Greyhounds Reach the Beach® is an event for greyhound and sight hound owners, held every Columbus Day weekend in the ocean communities of Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The dates for this year are October 5th - 9th. The event creates awareness of the need for foster and adoptive homes for retired racing greyhounds, raises funds to support greyhound adoption and brings owners/adopters together to celebrate their hounds.
GRtB has been held in the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center (RBCC) since 2019. Directions to the RBCC and parking information can be found here. Started in 1995 by several friends meeting in Dewey Beach for the weekend, Greyhounds Reach the Beach® has continued for nearly three decades. For many years it was managed by The Greyhound Project, has been managed by The Grapehound Wine Tour, Inc. since 2015 and this year, Greyhound Pet Adoptions of Delaware - GPAD is taking a much more active role in the planning and organization.
GRtB features speakers, vendors in both the RBCC and Rehoboth Fire Hall (right next door), boat tours, walking tours in historic Lewes, leisurely strolls and professional photo sessions with your hound(s) on the beach, an auction, a parade, a bonfire on the beach, and a Blessing of the Hounds. Vending in the RBCC will start on Wednesday evening and continue through 5PM Saturday.
If you plan to attend this year, we suggest you pre-register so you can receive an E-booklet prior to the event. The E-booklet has detailed information about speakers, vendors and planned activities. You can pre-register on the Registration & Store page for $30. There will also be registration at the door for $35.
Questions about GRtB 2022 can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check this website and/or follow the Greyhounds Reach the Beach® Facebook group for updates as the event gets closer and while it's underway.
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Discount: Your one-way discounted vehicle/driver price is $20, $5 per person plus a $6 gas surcharge. Call (800) 643-3779 and use the Group Customer Number CN108434.
Pet CPR/First Aid Classes
There will be two Pet First Aid/CPR classes held in the Convention Center on Friday October 7th; times will be 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm. The cost is $74.95 per person and the link to register is: https://petemergencyeducation.com/greyhound-reach-the-beach/