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Bark on the Boards – 2013

Save the Date for the 3rd annual Bark on the Boards Dog Walk, and take strides against animal suffering. Join hundreds of other animal lovers and their canine companions for a dog-gone good time!The walk coincides with the first weekend of the “off-season” when dogs are welcome on the boards and beach. So break out the leash and your flip flops and take to the boards to help animals in need. No dog? No problem! You don’t need to bring a dog to participate. Enjoy a leisurely stroll on the boardwalk, and participate in fun activities for the whole family.


  • Dog walk
  • Pet Contests & Demonstrations
  • Refreshments
  • Children’s Activities
  • Vendors

All proceeds support the life-saving work of the Delaware SPCA’s shelters in Georgetown and Newark.

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Presented by: Browseabout Books

Atlantic Horizons

Apple Electric

Camp Rehoboth Community Center

Dolly’s Pet Sitting Services

Doggies at the Beach

AW Miller Masonry, Inc.

Concord Pet Foods and Supplies

Hotel Rehoboth

Little Paws and Big Adventures

Nicola Pizza

Rehoboth Ale House

Surf Bagel

Savannah Animal Hospital

State Farm Lewes, Jeanine O’ Donnell

Sign-A-Rama Rehoboth Beach

Tail Bangers




Celebrating 140 Years of Connecting People and Pets

The Delaware SPCA’s mission is to prevent animal cruelty, homelessness and neglect and to promote the humane treatment of animals in the State of Delaware. This year we celebrate 140 years of protecting animals, relying on local individual and corporate donations, and special events like this one.

Each year, we take in 3,000 animals and find them loving homes. We also respond to over 1,000 reports of animal cruelty, rescuing animals from abuse and neglect. And our high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter clinics provide affordable services to pet owners and rescue groups, ending homelessness at the source.

We are a life-saving organization, and do not euthanize to make space for other animals.

Contrary to popular belief, the Delaware SPCA does not receive operating funds from the state or county governments, nor do we receive money from a national animal welfare organization. Proceeds from Bark on the Boards provides critical funds to help needy animals in Delaware.