We do our best to find the ideal home for the pets awaiting adoption at the RISPCA. Some of the animals here have special needs and may not be a good fit for everyone. Because of this, applications are considered on a “best fit” not “first come” basis. The first step to adopting a pet from the Rhode Island SPCA is filling out an adoption application.
If your application is selected, you will be contacted and have the chance to visit the shelter and interact with the pet outside of their cage before you and the RISPCA make a final decision. Because of the volume of applications we receive, only the selected applicant is contacted. However, feel free to contact us about the status of your application at any time.
All of our dogs and cats are temperament tested before they are placed. We do our best to match all animals to the most appropriate home. All pets will be up-to-date on their routine vaccinations and spayed or neutered before leaving the shelter.
Small Animals: $15 – $65
*Price already includes pre-payment of spay/neuter surgery. When the cat is of the appropriate age, you will be able to have it spayed or neutered at no additional cost.
**Price already includes pre-payment of spay/neuter surgery and pre-payment for mandatory Puppy Training Class at the Rhode Island SPCA