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Moving Here? Pet Facts About Virginia Beach and Norfolk

Norfolk Virginia Beach Vacation Pet SitterWe’ve gathered this list of pet facts about our local area to help you adjust to your move to Virginia Beach or Norfolk with dogs and cats. Feel free to email us at info @ with any questions, we’ll be glad to help!

Prepare for a lot of sun and high temperatures, and don’t forget that sunblock. 🙂

We love working with animals in our cities and we hope you’ll love it here, too!


Norfolk has 11 (ELEVEN!) off leash dog parks
Virginia Beach has a whopping TWO (Yes. 2. Whole. Dog Parks.) off leash dog parks but…
Virginia Beach also has First Landing State Park. WOOF!

Norfolk and Virginia Beach both forbid dogs on public beaches from the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day during the hours of 10am to 6pm. No one can figure out how to explain this to the dogs.. but come on down to the beach at 6pm and you’ll see all the pet owners and dogs living it up!

Pet Supply Shopping

There are 4 Petsmart stores in Virginia Beach and 1 in Norfolk.
There are 2 Petco stores in Virginia Beach and 1 in Norfolk.
There are 2 Care A Lot pet stores in Virginia Beach and 1 in Newport News.
All-Pet is a specialty pet food store in Virginia Beach.
Animal Jungle carries supplies for exotics, including koi and large birds.

Licensing Agencies

Both cities require licensing for all cats and dogs over the age of 4 months.

Virginia Beach Treasurer’s Office

Norfolk City Licenses 


Virginia Beach

Motley Mutts Self and Full Service Groomer
Whoopi’s Self-Service Doggie Salon
Two Brothers Self-Service
Basic Nails and Glands? We have a groomer on staff for those in-between touch ups!


Bayview Pet Salon
Two Brothers Self-Service (VB Norfolk Border)
Basic Bath and Ear Cleaning? We have a groomer on staff for those in-between touch ups!

Dog Friendly Restaurants

Norfolk eateries allowing dogs

Virginia Beach eateries allowing dogs

*We see owners relaxing with their dogs at Starbucks all the time here!

We hope this list helps you transition to our beautiful area! We’d like to warn you, it can get dangerously hot here for dogs and cats. Please be extra watchful during the summer months, as both cats and dogs can overheat quickly. Our pet sitters are Red Cross trained to prevent heat related illness and injury, and we recommend you follow our own guidelines when your dog is outside!

When you get here, sign up to get your free meet and greet for dog walking, pet sitting or grooming and we’ll be the best pet partner you’ve ever had! As Hampton Roads Lifers, we have tons of advice, ideas and news to share with you!


Rescue Work

Pet Guardian Pet Service
Pet Guardian is a local rescue organization specializing in saving domestic animals in crisis.

Diabetic Cats In Need
Diabetic Cats in Need is a national organization dedicated to helping diabetic cats live wonderful lives.

GO Rescue
GO Rescue is a local group rescuing dogs from imminent death and rehoming them.

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