City of Providence Animal Shelter

Our Adoptable Pet List

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Our Featured Pet...

Ms. Mina

Ms. Mina's favorite past-time is sitting in chairs and surveying her kingdom. Her highness prefers a chair to the common "ground" of the other dogs and sits happily, watching the world go by. This young adult female is short and stocky, and weighs in at about 55 pounds. She is very affectionate, with a moderate energy level and is very much in need of a loving home. >br> PLEASE REFER TO LOG# 356 WHEN INQUIRING ABOUT THIS DOG If you would like to meet a dog, please visit the shelter during regular business hours. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:45 PM - closed holidays. Or call Providence Animal Control at: 401-243-6040/email

If you would like to meet a dog, please visit the shelter during regular business hours. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:45 PM - closed holidays. Or call Providence Animal Control at: 401-243-6040/email *PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES WITH THE PHONE LINES SO EMAIL MAY BE YOUR BEST OPTION*

Volunteer and Make a Difference

City of Providence Animal Shelter is not accepting any new volunteers right now.

A big thank you to volunteer photographer Melanie Proulx who is now photographing cats! (All cat images copyright Melanie Proulx Photography)

Who We Are

The City of Providence Animal Shelter/ Animal Control provides a temporary shelter with humane and compassionate care for stray abused, neglected and impounded animals; coordinates their adoption whenever possible; and promotes community education on proper animal safety, pet care, pet overpopulation and responsible pet ownership.

Visit our official website HERE!


Wine Tasting Event to Benefit Providence Animal Shelter Feb. 23

Chris Gasbarro’s Fine Wine and Spirits is hosting a wine tasting event to benefit the Providence Animal Shelter on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 6:30-8PM at their Seekonk store on Route 6.
The event is also sponsored by the Woonsocket Health Rehabilitation Centre. $25 donations are accepted.
More information:

Adopting a friend

Any animal which enters the shelter must be held for 5 full business days to give the owner a chance to claim him/her (when applicable in the case of strays). During that 5 day period, anyone that wants to adopt an animal can submit an adoption application for that dog. After the 5 day waiting period is up, applicants are called based on the appropriateness of the home for each and every animal's needs.

FEES AND PROCESS for DOGS: Most of our animals do not come into our care spayed or neutered therefore our adoption fee is $25 PLUS the cost of a pre-paid spay/neuter which usually ranges between $95-130. Basic shots are also given at the time of the surgery. The adoption fee for any animal that has come into our shelter already spayed or neutered is $25. We accept only checks or money orders, no cash. Spay/neuter fees are paid directly to the vet's office. Pit bulls and pit mixes must be spayed or neutered BEFORE leaving the city's custody therefore they stay at the shelter until the appointment and are dropped off at the vet by a shelter employee. The adopter can then pick them up post-op and take them home.

Please be prepared to have a notarized letter from your landlord if you rent, or a copy of your mortgage statement or deed if you own your property.

Proof of insurance (renter's or homeowners') with specific reference to a "pit bull" is required in Providence County in order to own/adopt a bully breed. We can help you acquire the necessary insurance (usually only about $175/yr) and answer any questions you may have.

Wish List

We are always in need of kongs, boxed treats and toys for our dogs.

Come Visit Us!

Our shelter is at 200 Terminal Road off of Allens Ave. in Providence
Shelter hours (hours open to the public) are Tuesday -Saturday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - closed holidays. Animal Control is available to answer phone calls during these hours. The phone number is (401) 243-6040. If you need to contact Animal Control for emergencies (stray, abandoned, abused or endangered animals) during other hours, please call the Providence Police (401-272-3121) and ask for Animal Control Complaints.

The Providence Animal Shelter is located at 200 Terminal Road. To get there, take exit 18 (Thurbers Ave.) off 95 and head toward Allens Ave (from 95S, bear left on exit -- from 95N bear right). Take a right onto Allens Ave and follow it for a little over 1/2 mile to your 2nd over head traffic light. This is the intersection of Allens and Terminal Road. Turn right on Terminal Road. We are the new yellow building on the right with giant dog bone columns in front!

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City of Providence Animal Shelter (Animal Control)
200 Terminal Road

Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-243-6040

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