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




Pauch is 1-year-old objectively handsome dog. He loves to play in playgroups, and with toys. His coloring and light eyes will grab your attention, while his friendly demeanor grabs your heart. Pauch would be a great addition to any active family. He can be adopted for a fee you name through Sunday, March 24th. (Brandywine Valley SPCA, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE 19720, 302-516-1000,


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