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We are looking forward to a great Greyhounds Reach the Beach® event for 2017!

Here's what we're working on:  

  • Advance Registration ends soon.  You must be registered to participate in many of these activities and be covered by our Dewey Beach dog license for all your dogs. Registration helps us pay our expenses, buy insurance, and make donations to greyhound adoption groups which allow them to bring dogs from kennels at tracks that are closing, such as the ones now closing in Alabama. Click on the Registration tab to register.  Advance registration will close on Saturday, September 30th.  While you may register at the door, it costs $5 more and we cannot guarantee we will have a tote bag for you, since these are ordered far in advance.

  • E-Booklets  We will send an E-Booklet via email to all registered attendees on or about September 25th with all the information about this year's event.  If you're not registered, you won't receive one in your email in-box.

  • Slo-N-Low BBQ will be at Sleep Inn for our weekend to serve lunch entrees for attendees.   Their offerings include pulled pork, ribs, chicken, smoked sausages, and sides.  You don't have to go someplace else to look for lunch, we'll have it all in one place at Sleep Inn!

  • Dog Licenses  Again we plan to cover all Dewey Beach dog license fees for registrants.  All you have to do is register and we cover all your doggies for the whole event.   You do not need to buy an additional Dewey Beach dog license if you are registered for the event.  

  • Sleep Inn  Headquarters   Our headquarters will again be at the Sleep Inn north of Rehoboth Beach.  This location will have vendors and speakers all at one location.  We will also run shuttles for dogs and people to other activities from this location.  

  • Vending at Sleep Inn will open about 11AM on Thursday (10/5) and continue through Saturday for sure, with some vendors staying open through Sunday.  Vendor hours will be listed in our E-Booklet which is sent out about a week early to all registered attendees.

  • Linda K. Evans -- designer of our GRtB signature T-shirts -- will be signing our Greyhounds Reach the Beach® T-shirts in her suite all weekend.  If you bought a shirt, she will sign it for you!

  • Beer & Biscuit Mixer 5PM-9PM    We plan to hold our Beer & Biscuit Mixer on Saturday night (10/7) at Revelations Craft Brewery.    We'll provide the beerglass, snacks and dog treats.  You enjoy the event.  You must wear your event ID bracelet.  DaNizza Wood Fired Pizza will be there too offering pizza and wings, so bring your appetite too!  Hounds welcome.

  • Shuttle Service  We plan to offer a shuttle service between Sleep Inn, and one other location, likely in Dewey Beach, to Revelations Craft Brewery on Saturday night.  Cost will be $5 per person and one dog, round trip.  

  • 2017 Shirts Our new Greyhounds Reach the Beach® shirts are now listed on our website.  We offer short sleeved ladies cut T's, short sleeved universal cut T's, and long sleeved shirts -- all in purple and all featuring Linda Evans spectacular logo design.  On the back it says, "It's all about the greyhounds!"

  • Greyhound Babysitting  We plan to offer greyhound babysitting in a grassy area at the Sleep Inn.  The experienced greyhound folks from Forever Home Greyhound Adoption (Middleburg, NY) will be sitting with the hounds all weekend.  Just $5 a day!  Bring your muzzle.

  • Tours  We love being innovative in how we manage our events!  We have teamed up with Sun Otter Tours to offer what we're calling the Historic Lewes Greyhound Adventure.  The Tour will pick you up at Sleep Inn on Friday or Saturday about 9AM and take you and your greyhound(s) on a motorized tour of historic Lewes (the first original Eurpoean settlement in Delaware, settled by the Dutch in 1630).  After the half hour tour and talk on Lewes (pronounced Lew-iss), the bus stops for a stroll on the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park with your hounds. Then, we load up and go over to nearby Crooked Hammock Pub for lunch, where the greyhounds are welcome.  Lunch is a la carte, and you can try some beers because you're not driving!   Back to Sleep Inn by about 1PM.  More details at https://www.sunotter.com/historic-lewes-greyhound-adventure/

  • Author to Speak   We are pleased to welcome award-winning author Laura Schenone who will discuss her new book, The Dogs of Avalon: The Race to Save Animals in Peril, just published by W.W. Norton. Laura's book recounts how she adopted an Irish sighthound for her son and discovered an international community of women fighting to gain justice for greyhounds--and all animals. Featuring the heroic adventures of Marion Fitzgibbon of Limerick and Schenone's own awakening to the human-animal bond, The Dogs of Avalon is a love letter to rescued dogs, and the unexpected places where that love can lead us. For more information:  www.lauraschenone.com.

  • Ask the Vet  We again plan to have an Ask the Vet session as one of our speaking options at Sleep Inn.  You'll be able to ask our vet about your health concerns regarding your dog(s).

  • 2017 Cape May-Lewes Ferry Discount  We have a discount code for those who like to travel to southern Delaware via the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.    Your one-way discounted vehicle/driver price is $21.25 and $3.25 for each additional person age 6 and older.  (The standard rate during the summer is $37 and $10 for each additional passenger so this is a nice discount.)  Call (800) 643-3779 and use our discount code CN108434.   Please give this Group Customer Number to the Customer Service Representative when you call to make a reservation.  The Call Center is open daily from 8:00am to 6:00pm for reservations.

  • Sunday Walk  9 A.M. We are having a walk on the beach on Sunday in Lewes.  At some time during our walk we will have an aerial group photo by T.J. Redefer's drone for Skyjack Photos.  Lewes offers a beautiful beach for our activity and it's closeby.

  • Keeping Delaware Water Clean  The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that 20-30% of water pollution is caused by animal wastes.  Heres what Delaware wants you to know about keeping Delaware's streams and estuaries clean:

​                                    http://www.delawareestuary.org/manage-dog-waste/

  • ​More to come...

New Greyhound Adoption Cap

Greyhounds Reach the Beach® Updates!​​

​​Dewey Golden Jubilee October 6-8  As you make plans for attending Greyhounds Reach the Beach, you need to be aware that another dog event, usually held the weekend before ours, is being held the same weekend, primarily on Saturday, 10/7.  It is called the Dewey Golden Jubilee and is held primarily on the beach in Dewey Beach.   The golden retrievers are allowed to run off leash on the beach, all day Saturday and possibly at other times.

This is the same day when the Dewey Goes Pink race for breast cancer takes place in downtown Dewey.  They begin closing the Coastal Highway down to one lane about 10AM for the 11 AM race.  

​Saturday morning and early afternoon may be a challenging time to travel or use the beach in Dewey Beach.  The goldens also plan a clean up sweep with their dogs on Sunday morning.

We teamed up with greyhound artist and illustrator Kent Roberts to design a fantastic greyhound adoption cap.  A greyhound in a classic sitting pose framed against the setting sun.   Make a statement about what dogs you love with this striking greyhound cap.  All proceeds go to greyhound adoption groups.

Greyhounds Reach the Beach® is a  registered trademark of The  Grapehound Wine Tour, Inc.  The trademark refers to the greyhound event begun in 1995, and held in Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, for four days every Columbus Day weekend.   Managed by The Greyhound Project for many years, the event is now managed by The Grapehound Wine Tour, Inc., a Delaware registered, IRS approved 501(c)3 non-profit corporation established for the benefit of greyhounds and other sighthounds.  

All proceeds from The Grapehound Wine Tour® event in New York and the Greyhounds Reach the Beach® event in Delaware go to pay for event costs and  the balance donated to participating 501(c)3 greyhound adoption organizations so that they may transport, vet, and place adopted greyhounds from race tracks around the country.  No officer or member of our Board of Directors receives any money whatsoever for our volunteer services.

Greyhounds Reach the  Beach®

                                 October 5-8, 2017                                      It's all about the greyhounds.©         

Our gorgeous Greyhounds Reach the Beach® logo was designed by greyhound artist Linda K. Evans of East Clarendon, Vermont.  Linda will be exhibiting her art at Sleep Inn with about two dozen other top vendors this October.