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Wilmington Pets Up For Adoption: Meet Oscar, Merida, Emma & More

Do you want to add a new member to your family and do something good for the Wilmington community at the same time? Maybe it’s time to adopt a pet! During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many animal shelters are still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets in forever homes.

In the search for your new friend, consider beginning at a local shelter like Faithful Friends Animal Society, where Teddy the dog is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in permanent homes.

Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a dog person, you might like Oscar, a Shih Tzu up for adoption. Or if cats are more your thing, there are several great cats available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: Oscar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Senior Dog Haven And Hospice Inc, P.O. Box 1441, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Shih Tzu
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Please read the bio in full for answers to your questions. In the event you have a question that is…” Learn more

  • Name: Merida
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Cattle Dog German Shepherd Dog Mix
  • Description: “Sweet Merida, like her namesake, is ready to follow her own path in life, right into your home! At around…” Learn more

  • Name: Emma
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Pointer Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Description: “Sweet girl Emma is trying to be oh so patient while she’s waiting for a family! You may recognize her…” Learn more

  • Name: Harry Styles
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Chihuahua
  • Description: “Harry Styles, the pint sized pup with a huge personality! At around 7 years old and just about 7 pounds,…” Learn more

  • Name: Teddy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “Teddy, the too cute for words shepherd mix boy! This playful boy came to us when his owners were no…” Learn more

  • Name: Max
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Hi there ladies. This ones just for you. Have you ever wanted that guy that wants to make you the…” Learn more

  • Name: Gladys
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Tabby
  • Description: “At just three years old, Gladys was surrendered to the shelter at no fault of her own. She is transitioning…” Learn more

  • Name: Karolyn
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Calico
  • Description: “Karolyn is a young three-year-old gal who was surrendered at no fault of her own. She is calm and laid…” Learn more

  • Name: Peyton
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Peyton is around three years and loves to roll around when being pet! He is a lovebug who will beg…” Learn more

  • Name: Christian
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Christian is around 4 years old and was found abandoned. He loves being held and giving hugs, and rolls over…” Learn more

  • Name: Keller
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Handsome Keller was found as a stray and is a bit shy when you first meet him but he loves…” Learn more

  • Name: Suki
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
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  • Name: Tux
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tuxedo
  • Description: “Tux is a sweet and young five-year-old guy! He came to the shelter when his owner, unfortunately, passed away. Tux…” Learn more

  • Name: Gracie
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Tabby
  • Description: “Gracie is such a sweet girl who was found outside as a stray! She is such a sweet girl who…” Learn more

  • Name: Aubrey
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Aubrey is a loving and sweet gal who came to us when her owner could no longer care for her!…” Learn more

  • Name: Captain
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Calico
  • Description: “Captain is only three years old and came to us when her owner passed away. She is a sweet gal…” Learn more

  • Name: Presley
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Thomas
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Description: “Thomas is a sweet, sweet senior (around 8 years). He would do best in a quiet home, with someone who…” Learn more

  • Name: Tinkerbell
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Tinkerbell is a sweet young girl who was surrendered to the shelter with her brother at no fault of her…” Learn more

  • Name: Thatcher
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Our handsome Thatcher was found outside! At almost 2 years old, he found himself at the shelter, waiting to find…” Learn more

  • Name: Smoke
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tabby
  • Description: “Our sweet and handsome Smoke! Only about three years old and a big love bug. Came to the shelter when…” Learn more

  • Name: Chloe
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Chloe is as SWEET AS CAN BE! And with the softest fur! She is 11 years old and was surrendered…” Learn more

  • Name: Tony
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Tony is a sweet talkative boy who is almost 3 years old! He loves attention from people and misses being…” Learn more

  • Name: Marbles
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Tabby
  • Description: “Marbles is as sweet as pie! At two years old, she’s unsure why she is at the shelter! She enjoys…” Learn more

  • Name: Sudz (FCID# 04/16/2021 – 102 Willow Grove)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forgotten Cats Inc, 4023 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Sudz (FCID# 04/16/2021 – 102) is a beautiful girl who loves to play and hang out with you, whatever you’re…” Learn more

  • Name: Riley (FCID# 04/05/2021- 65 Willow Grove)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forgotten Cats Inc, 4023 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Riley is a grey tabby who is bursting with affection! He is very vocal and playful, and loves to explore…” Learn more

  • Name: Chuck (FCID# 04/13/2021 – 112 Willow Grove)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forgotten Cats Inc, 4023 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Chuck (FCID# 04/13/2021 – 112) is a light orange tabby with big beautiful eyes who LOVES to cuddle and play….” Learn more

  • Name: Tabasco (FCID# 04/15/2021 – 40)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forgotten Cats Inc, 4023 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Calico Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “Tabasco is scheduled to arrive in our Brandywine PetSmart adoption center on Sunday, May 23. Please ask to meet her!…” Learn more

  • Name: Kringles (FCID# 03/08/2021 – 1) C
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forgotten Cats Inc, 4023 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Watch me jump!!! Hi! I am Kringle (FCID# 03/08/2021 – 1)! I was born on Dec. 2l, 2020 and am…” Learn more

  • Name: Aaron Purr (FCID# 10/01/2020 – 96) C
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forgotten Cats Inc, 4023 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Tuxedo Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Sweet and lovable Aaron Purr (FCID# 10/01/2020 – 96) is a volunteer favorite. He absolute sweetest guy around. He’s super…” Learn more

  • Name: Tay (FCID# 04/01/2021 – 20 Trainer)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forgotten Cats Inc, 4023 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Tay (FCID# 04/01/2021 – 20) is a petite, light brown tabby. She is about 1-2 years old.” Learn more

  • Name: Miss T aka Califon (FCID# 04/15/2021 – 107)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forgotten Cats Inc, 4023 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Calico Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “Sweet Miss T (FCID# 04/152021 – 107) has four of her own kittens and is a surrogate mom to four…” Learn more

  • Name: Peaches (FCID# 04/06/2021 – 133) C
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forgotten Cats Inc, 4023 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tabby Tuxedo Mix
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Please meet Peaches (FCID# 04/06/2021 – 133)! She is a cute 2 year old and mom to 2 kittens. She…” Learn more

  • Name: Checkers (FCID# 04/29/2021 – 109) KC
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forgotten Cats Inc, 4023 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids and cats
  • Description: “KID- and CAT-FRIENDLY!!! Meet Checkers (FCID# 04/29/2021 – 109), a tiny but loveable sweet girl. She is approximately 3 months…” Learn more

  • Name: Jambo (FCID# 04/20/2021 – 114)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forgotten Cats Inc, 4023 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tabby Mix
  • Good With: Dogs and cats
  • Description: “CUDDLE-BUG!!! Jambo (FCID# 04/28/2021 – 114) came through our doors already neutered. This big boy is more than 17 pounds!…” Learn more

  • Name: Tiger Tommy (FCID# 04/06/2021 – 145)
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Forgotten Cats Inc, 4023 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Tabby Domestic Short Hair Mix
  • Description: “LAP CAT !!! Please meet Tiger Tommy (FCID# 04/06/2021 – 145)! This grey black tabby is a loveable chunker! (Tiger…” Learn more

  • Name: Lily
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Brandywine Valley Spca New Castle, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Milo
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Brandywine Valley Spca New Castle, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Bella
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Brandywine Valley Spca New Castle, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Ghost
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Brandywine Valley Spca New Castle, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Mr. Smuk
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Brandywine Valley Spca New Castle, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Wilson
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Brandywine Valley Spca New Castle, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Mayflower
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Brandywine Valley Spca New Castle, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Aries
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Brandywine Valley Spca New Castle, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Markie Mark
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Brandywine Valley Spca New Castle, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Hound Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Briar
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Brandywine Valley Spca New Castle, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Odie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Brandywine Valley Spca New Castle, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Beagle Mixed Breed Mix
  • Description: “Odie is a typical Beagle (Wooo Wooo)! He is friendly, leashes easily and walks with confidence. He should fit in…” Learn more

  • Name: Booka
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Brandywine Valley Spca New Castle, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Cletus
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Brandywine Valley Spca New Castle, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Great Pyrenees Mixed Breed Mix
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  • Name: Diamond
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Brandywine Valley Spca New Castle, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
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  • Name: Eli
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Brandywine Valley Spca New Castle, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Eli enjoys spending his time watching the birds outside of the window. He’s also fond of napping and getting treats.” Learn more

  • Name: Fun Dip
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Brandywine Valley Spca New Castle, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Riley
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Brandywine Valley Spca New Castle, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Riley is ready to start her new life with some lucky family. She lost her home when her owner became…” Learn more

  • Name: Giada DeLaurents
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Brandywine Valley Spca New Castle, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
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  • Name: Jason
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Brandywine Valley Spca New Castle, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Domestic Short Hair
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