Although The Rhode Island SPCA is continuing to offer emergency services during the COVID-19 crisis, the shelter is temporarily closed to the public until further notice. In order to reduce the number of staff members at the shelter, we have moved most of our animals to foster care homes. Animals will be available for adoption on a limited basis and BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. For more information, contact us at 401-438-8150 or info@rispca.com.

Help Support our Programs and Services

The Rhode Island SPCA has launched a #SpringForward Virtual Fundraiser with the goal of raising $10,000 in the month of April to support these vital programs and services. Donations are being accepted through the Rhode Island SPCA Facebook #SpringForward Virtual Fundraiser at https://www.facebook.com/donate/3136088846441512/ 

Adopting at the Rhode Island SPCA

Matchmaking is what we love to do. We do our very best to find the best fit for the pets awaiting adoption at the Rhode Island SPCA. The first step to adopting a dog from the Rhode Island SPCA is filling out an adoption application. If your application is selected, you will be contacted and asked if you would like to schedule a meet & greet. Because of the volume of applications we receive, sometimes we can only respond to the selected applicant. You are always welcome to contact us anytime about the status of your application.

Adoptable Dogs

Adoptable Cats

Adoptable Small Animals

If you are looking to adopt a cat or small animal, you are welcome to come to the Rhode Island SPCA to meet them and then fill out an application. We do not accept online applications for cats at this time.

All Cat, Kitten, Dog, and Puppy Adoptions Include:

  • Distemper Combo Vaccine
  • Rabies Vaccine and Tag
  • Flea/Tick/Ear Mite Treatment and Nail Trim (if needed)
  • De-worming and Heartworm Testing
  • Spay/Neuter (if animal is not of age to be spayed/neutered there will be a spay/neuter deposit)
  • 1 Free Wellness Exam (at participating veterinary office)
  • Free Up Country Collar and Leash of your choice

Adoption Fees

Cats……………………………………………….…………. $100

Kittens……………………………………………………… $150

Dogs……………….………………………………………… $225

Puppies…………………………………………………….. $400

Rabbits………………………………………….………..… $65/$85pair

Ferrets…………………………………………………….… $40/$50pair

Guinea Pigs………………………………………………… $15/$25pair

Hamsters…………………………………………………… $5/$10pair

We are a proud Pets for Patriots Partner, offering discounted adoption fees for our military’s veterans. More information can be found here.