Providence County Animal Shelter

Find Providence County 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.


Almost Home Rescue of Rhode Island PO Box 6111 Providence RI 02940 401-575-6153


Animals Depend On People Too, Inc. 920 Phenix Avenue Cranston RI 02921 401-461-1000

Clayville Animal Shelter 106 George Washington Highway Scituate RI 02815 401-647-7200

Cranston Animal Shelter 920 Phenix Avenue Cranston RI 02921 401-464-8700

Cumberland Animal Control 44 Martin Street Cumberland Hill RI 02864 401-333-2745

Defenders of Animals PO Box 5634 Providence RI 02903 401-738-3710

East Providence Animal Shelter 62 Commercial Way East Providence RI 02914 401-435-7675

Glocester Town Animal Shelter 121 Chestnut Hill Road Glocester RI 02814 401-568-3885

Glocester Town Animal Shelter 121 Chestnut Hill Road Glocester RI 02814 401-568-3885

Harrisville Animal Shelter 131 Clear River Drive Burrillville RI 02830 401-568-9480

Humane Association of Northwestern Rhode Island PO Box 355 Pascoag RI 02859 401-568-5734

Johnston Pound 1651 Atwood Avenue Johnston RI 02919 401-943-1069

Lincoln Animal Shelter 25 Wellington Road Lincoln RI 02865 401-333-0950

Lincoln Greyhound Adoption Program 83 Broadmoor Road Cranston RI 02910 401-781-6231

Lincoln Town Animal Control 25 Wellington Road Lincoln RI 02865 401-333-0950

North Providence Animal Shelter 900 Smithfield Road North Providence RI 02904 401-719-1516

North Providence Shelter 900 Smithfield Road Providence RI 02904 401-233-1492

North Smithfield Animal Control Center 281 Quaker Highway North Smithfield RI 02896 401-766-0377

Pawtucket Animal Control NEWPORT Ave Pawtucket RI 02861 401-722-4243

Pawtucket Animal Shelter Volunteers PO Box 2567 Pawtucket RI 02861 401-722-4243

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.