Why Adopt?

When you adopt a pet from the Providence Animal Shelter you're saving a life and giving a dog or cat a second chance. Happy, healthy pets are waiting to meet you and become a part of your family. All adoptable pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and ready to start a new life with you. Remember, you can't buy love but you can adopt it from the Providence Animal Shelter!

How to Adopt


  • You must be at least 18 years of age to adopt. If you are 18 years of age and live at home with your parent or parents, you must have permission from a parent.

  • No second party adoptions. If you are looking for an animal for someone else, they must be the one to fill out the application, unless it is for your child, husband, or wife living with you.


  • You must provide proof you own your own home or have your landlords' permission (a notarized letter) to own a pet. If you rent, you will need to provide us with your landlord's name and number, and if you have a lease we must see a copy of your lease agreement.





If you are interested in adopting and animal, it's always better to fill out an application first before coming down. Applications can take up to 5 days to process. Download the Adoption Application and bring it to the Providence Animal Shelter.



Adoption Tips


Ready to adopt? Read these Adoption Tips from the ASPCA.



You can find the latest animals up for adoption on PetFinder.
For more information, contact the Providence Animal Shelter at 401-243-6040.




Visit the Providence Animal Care & Control Center

200 Terminal Road (1 Adoption Way)

Providence, RI 02905


Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 3pm

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