Pet Owner Resources

Owning a pet is an unique experience that does not come without challenges. Below is a working list of resources on various topics that is aimed help pet owners become better informed and make good decisions for their family and pets.

Rehoming a Pet

If you or someone you know is considering turning their pet into a shelter, or you have found a stray, click here for a list of local rescues and shelters that may be able to help.

 

Microchipping Your Pet

1 in 3 pets will become lost. Without proper identification 90% won’t get home. Click here to learn about microchipping.

 

Vaccinating Your Pet

It is very important to discuss with your veterinarian a vaccination protocol that’s right for your dog. Factors that should be examined include age, medical history, environment, travel habits and lifestyle. Most vets highly recommend administering core vaccines to healthy dogs; Canine Parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis and rabies vaccines are considered core vaccines. Rabies vaccinations are required by law in the state of Delaware for cats and dogs over 6 months of age. You can also have your pet vaccinated at the Delaware SPCA’s Wellness Clinic or monthly Vaccine Clinic.