Pet-Friendly Resources in the Outer Banks

If you’ve decided to vacation in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina and want to bring along a pet (especially a dog), will you run into inconveniences? Not if you’re willing to do a little preplanning. Here’s how to make certain the locations you visit are pet-friendly and/or where to board your dog on days when he can’t come along.

Boarding Facilities

There are a number of daily boarding options for times when your pet can’t join you for an outing. Here are two of the many boarding facilities on the Outer Banks:

  • Ocean Sands K-9 Resort: Check-in starting at 6:30 a.m. and check-out as late as 11:00 p.m., seven days a week. Check your pet in and out multiple times a day, or come by and play with your pet whenever you choose.
  • Martin’s Point Veterinary Hospital: A newly designed boarding kennel in glass and stainless, scheduled outdoor play sessions and more. Martin’s Point also allows you to check your pets in and out at will, with the added advantage of veterinarians on site should you need them.

Regardless of what boarding facility you choose, please check it out ahead of time so you’re comfortable entrusting your pet to them.

Pet-Friendly Locations and Activities

The beach is a great place to enjoy quality time with your pet, but what about some of the Outer Banks’ other popular destinations? Which ones do and don’t welcome pets?

The best way to know for sure is to call ahead and ask. To get you started, here are just a few spots that welcome you and your K-9 kids:

Tourist destinations:

Stores:

Restaurants:

Pets are family, too. With these resources, every member of your family – including the furry ones – can have a blast doing what they love most on the Outer Banks.

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Terry Moore

Terry moved to the Outer Banks in 2003, fell in love with the Outer Banks and a local girl, now his wife. Since 2003 he has been discovering the Outer Banks and all it has to offer and loves to share those discoveries with the world.