Washington County Animal Shelter

Find Washington 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.


Animal Rescue League 213 Robinson Street South Kingstown RI 02879 401-792-2233


Animal Rescue League Westerly PO Box 1237 Westerly RI 02891 401-596-2090

Block Island Volunteers for Animals PO Box 402 RI 02807 401-466-5303

Charlestown Animal Control 4540 South County Trail Charlestown RI 02813 401-364-1211

Charlestown Animal Control 4540 South County Trail Charlestown RI 02813 401-364-1211

Exeter Town Animal Shelter 165 South County Trail Exeter RI 02822 401-294-2754

Hopkinton Animal Control 395 Woodville Road Hopkinton RI 02804 401-377-7785

Narragansett Pound 441 Rose Hill Road South Kingstown RI 02879 401-789-1950

North Kingston Animal Protection League PO Box 83 North Kingstown RI 02852 401-294-4478

North Kingstown Animal Shelter 395 Hamilton Allenton Road North Kingstown RI 02852 401-295-5579

Peace Dale Animal Control 506a Curtis Corner Road South Kingstown RI 02879 401-783-7606

South Kingstown Animal Shelter 132 Asa Pond Road South Kingstown RI 02879 401-789-5515

Swansea Friends of Animals 43 Firwood Drive North Kingstown RI 02852

Wakefield Animal Shelter 506 Curtis Corner Road South Kingstown RI 02879 401-783-7606

Westerly Animal Control 33 Larry Hirsch Lane Westerly RI 02891 401-348-9595

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.