What We Do

Serving the community since 1873.

Delaware SPCA, the state’s first animal welfare organization, has provided shelter, veterinary care, and adoption services for over a century. Last year, Delaware SPCA placed more than 1,000 animals into loving homes, many of whom required urgent care and medical attention when they came to us. We are also a leading provider of low cost spay/neuter services, have a state-of-the-art wellness clinic for community pets, and offer regular, low-cost vaccination clinics.

Adoption Services: Since our founding, Delaware SPCA has found new, loving homes for tens of thousands of homeless animals. Our adoption center is open five days a week for cat and dog adoptions. (Due to COVID-19, all services are by appointment only.)

Spay/Neuter Clinic: Delaware SPCA provides affordable spay/neuter services to the public in our state-of-the-art clinic and offer financial assistance to rescue groups for the spaying/neutering of pets or community cats to prevent countless numbers of unwanted and homeless animals. Delaware SPCA participates in the State of Delaware’s Spay/Neuter program for low income families. For more information, visit fixedandfab.com.

Veterinary Care: Delaware SPCA’s affordable Wellness Clinic opened in 2015 to help families keep their pets healthy, reduce the number of animals coming into shelters, and avoid preventable suffering or euthanasia. Pets are afforded personalized care through appointments with our on-staff veterinarian.

Vaccine Clinics: Delaware SPCA hosts bi-monthly vaccination clinics for dogs and cats. This low-cost and convenient resource allows all community members access to basic preventative care. (Note that these are currently on hold due to COVID.)

Pet Food Pantry: The Delaware SPCA Pet Food Pantry was created to keep pets with their families by offering food assistance.

Animal Surrender: Delaware SPCA offers an owner surrender program for pets as space in our shelter becomes available. We ask for a $50 donation for each animal surrendered to offset the cost of caring for them until they are adopted.