Saturday, August 21, 2021

Outer Banks Dog Parks

The Nags Head Dog Park
227 W. Satterfield Landing Rd
Nags Head, NC

Park hours are 1 hour before Sunrise to 1 hour after Sunset.

This dog park does not require a registration and is open and free to the public. There are two fenced sections in this dog park. One fenced area is for dogs under 30 lbs. and the other fenced area is for dogs over 30lbs. Puppies under four months old are not allowed, please see all of the dog park rules at

The Paws Park
103 Veterans Drive
Kill Devil Hills, NC

(across from First Flight High School)

Part of Aviation Park, The Paws Park requires that all dogs wear a collar with a valid rabies tag and dog license. There is no registration and this dog park is free and open to the public. The Paws Park has three areas, large dogs, small dogs and senior and special needs dogs. Please see The Paws Park Rules

Dare County Dog Park in Kitty Hawk
900 W Kitty Hawk Road
Kitty Hawk, NC 

The Kitty Hawk Dog Park is free to use by residents and visitors, but registration is required. A current rabies vaccination certificate is required for registration. There are two sections in this dog park, one for large dogs and one for small dogs. Registration form are only accepted at:

North Beach Division Parks and Recreation
602 Mustain Street
Kill Devil Hills, NC

Please see the Dare County website with registration form to download.

Dare County Roanoke Island Dog Park
This dog Park is located across the street from
the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. 

(between the road frontage of Airport Road and
in front of the Dare County Animal Shelter)

Outer Banks SPCA
Dare County Animal Shelter
379 Airport Road
Manteo, NC

Roanoke Island Dog Park is free to use by residents and visitors, but registration is required. A current rabies vaccination certificate is required for registration. There are two sections in this dog park, one for small dogs, and one for large dogs. Registration form are only accepted at:

Dare County Parks and Recreation Department
1000 Wescott Park Road
Manteo, NC

Please see the Dare County website with registration form to download.

Friday, August 20, 2021

12 New Pet Names added to the Pet Names Page

 Twelve New Pet Names have been added to the 

Pet Names Page.

Those Names are:

Male                                   Female 

Apollo                                Annabelle
Buck                                  Becky
Cloud                                 Cee Cee
Hugo                                  Heidi                                
Lancer                                Lucy 
OB                                      Olympia 

We remembered to add OB this time!

If you would like to add a  pet name to the list, please email.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Joke, Riddle and Pun for National Aviation Day Today

 National Aviation Day is Today! 

We hope that you saw our post about National Aviation Day and that the Wright Brothers National Memorial is pet friendly. The whole family including your Pampered Pet can Celebrate, National Aviation Day, today at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Gates open at 9AM

Leashed pets are Welcome.
Leashes are not to exceed six feet in length.

Here is a  Riddle, Pun & Joke that we hope make you laugh.

What can you find at the Wright Brothers National Memorial:
that has a nose but can't smell?

An Airplane

What would happen if a Kitty named Hawk flew the first airplane?

It just wouldn't be Wright

Knock, Knock
Who's There?
Dishes Who?

Dishes the Best Celebration Ever!

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Outer Banks Leash Laws & Beach Access

Beaches of Currituck Beaches
(252) 435-8555
Currituck Beaches a 20 mile stretch of the northern most part of the Outer Banks peninsula, include two towns Corolla and Carova. Dogs within the Currituck Beaches are required to wear a leash, but there is no length limitation. Dog are allowed on the Beach year round.

Town of Duck
(252) 255-1234
Year round pet-friendly beaches. Pets are allowed to play unleashed on the beach under close supervision of owner. Dogs must be on leashes when in town to include, the park, Duck trail and the boardwalk.

Town of Southern Shores
(252) 261-2394
Dogs must be leashed year round within the Town of Southern Shore, to include beaches. From May 15 - September 15 Dogs are only allowed on the beach before 9AM and after 6PM

Town of Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-3552
Leash law requires leash not to exceed six feet in length between the hours of 10AM and 6PM from Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day. At all other times leash may be extended up to 12 feet. Well trained dogs may be unleashed under close supervision of owner, not to exceed 30 feet in distance between owner and dog, but leash must be with owner at all times. 

Town of Kill Devil Hills
(252) 480-4047 - Animal Control
Dogs are not permitted on the beaches between Memorial Day and Labor Day between the hours of 9AM and 6PM, except those aiding a handicap person. Leash law requires dogs be leashed year round.

Town of Nags Head
(252) 441-5508
Year round pet friendly beaches.
Leash law requires leash not to exceed ten feet in length.

Town of Manteo
(252) 473-2133
Leash law requires leashes not to exceed six feet in length. Leashed pets are allowed on the Manteo waterfront year round.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Dare County

Ocracoke Island
Hyde County

Large portions of Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands belong to the National Parks Service. The following statement was released:

"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."

Leash law at National Parks requires leashes not to exceed six feet in length.

North Carolina state law requires pets to 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.

There is a mandatory removal of feces law through out the Outer Banks area. Civil penalties for Violation of this law varies by township. Please clean up after your pet.

      Please see Veterinarian Advice page for tips for Vacationing with Your
      Pampered Pets on the Outer Banks.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

National Aviation Day is August 19th


The Wright Brothers first achieved flight on the 17th day of December 1903. 

But it wasn't until August 19th in 1939, that National Aviation Day was created. On that day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a Presidential Proclamation that declared August 19th, National Aviation Day.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt chose  the  date of August 19th as a way to honor Orville Wright, on his 68th Birthday. So from that year forward, National Aviation Day has been celebrated on Orville Wrights Birthday.

Look for Celebration schedules at the Wright Bothers National Memorial on the Wright Brothers National Memorial website.

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

The Wright Brothers National Memorial was built in 1932, in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Thousands of visitors come to the Wright Brothers National Memorial each year. Visitors climb to the heights of the monument's base, to look first hand at the flight path of  the Wright Brothers. 

Before climbing the monument's hill, the ocean breezes, can be felt by guest. On the grounds granite boulders mark the landing of each flight. A reconstructed open camp stands, to show guest the conditions under which the Wright Brothers worked. There is a park area and so many things to explore on the grounds of the Wright Brothers National Memorial.

National Aviation Day is a Celebration the whole family can take part in, including your Pampered Pets at the Wright Brothers National Memorial.

In addition to Celebrations at the Wright Brothers National Memorial for National Aviation Day, Celebrations are happening all over the United States. There are also grand Celebrations in Dayton, OH birth place of the Wright Brothers. Airports both big and small are Celebrating National Aviation Day. Please check with each event as to it's Pet Friendliness.  

Monday, August 16, 2021

Remembering K-9 Cop "Hondo"


Hondo was an Outer Banks K-9 Cop. He was a Belgian Malinois, that was trained in Greenville, NC by Mike Bullock.

Hondo was stationed at the Kitty Hawk Police Department and was the partner of Officer Lee Twiddy. Hondo assisted in hundreds of arrest and exceled in narcotics detection and tracking.

Hondo was awarded a custom K-9, Kevlar vest, from Pampered Pets Guide, the first year Pampered Pets Guide was published. This was Pampered Pets Guide's way of saying; Thank you to Hondo for his heroic service.

Hondo retired at the age of ten and became a civilian K-9 family member of Officer Lee Twiddy's family. Hondo was awarded an honorable K-9 Cop retirement, after his 8 years of heroic service, on the Police Force.

Hondo has since passed away, but the memory of his heroic service to the community of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, will live on.

Hondo's story appeared in Vol. 2 page 14 & Vol. 5 page 16
of Pampered Pets Guide

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Lost Pet Tips

This article was published in Vol 6 page 8  of Pampered Pets Guide.

This List Of Tips Will Help You & Your Lost Pet Find Each Other.

1. Don't hesitate. The minute you realize your pet is missing, start looking.

2. Call the local animal shelters and animal control centers.

3. Walk and drive through your neighborhood.

4. If after several hours of trying the first three steps you've had no luck, move on to the following tips.

5. Call local Veterinarians.

6. Call local radio stations.

7. Make lost pet flyers and distribute.

8. Use the local newspapers.

9. Call area animal shelters daily and visit in person every 3 days.

10. Don't give up.

On the happy day you find your pet, be sure to notify everyone who helped you in your search.

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

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