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Puppies and dogs in New Castle, Delaware

Looking for a puppy or dog in New Castle, Delaware? Adopt a Pet can help you find a new best friend near you.

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Adopt a dog in New Castle, Delaware

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in New Castle, Delaware. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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ChooChoo

Mixed Breed (Large)

Male, Adult
Wilmington, DE
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
House-trained,
Story
*My adoption fee is sponsored for approved applicants!*   ChooChoo!  I'm ready to leave this shelter and move on to the final destination, my FOREVER home! I hear the humans saying at least a few times a day how handsome I am, what a good boy I am, and how much they love me... So they're not sure how I've almost been here for over a year! Yep, you read that right - one year!   I like to say I'm super smart, I already know some basic tricks and am eager to learn more; training is so fun! I am 5 years old, and just around 75 pounds of love and energy! I'm ready to explore galore with my forever family! I currently hang out in an apartment at the shelter, where it's a bit less stressful, and I do really well at waiting to go to the bathroom until I'm outside, and can oftentimes be found curled up on a soft spot that is too cozy to miss out on!    The humans think I have the softest fur, love my curious and sweet personality, and enjoy our many walks together! I think, though, that they'd be okay if I got adopted! We've shared a lot of good times together, but if you love something, let it go, right? The humans would love nothing more than to see me off to my forever home where I can be spoiled and show off my silly smile some more! Do you think I could move in with you? Have Room in Your Home? Welcoming in a pet saves your new pet's life and creates space for another pet to get a chance! Not sure if ChooChoo would be the best fit for you? Send in a generic app! Our team will work with you to find a pet to best fit your lifestyle! You will go home with a starter bag of food, one month of flea and heartworm prevention, and also have 90 DAYS of training help included with your adoption, if needed! Foster a Dog: https://bit.ly/FFASfosterDog Adopt a Dog: https://bit.ly/FFASAdoptDog     April 12, 2024, 12:43 pm
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Nikita

Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Adult
Wilmington, DE
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
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Story
Adoption fee SPONSORED BY General Federation of Women's Clubs    Looking for the peppiest pup in town? Never fear, Nikita is here! At around 50 pounds, I'm fully grown at 4 years old. I don't think photos do my adorable petiteness justice - so you'll just have to come see me for yourself! I love to snuggle in for attention and affection, and you won't be able to resist letting me crawl right into your lap for some love! I am very snack motivated, so we'll be able to learn lots of new things together, too! If you think you're missing a lotta love in a little package, I will make your heart and life whole!   Have Room in Your Home? Welcoming in a pet saves your new pet's life and creates space for another pet to get a chance! Not sure if Nikita would be the best fit for you? Send in a generic app! Our team will work with you to find a pet to best fit your lifestyle! You will go home with a starter bag of food, one month of flea and heartworm prevention, and also have 90 DAYS of training help included with your adoption, if needed! Foster a Dog:  https://bit.ly/FFASfosterDog Adopt a Dog:  https://bit.ly/FFASAdoptDog April 12, 2024, 12:43 pm
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Chester

American Bulldog

Male, Young
Wilmington, DE
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with dogs,
Story
Hi-ya humans! I'm Chester! I have a heart as big as my head, and I have a pretty good sized noggin! I don't use it all for smarts though.. I have lots of happy thoughts about running in the grass, yummy snacks, and of course, snuggles with my favorite people! I have a glass half full kind of mentality and can't wait to bust out of puppy prison once and for all!   I'm a super social butterfly, and have been great at events, I love meeting new humans and going for adventures! I am open to meeting other friendly doggies, too! If you have a dog who needs a friend, I volunteer as tribute for the job. Mostly though, I can't wait to find a forever friend who will bring me home and love me forever! If you like one year old, 50ish pound, happy snorty boys, make sure you come meet me! I don't think you'll be disappointed. I have the smooshiest face and will surely keep you smiling and laughing - don't we all need some more happiness in our lives?!   Have Room in Your Home? Welcoming in a pet saves your new pet's life and creates space for another pet to get a chance! Not sure if Chester would be the best fit for you? Send in a generic app! Our team will work with you to find a pet to best fit your lifestyle! You will go home with a starter bag of food, one month of flea and heartworm prevention, and also have 90 DAYS of training help included with your adoption, if needed! Foster a Dog: https://bit.ly/FFASfoster DogAdopt a Dog: https://bit.ly/FFASAdoptDog April 12, 2024, 12:43 pm
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Camina

Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Adult
Wilmington, DE
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
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Story
Looking for the cutest puppy dog in all of the land? Camina, at your service! If my adorable little smile hasn't won you over yet, let's try again! Look at my adorable face and just try to picture ever saying no to snuggles and love galore with me by your side! I'm only around 51 pounds, but should be fully grown at about 5 years old! So if you're looking for a practically perfect pint sized pup, with a heart of gold, look no further! You've hit the puppy jackpot, and I'm waiting to be scooped up and brought to your home!   Have Room in Your Home? Welcoming in a pet saves your new pet's life and creates space for another pet to get a chance! Not sure if Camina would be the best fit for you? Send in a generic app! Our team will work with you to find a pet to best fit your lifestyle! You will go home with a starter bag of food, one month of flea and heartworm prevention, and also have 90 DAYS of training help included with your adoption, if needed! Foster a Dog:  https://bit.ly/FFASfosterDog Adopt a Dog:  https://bit.ly/FFASAdoptDog April 12, 2024, 12:43 pm
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Gunner

Mixed Breed (Large)

Male, Young
Wilmington, DE
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
House-trained,
Story
Gunner the greatest boy ever! I'm the self proclaimed most handsome boy in the kennels, with my beautiful brindle pattern and splashes of white, you'll be immediately smitten! I came here after I was adopted as a puppy - my humans moved where they couldn't have two pets, and I was sent off to animal control. I made my way back to Faithful Friends thankfully, because I've made a lot of new friends since I got back here! I'm 3 years old, so I'm really good at waiting to go outside to go potty, and I have happy wiggles when I see my best friends. I will get to meet other doggies soon, but I did grow up with another doggy, too! If you're looking for a beautiful brindle best friend, who is around 56 pounds of love and snuggles, please let me try to win over your heart and a spot in your home!   Have Room in Your Home? Welcoming in a pet saves your new pet's life and creates space for another pet to get a chance! Not sure if &#226&#128&#139 G &#226&#128&#139unner  would be the best fit for you? Send in a generic app! Our team will work with you to find a pet to best fit your lifestyle! You will go home with a starter bag of food, one month of flea and heartworm prevention, and also have 90 DAYS of training help included with your adoption, if needed! Foster a Dog:  https://bit.ly/FFASfosterDog Adopt a Dog:  https://bit.ly/FFASAdoptDog April 12, 2024, 12:43 pm
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Sage

Mixed Breed (Large)

Female, Adult
Wilmington, DE
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, House-trained,
Story
Sage's adoption fee is sponsored by Service Unlimited, Inc for approved applicants!   If Sage was a song she’d be “Easy like Sunday Morning.” Sage is such a sweet, easy, soulful pup. Sage is around 6 years old, 65lbs, she is completely house and crate trained and she loves training and learning new tricks. She has the most soulful eyes that will melt any heart! Sage came to Faithful Friends after she was found on the side of the road by a family in an area known for pets being dumped. They brought her home but couldn’t keep her so they brought her to the shelter. We quickly noticed that Sage had an injured back leg and after being looked at by the vet it was discovered she had an old break that had healed wrong and the only option for her was amputation. So Sage is now an adorable tripawd but it doesn’t bother her one bit! She gets around as well as any other dog and she needs no special medicine, equipment or attention. We actually think it gives her character! Sage spent her recovery in a foster home and we learned that she is a perfect house guest! She has wonderful house manners, she loves to snuggle, she can stay home by herself with no problems and she loves everyone who comes to visit her! Sage is the perfect age, around 5 years old. She is passed her puppy period and has figured everything out but she still has the energy to do all the fun things like hiking, walks or playing in the yard. Sage loves every human she meets and her foster mom even took her to work with her! She would prefer to be your one and only pet in the home and she deserves the world after everything she’s been through. Come meet Sage and her soulful puppy eyes! She is ready to leave shelter life behind her for good!     &#226&#128&#139 Have Room in Your Home? Welcoming in a pet saves your new pet's life and creates space for another pet to get a chance! Not sure if Sage would be the best fit for you? Send in a generic app! Our team will work with you to find a pet to best fit your lifestyle! You will go home with a starter bag of food, one month of flea and heartworm prevention, and also have 90 DAYS of training help included with your adoption, if needed! Foster a Dog:  https://bit.ly/FFASfosterDog Adopt a Dog:  https://bit.ly/FFASAdoptDog April 12, 2024, 12:43 pm

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Dog shelters and rescues in New Castle, Delaware

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LnF Dog Rescue

New Castle, DE 19720

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Keeshond Rescue NorthEast

47 Notre Dame Ave., New Castle, DE 19720

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A Buddy For Life Inc.

New Castle, DE 19720

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Brandywine Valley SPCA - New Castle

290 Churchmans Rd, New Castle, DE 19720

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Faithful Friends Animal Society

12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804

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American Eskimo Rescue of Delaware

Wilmington, DE 19804

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Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue

Pennsville, NJ 08070

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Pennsville Animal Shelter

94 Industrial Park Road, Pennsville, NJ 08070

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Senior Dog Haven & Hospice, Inc.

P.O. Box 1441, Wilmington, DE 19899

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Humane Animal Partners - Wilmington

701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

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