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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Destination Dogs?

Welcome to another Dogs on Thursday! Everyone give a warm welcome to our newest members, Sue and Maurean, and stayed tuned (here and to the media) for news on the arrival of a doggy in the White House. Some are reporting that the Portugese Water Dog will be the breed of choice...



Normally, I'll be doing a spotlight on a member or another dog lover, but since we just returned from our first mini-vaction, I thought I'd share two great dog destinations in the Outer Banks, North Carolina.



Off the Bypass in Kitty Hawk, you'll find Salty Paws. Sissy and Gretchen recommend the Apple Oat biscuits. (Okay, that's all they've tried, but Sissy in particular LOVES 'em. The owner sent samples home for us to try after our chat about Sissy's special high fiber dietary needs.) In addition to the baked treats there are toys, leads and collars, and some really cute local art featuring dogs in beach scenes. We've been in several times, and the staff is always friendly and helpful. Our fur-girls were relieved to see I'd discovered they offer online shopping, so I suppose they won't have to wait for our next trip to the beach for more Apple Oats.



We've driven past Outer Barks countless times. It's not visible from the road like Salty Paws, and you do have to venture into the town of Duck and then to the back of the Scarborough Lane Shoppes to find it, but it's well worth the hunt. However, the owner went out of his way to help me a while back (I stumbled across their site during an online search for something special), so even my husband agreed we had to make the effort to find the shop. In season, there are loads of great specialty shops in the center, or you can follow my lead and shop online or by phone. They specialize in gifts for dog lovers, but they had a travel-sized pack of ear wipes which Sissy (a basset hound) sorely needed, and they have a plenty of pet toys and treats too. Bonus points for the eco-friendly shopping bag, the dark thing in the background of my photo.


Outer Barks also sponsor a couple of neat events called Yappy Happy Hours and Barker Brunch, in season. We might have to schedule a trip around those happenings, because I'm very curious...

Please leave feedback and let us know if you like our new format, the assorted topics, etc. We're ALL Dogs on Thursday, so we want this to be a blog you can't wait to read.

12 comments:

GoldenTracks said...

(beating head on wall!!!) I am NC born and raised and still live here and have NEVER made it to the Outer Banks! I should be shot.

Atlântico Azul said...

Portuguese Water Dogs are AWSOME and excellent Sailors, by the way... I am SO proud!!!! Kuka Girl's blog also has photos of this wonderful breed!

Have a very nice day!!!

Tobi said...

Outer Barks looks awesome. Although my girls aren't sporty or outdoorsy, I'd still love to go there.

vegasangelbrat said...

Sounds like a great shop that needs to be checked out! Thanks for the info.
God help the White House..lol

Cat said...

I am enjoying the format. I think all of you are doing a wonderful job especially since I know everyone has their own blog to tend as well! Thank you for stepping up to the plate!

I'd like to read more stories about dog friendly places, shops (online and 'real'), etc... perhaps they could be worked in along with stories about folks and their loverly furbabies.

Me and my pack give you a big 6 woofs and 1 meow (one from each canine, one from the feline, and one from moi)!

Mo said...

Hey, thanks a bunch for the warm & friendly welcome; we're looking forward to our participation and 'meeting' all the wonderful Dogs on Thursdays!!

Here's hopin' everybody has a Howlin' good weekend ahead!

~Dolby & Murphy (Mo's 2 hounds)

Dianne said...

Love the new DOT format, and I've always wanted to go to the Outer Banks!!! Maybe this is the year...

Sue said...

Those both look like great shops. I could do a lot of damage there.

Charli and me said...

I also think you all are doing a great job. Happy DOT.

soulbrush said...

another wonderful doggie thursday. i will get round to commenting on all your blogs in the next few days. hugs and thanks crew.

dogyarnfun said...

Darn, we were at Kill Devil Hills last year with Ginger. I wish I had known about Salty Paws. She would have loved a treat.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the shop reviews! Maybe this could be a regular feature of DOT?!