If you are ready to welcome a furry friend into your family, the first place to turn is to one of Delaware’s many shelters or rescue groups.
Faithful Friends Animal Society
12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, 427-8514, faithfulfriends.us
Delaware Humane Association
701 A St., Wilmington, 571-0111, dehumane.org
455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, 998-2281; 22918 Dupont Blvd., Georgetown, 856-6361, delspca.org
Kent County SPCA
32 Shelter Circle, Camden, 698-3006, kcspca.org
Delaware Puppy Rescue
P.O. Box 4, Hockessin, firstname.lastname@example.org, delawarepuppyrescue.org
Forgotten Cats Inc.
Adoption centers are operated at PetSmart stores in Wilmington and Christiana. 429-0124, forgottencats.org
A Buddy for Life Animal Rescue and Adoption
Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary
19022 Shingle Point Road, Georgetown, 856-6460, safehavende.org
Paws for Life Inc.
Whimsical Animal Rescue of Sussex County
Wizards of Paws
19470 Coastal Highway, Unit 13, Rehoboth Beach, 227-9070, wizardsofpaws.com
2101A Concord Pike, Wilmington, 622-8388, dogdaycare.com/wilmington
The Shelter Pet Project
A project of the Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund, and The Ad Council, this website serves to educate people about the value of shelter pets. It also offers searchable listings of available shelter pets nationwide. theshelterpetproject.org