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.

Doodles In Dewey Dogs

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.”

  • Friday, April 29th - 5:30PM

    Doodle Parade & Costume Contest
    Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk – Begins at the Band Stand

  • Saturday, April 30th - 9:00AM-2:00PM

    Doodle Romp

    Dewey Beach

    This main event is a time for people and their Doodles to gather on the beach and enjoy time together.

    Vendors will be onsite.

    Yappy Hour events will be held at restaurants throughout the weekend in the Dewey/Rehoboth/Lewes

  • Registration

    • Early Bird by Thursday, April 27th; $10/person ages 13 and older; children under 12 Free.

    • Day of Registration: $15/person ages 13 and older; children under 12 Free.

    Doodles are free but need to have a $5 Dewey Dog License which will be available for purchase at the


  • About PAWS For People

    PAWS for People is nonprofit organization committed to providing hope, encouragement, and comfort to people in need
    through interaction with a gentle, affectionate pet. PAWS trains and certifies caring people and their well-trained pets to
    interact with community members of all ages throughout Delaware and the surrounding counties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey,
    and Maryland. PAWS offers programs that address a range of physical, emotional, and mental needs in a wide variety of sites
    including hospitals, eldercare facilities, courthouses, rehabilitation centers, colleges, schools, libraries, corporate offices, and
    more. In addition, PAWS for Reading and PreK PAWS teams provide sessions to help children enjoy reading while improving
    their literacy skills with the encouragement and comfort of a non-judgmental therapy pet.

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