About Us – Brandywine Valley SPCA



Founded in 1929, the Brandywine Valley SPCA exists to end animal suffering and to involve the entire community in the welfare and well-being of animals.


Our mission is to put the “human” back in humane animal treatment and advocate on their behalf. Our vision is to be the recognized leader in animal welfare that empowers communities to treat life with respect and dignity.

Our History

  • 1929 – The Chester County SPCA was founded
  • 1946 – Non-Profit status was officially established
  • 1974 – The first Chester County SPCA Horse Show took place
  • 1988 – The Chester County SPCA introduce its first Walk for Paws
  • 1989 – The Chester County SPCA’s Forget-Me-Not Gala premiers
  • 2009 – Began renovations to the Pennsylvania shelter building
  • 2012 – Completed Pennsylvania shelter renovations
  • 2015 – Opened the Muhly Spay/Neuter Clinic, announced CCSPCA as Pennsylvania’s first open admission, no-kill facility
  • 2016 – Began servicing as Animal Control for Delaware State, opened shelter and clinic Delaware campus, opened new Pennsylvania clinic building, re-branded as Brandywine Valley SPCA
  • 2017 – Took over operations at the Georgetown, DE shelter
  • 2018 – Purchased the Animal Rescue Center in Georgetown and a shelter in Dover, DE, renovation of the Georgetown campus
  • 2019 – Opened the Animal Rescue Center
  • 2020 – Opened the Dover Campus

Shelter Tours

Take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to tour our shelters. Tours of our shelter facility will give you an inside look at what goes on behind-the-scenes at Brandywine Valley SPCA. Ask questions, network with others, meet our team, and learn about our programs, services, and opportunities to assist in our mission to “find the heart in humanity.”

To sign up for a tour or for more information, contact our team to book a tour.