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Puppies and dogs in Rhode Island

Looking for a puppy or dog in Rhode Island? Adopt a Pet can help you find a new best friend near you.

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Adopt a dog in Rhode Island

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Rhode Island. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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CHANCE dh

Labradoodle

Male, 1 yr
Johnston, RI
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Shots are up-to-date,
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Chance is a great dog, still has some puppy and some play. He needs a great home. RPACI is a non profit rescue, and currently possess our 501C3 to operate as such. Please visit us on Facebook: Rebecca's Paws and Claws in Remlap and our website: www.rpacirescue.org. All dogs from this rescue are transported from Alabama to the New England area and delivered in RI. Each dog will come fully vetted. Price also includes transportation and a Health Certificate as required by law. There is a 100.00 deposit required at the time of adoption to secure the transport crate. The remainder of the fee will be paid once you pick up the dog. Naturally the 100.00 comes off the total owed at pick up. It will be refunded if for any reason you decide you do not want to adopt, unless the transport has already left.with the dog. To get a application please go to: saveapreciouspaw@gmail.com
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SALLY sb

Shih Tzu/Chihuahua

Female, 10 mos
Johnston, RI
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Shots are up-to-date,
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Sally is a beautiful and very sweet pup. She has been spayed and vaccines updated. She is heartworm negative. Very loving girl who wants to be a cuddlebug. RPACI is a non profit rescue, and currently possess our 501C3 to operate as such. Please visit us on Facebook: Rebecca's Paws and Claws in Remlap and our website: www.rpacirescue.org. All dogs from this rescue are transported from Alabama to the Pennsylvania/ New England area and delivered in Pennsylvania and RI. Each dog will come fully vetted. Price also includes transportation and a Health Certificate as required by law. There is a 100.00 deposit required at the time of adoption to secure the transport crate. The remainder of the fee will be paid once you pick up the dog. Naturally the 100.00 comes off the total owed at pick up. It will be refunded if for any reason you decide you do not want to adopt, unless the transport has already left.with the dog. To get a application please email: saveapreciouspaw@gmail.com You can also visit our website Rpacirescue.org to fill out an adoption application
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Suzie Newberry

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/Spaniel (Unknown Type)

Female, 2 yrs 6 mos
Warwick, RI
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Shots are up-to-date, House-trained,
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Meet Suzie! This sweet girl is in Rhode Island and in search of her furever home. Suzie is a spayed female, estimated to be around 2 to 3 years old, and possesses all the qualities one could hope for in a furry companion. Suzie is fully crate trained and house trained, great with kids and other dogs, and does well on a leash. She is currently carrying a few extra pounds due to undergoing heartworm treatment, so she is hoping to find a forever family dedicated to helping her lose the extra weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. After a nice walk or romp in the backyard, Suzi loves to snuggle up on the couch with you. All she needs now is a loving place to call home, with someone to give her the care and attention she deserves, providing her with the opportunity to thrive! If you are interested in adopting this dog please complete the adoption application at www.rhodehomerescue.org/adoption-form to become a pre-approved adopter. If you were already approved through Rhode Home Rescue within the last 6 months, contact us today! Be sure to check our Facebook page "Rhode Home Rescue" for details on upcoming events and other announcements.
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"Bean" Puppies

Standard Poodle/Mixed Breed (Large)

Female, 2 mos
Warwick, RI
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Needs experienced adopter,
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The "Bean" puppies are currently in RI and looking for a 'furever' home! Meet the "Bean" litter, a delightful bunch of black scruffy puppies soon to be available for adoption! Their mom is a standard poodle, and their dad is unknown, so they'll be large-sized dogs when fully grown. These adorable pups will need adopters who understand the needs of such young puppies—a puppy schedule, commitment to training, socialization, and regular grooming. Be prepared for sleepless nights and the challenges of house training. The litter consists of 8 pups—7 females and 1 male. Meet Cannellini, Edamame, Fava, Lima, Mung, Navy, Pinto, and Soy! If you have the time, energy, and dedication to give one of these puppies the love and care they need, consider adding a "Bean" to your family! **Due to clinic delays: this puppy will be available for adoption with the collection of an additional $100 spay/neuter voucher deposit, which will be refunded upon receipt of successful procedure at our partnering clinic. If you are interested in adopting this dog please complete the adoption application at www.rhodehomerescue.org/adoption-form to become a pre-approved adopter. If you were already approved through Rhode Home Rescue within the last 6 months, contact us today! Be sure to check our Facebook page "Rhode Home Rescue" for details on upcoming events and other announcements.
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Leo Beo

Beagle/Rat Terrier

Male, Puppy
Wakefield, RI
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
To apply to adopt this dog now, complete our adoption application  HERE To see our upcoming events where you can meet some of our dogs, please see  HERE Age: 5 months (as of 03/01/24) Weight: 15.2 lbs (as of 02/28/24)   This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.   Meet Leo, the bundle of joy with a wagging tail that never stops and a heart full of love! This affectionate little guy is on a quest to find his forever home after his previous owner found themselves with too many furry friends to care for. Leo is the epitome of friendliness, always eager to greet new faces with a wagging tail and sweet puppy kisses. His outgoing nature makes him the life of the party wherever he goes, spreading joy and warmth to everyone he meets. Leo thrives on affection and attention. Whether it's cuddling on the couch or engaging in play, Leo is always up for some quality bonding time. His contagious enthusiasm for life is sure to bring endless smiles to his future adopter's face. But Leo isn't just about spreading love; he's also one smart cookie! He is crate trained and working hard on housetraining and walking on the leash, but still needs a little more practice. With his eager-to-please attitude and sharp mind, Leo is a prime candidate for puppy classes. He's ready to soak up all the knowledge and skills that come his way, making him an ideal companion for someone looking to embark on a fun and rewarding training journey. If you're searching for a loyal companion who will shower you with love and companionship, look no further than Leo. With his enthusiasm for life and heart of gold, he's ready to fill your home with happiness and tail wags galore. Don't miss out on the opportunity to make Leo a cherished member of your family today! An adoption donation is required for each adoption; please see  HERE  for more information about this. To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor. March 3, 2024, 8:18 pm
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Gisele

Hound (Unknown Type)

Female, 3 yrs
Cumberland, Rhode Island, RI
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
I am Gisele, and if you look at my picture closely, you will see that I am a princess, with my big beautiful eyes that are so ready to stare into yours. I am intelligent, inquisitive, sweet, and responsive. Because I have been in shelters and then thankfully rescued by this sanctuary, I do not know all of the most important doggy commands, but I am a people pleaser and will do my best to learn quickly. I also get along well with other dogs. I am heartworm negative, up to date on shots, spayed, and microchipped. To learn more about how to adopt me, contact Alyson at rockin2ndchancerescue@gmail.com.

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Shelters & rescues in Rhode Island

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for dogs in Rhode Island. Browse these rescues and shelters below.

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Animals Depend On People Too (ADOPT)

Cranston, RI 02921

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, small animals

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Cranston Animal Shelter

920 Phenix Ave, Cranston, RI 02921

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Go Dogs Go Rescue Inc - RI transport

CRANSTON, RI 02921

Pet Types: dogs

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Healing Species

Cranston, RI 02920

Pet Types: dogs

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Divine intervention animal rescue

65 eagle Road, Cranston, RI 02920

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Great Dane Rescue Of New England

PO Box 100083, Cranston, RI 02920

Pet Types: dogs

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Small Dog Rescue of New England Inc.

Cranston, RI 02920

Pet Types: dogs

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Jesse's Place Rescue - NE transport

Cranston, RI 02920

Pet Types: dogs

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EGAPL Heart of RI

44 Worthington Road, Cranston, RI 02920

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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