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As Delaware's premier animal adoption center, we specialize in helping people find the right pet for their family. If you're looking to add a new family member, please stop by and visit the many cats and dogs available for adoption. Our staff and volunteers will be glad to assist you! The shelter is located on the Christina River in downtown Wilmington, Delaware. Out of state adopters are welcome!
Visit dehumane.org/adoptions for complete information about our adoption process and fees, and to download a pre-adoption application
Founded in 1957, Delaware Humane Association (DHA) is Delaware’s premier nonprofit no kill animal shelter and adoption center. Our mission is to act as a voice for companion animals and to enhance their welfare by providing temporary shelter, spay/neuter services, humane education programs and adoption/placement resources.
We are committed to providing for the needs of homeless dogs and cats in our community. Serving over 5,000 companion animals annually through direct intervention and many more through advocacy, we continue to promote the humane values of protection, care, and compassion for all living things. We envision a future where all people and their pets live healthy, happy and long lives together.
Each year, hundreds of animals come to DHA in search of a warm bed, good meal, and most importantly, a new home. Our dedicated staff and volunteers work hard to ensure that each animal receives the best care possible during his/her stay at our adoption shelter. We're committed to preparing all adoptable dogs and cats for a new home by keeping them well-groomed, giving them daily exercise and affection, and providing obedience training and any necessary medical care.
DHA serves the community by offering low-cost vaccination clinics, educational workshops, and affordable spay/neuter services. We receive no government funding, and rely on the support of the community in the form of volunteers, private donations, bequests, fundraising events, and our popular Guardian Angel Program.
Please visit our website at dehumane.org for complete information about our programs, services, and events.
Delaware Humane Association
701 A Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 571-0111
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 2 pm - 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm