Cranston Animal Shelter

920 Phenix Avenue Cranston, R.I. 02921


Who We Are

The Cranston Animal Shelter has 2 Animal Control Officers. The shelter also has 1 Kennel Attendant. Their is an Animal Control Officer on duty 7 days a week. The kennel attendant works Tuesday thru Saturday. The Cranston Animal Shelter has 40 indoor/outdoor dog kennels 4 of which are strictly for housing dogs under quarantine. The shelter has 23 cat cages in the main cat room, 3 cat cages in isolation and 6 cat quarantine cages. The shelter accepts all stray animals found in the City of Cranston, which include but not limited to dogs, cats, rabbits, goats, ferrets and domestic birds. The shelter also accepts turn in's from Cranston residents. The number one reason a person will turn in their dog or cat is due to having to move. All stray animals are held for 10 days to give the owner a chance to claim them, after which they are put up for adoption. ALL animals once available for adoption are spayed or neutered prior to going to their new home. On average the shelter has 50 animals in their care at any given time.

Shelter Wish List

November 5, 2014


FOR OUR CATS WE ARE IN NEED OF: Iams dry cat/kitten food, Individual cardboard scratching posts that can hang on the inside of our cat cages, Bound carpet samples - our kitties love them in their cages to scratch and lay on, Recycled newspaper pellet litter for our cat guests we use Yesterday's News, Canned food for giving meds and special treats

FOR OUR DOGS WE ARE IN NEED OF: Grain free small bite dog food for our special dogs with skin problems and allergies, Purina Dog Chow and Purina Small Bites dry food, washable dog beds, Iams canned pate and chew bones made in the USA only, please

11-05-14 THE SHELTER IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF: a NON digital scale. .


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What's Going On


The Cranston Animal Shelter has been a proud participant of the Rescue Animal MP3 Project since 2012


Need your cat spayed or neutered at an affordable price. For Cats call Salmon River Mobile Vet at 793-0092 price is $75.00 you can visit them online at, they also do house calls.

Come Visit Us!


The Cranston Animal Shelter 920 Phenix Ave Cranston, RI 02921 We are open to the Public Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 11:30 to 3:30 pm Saturdays 11:00 to 3:00.

Directions: Rte. 95 to exit 14 take 37 west to the end bear right shelter is a 1/4 mile on right..from Rte. 295 take Phenix Ave. exit to the end then bear right. We are a 1/4 mile on the right.

Adopting a Friend



Adoption Fee for cats $95.00 includes spay/ neuter rabies and distemper vaccination.(rabies only if 12 weeks or older at time of altering) Adoption Fee for Dogs $180-$200 including vaccinations ,heart worm test, 1st months heart worm pill and flea control.


Adoption process...You must fill out an application at the animal shelter,or you may email to request an application which you can either mail back to the Cranston Animal Shelter or bring with you in person.

You will need to bring your drivers license,and proof that your able to have a pet,if you rent you will need a copy of your lease agreement, or a notarized letter from your landlord .If you own your own home a mortgage statement, or a city tax bill.

Out of state adoptions are accepted.

All of our animals are altered before leaving the Cranston Animal Shelter NO exceptions..

If your newly ""ADOPTED PET ""does not work out you can return the pet to the Cranston Animal Shelter for a full refund of fees associated with spay/neuter reimbursements or cost of vaccines and tests within 30 days of the adoption. Your $20.00 donation is NOT refundable.


The shelter does not take animals out of their cages 1/2 hour prior to closing.


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