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Getting to Know Our Animals

You are welcome to visit our adoption center during normal visiting hours. We encourage you to spend time interacting with the animals so that you get to know them better!

Our Location
Driving Directions
Animal Visitation Hours
Customer Service Hours
Administrative Office Hours
Satellite Adoption Centers

Our Location

Delaware Humane Association is located south of Downtown Wilmington near the train station and the Riverfront Market at 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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Driving Directions

From North Wilmington/Claymont or Points North

Travel on I-95 South and take the "Fourth Street" exit. Follow the signs to Martin Luther King Boulevard. Stay in the right lane and turn right onto Route 13 South (also called South Market Street) just before the train station. Cross the bridge and take the first left onto "A" Street. Go through one traffic light, and look for the shelter on your left a little ways down.

From Downtown Wilmington

Travel south on Market Street, cross Martin Luther King Boulevard, and continue along Route 13 South (also called South Market Street). Cross the bridge and take the first left onto "A" Street. Go through one traffic light, and look for the shelter on your left a little ways down.

From Newark or Points South

Travel on I-95 North and take the Maryland Avenue exit. At the bottom of the off-ramp, take a right onto Maryland Avenue. At the first traffic light, go right onto Martin Luther King Boulevard. Stay in the right lane and turn right onto Route 13 South (also called South Market Street) just before the train station. Cross the bridge and take the first left onto "A" Street. Go through one traffic light and look for the shelter on your left a little ways down.

Google Map

Enter your full street address or just your ZIP code and you will be show directions to the shelter.

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Animal Visitation Hours

DHA's cattery and kennel are open to the public, and our animal care staff is available to help you meet adoptable cats and dogs during the following hours:

Tuesday - Friday
 2 PM - 7 PM 

Saturday & Sunday
12 PM - 5 PM

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Customer Service Hours

Our client services staff is available to assist you at the shelter and by phone during the same hours listed above with:

Please be advised that our intake policy does NOT allow us to take walk-in animal surrenders, whether owned or found stray. All animal intake must be scheduled in advance. Please contact First State Animal Center & SPCA if you have found a stray animal. However, we will be happy to scan found animals for a microchip which, if present, may reunite them with their people.

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Administrative Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8 am - 4:30 pm

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Satellite Adoption Centers

At any given time, one or more of our adoptable cats and kittens may be found at our local area satellite adoption centers.

PetSmart at Brandywine Town Center

Monday - Saturday
9 am - 9 pm

Sunday
9 am - 6 pm

Concord Pet Foods and Supplies – 2 Locations
Chestnut Run Shopping Center & The Shoppes of Graylyn

Monday - Saturday
9 am - 9 pm

Sunday
10 am - 5 pm

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