hawk Garden Center
(252) 255-5229

Central Garden Center and Nursery
(252) 261-7195


And don't forget to check for Cat Grass, September is "Happy Cat Month".


 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Thirteen Names added to the Pet Names Page


 Thirteen New Names added to the Pet Name page!


Those Names are:

Male                                   Female 

Caliber                                    Can-Can
Joe                                          Jean
Lucky                                      Lucky
Morton                                    Marina
Prince                                      Princess
Tom                                         Twiggy
Winton                                     Windy

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.

Today is "National Hug Your Hound Day"
Second Sunday in September

Today is "National Pet Memorial Day"
Second Sunday in September

September 12th -18th is "National Indoor Plant Week"
Third Week of September

September is "Happy Cat Month"

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


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!




The Outer Banks is vast and includes three North Carolina Counties, Dare, Currituck and Hyde. 

Outer Banks towns listed North to South to correspond with the Outer Banks Map include:

A Currituck County Beaches
    the towns of:
    A-1 Carova 
    A-2 Corolla
 
Dare County
B Duck

C Southern Shores

D Kitty Hawk

E Kill Devil Hills



F Nags Head
   F-1 South 
         Nags Head
   F-2 Pea Island

G Manteo - Roanoke Island is not oceanfront and is surrounded by brackish sound waters. There is a Lifeguard stationed at the Old Swimming Hole, 410 Airport Road, Manteo, NC. Red flags may fly at this location as well depending on weather conditions.

H Hatteras Island - is comprised of many small villages.

H-1 Rodanthe
H-2 Waves
H-3 Salvo
H-4 Avon (Kinakeet)
H-5 Buxton
H-6 Frisco
H-7 Hatteras Village

Hyde County
I Ocracoke Island

Please be Safe and Stay OUT of the Water when Red Flags are Flying on the Outer Banks.



Thursday, September 9, 2021

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
Cat Who?
Cat-cha Later.

"Happy Cat Month"


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

National Pet Bird Day on the OBX

 

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!
                                                                                       

Pet Smart in Nags Head, NC has Halloween Collars & Costumes for Your Pampered Pets!

September is Happy Cat Month!

October and Halloween  are only weeks away!
The Pet Smart in Nags Head, NC has Halloween Collars & Costumes for your Pampered Pet, Dogs and Cats too.

For more information on  the available Halloween collars & costumes, please visit Pet Smart or call ahead for more information.

Pet Smart
2210 S Croatan Hwy
Mile Post 10
Nags Head, NC 27959

(252) 564-3061

The Pet Smart in Nags Head's website can tell you what is in stock and what can be ordered and picked up at the Nags Head store, well in advance of Halloween.

Also remember that September 17th is National Pet Bird Day! so if you are thinking of adding a bird to you family, visit the Birds at Pet Smart. The Birds are also listed on the Nags Head Pet Smart website.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Eleven New Names Added to the Pet Name Page

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

Eleven New Pet Names have been added to the 

Pet Names Page.


Those Names are:

Male                                   Female 

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

OB want 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.

September is Happy Cat Month!

Sunday, September 5, 2021

FOUR ".com" Domain Names - For Sale!


                                         FOUR ".COM" Domain NamesFor SALE!  

                                                      "HousePlanBooks.com" 
                                                                                          
                                                       "CursiveBooks.com"

                                                       "CursiveBook.com"
                            
                                                         "Seasidephotography.com"
                                                                
                                        
                        For more information on these ".COM" Domain Names please contact us.
                                      Email, Call or Text  (252) 216-6142 

     


OBX LOST PET TIPS-PREVENTION

LOST PET TIPS-PREVENTION  

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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Saturday, September 4, 2021

Labor Day Weekend on the Outer Banks with your Pampered Pet

Labor Day was signed into law as a National Holiday on June 28th, 1894 by President Grover Cleveland.

The Outer Banks of North Carolina being one of the most family and pet friendly beaches on the east coast, welcomes thousands of visitors each Labor Day Weekend.

Welcome to the Beautiful Beaches and National Historic Sites the Outer Banks of North Carolina, has to offer!

There are so many ways to Celebrate your Labor Day Weekend on the Outer Banks, there is something for everyone.

We have a page dedicated to the Outer Banks Pet Friendly Places on the Outer Banks, that you can explore. The page includes National Historic Sites, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, a State Park and much more.

You will also find on our site all of the Outer Banks Leash Laws & Beach Access information with an Outer Banks Map.

In addition to making your plans for a wonderful and memorable Outer Banks Vacation, please see our Veterinarian Advice page. These articles will inform you of all the precautions to take with your pet while on vacation on the Outer Banks.  

One of the number one precautions pet owners need to be aware of is Heat Prostration. Please Do Not leave your Pet in a Hot Car.

Also please be aware of the weather and any Rip Current warnings.

The Highways and Roads are busy on the Outer Banks, please keep your Pet on a Leash at All Times.

We hope that you have a Wonderful Labor Day Weekend on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and return to visit for may years to come.

Also Have a Happy National Wildlife Day, Today!
September 4th, Celebrate Wildlife in America!
                                                                                                                

Friday, September 3, 2021

National Wildlife Day on the Outer Banks



National Wildlife Day is a day to pause and appreciate the wildlife in nature around us. In addition to being mindful of wildlife, it is also a time to appreciate the Conservation efforts and Sanctuaries that maintain habit for our animal friends. 

This little bird was hanging out at one of the Dare County Libraries, on the Outer Banks. I wonder if it was looking for BOOK WORMS? Just kidding, it was actually interested in the berries on the bush. Dare County considers Wildlife when making landscaping plans for county owned properties, and here is just one example. 

Everyone can make a difference, efforts like planting a certain kind of plant or bush in your yard can promote wildlife. Filling in any holes that you dig or find on the beach, can provide safety for people and wildlife.

To begin your quest to learn more about the Wildlife on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the following list of Wildlife related organizations maybe of interest.

Corolla Wild Horse Museum - same link as above

Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education
1160 Village Lane
Corolla, NC 

N.E.S.T. - Network for Endangered Sea Turtles



U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's -  National Fish and Wildlife Refuges Visitors Center 
(Located at the North End of Roanoke Island) 


Jockey's Ridge State Park

https://www.ncparks.gov/jockeys-ridge-state-park/home






National Wildlife Day is also a time to remember the unsung heroes, that maintain and operate wildlife rehab for injured wildlife, year round.

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission keeps a searchable list on it's website of Wildlife Rehabilitators that have been trained and licensed by the state of North Carolina. These Wildlife Rehabilitators care for wild animals until they can be released back into the wild.

It is always heartwarming to hear success stories of wildlife that have been saved by wildlife rehab. To have an animal returned back to the wild to carry on in it's natural habitat, pulls at the heart strings of many.

September 4th the United States of America celebrates, National Wildlife Day.
Please take a moment to ponder the wonderful wildlife around us, that share our world. National Wildlife Day is a day to Acknowledge, Celebrate and Learn about the Wildlife around us. So, how will you Celebrate National Wildlife Day? 
                                                                                                                                           Dare Greene

Please visit our Pet Friendly Places page where you will find some information about some of the places listed above, to visit with your Pampered Pet.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Are Gardenias Poisonous to Pets?

Gardenia bushes are evergreen plants and their glossy green leaves remain year round. Gardenia bushes grow to be 3 to 5 foot in height and width. 

Gardenia bushes are used widely in landscaping partly due to their extremely heavenly smelling fragrance, when in bloom. 

I have actually seen online where there is a debate of which smells better the Jasmine or the Gardenia? I'm not quite sure who won. I would vote Gardenia.

The Latin name for the Gardenia bush is Gardenia Jasminoides.

Even though the Gardenia Bushes are very popular with people they are dangerous to pets. 

Gardenia bushes have toxic elements that can cause a number of effects in dogs and cats. If you think that your dog or cat has ingested a Gardenia flower or leaf it is very important to contact your Veterinarian or call the

 ASPCA Animal Poison Control at (888) 426-4435.
 



Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Ginger Cat Appreciation Day

 

Today is Ginger Cat Appreciation Day!

People are celebrating the uniqueness of Ginger Cat companions around the World, today.

Ginger Cats are very unique in that 80% of all Ginger Cats are Male, much like 80% of all Calico Cats are Female.

All Ginger Cats have Tabby Cat genes in their DNA. They also have a pigmentation genetic making their fur a ginger color, much like people with red hair.

All Ginger Cats are unique, they do have traits of curiosity and brilliance. They have a reputation of being an excellent feline companion, both loving and entertaining.

One of the most famous of Ginger Cats known around the World, in the entertainment industry, is Garfield. There is also the sword  welding Puss in Boots and Morris the Cat from the 9 lives cat food, advertising and commercials.

Jim Davis the creator of Garfield is quoted as saying, "In my head, the sky is blue, the grass is green and cats are orange."

Have a Wonderful Ginger Cat Appreciation Day! and Happy Cat Month!


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

September is "Happy Cat Month"

 


"Happy Cat Month!"  

The 1st of  September 2021
Happy Cat Month Begins! 

Happy Cat Month was started by the CaTalyst Council to make people aware of the health and welfare of companion felines.

This is the Month to Pamper your Cat, and make sure your Cat is Happy and Healthy.

So how can you Celebrate Happy Cat Month?

Here are some ideas:

1.  Schedule a Veterinarian check up for your Cat. 

2. Groom  your Cat or get a grooming appointment.

3. Get some special treats for your Cat.

4. Buy your cat a New Cat Toy.

Try to spend some extra time this month with your special feline companion. Have a Very Happy Cat Month, because National Cat Day isn't until October 29th.

Monday, August 30, 2021

The Feline Ghost that Haunts the Outer Banks

 The feline ghost that haunts the Outer Banks has left visitors and locals alike, in awe for centuries. This black and white feline appears with out warning and will gently nudge your leg, begging for attention. The cat which has no name, will arch it's back and act as if it's just a regular cat, desperately wanting you to acknowledge and enter act with it. 

So judging by my intro I'm sure your thinking, yeah so what, there's a cat looking for attention. Honestly that isn't very spooky at all, is it?

Well this cat only haunts one place, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Legend has it, that this black and white cat once belong to the Lightkeeper, of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was first lit in October of 1803, to warn Sailors out in the  Atlantic, to Beware of the coastline.

It was actually thought that in 1999, when the lighthouse was moved from the oceanfront more inland, that Hatteras Islanders, would never see this ghost cat again. But that wasn't the case. The cat remains at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, to this very day.

Ok, so there's a legend, and people are seeing a black and white cat, at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Where is the spooky ghostly, Boo! Part?

It has been reported that people have bent down to enter act with the cat and all was normal, just a cat hanging out at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. But, if you were one of the ones to reach down and try to lift the cat into your arms, than you would get a big shock. 

This is because the moment anyone tries to lift the cat from the ground, it will vanish into thin air. Really Gone, Like People standing around, Going, What Just Happened? Who's pulling a Joke? Where are the Cameras? What Really Just Happened to that Sweet Friendly Feline Ghost that Haunts the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse?

No one has figured out this ghostly feline, yet. But reports continue to hold peoples attention and imagination, just as it has for centuries.
                                                                                                           


Sunday, August 29, 2021

Pet Names A-M


                                                         Pet Names A-M

                                             OB wants to know your pet's name.

                             New Names are added Often, Please see the Pet Names Page
                                                        of Pet Names A-Z 

 A Male

Ace
AL
Apollo
Anchor
Author
Axel


A Female
Alice
Angel
Annabelle
Astrid
Autumn

B Male
Baxter
Bear
Beau
Black Beard
Boomerang 
Boone
Buck
Buddy
Buster
Buzz

B Female
Babe
Bambi
Becky
Begonia
Bella
Buttercup
Betty
Breeze
Bristol

C Male
Caesar
Chase
Cloud
Camus

C Female
Cali
Charm
Cee Cee
Co-Co

D Male
Doc
Darwin
Dudley

D Female
Daisy
Dixie
Dorothy

E Male
Elmer
Elwood 
Evan

E Female
Eve
Elvira
Emmy

F Male
Farmer
Finn
Fisher
Floyd

F Female
Fancy
Fran 
Fergie
Freda

G Male
Gaylord
General
George

G Female
Gracey
Gayle
Gypsy

H Male
Hamilton
Harley
Harry
Hero
Hondo
Hugo

H Female
Hadley
Hayley
Heather
Heidi
Holly
Honor

I Male
Inky
Isacc
Ivan

I Female
Irma
Iris
Ivy

J Male
Jack
Joshua
Jonas

J Female
Jade
Jane
Jasmine

K Male
Kamron
Ken
Kick
Knight

K Female
Karma
Kate
Kelly
Kit

L Male
Lancer
Leaf
Link
Leo

L Female
Lana
Lou-Lou
Lucy
Luna

M Male
Max
Merlin
Montgomery

M Female
Maisie
Martha
Molly

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Pet Names N-Z

 


                                                        Pet Names N-Z
                                             OB wants to know your pet's name.

          New Names are added Often, Please see the Pet Names Page
                                            of Pet Names A-Z 
N Male
Neal
Nelson
Norm

N Female
Nancy
Nelly
Nena

O Male
OB
Oliver
Onyx
Orion

O Female
Olive
Olivia
Opal
Olympia

P Male
Pal
Percy
Pete

P Female
Patience
Piper
Pumpkin

Q Male
Quinn
Quincy
Quinton

Q Female
Queeny
Quilla
Quintina 

R Male
Rascal
Ron
Ross

R Female
Rain
Rita 
Ruby

S Male
Sion
Skipper
Snookums
Snoopy

S Female
Sasha
Skyla
Spring
Sydney

T Male
Tag
Teddy
Tylor

T Female
Tamra
Tia
Tiny

U Male
Ulrich
Ulysses
Umar

U Female
Uma
Unity
Ursula

V Male 
Van Gogh
Valentin
Viktor

V Female 
Valentina
Viola
Violet

W Male 
Walker
Wesley
Wilson

W Female
Wendy
Whisper
Willa

X Male
Xander
Xavier
Xer

X Female
Xara
Xena 
Xyla

Y Male 
Yahoo-er
Yeller
Yoel

Y Female 
Yasmine 
Yo-Yo 
Yvonne

Z Male 
Zachary
Zeus
Zink
Zoomer

Z Female 
Zaria
Zena
Zoey
Zoo-la








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