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Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 17

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Oreo Oreo is a favorite at our summer Critter Camp. She’s great with kids and loves to play outside. Oreo is a very affectionate 4-year-old who loves attention. She’s been patiently waiting for the chance to meet her forever family. Could yours be it? Oreo’s adoption fee ...

 
 

Raise the Steaks: Catering to taste

You’ve probably been to a party with a fancy spread of appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, and various spreads. You scan the wide selection, you pick and peck while standing next to the host, then when you are alone with the food, you check your peripherals to make sure no one is looking and you gorge yourself on the crab puffs, dips, and cheeses. Now it’s your turn to host, ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 10

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Slim Slim is a regular at our doggie playgroups at the West Chester location. He’s playful, cuddly, and even knows how to roll over (who says older dogs can’t learn new tricks?) This 7-year old is a big boy with an even bigger heart. Slim’s adoption fee is “pay what you ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 3

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Catrina Catrina has quite a story! She is a 1-year-old who was evacuated after the New Castle Fire tragedy in early July. She’s one of our longest residents, and a staff favorite. She is a beautiful, shy cat who needs love and attention after all of the changes she’s ...

 

Raising the Steaks: Reasoning for uncommon seasoning

Cooking with seasonings is not only commonplace but in some cases necessary for a truly flavorful, delicious meal. Black pepper, kosher salt, oregano, basil, garlic and onion powders, you’ve undoubtedly heard of and/or cooked with these. They are safe, flavorful, and versatile in almost all dishes. There are hundreds upon hundreds of uncommon or lesser-known ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet July 27

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Captain Beefheart She’s named after a rock star, so it’s no surprise that Captain Beefheart is such a cool cat. Captain Beefheart is a 7-year-old lovebug who enjoys sitting out in her bed, snuggling down and watching the world go by. She's very gentle and loving and could ...

 

SPCA reopens after fire

The Brandywine Valley SPCA re-opened the New Castle Campus today for all services following the fire that destroyed the veterinary clinic and damaged the adoption areas. A car crashed into the building early the morning of July 9, sparking a fire that took the life of the driver and four cats, and displaced nearly 100 animals. Cleanup at the facility started ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet July 20

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Manny Boy Manny Boy is as irresistible as he looks. This sweet and gentle lap-cat loves affection. He also enjoys a little playtime, as 12 years old is just a number to him.  Manny Boy is FIV+, which means he needs an indoor home with a healthy diet and routine checkups to ...

 

Raise the Steaks: Dreaming of the of dry age

You bring home a steak, cook it perfectly, enjoy every bite, and go to bed hours later, only to wake up not thinking of anything but the day ahead of you. That is fine for a day-to-day lifestyle, but occasionally, you need to escape. You need to wake up in the morning after dreaming about the meal from the night before. One way to ensure that happens…. Dry. Aged. ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet July 13

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Farrah Farrah gives all of Charlie’s Angels a run for their money. This sweet and gentle 6-year-old would make a wonderful companion. She prefers to be the only kitty, but who wouldn’t have a little diva going on with these gorgeous looks. Farrah’s adoption fee is “name ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet July 6

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Lady Lady’s name doesn’t quite match her zest for life. Lady loves all people, big and small, and she enjoys playtime with other dogs. She’s a bit of a hound dog in both how talkative she is and doing best in a home without cats. She’s an energetic girl looking for an ...