The Humane Society of Delaware County is not your average animal shelter.

We employ innovative lifesaving programs designed to save the animals most at risk of euthanasia.

Meet Your New Best Friend!

Every animal available for adoption at The Humane Society of Delaware County is special and deserves love, but these pets need special people, and we hope it’s you!

Helping People Help Pets!

Innovation is in our blood. By following first-of-their-kind programs, we save lives that otherwise would be lost.

  • 7,100+ lives saved since 2019
  • 1,780 adoptions in 2022
  • 2,032 foster placements in 2022

ARF! The Animal Resource Facility

We are excited to share the future vision of animal welfare in Delaware County. The vision includes a public-priviate partnership to develop an animal-centric complex, appropriately named ARF (Animal Resource Facility),  From adoption, veterinary care, training, boarding, or grooming, ARF represents a holistic approach to meeting the needs of the animal and its’ human family.
The building complex will be anchored by the 22,000 sq. ft. facility housing the Humane Society of Delaware County. Several private businesses will also be incorporated to provide a variety of services related to animal care, needs, and wellness.  An ARF committee is being formed to help address a variety of activities that will need to be completed to bring this vision to reality.
If you would like to sign-up to help us build the future of animal welfare in Delaware County, please sign up here.  We’d love to have you participate!


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🐶 Urgent Plea for Help! 🐾

Our shelter is facing a situation that demands the immediate support of our wonderful community. We currently have a limited number of available kennels, and this week, we are expecting an influx of more dogs in need. However, our top priority is to provide these vulnerable puppies with a chance at a loving and nurturing environment, and for that, we desperately need foster homes.

By opening your hearts and homes to foster a puppy, you can be a lifeline for these innocent souls. Fostering not only saves lives but also helps create much-needed space to accommodate more dogs in distress. Together, we can make a difference and offer these puppies a safe haven as they await their forever families.

Please consider becoming a foster parent and joining our mission to rescue more dogs. Your generosity and compassion can be the key to saving precious lives. Contact us today to learn more about fostering and help us create a brighter future for these puppies in need. Your support means the world to us, and its the love and care you provide that truly makes a difference. 🙏🏡🐕 #FosterForHope #SaveOurShelterDogs

Fill out your foster form below to pick up a puppy today!

Photos in comments of dogs needing foster homes.

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Rowan 1 year old female

Foster Found! ✨🐾 Emily 4 month old female

Thyme 4 month old female

Blizzard 2 year old male

Seth 4 year old male

Rose 4 month old female

Bebe 3 year old female

Cillian 4 month old male

Are any of these dogs good with other dogs and cats?

Florence 4 month old female

Annie 3 year old female

Wylie 9 month old male

Mary 4 month old female

Muffin 11 year old male

Lee 5 month old male

I tried to apply online but it’s saying my email and phone number don’t match on record.

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Last week we had 27 feline adoptions and 3 guinea pig adoptions. We think that’s pumpkin to get excited about! Please help us congratulate: Ryan & Edin, Hazen, Basil & Parsley, Crowley, Sage, Nyx, Louise, Jessie, Stanley, Pugsley, Charles, Leslie, Kanga & Roo, Pru, Rowena, Hope, Margot, Timothy, Emma, Sage, Mike Wazowski, Linda & Clark, Piper, Chad & Max, and Big Pickle! Thanks for choosing to adopt!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Congratulations everyone!

Congratulations to the new family addition❤️

Awesome 🐈

Love seeing all these get homes❤️

Congratulations everyone looks soo happy!

Thanks for choosing to adopt!

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Time to get LOUD and raise the woof for all the pawfect dogs that went home last week! Congrats: Dana, Annabelle, Franky, Lolita, Minnow, Alma, Talia, Sonoma, Pepper, Bunnie, Sosa, Redhorse, Baxter, Lincoln, Albert, Tigger, Rolly, Melisandre, and Cheeba! Thank you for adopting! 🐾Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Congratulations to all!

Congratulations everyone!

Thank you everyone for opening your hearts and homes to these fur babies! Bless you ❤️

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