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


A shelter is no place for an 11-year old dog. Bruno’s owner passed away, yet he holds hope and love in his heart. This sweetie loves everyone he meets, especially kids. And you can tell by his spunk that 11 is just a number to him. He’s housebroken and would need to meet any others in the home. Who has room in their heart for a sweet and spunky senior? Bruno’s adoption fee is “name your price” through Friday, June 16, then, if not already adopted, he will be at the BVSPCA Mega Adoption Event at Bellevue State Park: (Brandywine Valley SPCA, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE, 302-516-1000,

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