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


Please allow me to introduce myself; My name is Katie! I am a pretty, slate gray terrier mix, a total sweetheart who arrived at the Brandywine Valley SPCA as a stray. I am a sweet, gentle girl who is a bit overwhelmed living in a noisy shelter. I may present myself as a bit shy but that is only because I am still trying to find my way in here. I’d love to find a home where I could relax, be loved and feel safe. I’m easy to walk on a leash, know some doggie commands, and love people. I’m spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations too! If you could find it in your heart to take me into your home, I would love you forever, I promise you that.

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