When you plan your vacation to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, you’ll find plenty of great opportunities to bring your pet! From pet-friendly beaches to pet-friendly vacation rentals with a fenced yard, you and your pet are sure to have a wonderful vacation. So, when you’re on the lookout for pet-friendly vacation rentals with a fenced yard, be sure to do your research! You might be settling for less than you should. Let us give you some pointers!
In addition to pet-friendly vacation rentals with a fenced yard, pet-friendly activities are essential to the success of your pet-friendly Outer Banks vacation! When you download our free Vacation Guide, you’ll find an abundance of great pet-friendly ideas. Here at Shoreline OBX, we’ve got you… and Fido… covered!
Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals with a Fenced Yard
Your pet-friendly vacation is that much easier when you have a pet-friendly vacation rental with a fenced yard. It’s basically home for you and your pet! This set-it and forget-it amenity is the perfect way to stress less and enjoy your vacation more! At Shoreline OBX, we have many pet-friendly rentals and some of them have a fenced-in yard. Due to varying availability, be sure to contact us to verify the property you choose does, in fact, have a fenced yard. We’ll make sure you and your pet are taken care of! Get ready for a great pet-friendly vacation!
Tips for a Pet-Friendly Vacation in the Outer Banks
Here are some helpful pet friendly vacation travel tips when vacationing with your dog:
Be sure your pet has a tag! He is in a new location and can easily get lost if they get out of the house.
Be sure to check the leash laws for the town you are vacationing in. Please be courteous and clean up after your pet.
- Corolla | Leashes are required
- Duck | No leash required but must be supervised
- Southern Shores | Leash required no longer than 10 ft
- Kitty Hawk | Leash required no longer than 12 ft
- Kill Devil Hills | Leases are required
- Nags Head | Leash required no longer than 10 ft
Have your dog’s vaccinations updated if necessary before traveling.
Ask the lifeguard what the water conditions are like. Dogs can easily be stung by jellyfish or get sea lice. You can also check for any known rip currents to be aware of.
Heat and Sun
Be careful of hot temperatures as your dog can have a heat stroke. Signs of a heat stroke include rapid panting, bright red tongue, weakness, vomiting, thick and stick saliva and diarrhea. If your dog shows any of these signs, remove him from the heat immediately and apply ice packs or cool clothes to his head and neck.
Allow constant access to fresh water when at the beach. Dogs need to keep hydrated just like we do. Also, if they drink too much salt water it can make them sick.
Wash Your Pet
Be sure to do this after each trip to the beach. The salt and other minerals can damage their coat.
Bring a copy of your dog’s medical records in case of an emergency. If something happens to your pet, you will want the local vet or animal hospital to know their history.
Find the closest emergency veterinary clinic to your vacation home just in case you need it.
If stung or bitten, watch the area for an allergic reaction. If a reaction occurs, bring your pet to the closest vet clinic.
Plan Your Pet Friendly Vacation Today
Now that you have these resources available to you, you’re free to book the best pet friendly vacation to the Outer Banks ever! You’ll love the open air and beaches, and your dog will, too! So, browse our pet friendly rentals and see for yourself how wonderful a vacation to the Outer Banks with your dog can be.
For example, Bliss, a gorgeous, pet-friendly vacation rental in Corolla is the perfect place to call home on your next getaway! Featuring easy access to the beach and Corolla’s community pool, there isn’t a better option than this! Start planning your getaway now!