Pets

Dog Rules

DELAWARE STATE PARKS
Dogs are allowed in the parks, but are prohibited from beaches where sunbathing, swimming, sailboarding or surfing take place between May 1 to Sept. 30. Shorebird nesting areas are also off-limits. View details at destateparks.com/rules/pets.asp.

BETHANY BEACH
Dogs are prohibited on the beach and boardwalk from May 15 to Sept. 30. Dogs must be on leash in town.

DEWEY BEACH
Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round by special license. From May 15 to Sept. 15, dogs are only allowed on the beach before 9:30 a.m. and after 5:30 p.m. During the off-season, dogs can be off-leash, but must be under your control and be cleaned up after. A license can be obtained during business hours at 105 Rodney Ave. for $35 for life (the dog's, not yours), or an 8-day license for $10, or $5 for a weekend from 5:30p Friday to midnight Sunday – per pooch.

FENWICK ISLAND
Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May 1 to Sept. 30. At other times, dogs must be leashed.

LEWES
Dogs are allowed on the beach all year except May 1 to Sept. 30. During that time, dogs are allowed before 8 a.m. or after 6:30 p.m. They must be on a leash.

PRIME HOOK
Dogs are allowed on trails and throughout the park. They must be under the owner's control, leashed and properly poop scooped.

REHOBOTH BEACH
Dogs are not allowed on the Boardwalk or the beach from May 1 to Sept. 30. During the off season, dogs are allowed but must be leashed.

RESTAURANTS
Visit RehobothFoodie.com for a list of local restaurants that allow dogs.