Our Shelter is Closed Temporarily

November 2020 UPDATE: Our shelter is currently closed to visitors out of an abundance of caution to help keep our staff, volunteers and visitors safe. Adoptions and meet & greets will be conducted by appointment only.

January 16, 2021 UPDATE: Thank you for wanting to adopt at the Rhode Island SPCA! At this time, we have more people seeking to adopt than cats and kittens that are available. We encourage you to check back but in the meantime, here are some other local organizations that may have just the friend you are looking for! Best of luck!

Potter League for Animals

Browse Pets – Potter League For Animals – Potter League For Animals

Providence Animal Rescue League

Adoption Program | Providence Animal Rescue League | Rhode Island (parl.org)

East Greenwich Animal Protection League

Available For Adoption – EGAPL Heart of RI

Animal Rescue Rhode Island

Adoptable Pets – Animal Rescue Rhode Island (animalrescueri.org)


Celebrating Over 20 Years of Pet Adoption | Petfinder

We have begun to open up our re-homing and adoption program so you will see more animals available for adoption soon. Our staff and animals are really looking forward to seeing you again! If you have any questions, please contact us at info@rispca.com or 401-438-8150.

What’s the Adoption Process?

Congrats on wanting to add a shelter cat to your life! The first step to adopting at the Rhode Island SPCA is to come down to the shelter and visit with our cats! Our shelter staff will be available to talk to you and help you make a good match. When you’ve made your choice, there an application that you will need to fill out. Applications need to be filled out in person and are not available online.  

The cost to adopt an adult cat is $100 and a kitten is $150. All cats will be spayed/neutered and up to date on routine shots before being adopted. If you choose a kitten that is not of age to be spay/neutered, a spay/neuter deposit will apply.

Interested in Adopting a Kitten?

Looking to add a kitten to your life? Excellent! When we have kittens available for adoption we will list them here on the Adoptable Cats webpage and on Facebook or Instagram. Due to the demand for kittens, we are unable to keep general applications or inquiries on file; the list would just be too long! We encourage you to bookmark our Adoptable Cats webpage and like us on Facebook so you will get announcements as soon we have kittens available for adoption!

Check out our Working Cat Program!

Have a barn, warehouse, or garden that needs rodent control? Check out our “Working Cat Program”!


If you have any questions about our adoption process or any of our adoptable cats, please contact Cathy, our Cat Program Manager at cathy@rispca.com or (401) 438-8150.