Faithful Friends was founded in 2000, as Citizens for the Protection and Care of Animals, by a group of local animal lovers who believe there is a better way to address the problem of pet homelessness than mass euthanasia. Currently, about 25,000 pets become homeless in Delaware and over 15,000 are destroyed in Delaware's publicly funded shelters. The vast majority of these pets are destroyed because there are no homes for them immediately available. And these numbers do not take into account the thousands of homeless cats that huddle near dumpsters, living in fear. Pet overpopulation and homelessness is a community problem, not a shelter problem. It takes a unified effort within the community to solve the problem and to do so in a humane, effective manner. We hope you will join this effort!
Our aim is to help local pets find homes, so we only adopt within 1 hours drive from our shelter at 12 Germay Drive in Wilmington, DE 19804. The states are usually DE, PA, NJ, and MD.
Ending the routine killing of dogs and cats through rescue and adoption of homeless pets, affordable spay/neuter programs that target the neediest pet owners in our community, and outreach programs that prevent pet owner relinquishments.
That Delaware will become a state that cares for and protects animal companions, eliminating abuse, neglect and the routine killing of homeless pets.
Significantly increase adoptions of homeless pets by building a state-of-the-art Adoption Center that provides medical care and a homelike setting where dogs and cats can live free of stress and fear until new homes are found for them.
Provide care options for homeless pets that need more time and training to become adopted or who need lifetime care by creating a Sanctuary in Delaware. Here, animals who are difficult to place in homes because of age, illness or temperament can live out their natural lives in safety.
Create therapeutic programs that bring animals and their gifts of unconditional love, companionship and healing to children and the elderly in residential facilities who suffer from isolation, depression or the effects of abuse or illness.
Reduce overpopulation by providing spay/neuter programs which target the neediest pet owners and feral/stray cats.
Reduce pet relinquishments to shelters by offering support, training and alternatives to owner surrenders.
Volunteering and Donations
Volunteers are needed for the following:
Foster Care (dogs, cats, puppies and kittens)
Dog and Cat Caretakers
Pet Assisted Therapy
Data Entry / Mailings
Fundraising / Special Events
Website Design and Management
Pet Help Line
if you are interested in joining our team of volunteers!
Come Visit Us!
12-A Germay Drive
Wilmington, DE 19804
Pet "Life" Line (302) 427-8008
We are currently developing plans to build a new no-kill adoption center and sanctuary for abused and orphaned companion animals in Delaware. The sanctuary will also be a center for ‘Healing Hearts’, a place where animals can teach and heal abused, sick and disabled children and individuals through therapeutic programs. Contact us if you are interested in helping us make our dream come true!