Delaware Pet Rescue was established in 2004 as “Delaware Puppy Rescue” with the primary focus of rescuing pregnant dogs, mothers with new litters, and homeless puppies from shelters. In 2006, we expanded to the rescue of puppy mill survivors. Our belief is that a dog who has proper training, along with an adoptive families' education of proper care, creates the foundation for a permanent home. 2012 brought the expansion into cat and kitten rescue, and the subsequent renaming of our organization to "Delaware Pet Rescue", to better reflect the variety of lives we save!
Submit Adoption Application. DPR volunteer reviews application and calls references (typically within 1 week). To expedite this process, you may want to give your vet a call and give them permission to speak to us. Sometimes, we accept applications for animals who are not quite ready for adoption yet. However, we typically wait to process those applications until the animal is ready for adoption. So, please note the date on the pet’s profile of when they will be ready for adoption. We appreciate your patience. Please remember we are all volunteers with full time jobs, families and many pets in our care. We do our very best to process applications in a timely manner. DPR volunteer assesses if applicant is a good match for the specified pet. If several applications are submitted for same animal, the best match is selected. If there is more than one approved applicant for any one pet, contact will be made based on application date and time. Applicant is contacted to set up a mutually agreeable time to meet the pet at the foster family’s home. A home visit may be scheduled in certain circumstances. DPR Director has final approval of adoption. It may be given at the time of meeting the pet or within 24 hours after the meeting. If it is decided that applicant and pet are not a good match, DPR may suggest other pets that might be a better match. DPR has the right to refuse any adoption we do not feel is in the best interest of the animal. At the time of adoption, you will need to bring: The adoption fee (cash or check), A crate if you are adopting a cat, A collar/leash or a crate if you are adopting a dog. At the time of adoption, we will review and sign the adoption contract together. You will receive all medical records for the animal and some of the current food the animal is eating. If you have any questions or concerns after adoption, please do not hesitate to contact us. We also enjoy receiving updates and pictures of the animals in their new homes!
Wilmington DE | 3.9 miles away
Our mission is to help dogs, especially senior dogs, who have been displaced either by an owner's sudden deployment, untimely death, illness, or other unfortunate situations. All of the dogs are fostered in private homes where they are nurtured, loved and cared for until adoptive families are found for them. If a new family cannot be found, they will live out their lives with All Mutts Matter
Wilmington DE | 5.3 miles away
Response-a-Bull Rescue and Shelter for the Misunderstood is America's only non-profit rescue organization that is exclusively dedicated to all misunderstood breeds. We have a family of over 50 dedicated volunteers who share our belief that every dog is an individual and deserves a chance at life and we are committed to saving dogs from open intake shelters that are forced to euthanize for spa
Wilmington DE 19805 | 5.9 miles away
Save the Animals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The adoption center is dedicated to placing unwanted, abused, abandoned and stray animals into permanent, loving homes. We believe that all animals deserve a happy life with someone that will love and take care of them - maybe that’s you! We strive to make the adoption process simple, yet thorough.
Newark DE 19713 | 6.8 miles away
The mission of the Delaware SPCA is to prevent cruelty to animals. We bring our mission to life through programs which provide shelter and adoption for unwanted and homeless pets, reduce pet overpopulation through affordable spay/neuter, and enable pet retention by providing low-cost veterinary services.
Wilmington DE 19804 | 7.4 miles away
Faithful Friends Animal Society is a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization with a No Kill shelter serving Delaware. Faithful Friends does not euthanize animals to make space for others. All cats and dogs in our care stay with us until forever homes are found. They receive lots of love and attention in addition to top-notch care. Programs and services include rescue and adoption, healthy p
Newark DE | 7.7 miles away
We are a very small group of dedicated and caring individuals working together to help minimize the population and suffering of stray and unwanted cats and kittens in the greater Newark, Delaware area since 1999. By providing vet care, home environment socialization, spaying and neutering and careful placement in a loving new home we hope to bring about many joyous beginnings for the cats and kitt
Wilmington DE 19899 | 8.2 miles away
The mission of Senior Dog Haven & Hospice is to rescue and re-home senior dogs (age 7 and older) and to offer hospice care to rescued senior dogs in our program. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that incorporated in June 2012. SDH&H is an all volunteer foster based organization located in Delaware. Our goal is to be there for the older dogs who have been abandoned at a time in the
Wilmington DE 19803 | 8.4 miles away
Andy was an orange tabby cat who was not able to be rescued in time from the neglect and hunger of living on the streets. He begged for his food and lived without love or compassion, eventually succumbing to disease. This rescue is dedicated to his memory, in the hopes that there will come a day where no cat has to suffer his fate; where every homeless and abandoned animal can be found a safe and
Wilmington DE 19801 | 8.8 miles away
Founded in 1957, Delaware Humane Association (DHA) is Delaware’s premiere nonprofit no kill animal care and adoption center, serving a four state area. We are committed to providing for the needs of homeless and owned dogs and cats in our community. 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
Wilmington DE | 10.1 miles away
We are a small group of volunteers trying to make a difference in the lives of just few from our homeland Taiwan. Taiwan has a very high percentage of abandoned and abused pets that are discarded as trash and thrown away onto the streets, in the mountains or in the remote areas and left to fend for their lives. Most of these unwanted pets are dumped in the public animal shelters. All animal shelte
New Castle DE | 11.1 miles away
LnF Dog Rescue is an all volunteer, all-breed dog rescue organization. We have no paid employees.
Bear DE 19701 | 11.1 miles away
Castaway Cats is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit cat rescue based in Bear, DE, comprised entirely of volunteers. We do not have a shelter and all of our cats are in foster homes. This rescue was started in 1992 in an effort to help the homeless and feral cats in our area. Each cat we rescue is spayed/neutered, tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV, vaccinated with FVRCP and rabies shots, and given a flea an
Newark DE | 11.9 miles away
Our Mission is to measurably improve the lives of unwanted domestic animals and to prevent their needless suffering and death; to increase public awareness of the plight of these animals; to rescue, maintain and place animals abandoned to kill-shelters and discarded by volume breeders; and finally, to educate the public about the social issues associated with pet overpopulation and the benefits of
Claymont DE | 12.6 miles away
Tri State Shepherd Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit Delaware organization committed to the rescue and rehoming of shepherds and shepherd mixes to families and owners in the tri state area of DE, PA and NJ.
Middletown DE | 23.4 miles away
It Takes A Village Animal Rescue is a small 501(c)(3) rescue, founded October 28, 2014. Our rescue is not breed-specific. The founder, Cindi Moulson is helping where she can, hoping to make a difference in animals’ lives. It takes people like you to help her…it truly takes a village…