Adoption Information

Adoption Hours:

Please call the shelter at (401) 766-0377 before visiting to ensure that someone will be there to greet you upon your arrival.

Adoption Policy:

After meeting the pet you would like to adopt, the ACO or a volunteer will perform a brief screening. Depending on the status of the pet you are choosing (i.e. vaccinations, spay/neuter, etc.) the Shelter requires that you leave a deposit which will be returned after you obtain proof of spay/neuter, and rabies vaccines from the veterinarian of your choice. From there you will be asked to complete the necessary adoption paperwork, once that is complete the pet will then be released to you.

Adoption Costs:

  • Any pet that is spayed/neutered: $70.00
  • If pet is not spayed/neutered:
    • Dogs: $45.00 + $25.00 (refundable deposit) + $5.00 (town fee)
    • Cats: $35.00 + $25.00 (refundable deposit)