Welcome to the Outer Barks... celebrating our 17th year as the premier dog (and kitty) store on the Outer Banks!
The Outer Barks was founded in 2000 by Robin & Kevin Carey. The Outer Barks was conceived to celebrate the human - canine bond.

We share our lives with our four-legged kids: 4 Keeshonden and a kitty (named Woody Hayes). We moved to the Outer Banks in 1999 from Columbus, Ohio. Both of us worked at Ohio State (Kevin for 19 years, Robin for 3, then she worked for Ohio Health). We vacationed in the Outer Banks for many years and hated to leave, so we bought a beach house in 1996. That was not enough, we wanted to live in the Banks and shore our lives doing something fun. Hence, the Outer Barks was conceived in 1997 and opened its doors in April, 2000. And what a ride it has been. Our first store site was 500 square feet and we expanded the second and fourth year. We moved to our current location in 2007. We now have over 1000 sq. feet of space filled with everything that says "I love my fur kid(s)".

We lost two of our beloved Kees (Winnie & Tigger) in 2006 to cancer. Shortly thereafter, we formed a 501(c)(3) organization, the Friends of Pooh, which provides financial assistance to local residents when their pets receive treatments for cancer.

Outer Barks was named National Retailer of the Year Runner-Up in 2010 by the Pet Product News International.


The Outer Barks
Scarborough Lane Shoppes
1171 Duck Rd.
Duck, NC 27949


By email:
outerbarks@earthlink.net

By standard mail:
The Outer Barks
Scarborough Lane Shoppes
1171 Duck Rd.
Duck, NC 27949

By phone:
252-261-6279

outerbarks@earthlink.net

Shipping Information:

We strive to process and ship items within 3-5 working days. Please note however, that it may take 2-3 weeeks to complete an order. Occasionally, we may have to order a specific item or request that the item be drop shipped. Most items are shipped USPS Prioroty mail to contain the costs of shipping. Please let us know if you wish to have the item shipped by UPS.