Find Kent County Delaware animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.
Best of Friends House, Inc 100 Carlsons Way Dover DE 19901 301-514-9916
Kent County SPCA 32 shelter Circle Wyoming DE 19934 302-698-3006
Summerwinds Stables, Inc. 148 Greystone Road Hartly DE 19953 302-192-8038
Tri-State Equine Adoption and Rescue PO Box 245 Marydel DE 19964 302-492-0492
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.