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 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

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




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.



World Rabies Day, September 28th

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