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City of East Providence
Animal Control Division



WELCOME to the City of East Providence's Animal Control Center Website.
We are here to ensure the safety and well being of the public and animals of the City of East Providence. We take pride in finding permanent homes for the animals we care for. Adopting an animal to a good home is a very rewarding experience for the staff, and we would like to say "THANK YOU" to all of you who have adopted from us in the past, and to those of you who will adopt from us in the future.... :)
Please take a look at some of the wonderful cats, kittens, dogs, and occasionally pups, that are available for adoption. Not all are listed, but they are all lovable and in need of good homes. Please use the website to gain a little insight on the animals, then feel free to come down, visit and hopefully, adopt!!!
We are open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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 Pet of the Month 



About us...
Our facility houses stray animals, providing them with shelter, food and water. We are able to house up to 18 cats and 22 dogs, and we also have a quarantine area to protect the citizens and animals of the city from the spread of zoonotic diseases (infectious diseases that are naturally transmissible between animals and humans) such as rabies. We do our very best to give them love and affection while providing them with safety and protection. We take pride in our ability to save each one, individually, and to reunite them with their rightful owners and/or place them into permanent homes where they will get the love and attention they deserve.
We go above and beyond the call of duty for our animals. We strive to maintain a clean, well kept facility and our main goal is to offer temporary shelter to the abused, neglected, abandoned and lost animals of the city, in accordance with city and state law.
Unfortunately, we are unable to take in any animals that currently have an owner and/or home. We are limited in space and the number of stray animals we are responsible for, does not allow us any room to spare. Please know we do everything in our power to help anyone in need, and if we can, we will.
City of East Providence Website

Animal Control Division Website

Any inquiries, notifications or complaints that require assistance from our Animal Control Officers must be made by calling 401-435-7675. Any urgent matters can also be reported to the East Providence Police Department by calling 401-435-7600.

Please take a look at some of the wonderful cats, kittens, dogs, and occasionally pups, that are available for adoption. Not all are listed, but they are all lovable and in need of good homes. Please use the website to gain a little insight on the animals, then feel free to come down, visit and hopefully, adopt!!!
We are open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


 Adopting a Friend  


In order to adopt an animal from our shelter, you must complete our application and be approved by one of our staff members. If you are a renter, you must provide approval from your Landlord stating you are allowed to have a pet on the premises. We may speak to your Landlord directly for approval. You may also providence verification through a leasing agreement or a written letter from your Landlord. The letter must include their name, address, phone number, and any pertinent restrictions to size and/or breed. Please be sure to specify your name and address as the tenant. Your current pets at the time of adoption must be up-to-date on their rabies vaccine and any cats must be spayed/neutered. You can feel free to bring in any paperwork you have to prove this, or we can also verify the information verbally with the veterinarian information you provide on our application. Once this information is verified and you are approved, then you can take home your newest addition to your family!!!






Breed Hall (Senior Center Complex)

610 Waterman Avenue

East Providence, RI 02914 



Sunday, March 20, 2016 

10 AM - 12 PM (Noon).

Dogs and Cats 3 Months and older may be vaccinated- Dogs MUST BE LEASHED and attended by an Adult- Cats MUST BE COVERED AND CARRIED. PROOF of your animal's previous vaccination must be presented in order for dog or cat to receive 3 Year Vaccination; Otherwise a one year vaccination will be administered.


$10.00 Per Animal- CASH ONLY -No checks accepted...


Dogs can be licensed at the clinic. The cost of a dog license is $13.00 if you bring proof that your animal has been spayed or neutered (Senior/Disabled Citizens Pay $5.00). If your dog is not spayed or neutered, the licensing fee is $33.00 (Senior Citizens Pay $15.00).

Dog Licensing:

Dog licenses are due annually in April. The license fee is $13.00 with proof of spay/neuter (Senior / Disabled Citizens pay $5.00). If your animal is not spayed or neutered the fee is $33.00 (Senior / Disabled Citizens pay $15.00).

New License: A current rabies certificate and proof of spay/neuter must be presented when applying for a new license.

License Renewals: A current rabies certificate and proof of spay/neuter if not already on record.


Licenses may be obtained at the following places:

Rabies Clinic, on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from (10 A.M.-12 P.M)

Office of the City Clerk, 145 Taunton Avenue, E. Providence, R.I. 02914

By mail to: City Clerk, City Hall, 145 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, R.I. 02914

(Make checks payable to City of East Providence)


Click HERE to print the Dog Licensing Application.


Click here to see our Happy Tails (Meet Nanny Millie)!

Click to see the rest of our Happy Tails (Adopted Pets)!


To find out about adopting a homeless bunny please visit:

Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue



Donations of any kind are accepted. Donations may include, but are not limited to, blankets, towels, cat and dog cushions, stainless steel water bowls/buckets, food bowls, toys for all animals,  treats for dogs and cats. Any kind of hard or soft dog/puppy and cat/kitten foods (unopened please) is appreciated. Kitty litter and litter boxes small enough to fit in the kennels, dog and cat leashes, harnesses, collars, any type, any size. We also accept donations for smaller animals such as rabbits, birds, ferrets, etc. Any and all grooming supplies including flea shampoos and applicants, brushes, nail clippers, etc. Or even a gift certificate to a grooming salon of your choice.
Any kind of literature pertaining to the health and well being of animals.... Non-colored/dyed newspapers, paper towels, cleaning supplies of any kind, laundry and dish detergent, etc.




We have chosen Kuranda dog beds for our facility because they are not only durable, they are the most comfortable as well. We still don't have enough for all of our kennels so if you would like to donate a bed so another dog can sleep in proper comfort, please click here.


 Come Visit Us!

The East Providence Animal Control Center is located at 62 Commercial Way, next door to the City Garage. Commercial Way runs between Taunton Avenue and Waterman Avenue. Please call (401) 435-7675 for directions or use the link provided below for Google Maps.

Map to Our Shelter

East Providence Animal Control Center
62 Commercial Way
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: (401) 435-7675



 Please contact us and we can provide you with a

few options on low cost Spay/Neuter facilities.

The animals here at East Providence Animal Control Center are all strays therefore we have no background or history to share on them. The only information we are able to provide are of the circumstances on how they arrived here, and what we have learned about them from our own personal experiences.

Any animals adopted from us have a ten day return policy,

for any reason, if things should not work out...

The staff and the animals of the East Providence Animal Control Center

would like to Thank You for your support and kindness!

PLEASE remember that summer is here and ALL ANIMALS should be provided with PLENTY of FOOD, WATER and SHELTER to protect them from the heat!

Click Here for a List of Pets at this Shelter

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