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About Hatteras Island Pet Resort

Since 2004, Hatteras Island Pet Resort has been the premier vacation spot for pets on the southern Outer Banks of North Carolina. From a small, single person kennel, we have now grown to offer dog and cat boarding, day boarding, crate rentals, retail, and salon services. 

Our staff of 5, including owner Sabrina Hatfield, is a dedicated group of animal lovers committed to going above and beyond to make you and your pets feel comfortable and welcome. We lavish each guest with individual attention according to their wants and needs. By taking the time and space to get to know your pet on a personal level, we can ensure they are safe, happy, healthy, and have everything they need for an enjoyable stay.

Our facility just north of the traffic circle in Rodanthe is set back off the highway, a short walk from the beach on a quiet gravel lane with no through traffic. We strive to maintain a good, positive relationship with our community, including local nonprofits, other businesses, and the people and animals of Hatteras Island.

Come see what keeps pets and their humans coming back again and again!

Our Team




After retiring from the US Air Force, Sabrina relocated to Hatteras Island to begin a new chapter in her life. Her background in logistics and management and her passion for animal welfare made investment in the pet resort a natural fit.

  • Fan of Disney, Star Wars, Winnie the Pooh, and zombie apocalypse stories

  • Personal Pets: Lucy, Roo, Pancake, Pipsqueak, about 8-10 koi

  • Volunteers with the RWS Civic Association and Hatteras Island Meals

  • Enjoys walks on the beach and George Strait songs



A lifelong native of Hatteras Island, Elaine left the world of property management for a career in pet care, and she couldn't be happier. She particularly enjoys working with dogs who are labeled as "challenging".

  • Enjoys photography, sewing, and learning new things

  • Personal Pets: Baby, Ahi, Yzma, Sentil, foster cat Queenie

  • Volunteer Firefighter at Chicamacomico Banks Fire Department

  • Will listen - and jam along with - just about any music playing in the vicinity



Pet Care

Extensive experience in the restaurant industry has given Meg the skills and mindset to flourish at the pet resort. Her gentle voice and a fanny-pack full of treats quickly make her a "fan favorite" among our guests!

  • Likes coffee, sushi, and listening to rap and hip hop

  • Personal Pets: Buju, Oscar, Sheba

  • New mom to a ridiculously adorable baby girl

  • Has family roots on Hatteras Island stretching back to the "Mighty Midgetts of Chicamacomico"

  • Enjoys distance running and watching the sunrise over the ocean


Pet Care

As the daughter of business owners, Ireland knows first hand the hard work that goes into running a small business. Her dedication, sense of teamwork, and strength of character are invaluable to the pet resort's operations.

  • Enjoys heading out on road trips, particularly to concerts and music festivals, with her friend Kaylie

  • Personal Pets: Spooky, Peanut, Bojangles, Potato, Piper (a potbellied pig), 5 chickens

  • Her favorite food is sushi

  • Dreams of visiting Ao Island, Ozu, Japan, because it's an island primarily occupied by cats



Pet Care

Working in her family's pizza restaurant since her early teens, Chyenne is familiar with fast paced and noisy environments. The skills she picked up from her many years in the restaurant industry have helped her thrive at the pet resort. 

  • Headed to dog grooming school in Wilmington in April 2023

  • Personal Pets: Nellie

  • Spends her free time at the beach whenever possible 

  • Likes tacos, frolicking in the ocean, and watching sunsets/sunrises 


Pet Groomer

After graduating from high school a year early, and having gotten a head start on her business degree through an early college program, Hannah packed up and brought her 2+ years of grooming experience to Hatteras Island. We're excited to have her as part of our team, and look forward to seeing the great places she goes!

  • Huge fan of the Georgia Bulldogs

  • Personal Pets: Olly

  • Loves to hunt and fish in her free time, another reason she relocated to the OBX

  • Listens to country music like a true South Carolina girl should

Our Team
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