Find Bristol Rhode Island animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.
Bristol Animal Shelter 395 Metacom Avenue Bristol RI 02809 401-253-4834
Bristol Animal Shelter 10 Minturn Farm Rd Bristol RI 02809 401-253-4834
Warren Animal Shelter 80 Wood Street Warren RI 02885 3.9 miles from Bristol 401-245-4569
Placing PAWS 1320 Main Road Tiverton RI 02878 4.1 miles from Bristol 401-624-9562
Barrington Animal Control 95 Country Road Warren RI 02885 4.5 miles from Bristol 401-245-4569
Scottish Terrier Rescue of Ri PO Box 242 Barrington RI 02806 4.9 miles from Bristol 401-434-7649
Forever Paws Animals Shelter 300 Lynwood Street Fall River MA 02721 5.0 miles from Bristol 508-677-9154
Forever Paws Animal Shelter 300 Lynwood Street Fall River MA 02721 5.0 miles from Bristol 508-677-9154
Barrington Police Control 100 Federal Road Barrington RI 02806 5.8 miles from Bristol 401-437-3936
Portsmouth Animal Control 2270 East Main Road Portsmouth RI 02871 5.9 miles from Bristol 401-643-0136
Faxon Animal Rescue League 474 Durfee Street Fall River MA 02720 6.1 miles from Bristol 508-676-1061
Swansea Animal Control 68 Stevens Road Swansea MA 02777 7.3 miles from Bristol 508-679-6446
Warwick Animal Control 250 Arthur Devine Blvd Warwick RI 02886 8.1 miles from Bristol 401-468-4377
Warwick Volunteer Services for Animals PO Box 7544 Warwick RI 02887 8.1 miles from Bristol 401-468-4378
East Greenwich Animal Control 4302 Post Road East Greenwich RI 02818 9.4 miles from Bristol 401-884-6333
Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 186 Amaral Street East Providence RI 02915 9.7 miles from Bristol 401-438-8150
Potter League For Animals 87 Oliphant Lane Middletown RI 02842 9.7 miles from Bristol 401-846-8276
East Greenwich Animal Protection League PO Box 184 East Greenwich RI 02818 9.9 miles from Bristol 401-885-1158
Warwick Animal Shelter 101 Arthur W Devine Boulevard Warwick RI 02886 10.4 miles from Bristol 401-468-4377
East Providence Animal Shelter 62 Commercial Way East Providence RI 02914 10.4 miles from Bristol 401-435-7675
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.