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 – Dogs are allowed on the beach year round as long as they are restrained by a leash. The person who has the dog should be physically able to control it.
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.
Assistance Dogs are always allowed on Outer Banks Beaches as long as they are on a leash.
Coastal Animal Hospital - MP 5 - Kitty Hawk - 252-261-3960
Martins Point Veterinary Hospital - Southern Shores - 252-261-2250
Animal Hospital of Nags Head - MP 14 - Nags Head - 252-441-8611
Roanoke Island Animal Clinic - Manteo - 252-473-3117