Brandywine Valley SPCA

We’re honored to partner with Brandywine Valley SPCA, a shelter that’s dedicated to finding homes for 16,000 pets each year and involving the community in animal welfare.

History

Since 1929, Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) has been putting animal welfare first while encouraging community members to do so, too. The animal shelter is Pennsylvania’s first no-kill, open-admission shelter. Since BVSPCA was established, the animal shelter has extended its impact to five campuses throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania.

“It’s important to us that these pets and their families have the best possible resources for the rest of their lives, including pet insurance. Petplan is the best security we can give them.”

Adam Lamb

Chief Executive Officer, BVSPCA

Mission

BVSPCA seeks to “put the human back in ‘humane’ animal treatment,” by engaging the community in educational and fundraising initiatives. And the results of their efforts show. BVSPCA rescues and places over 16,000 animals in forever homes each year. By partnering with Petplan, the animal shelter takes pet care to the next level, too. “Pets are essentially four-legged children, and the cost of medical care is not far from comparable to human medical care,” Walter Fenstermacher, director of operations at BVSPCA, said. “I think it's an important thing for folks to be protected against unexpected occurrences, just like you would protect yourself and your family with medical insurance.”

Bleu's Story

Haley, a Petplan policyholder, adopted Bleu from BVSPCA. After a challenging year, she was hoping to bring some happiness into her life. "As soon as I saw his sweet little face, I knew I had to go meet him," Haley said.

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Critter Camp

A kids camp that teaches future generations of pet parents how to be responsible caregivers.
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Bark on the Boards

Every October, join BVSPCA (and rescue pets!) at their annual block party on Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
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Second Chance Transport Program

BVSPCA takes in pets from overcrowded shelters to help reduce euthanizations.
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Get to know our shelter partners

As the pet insurance provider that shelters trust, we're honored to highlight all of the impactful work that our shelter partners do for animals.