Animals on Beach and Boardwalk

Dogs or other animals are not permitted on the boardwalk, beach or strand of the City at any time between May 1 of any year until September 30 of any year, both dates inclusive. Dogs or other animals performing some act or function on behalf of any law enforcement agency or branch of the armed forces of this nation and its allies are exempt from this law, as well as Seeing Eye dogs being handled by persons who are legally blind and dogs otherwise assisting handicapped persons. For a complete list of Animal Codes, see Chapter 88 of the CIty Code.

Lost Pet?

Brandywine Valley SPCA 302-856-6361

Office of Animal Welfare 302-255-4646

City of Rehoboth Beach Police Department 302-227-2577

Pet FAQs

Leash Law

Dangers of retractable leashes

Emergency/Evacuation Information

Hurricane and Natural Disaster Pet Evacuation Information

Special Assistance for Pet Owners

Feral cat colony assistance  302-856-6361

Wild Animal Emergencies

Delaware Council of Wildlife Rehabilitators & Educators


Tri-State Bird Rescue

MERR 302-228-5029