Tail Waggin’ Tuesday: October 3, 2023

Are you in search of the perfect fur-ever friend? A new addition to the family, perhaps? OBX Today in partnership with the Outer Banks SPCA is proud to present “Tail Waggin’ Tuesdays.”

Each Tuesday, browse our provided selection of videos and images and follow along as we showcase a variety of pets that are currently awaiting adoption at our local animal shelter.

This week’s featured pets are Hockey, Lambchop, Ruby, Hachako, Cutie, Yahtzee, Uno, and Rita. Verbiage is provided by shelter manager Leann Saunders:

Hockey is about 7 years old. Sadly the home Hockey was in was not healthy for the animals anymore and his previous owner was seeking medical assistance. Hockey is currently being treated for her skin condition and we can’t wait for her to start feeling better. Hockey previously lived with other dogs and cats.


Lambchop (lived with Hockey) is about a year and a half old. Lamb Chop is the happiest boy who has the best wiggle butt and wants attention from everyone.
Ruby is about 4 years old and was adopted from here as a 6 week old puppy. We found a temporary foster home for Ruby but sadly she is coming back because it did not work out but we are still remaining hopeful for her. The shelter is not good for Ruby as she just hides and shakes. We are trying to find a home with no other pets that is calm and can take the time she needs to adjust.

Hachako is about 2 years old and was brought into our care as a stay. He previously lived with a small dog and was around children. He loves to be outside and walks great on the leash!

Cutie, Yahtzee, Uno, and Rita
Cutie, Yahtzee, Uno, and Rita are all fun-loving estimated estimated to be about two months old. They are currently available for adoption and would make the perfect addition to any family.

To adopt Hockey, Lambchop, Ruby, Hachako, Cutie, Yahtzee, Uno, Rita, or any of the other shelter animals, visit the Outer Banks SPCA Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or give them a call at 252-475-5620.

This month’s sponsor of Tail Waggin’ Tuesday is Hatteras Island Pet Resort.