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Easy Adoption Processes. Friendly, Compassionate Staff Members & Volunteers. Thousands of Homeless Animals Waiting for You.

Over 10,000 animals enter our shelters in hopes of finding a home to call their own. Is your new family member waiting for you?

The Adoption Process - Step by Step

  • Select a location from our menu above and search our available adoptables
  • Stop into the shelter and meet the animals you’re interested in*
  • Complete an Adoption Application
  • Meet with one of our Adoption Counselors
  • Head home with your new furry friend

*We strongly encourage all members of a family to come and meet with any pet being considered, being that the addition of a new pet is, in our eyes, the equivalent of adding a new family member.  We also recommend that potential adopters be mindful of lifestyle, level of activity, work situations, and living situations when deciding which dog or cat is right for them.

What to Bring

  • A current driver’s license (you must be over 18 years of age to adopt)
  • Necessary fees for adoption
  • Appropriate handling items for the animal that you are adopting: a carrier for a cat or other small item (available to be purchased at our shelter) or a collar and leash if you are adopting a dog (also available to be purchased at our shelter)

Adoption Fees

At the Brandywine Valley SPCA, we value every animal equally and consider them all to be priceless. Our adoption fees vary and are dependent on many factors, including: age, size, breed, behavior, medical condition, and public demand. The higher adoption fees for easier to place animals gives us additional resources to provide extra help to other animals in our shelter – such as those that may require additional surgery, medical treatment, or behavior training; those who are on hold due to pending animal cruelty investigations; or those who simply have a more difficult time finding the right family and take a little longer to find their forever home.

  • Small Dogs (under 40 lbs.) – $150-$350
  • Large Dogs (over 40 lbs.) – $100-$350
  • Puppies (under 6 mos.) – $350-$500
  • Cats (over 6 mos.)- $60
  • Kittens (under 6 mos.) – $120