The North Kingstown Animal Shelter is a division of the North Kingstown Police Department. We take in a wide variety of animals, mainly cats and dogs, but at any given time you may also find birds, rabbits, snakes, or other small pets such as guinea pigs. Please check back with us regularly to see who is currently staying with us!
We always welcome new volunteers who would love to help our animals! If you would like to volunteer stop by the shelter and fill out an application. You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer. Thank you!
Come Meet our Pets:
We are open to the public 7 days a week (except holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Adoption hours are 8:00 a.m. ľ 2:00 p.m.
Our Adoption Process:
There is an application required, and the fee varies with the animal.
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.