Find Dover 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 4.3 miles from Dover 302-698-3006
Summerwinds Stables, Inc. 148 Greystone Road Hartly DE 19953 10.2 miles from Dover 302-192-8038
Tri-State Equine Adoption and Rescue PO Box 245 Marydel DE 19964 12.4 miles from Dover 302-492-0492
Caroline County Humane Society 407 West Belle Road Ridgely MD 21660 24.9 miles from Dover 410-820-1600
Maddie Friends, Inc. 330 Harmersville Pecks Corner Road Salem NJ 08079 24.9 miles from Dover 856-935-1763
English Setter Rescue 551 Bohemia Church Road Warwick MD 21912 25.3 miles from Dover 410-398-1590
Van Menzel Rottweiler Rescue 8792 Mitchell Road Denton MD 21629 26.1 miles from Dover 410-479-5636
Paws For Life & Mid Atlantic 4450 Summit Bridge Road Middletown DE 19709 26.4 miles from Dover 302-376-7297
Cecil County SPCA 3280 Augustine Herman Highway Chesapeake City MD 21915 28.6 miles from Dover 410-885-2342
The Humane Society of Kent County, Inc. 10720 Augustine Herman Highway Chestertown MD 21620 28.8 miles from Dover 410-778-3648
American Society for the Welfare of Cats PO Box 594 Alloway NJ 08001 29.3 miles from Dover 856-935-2870
Humane Society of Queen Anne's County, Inc. PO Box 335 Centreville MD 21617 30.1 miles from Dover
Dumpster Cats 506 Ponderosa Drive Bear DE 19701 30.8 miles from Dover 302-834-2859
Kent County Border Collie Rescue 24420 Chestertown Road Chestertown MD 21620 32.5 miles from Dover
Georgetown Animal Shelter 19947 Shingle Point Road Georgetown DE 19947 32.5 miles from Dover 302-856-6460
Elmer Animal Shelter 81 Almond Road Pittsgrove NJ 08318 33.0 miles from Dover 856-691-4333
R S Animal Shelter 81 Almond Road Pittsgrove NJ 08318 33.0 miles from Dover 856-691-4333
In Memory of Magic 56 Nottingham Road Pennsville NJ 08070 33.0 miles from Dover 301-599-7387
Pennsville Animal Shelter 94 INDUSTRIAL PARK Rd Pennsville NJ 08070 33.0 miles from Dover 856-851-1100
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.