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


June Bug

Heard the song a boy named Sue? Well here’s a boy named June Bug. This 3-year old handsome boy is a bit shy but brings on all the charm once he gets to know you. He loves to cuddle and give kisses, and he also knows how to sit and give a paw. June Bug likes some dogs better than others, so he wants to meet any dogs in the home to be sure it’s a match for everyone. He also does best in a home with folks in their teens and up. And to top things off, June Bug’s adoption fee is sponsored. (Brandywine Valley SPCA, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE 302-516-1000,


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