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Puppies and dogs in Wilmington, Delaware

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

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Adopt a dog in Wilmington, Delaware

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Wilmington, 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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Chicke

Poodle (Toy or Tea Cup)

Female, Senior
Claymont, DE
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Looking for her retirement home!! Meet Chickie, an older gal that was found as a stray and taken into the local SPCA. She wasn’t happy about her new atmosphere and the SPCA reached out and asked if we would take her. It took a little bit for her true self to show and to realize what type of home she needed, and in her forever Chickie needs to be the only pet since she’s way too grouchy with others and over protective of her things and foster mom. Chickie is in a small room when home alone and uses the PP pad. While in the car she generally naps. She enjoys her baths, grooming can be difficult sometimes, it’s best to trim a little each week as opposed to a lengthly grooming session. She does have a lot of energy for an older dog, we are guessing she’s 10-12 years old. Her teeth were cleaned Jan 2023, she is spayed and UTD on vaccines. We at All Our Love are searching for her forever home where she will be fused about and treated like a queen. We prefer applicants be within 1 hour drive of Claymont 19703 area. Please email or call the rescue for an application. AOLanimalrescue@gmail.com (302)272-5655
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Sebastian

Maltese Dachshund

Male, Young
Claymont, DE
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Sebastian is a 4 yr old moxie who’s perfect around infants to adults. He’s in love with everyone he meets and will do anything you ask of him. He will sleep and cuddle right by your side and also give you space when needed. He’s potty trained and will tell you if he needs to go out. He was born and raised around our newborn which made him a perfect dog to have around babies and kids. He would even let kids pull his ears and be rough with him without ever reacting with violence.
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Jarvis

Pomeranian Chihuahua

Male, 7 yrs 4 mos
Claymont, DE
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Jarvis. Jarvis was adopted in 2015 to a family that said they could & would give him a forever home. Things changed, and they could no longer take care of Jarvis so poor Jarvis ended back into rescue. Even though he seems to be having a blast, we need to find him a home that will provide him a loving forever home. Jarvis is about 16 pounds which is small to most people but he’s in a foster home with mostly chihuahuas not weighing more than 10 pounds. His foster mom describes him as a big dog in a small dogs body. Jarvis is a good boy that has lots of energy so it’s important to know he will need walks, running and playing with another dog or fetch with his human. Jarvis has met many dogs in foster care and has done super well. Jarvis does not do well meeting new people and is very protective of his home so we are looking for an adopter that can handle this and work with Jarvis so he learns he doesn’t need to be the protector, his human will protect him instead. Jarvis is updated on vaccines, was neutered & chipped too. If you think you got what it takes please email AOLanimalrescue@gmail.com and request an application. His cuteness is a bonus!
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Wolfina (TX) NOT BLIND

Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mixed Breed (Small)

Female, Adult
Boothwyn, PA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Wolfina is being fostered in TX, UPDATE: Wolfina is very anxious when transported long distances; thus, short transports of less than 4 hours are advised. Please email adoption@blinddogrescue.org for more information or if you have any questions. Thank you. Wolfina is a sweet girl that just wants to be loved. She is a little shy at first meeting, especially with men, but warms up quickly. She really enjoys exploring the fenced-in backyard with her fur-siblings. She also likes taking walks with her foster mom around the neighborhood. Although she was not leash-trained when she came to live with her foster mom, she picked up on it quickly and gets excited to go on her walks when her leash is picked up. She doesn't seem to have much interest in toys, but really likes laying in her doggy bed, especially when it has a blanket or two to snuggle in. BDRA had voted against the use of electrical fencing effective immediately.
Special Needs
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Jessie: (FL)

Pit Bull Terrier Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Male, Adult
Boothwyn, PA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Jessie is being fostered in FL Jessie is doing great! He continues to be very sweet and gentle, and whenever his foster mom walks him, the neighborhood children love to come over and pet him. And if he hears people talking, he'll come over to say hello! Jessie also thinks he's part cat! His foster mom says he makes a noise like he's purring when she pets him. :) Please fill out an adoption application if you are interested in Jessie. BDRA has voted against the use of electrical fencing effective immediately.
Special Needs
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Sushi (PA)

Jack Russell Terrier

Female, Senior
Boothwyn, PA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Sushi is being fostered in CT. Sushi loves to cuddle and would love to have her own person and family; however she would do best as an only dog so she can get all the love to herself. She travels great in the car and will either sit on your lap for a short trip or in the backseat with a doggy car seat. She is housetrained and will go to the door to let you know she has to go potty. She eats like a champ and takes her insulin well. She also does great at the vet and loves her vet clinic friends. She sleeps through the night and is very easy going. Sushi is not interested in toys but loves to chew on vet approved bones. She loves to sleep on the couch with a comfy blanket, and she uses dog steps to get on. She can safely jump down as long as the floor is not slippery. I have a dog stroller for Sushi and she happily will sit in it and go for a ride or sleep in it when I am sitting at the computer. She enjoys going for short walks and gets excited when you put her leash on! She also does a very funny trot out in the backyard. BDRA has voted against the use of electrical fencing effective immediately.

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Companion Animal Rescue & Education (NE)

Wilmington, DE 19803

Pet Types: dogs

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SCMR - DE

Wilmington, DE 19803

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Purrs, Paws, and Claws - DE Chapter

Wilminton, DE 19802

Pet Types: cats, dogs, farm animals

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HFH - DE

Wilminton, DE 19802

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Humane Animal Partners - Wilmington

701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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BARK

P.O. Box 244, Claymont, DE 19703

Pet Types: dogs

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My Constant Companion Dog Rescue

P.O. Box 375, Claymont, DE 19703

Pet Types: dogs

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All Our Love Animal Rescue

PO BOX 143, Claymont, DE 19703

Pet Types: cats, dogs, small animals

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Senior Dog Haven & Hospice, Inc.

P.O. Box 1441, Wilmington, DE 19899

Pet Types: dogs

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Rescue Animal Placements

P.O. Box 1174, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Pet Types: cats, dogs, farm animals, rabbits, small animals

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