Golden retrievers take center stage in semi-annual gathering

Pet parade, yappy hours, beach romp and bonfire highlight Dewey's Golden Jubilee
May 18, 2023

Hundreds of golden retrievers and their families returned to the beach May 12-13 for a weekend of fun and fundraising at Dewey’s Golden Jubilee.

The gathering kicked off with the Gold Rush Parade in Rehoboth Friday night, when costumed pets and families met at Lake Gerar Park and proceeded through town.

The next morning, goldens descended on the beach in Dewey for a romp in the sand and sea.

The event supports the Morris Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, which works to identify nutritional, environmental, lifestyle and genetic risk factors for cancer and other diseases in dogs. 

Each year, with the help of veterinarians and dog owners, the foundation collects health, environmental and behavioral data on more than 3,000 enrolled golden retrievers.

The Golden Jubilee will return Sept. 29-30. For more information, go to


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