Pets Rules and Info

Lewes, DE Pet Resources

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Pick Up After Your Pet

Pets | Hawkseye, Lewes, Delaware HOA Home Owners Association Pet waste in common areas is unsightly and unhealthy. Surely our residents and their children respect their neighbors and our neighborhood by picking up after their pets when walking them in common areas and other neighboring communities (e.g., Senators or Breakwater).

Some Additional Guidelines:

  • Pet waste must be picked up, regardless of where the pet walks — road, swale, empty lot, Common Area.
  • The area between the road and midway into the swale is Common Area, owned by the HPOA and maintained by individual Lot Owners. Pet walkers using this area must clean up their pet’s waste, just as they must clean it up on other Common Area or empty lots.
  • If you see a Member (or non-Member) who fails to remove their pet’s waste, please approach them and remind them of pet courtesy.
  • It is each Member’s responsibility to approach abusers and request appropriate pet courtesy.

Leash Rules

Leash | Hawkseye, Lewes, Delaware HOA Home Owners Association

As Per Delaware Law (see link):
Dogs are not permitted to run at large in Delaware, unless they are accompanied and under the reasonable control of an owner or custodian. The only exception is for farm dogs.

From sunset to sunrise, dogs must be: (1) confined in an enclosure that prevents escape; or (2) firmly secured with a collar or chain or other device, so they can't stray from the premises; or (3) under the reasonable control of some person. If a dog is running at large and bites someone, the owner or custodian of the dog is subject to civil liability, as well as a fine of $100 to $500 for the first offense, and $750 to $1,500 for second and subsequent offenses.

As per the City of Lewes Law (see link):
It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dog, from the date of passage of this article, to permit any dog owned or maintained by him, whether licensed or unlicensed, to run at large.

Any person or persons, firm, association or corporation owning, keeping or harboring a dog.

Wandering, roving or rambling at will, unrestrained off the premises of its owner and not under the control of a human being by cord, leash, chain or otherwise.

Barking | Hawkseye, Lewes, Delaware HOA Home Owners Association
Mistaken Kindness to wild animals

Local Pet Resources

Nearest Veterinary Hospitals:

Savannah Animal Hospital
33818 Wescoats Road, Lewes, DE
(302) 645-8757

Veterinary Alternative Care, LLC
Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 228-8646

Rehoboth Beach Animal Hospital
20259 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Cokesbury Veterinary Services
30153 Stockley Road, Milton, DE 19968

Peninsula Veterinary Services
32038 Long Neck Road
Millsboro, DE 19966
(302) 947-0719

Pet Grooming:

Pet Station
16298 Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
(302) 644-7297

Groomingdale's Pet Salon and Spa
33739 Marsh Road
Lewes, DE
(302) 313 4038

34696 Jiffy Way
Lewes, DE
(302) 644-2466

Small Local Pet Stores:

Pups of Lewes
117 2nd Street, Lewes, DE
(302) 645-9010 of Lewes

Critter Beach
156 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE
(302) 226-2690

Yarn and Bone
3 North First St, #3
Rehoboth Beach, Rehoboth, DE
(302) 278-7845

Dog Parks and Recreation

Lewes Unleashed
Great Marsh Park, Great Marsh Circle, Lewes
Mebership is required

Dog Friendly Activities