DHA Adoption Events
With the help of a dedicated team of volunteers, DHA holds regular weekend cat and kitten adoption events in the PetSmart about once a month, and
several additional adoption events in
conjunction with the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekends throughout the year.
We also regularly conduct special adoption events for both cats and dogs at other
off-site locations including pet supply stores, auto dealerships,
salons, residential communities, and more.
Please review our list of upcoming adoption events, and make sure to read the Things to Know Before You Go section below for important information about off-site pet adoptions.
Of course, even if you can't make it to one of our many adoption events, you can always view our adoptable animals online or come to the shelter to meet them!
Upcoming Adoption Events
New events are added on a regular basis; please check back!
Cat & Dog Adoption Event
Saturday, February 13
10 am to 8 pm – cats
11 am to 2 pm – dogs
Sunday, February 14
10 am to 3 pm – cats
11 am to 2 pm – dogs
PetSmart – Brandywine
3010 Brandywine Pkwy Wilmington, DE
Things to Know Before You Attend a DHA Adoption Event
There are a few things you should know before you attend a DHA adoption event:
Every animal available for adoption from DHA has been spayed or neutered, tested for FIV/FeLV (cats), tested for heartworms (dogs), vaccinated, microchipped, examined by a veterinarian, exercised/socialized daily, and loved!
Same day adoptions of cats and kittens at adoption events are available for qualified applicants. Same day adopters must provide proof of address, proof of home ownership or written permission from their landlord, and proof of current vaccinations and spaying/neutering of any current pets at the time of the adoption. All principal family members must be present for the adoption.
Unless otherwise stated, applications for dogs at adoption events will be accepted on-site and follow our regular adoption process. We will contact qualified applicants to schedule an adoption counseling session at the DHA shelter within a few business days.
Adoption Process and Fees
For complete information about adopting from DHA, including our adoption process and adoption fees, please browse through the Adoptions section of our website.
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