Delaware County Animal Shelter

Find Delaware County Pennsylvania 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.


Animal Coalition of Delaware County, Inc. 3553 West Chester Pike Newtown Square PA 19073 610-876-1479


Delaware County Animal Control PO Box 169 Darby PA 19023 610-522-1113

Delaware County SPCA 555 Sandy Bank Road Media PA 19063 610-566-1370

Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals 328 Upper Gulph Road Wayne PA 19087 610-688-1018

Radnor Animal Control 328 Upper Gulph Road Radnor PA 19087 610-688-1018

About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

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.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

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.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

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.