Pet-friendly Travel Information
The Silver Lake Motel & Inn has several pet-friendly rooms available, so there is no need to leave your dog behind! We allow up to two pets under 50 pounds each in designated pet-friendly rooms. There is an additional fee of $25 per night for up to two pets.
Click here for Pet-friendly Rooms and Suites.
While enjoying your stay with us, please supervise your pet at all times, and do not leave them unattended in your room. Pets must remain on a leash while on the property, and of course, we recommend that you keep them leashed around town as well. Please use the designated walk area and be considerate of other guests. There will be an additional fee charged in case of damages or fleas.
Here are some more helpful tips for keeping Fido safe and healthy at the beach:
- Always keep a watchful eye on your pet, whether at the beach or in the village of Ocracoke.
- Please clean up after your pets and dispose of waste in appropriate containers.
- Do not let your dog drink salt water. This can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
- Bring fresh water when you and Fido head for the beach or the sound waters.
- Bring flea and tick protection for your pet.
- Please keep your pet on a leash at all times. There is a lot of traffic in the summer!
All beaches on Ocracoke are part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and are managed by the National Park Service. Dogs are permitted on the beach as long as they are on a 6-foot leash. Please click here for more information.
Dogs’ paws can be easily burned on hot pavement or hot sand. If the sand is too hot for your feet then it is also too hot for Benji’s paws. Mornings or early evenings are the best times for a walk.
There is a kennel here on Ocracoke; Sandy Paws Bed and Biscuit Inn. Phone: 252.928.3093. They are located across from the Variety Store on Hwy 12 and offer doggie day care, with unlimited access to your pet in a climate-controlled atmosphere.
Speaking of pets, you may noticed the many cats living on the island. The Ocracats, as we call them, are thought to have come over with the wild ponies as shipwreck survivors. Many locals and business owners provide the kitties with food, water and veterinary care, including spaying and neutering to control the population. If you want to help, please consider a donation to the Ocracats organization.