Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Currently, about 25,000 pets become homeless in Delaware and over 15,000 are destroyed in Delaware's publicly funded shelters. The vast majority of these pets are destroyed because there are no homes for them immediately available. And these numbers do not take into account the thousands of homeless cats that huddle near dumpsters, living in fear.
Pet overpopulation and homelessness is a community problem, not a shelter problem. It takes a unified effort within the community to solve the problem and to do so in a humane, effective manner. We hope you will join this effort!
Ending the routine killing of dogs and cats through rescue and adoption of homeless pets, affordable spay/neuter programs that target the neediest pet owners in our community, and outreach programs that prevent pet owner relinquishments.
That Delaware will become a state that cares for and protects animal companions, eliminating abuse, neglect and the routine killing of homeless pets.
Significantly increase adoptions of homeless pets by building a state-of-the-art Adoption Center that provides medical care and a homelike setting where dogs and cats can live free of stress and fear until new homes are found for them.
Provide care options for homeless pets that need more time and training to become adopted or who need lifetime care by creating a Sanctuary in Delaware. Here, animals who are difficult to place in homes because of age, illness or temperament can live out their natural lives in safety.
Create therapeutic programs that bring animals and their gifts of unconditional love, companionship and healing to children and the elderly in residential facilities who suffer from isolation, depression or the effects of abuse or illness.
Reduce overpopulation by providing spay/neuter programs which target the neediest pet owners and feral/stray cats.
Reduce pet relinquishments to shelters by offering support, training and alternatives to owner give-ups.
Faithful Friends Animal Society
12 Germay Drive
Wilmington, DE 19804
Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Public Adoption and Service Hours
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday - Closed to public
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Adoption Costs: All animals are spayed or neutered and up-to-date on shots at the time of adoption. To help defray the cost of this medical care, we request an adoption fee. Please call for fees.
1. Begin your search by selecting the animal type: dog, cat or all
Faithful Friends has pictures and information about the dogs and cats up for adoption and foster care. You can search for the perfect pet for you. Just use the search links to the left to begin. Our animals are also listed on petfinder.com under Delaware organizations. Think about your work schedule and lifestyle before choosing a dog or cat.
2. Print and fill out an application
Once you have selected an animal that you are interested in, you need to fill out an adoption form. Click here for a printable adoption form for a CAT, or a printable adoption form for a DOG. Mail your completed form to the address printed on the form or fax it to (302) 427-2855.
3. Faithful Friends reviews the application
Our goal is to put a pet into the home most suited for that particular pet, and we screen and review applications personally. Once the Faithful Friends case manager has reviewed and accepted the application, it is time to meet the pet you have selected.
4. Meet the pet
We work with the you to arrange a home visit with your family and the pet you have selected. This allows you to see how the pet interacts with you and your family, and allows you to get to know the pet. If there's a match - the adoption process is complete.
5. Faithful Friends comes back to check in
A Faithful Friends volunteer will come back within one week, and again over the next few month to make sure that all well. We can give advice for training, housebreaking, and socialization of your new pet as well as review any veterinarian visits with you. We will stay in touch, as each animal that we place becomes a member of our extended family!
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.