About Us


This site is maintained by The Friends of Exeter Animals. 

Friends of Exeter Animals Purpose:

  • To provide financial support to animals in need in the Exeter, RI area and in surrounding communities;
  • To support and help promote shelter animals;
  • To organize, host, work on and carry out fundraising events to support the organization's efforts on behalf of animal shelters and animals; and
  • To carry out any other acts incidental to or connected with the foregoing purposes or advancement thereof, but not for the pecuniary profit or financial gain of its member, directors, or officers.

We are only able to help the animals thru the generosity and support we receive from you. 


If you would like to make a donation make checks payable to the Friends of Exeter Animals. Friends of Exeter Animals Federal ID number is 45-5272215

Mail to: P.O. Box 302, Exeter, RI 02822

Find us on Facebook “Friends of The Exeter Animals” View pictures of animals currently looking for furever homes and keep up to date on all our upcoming events!

Reach us by e-mail: Friendsofexeteranimals@yahoo.com

Adopting A Friend

The Exeter Animal Shelter does not do same day adoptions.  In order to adopt there is a fee, but for a lifetime of happiness its worth it. Adoption fee is $75 for spayed/neutered pets. DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.  Please visit the shelter and apply in person after meeting the pet you wish to adopt.

If you have any questions about the animals available at the shelter, please stop in to speak with one of the Animal Control Officers, or call the shelter at 401-294-2754. Email us at: exeteranimalshelter@town.exeter.ri.us


If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering with the Friend of the Exeter Animals or any donations, please contact us at: Friendsofexeteranimals@yahoo.com

Who We Are

The Exeter Animal Shelter is located at 169 South County Trail, Exeter, RI.

Telephone: 401-294-2754

Fax: 401-294-4768

E-Mail: exeteranimalshelter@town.exeter.ri.us

Open since 1999, Exeter Animal Shelter has found homes for 100's of cats and dogs. All animals are tested, given their vaccines and if they are of age are spayed/neutered before they are released from the shelter. Many pets have come and gone over the years cats, dogs, birds and even a guinea pig. The animals are very well taken care of but they need a friend and a loving home. Take a look at what we have in our directory maybe you can find a new companion to love you and for you to love back.


Come Visit Us

The Exeter Animal Shelter is located on Rt. 2 in Exeter between the Veterans Cemetery and Schartners Farm. From the North - Take Rt. 95 South to Rt. 4. Take exit 5B (Rt102) and take a left at the light onto Rt 2. We're just a couple miles down on the right. From the South on Rt. 95 take exit 3 Rt 138 (URI/Newport). Several miles down take a left at the light onto Rt 2. We're about 1/4 mile after the cemetery on the left. From the East take Rt 1 North into Rt 4. Take exit 5 and then a left at the light (Rt 102). Go straight to a light (Oatleys on your right) and take a left onto Rt. 2. We're past Schartners Farm on your right.

The Shelter's hours of operation are:

Sunday 9am - 1pm

Monday closed

Tuesday 3-pm - 6pm

Wednesday 9 am-1pm

 Thursday  3 pm - 6 pm

Friday 9am - 1pm

Saturday 9 am - 1pm

The Shelter Staff would love to help you find your new furry friend during these hours. A special thanks to all the volunteers. The shelter could not run as smoothly and efficiently without your love and care of our animals.




 Ways you can support Friends of Exeter Animals:

  • Got Books?  Donate them in the bin located at the Exeter Animal Shelter!  Your donation helps the animals & the community!   Donate books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, audio books and records so that they can be reused and kept out of the trash.
  •  Also there is two clothing bins - Big Sisters and Planet Aid.
  • Send checks to FOEA, PO Box 302, Exeter, RI 02822
  • Visit our Facebook page at Friends of the Exeter Animals.  On the page is a link to Amazon.  All orders you make go directly to the Exeter Animal Shelter.

Contact Friends of Exeter Animals


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