Cranston Animal Shelter

920 Phenix Avenue Cranston, R.I. 02921
401-464-8700 (Adoptions only) (Questions, concerns, etc. only)


Welcome to the Cranston Animal Shelter

The Cranston Animal Shelter staffs 3 Animal Control Officers and 1 Kennel Attendant. There 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. 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. The shelter also accepts turn in's from Cranston residents only. The number one reason a person will turn in their dog or cat is due to having to move. ALL animals once available for adoption are spayed or neutered prior to going to their new home - NO exceptions. On average the shelter has 50 animals in their care at any given time.

Our hours:

Tues, Thurs, Fri 11:30-3:30

Saturday 11-3

Closed Sun, Mon and Wed

Shelter Wish List

August 11th, 2016


FOR OUR CATS WE ARE IN NEED OF: Iams dry cat/kitten food, Fresh News Litter, Canned food for giving meds, special treats, Arm and Hammer cat litter deodorizer, cat nip toys

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

FOR OUR RABBITS WE ARE IN NEED OF: Paper bedding, carrots, lettuce, dried bananas and apples

01/19/2017 THE SHELTER IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF: Laundry detergent, grain free cat food, hot dogs, and large/extra-large chew bones. Thank you!! .


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Adoption Process

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, and heart worm test.

You must fill out an application at the animal shelter.

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, please bring a mortgage statement or a city tax bill. If you are adopting a cat, be sure to bring a carrier - one will NOT be provided for you. If you are adopting a dog, please bring a leash and collar - they will not be provided for you. Please note: We do not foster any of our animals.

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.

What's Going On?

The Cranston Animal Shelter has been a proud participant of the Rescue Animal MP3 Project since 2012
/CENTER> Congratulations to our Adoption Coordinator, Shelby, on your award for Handsome Dan's 2016 Shelter Worker of the Year!!

Come check out our new entrance!


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

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.



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