Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
As the colder weather is approaching we are in desperate need of blankets and towels to keep our dogs and cats warm and comfortable. If you have any older, used, but in good condition blankets or towels we will gladly accept them for our homeless animals. -- We are always in need of rawhide, dog biscuits, used tennis balls, stuffed or very durable dog toys, Kongs and crates or carriers (to transport dogs to rescues).
Come Visit Us!
Shelter hours (hours open to the public) are Monday -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 7 Service 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. Follow the Ernest Street detour by taking your first right off of Terminal and taking a left on to Ernest.. Follow Ernest Street all the way to the end (past the Dead End sign) where it bears right. Just after bearing right (you are now on Service Road), you will see a yellow building on your left. This is the shelter.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.