Priscilla Gets a Makeover

Thank you to Best Friends Pet Care in Chadds Ford, PA for grooming Priscilla for us. Melissa did a fantastic job, and Priscilla is so much happier without all of the tangles she had when she arrived at DHA. She will be even happier when she finds a new home and will be available for adoption very soon. Contact DHA’s Client Services staff at (302) 571-0111 or for more info!


Serviam Girls Academy Students Spend MLK Day of Service at DHA

Students from Serviam Girls Academy and Principal Kate Lucyk spent their MLK Day of Service here at DHA. The students kept busy by raking leaves, cleaning crates, tackling our mountain of laundry, and cleaning out a storage shed. And of course, they took a tour of the shelter and met adoptable cats and dogs. We really appreciate all of their help, and everyone seemed to have a good time!

Smokey’s Story

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Smokey, formerly known as Peter Cottontail when he lived at DHA, is a large cat weighing in at 22 pounds. He liked to play rough and had an attitude that could be intimidating. His former owner actually wrote of him, “I feared for my life!” The staff at DHA thought he would never be adoptable. Thanks to the love and patience of DHA volunteer Dianne Briggs, he is living happily in his forever home and seems to have a whole new purrsonality.

DHA volunteer’s veterinarian daughter will be on Underdog to Wonderdog tonight

Check out Animal Planet’s TV series “Underdog to Wonderdog” this weekend. The episode features the heartwarming story of Faith,  a three month old puppy who has to use a wheelchair, and Dr. Timnah Lee, a New York City veterinarian who is the daughter of DHA volunteer Marsha Lee! The episode premiers on Saturday, January 30th at 9 pm E/P, and re-airs at 11 pm and 4 am.