The rescue of Delaware dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small domestic mammals, is critical to the well-being of these companions. This page is dedicated to providing rescue lists for all Delaware pets. We thank all those people who give unselfishly to the saving and placement of the less fortunate, and we hope that any heartache you encounter is overwhelmed by the happiness you make.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: It is PGAA’s desire to provide a list of adoption and rescue sites that rescue pets and, hopefully, place them into new loving and caring homes. While we make every effort to only publish links from reputable rescue agencies, we HAVE NOT physically reviewed these organizations. Let us know of any unfavorable experiences that you may have had with any rescue/adoption group at PGAA Rescues.
It is difficult to continually maintain a completely valid list of operating rescue agencies so some of these rescues may no longer be operating. Your cooperation in notifying us of closed rescues will also be appreciated.
- Click on your state and scroll down to the appropriate pet
- If you don’t find a group in your state search the surrounding states
- Still no luck? Go to the National section and scroll to the appropriate pet
- When all else fails E-mail us for assistance
Delaware Adoption and Rescue Organizations.
Please use caution when considering placing an animal with any one involved in animal rescue, or if you get an animal from a rescue/adoption agency. Get references and do some investigation on your own. Long-distance/sight unseen adoptions can be risky.
A “Yes” in the No-Kill column means that the rescue is a shelter where animals are only euthanized if they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be suitable for adoption.
|Newark, DE 19713||All||All||Delaware SPCA||Yes|
|Delaware||All||Small Animals-No wildlife||Hope Habitat|
|Greenville, DE 19807||Cats||All||Forgotten Cats|
|Newark DE||Cats||All||Purring Pals|
|Chesapeake City, MD 21915||Cats and Dogs||All||Paws for Life||Yes|
|Christiana, DE||Cats and Dogs||All||A Buddy for, Life||Ocean View, DE 19970||Cats and Dogs||All||Paws of Tomorrow|
|Delaware||Dogs||All||Adopt A Shelter Dog|
|Delaware||Dogs||Airedale||Airedale Rescue of Delware Valley|
|Delaware||Dogs||Akita||Delaware Valley Akita Rescue|
|Delaware||Dogs||Basset Hound||Basset Hound Rescue|
|Mid-Atlantic||Dogs||Border Collie||Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue|
|Delaware||Dogs||Boston Terrier||Old Dominion Boston Terrier Rescue|
|Delaware (Turnersville NJ 08012)||Dogs||Boxer||Fassa’s Friends Boxer Rescue|
|Delaware||Dogs||Boxer||Northeastern Boxer Rescue||Yes|
|Delaware||Dogs||Bulldog||English Bulldog Rescue|
|Delaware||Dogs||Bulldog||HeavenSent English Bulldog Rescue|
|Delaware||Dogs||Bulldog, English and French||Pug Lovers Rescue||Yes|
|DE,DC,NY,NJ,PA,MD,VA||Dogs||Chihuahua||Cold Nose Warm Heart|
|Delaware||Dogs||English Bulldog||HeavenSent Bulldog Rescue|
|Delaware||Dogs||English Springer Spaniel||Mid-Atlantic ESS Rescue|
|Delaware||Dogs||Giant Schnauser||New Jersey Giant Schnauser Rescue|
|Delaware||Dogs||Golden Retrievers||GRREAT. Inc|
|Delaware||Dogs||Golden Retrievers||GoldHeart Golden Retriever Rescue 410-569-6350|
|Delaware||Dogs||Golden Retrievers||Southeastern Virginia GRREAT 757-827-8561|
|Delaware||Dogs||Great Dane||Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue — Debbie Rahl — 410-945-5454|
|DE, MD, NJ, PA||Dogs||Jack Russell Terrier||Russell Rescue|
|New England thru Georgia||Dogs||Maltese||Atlantic Maltese Rescue, Inc|
|In Huntingdon Valley, PA (also accepts New Jersey, Delaware & Maryland) /td>||Dogs||Pug||Philly Pug & Short Nose Rescue, Inc.||Yes|
|Delaware||Dogs||Pug||Pug Lovers Rescue||Yes|
|Delaware||Dogs||Schanuzer||Schnauzer Rescue of the Mid-Atlantic|
|Delaware||Dogs||Siberian Husky||Tales of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue|
|Brick, NJ 08723||Dogs||Siberian Husky||Northern Exposure Siberian Husky Rescue|
|Bluemont, VA 20135||Dogs||West Highland Terrier||Westie Rescue Inc|
|Parts of Delaware||Dogs||Yorkshire Terrier||Rescue Me – Yorkie Rescue|