Sculpture in front of the shelter
Sculpture in front of the shelter

Delaware Humane Association

701 A Street, Wilmington, DE, US, 19801
Tues - Fri: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM; Sat & Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Or call 302-571-0111 for more information.


The Delaware Humane Association (DHA) is Delaware’s premiere non-profit, lifelong care animal shelter and adoption center. The DHA is committed to providing for the needs of homeless and abused dogs and cats in our community. Serving over 5,000 companion animals annually through direct intervention and many more through advocacy, the Delaware Humane Association continues to promote the humane values of protection, care, and compassion for all living things by providing Special Programs, Humane Education and Outreach.


BringFido Traveler Rating

Delaware Humane Association has received a rating of 4.0 out of 5 bones by 4 canine critics on BringFido.

  • More than one year ago.
    Amazing Organization

    I have volunteered with many adoption organizations and keep going back to DHA. They take good care of the animals in their custody and are loving and compassionate. Their adoption criteria ensures that all animals go to a good home where they will receive all proper love and care. Adoption fees are reasonable.

  • More than one year ago.
    Delaware Humane Association

    DHA is a reputable organization that has been doing good work for homeless animals in Delaware for over 50 years. They also support animal owners in the community with low cost spaying and neutering and vaccinations. The staff and volunteers are friendly and helpful, and seem really passionate about providing a great temporary home for the animals in their care (whether at the shelter or in foster homes), and finding them good homes. They facility is clean and the animals are well-cared for, getting plenty of love and exercise. But don't take my word for it, go check out the shelter for yourself. Your visit will be the best testimonial there is.

  • More than one year ago.
    DHA is a great shelter

    That review from "Betsy" is pure slander. DHA is not an organization of scammers... how ridiculous. I have fostered animals for DHA and other organizations, and I certainly never kept them in cages or the basement or out in the garage! Nor do any of the other DHA foster parents I have met. It's really not cool to make accusations like that. I also know they make sure sick and injured animals get the care and treatment they need whether they're in foster homes or the shelter. Every animal shelter and rescue organization has the right to choose what requirements they have for adopters, and DHA is not even the most restrictive one in the area. As for vaccinations, that's one opinion but there are valid arguments out there both for AND against but I would not expect a reputable organization to break the law by not doing rabies vaccinations for cats and dogs. Every time I visit DHA I see evidence of how much the staff and volunteers care about the animals there and how happy they are when they find homes.

  • More than one year ago.

    they could care less if their animals rot in cages, garages, basements - they sucker their fosters into thinking they are trying to find good homes - they turn down awesome homes with great references just because ALL INDOOR FIXED CATS DO NOT HAVE CURRENT INNOCULATIONS - WHICH THEY DO NOT NEED - SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR OTHER THINGS THEY NEED - EVEN IF ALL CATS HAVE BEEN TESTED THEY STILL WON'T GIVE YOU ONE!!! THEY ARE A TOTAL WASTE! THEIR ARE OTHER GOOD PLACES TO ADOPT FROM AND I FEEL SORRY FOR THEIR ANIMALS AND THEIR FOSTERS!!! THEY ARE BEING USED AND ABUSED!!!!!

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