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




Roman may have had a rough start here, but it’s clear that he won’t let anything get him down. This three-year old was found on the streets with injuries consistent with the impact of a car, and he spent a great deal of time with our medical staff during his recovery. He has shown to be a total sweetheart and a lover of hamburgers. Roman is great on the leash and knows his manners, and he just asks for a home with older children and to meet with any potential fur-siblings to make sure it’s a great match. Roman can be adopted at a fee you name through Sunday, June 24th. (Brandywine Valley SPCA, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE 302-516-1000,

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