Portsmouth Animal Shelter

Find Portsmouth 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.


Portsmouth Animal Control 2270 East Main Road Portsmouth RI 02871 401-643-0136


Placing PAWS 1320 Main Road Tiverton RI 02878 3.5 miles from Portsmouth 401-624-9562

Potter League For Animals 87 Oliphant Lane Middletown RI 02842 4.9 miles from Portsmouth 401-846-8276

Bristol Animal Shelter 10 Minturn Farm Rd Bristol RI 02809 5.1 miles from Portsmouth 401-253-4834

Bristol Animal Shelter 395 Metacom Avenue Bristol RI 02809 5.3 miles from Portsmouth 401-253-4834

Forever Paws Animals Shelter 300 Lynwood Street Fall River MA 02721 6.1 miles from Portsmouth 508-677-9154

Forever Paws Animal Shelter 300 Lynwood Street Fall River MA 02721 6.1 miles from Portsmouth 508-677-9154

Jeffs Companion Animal Shelter 1128 Main Road North Westport MA 02790 8.6 miles from Portsmouth 508-636-2929

Faxon Animal Rescue League 474 Durfee Street Fall River MA 02720 8.8 miles from Portsmouth 508-676-1061

Jamestown Animal Control 250 Conanicus Avenue Jamestown RI 02835 8.8 miles from Portsmouth 401-423-1212

Warren Animal Shelter 80 Wood Street Warren RI 02885 9.1 miles from Portsmouth 401-245-4569

PAWS Watch PO Box 3711 Newport RI 02840 9.4 miles from Portsmouth 401-848-9057

Humane Society of Jamestown PO Box 681 Jamestown RI 02835 9.5 miles from Portsmouth 401-423-0413

Barrington Animal Control 95 Country Road Warren RI 02885 9.7 miles from Portsmouth 401-245-4569

Scottish Terrier Rescue of Ri PO Box 242 Barrington RI 02806 10.0 miles from Portsmouth 401-434-7649

Barrington Police Control 100 Federal Road Barrington RI 02806 10.8 miles from Portsmouth 401-437-3936

Warwick Animal Control 250 Arthur Devine Blvd Warwick RI 02886 11.1 miles from Portsmouth 401-468-4377

Warwick Volunteer Services for Animals PO Box 7544 Warwick RI 02887 11.1 miles from Portsmouth 401-468-4378

Swansea Animal Control 68 Stevens Road Swansea MA 02777 11.1 miles from Portsmouth 508-679-6446

East Greenwich Animal Control 4302 Post Road East Greenwich RI 02818 11.3 miles from Portsmouth 401-884-6333

About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

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.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

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.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

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.