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 three-day 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
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!
Click the image above for details
Cat & Kitten Adopt-a-thon
Saturday, June 22nd
9 am to 5 pm
PetSmart–Brandywine Town Center
Join us for an adoption event at PetSmart store in North Wilmington! We have lots of kittens waiting to meet you–adult cats too! Plus, the adoption fee for all cats 9 months and older is only $9! Click the big orange banner above for full details.
Cat & Dog Adopt-a-thon
Saturday, June 29th
Cats – 9 am to 5 pm
Dogs – 11 am to 3 pm
Join us for an adoption event at the PetSmart store in Newark! We will have cats and kittens there all day to meet you, with dogs and puppies will be coming by to find homes, too. Plus, the adoption fee for all cats 9 months and older is only $9! Click the big orange banner above for full details.
Things to Know Before You Cat & Dog Adopt-a-thon
There are a few things you should know before you attend a DHA adoption event:
All animals available for adoption from DHA are spayed/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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