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Greyhounds Reach the Beach

The butt-sniffing has begun in Dewey Beach.

About 4,000 greyhounds are converging on the Delaware beach this weekend, where — butt-sniffing aside — they generally behave far more civilly than the humans who normally converge there in summer.

The Greyhound Project Inc., a nonprofit organization that promotes and helps the adoption of retired racing greyhounds, is the main sponsor of the event, which began when three women got together on the internet to talk about their greyhounds, then decided to meet in person.

They were only able to find one motel that would allow their dogs — the Atlantic Oceanside on Route 1 in Dewey. “Greyhounds Reach the Beach,” which has grown to atrract thousands and is now in its fourteenth year, has been held there ever since, according to Delmarva Now.

The five-day event include seminars for greyhound owners, greyhound inspired art shows and a Mardi Greys Costume Ball. To learn more, visit the Greyhounds Reach the Beach website.


Comment from Anne-n-Spencer
Time October 10, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Wow! I can’t imagine 4,000 of them in the same place. Tomorrow is also the Festival on the Hill in Bolton Hill, and there’s usually a strong Greyhound contingent there in the form of a rescue group. I don’t know if the weekend’s beach festivities will keep them from coming. It’s a good place to get to know some of these sweet dogs and to see if there might be room for one in your life.

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