PAWS for People has been selected as the new charity partner for the annual Doodles in Dewey event which will be held April 29th – May 1st in Dewey Beach. The popular “Doodle Romp,” which attracts every type of Doodle breed and their owners, has been a happening since 2005 and has grown steadily each year. Originally founded by Amy Scott to benefit a Washington, DC organization, Food and Friends, the event became difficult to manage from a distance. Recently, she “gifted” it to PAWS for People to continue the tradition.
This is the first year PAWS will manage and run the event. In 2019, more than 800 people and 600 Doodles attended, raising more than $17,000. All proceeds will benefit PAWS for People programs.
Scott stated, “I am so excited that our Doodle Romp will become a signature event for this award-winning organization. It means our beloved event will continue to make a difference in people’s lives, while providing a wonderful, one-of-a-kind event.”
Lynne Robinson, executive director, PAWS for People echoed, “We are proud to continue this time-tested tradition. We look forward to seeing Doodles in Dewey grow and flourish as it helps us carry on our critical therapy programs.”