Delaware Office of Animal Welfare

Delaware Animal Services (DAS) is the community service and enforcement unit of the Delaware Division of Public Health Office of Animal Welfare (OAW). DAS serves residents and animals statewide in the areas of animal cruelty enforcement, animal control, dangerous dog management, dog licensing, and rabies control.

Vision and Mission

Delaware Animal Services (DAS) is committed to creating a safe community that celebrates the human-animal bond, where animals are free from abuse and neglect, every pet has a home, and animal caretakers have access to the tools and resources needed for their companions.

Our mission is to make our Delaware communities safer for animals and the public through the professional delivery of animal related services, innovative problem solving, and cooperative partnerships.

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Adoption Spotlight




Puddles has had a few set-backs, but she still embraces every day as a new opportunity for love. She arrived with some medical needs, and the shelter medical team rallied to give her the best possible care. Puddles did lose a leg in the process but not her heart. One look with her big brown eyes, and you’ll be hooked on her love. Adopt this seven-year old sweetie, or any of her large adult dog pals, for just $14 in the Big Love promotion through Sunday, February 17th.  (Brandywine Valley SPCA, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE 302-516-1000,



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