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


Good Day, my name is Robin Hood and I’m here to steal your heart! I’m a dashing 2 year old terrier mix who came into the shelter as a stray. I’m looking for a forever family to call my own – could that be you? If so, I’m neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to go! Stop by and meet me today. I’m sure I’ll win you over.


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