About us

We're the largest animal welfare organization in the region, helping 17,000+ animals per year.

Our mission & vision

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.

How we do it

We never stand still. There are always more ways to make an impact on the lives of the dogs and cats who need us, as well as the families who love them. We were the first open admission no-kill shelter in Pennsylvania and in Delaware, and we led Delaware to becoming the first no-kill state in the country. We take care of families with low-cost veterinary services and programs to help them keep the pets they love during hard times. And we help struggling communities become stronger to save more lives.

Our history

The Chester County SPCA was founded

Non-Profit status was officially established

Held the first Chester County SPCA Walk for Paws

The CCSPCA’s Forget-Me-Not Gala premieres

Began the transformation from a county animal control shelter with a 65% live release rate to a progressive, no-kill organization

Opened the Muhly Spay/Neuter Clinic

Announced CCSPCA as Pennsylvania’s first open admission, no-kill facility

Began providing animal services for the state of Delaware, opened the New Castle Campus

Opened the new Pennsylvania clinic building in Malvern

Re-branded as Brandywine Valley SPCA

Took over a struggling shelter to become our Georgetown Campus

Held our first Mega Adoption Event, placing 886 pets in two days

Purchased the facility that would become the Animal Rescue Center in Georgetown

Led Delaware to be recognized as the first no-kill state in the country

Led Houston shelters in holding their first Mega Adoption Event, placing 1450 pets in two days

Opened the Dover Campus, completing our vision of a shelter & clinic in each county in Delaware

Purchased a former veterinary specialty medical center to become the new New Castle Campus

Helped a rural Louisiana shelter reach 90% lifesaving, up from 22%

We help over 17,000 animals a year

We provide safety, love, and hope to lost pets hoping to go home, abandoned dogs and cats, cruelty victims, pets to be rehomed, and animals at risk in other shelters.

Give back to your community

Open the door to endless possibilities. Together, we will create positive change within our community, help control the homeless animal population, and improve the lives of pets and their families.

Join the team

Love animals and want to join us in making an impact? We're the largest and fastest growing animal welfare organization in the region. We offer exciting opportunities, competitive pay and benefits, and the reward you'll feel knowing you've made a difference.

Fetching news and events

Walk for Paws Success, Thanks to You!

We want to thank everyone who took the time to join us on Saturday to raise awareness and much-needed funds to support animals in need.
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Support Roo & Coatesville Survivors

Roo and dozens of Coatesville cruelty survivors are lucky to be alive, but need our help for a brighter future.
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Making an Impact: 17,082 Animals Cared for in 2023

Making an Impact: 17,082 Animals Cared for in 2023!
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