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


Hi, my name is Benny and I am an adorable 3 year old terrier mix who arrived at the Brandywine Valley SPCA as a stray. I’m a bit of a comedian who will keep you amused with my wonderful personality. I’m a big-headed snuggle bug who loves to cuddle up under some cozy blankets! I’m just a goofball with a lot of energy who gets super silly playing with my toys. I am housetrained, super sweet and an oh so playful dog looking for a family to call my own. I am neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccination, so I am ready to go home with you!

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