Outer Banks Pet Friendly Information

Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates has a very nice selection of dog friendly homes for you to choose from. It is important to remember that the homeowners who allow dogs in their OBX rentals are doing so for your convenience and most are also dog lovers themselves. Please treat your vacation home with respect and be sure to not leave your pet unattended for a long period time. You are expected to clean up all hair, food, water and waste prior to your departure. Have a great time and enjoy the dog friendly beaches and pet-friendly parks here on the Outer Banks.

DUCK

Dogs are allowed on the beach and they can be unleashed, but as a matter of public safety and courtesy, they should be under the watchful eye and control of the owner. In the town park and public areas dogs must be leashed.

SOUTHERN SHORES

Between May 15 and September 15 of each year, no dogs shall be permitted on the public beach between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. unless being used to aid a handicapped person. *At all other times, dogs are not permitted on the public beaches except if they are on a leash and they are under the control of owner or handler.

KITTY HAWK

Dogs are permitted on public beaches. From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day dogs can be on the beach. During the day, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. they have to be on a leash that is no longer than 6 feet. Any time other than the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day dogs can be off of their leash as long as they are within 30 feet of the owner/handler and not disturbing other beach goers. The owner/handler must have a leash with them. The leash can be a retractable one that goes out to 12 feet. Violation of any of these rules shall be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $50.00.

KILL DEVIL HILLS

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day of each year, no dogs shall be permitted on the public beach between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. unless being used to aid a handicapped person. At all other times, dogs are not permitted on the public beaches except if they are on a leash and they are under the control of owner or handler..

NAGS HEAD

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day of each year, no dogs shall be permitted on the public beach between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. unless being used to aid a handicapped person. At all other times, dogs are not permitted on the public beaches except if they are on a leash and they are under the control of owner or handler.

CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE

Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round as long as they are restrained by a leash of 6 feet or less. They are restricted from designated swim beaches such as Coquina Beach and buildings.


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Please follow these guidelines when bringing your dog to the beach: 

  • Please pick up & dispose of pet waste in a trash can.
  • Please do not bury pet waste in the sand or throw in the ocean.
  • Pick up lawn areas around your vacation home.
  • Do not leave your pet in your car or tie them up to your car at any time.
  • Remember to provide shade and plenty of water while at the beach.
  • Don’t leave your dogs in your vacation home for extended periods of time.
  • Make sure your dog has a current Rabies Tag on their collar.
  • Sand, asphalt and concrete can be hot during the summer. If it is hot on your feet it is hot for your dogs paws.
  • Be aware that some people are afraid of dogs and prefer that your pet not walk up to them.



 



*ASSISTANCE DOGS ARE ALWAYS ALLOWED ON THE BEACH

 -All dogs must be on a leash-



PET SERVICES ON THE OBX

Coastal Animal Hospital

Location: Mile Post 5, 9206, 3616 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Phone Number: 252-261-3960

Martins Point Vet. & Hosp.

Location: 6405 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Phone Number: (252) 261-2250

Animal Hosp. of Nags Head

Location: 101 E Dowitcher St, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone Number:  (252) 441-8611



Roanoke Island Animal Clinic

Location: 107 Russell Twiford Rd, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone Number: (252) 473-3117

Outer Banks SPCA

Location: 1031 Driftwood Dr, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone Number: (252) 475-5620

Outer Banks Veterinary Hosp.

Location:   3723 N Croatan Hwy Unit 9, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Phone Number:  (252) 715-1407





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