Delaware Animal Rescue and Adoption Listings

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.


Search Recommendations

  • 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.

LOCATION TYPE BREED URL NO-KILL
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
Delaware Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Save-A-Yorkie
Parts of Delaware Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Rescue Me – Yorkie Rescue