Foster homes are needed for rescued dogs.

The owner of the 14 dogs rescued from a Georgetown property by Delaware Public Health Office of Animal Welfare Delaware Animal Services officers signed over legal ownership to the Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Dec. 9.

The dogs were seized when state Delaware Animal Services responded to a tip received about several neglected dogs and other dogs running loose.

One dog was placed into foster care and is acclimating to his living environment. Three dogs will be available for adoption Dec. 14.. As for the other dogs, the BVSPCA is seeking experienced fosters or rescues who are able to devote the time and energy to proper training and reconditioning. If interested in fostering or rescuing, call 516-1008.

The dogs were brought to the BVSPCA New Castle shelter, where they have received ongoing medical and rehabilitative care since their arrival. The dogs are eating and working their way toward better physical health. The dogs require psychological rehabilitation and training before they can be placed into homes.

“When the state rescued these 14 dogs, we did not think they would be able to enter foster homes so soon,” said DAS Chief Mark Tobin. “We are thrilled they will be able to experience life inside caring homes with people committed to their recovery until they are ready to be adopted. Delaware Animal Services is grateful to Brandywine Valley SPCA for their partnership and support of these dogs."

To make a contribution to the support of the dogs, call 516-1006 or visit or