We have truly been so happy with everyone talking about, sharing, and planning on coming to our “Clear the Shelter” event this Saturday. Here’s what you need to know!

1. The event will be from 10a to 4p at the Rhode Island SPCA this Saturday 8/19. We are located at 186 Amaral St., Riverside, RI 02915.

2. We have decided to waive all adoption fees for this event. For any adoption involving a puppy or kitten (which are limited), we will still require a small payment for their spaying or neutering. ($50 a puppy/$60 a Kitten). These are not included in waived adoption fees.

3. OUR APPLICATION PROCESS REMAINS THE SAME. This means that only the adoption fee will be waived. All applicants will still be required to fill out an application and we will still be adhering to our “best fit” policy. That means that we will go through all applications and find the best fit for the pet. It’s likely that you may be able to bring a cat or small animal home with you same day of the event but it’s very unlikely to be able to bring a dog home same day. Applicants that are best fit for dogs will be contacted early next week (since we are closed on Sunday). All applications submitted for animals on 8/19 will have adoption fees waived regardless of when they are selected.

4. THERE WILL BE FOOD! Not only will you be able to come, have fun, and experience everything the RISPCA has to offer we will have hot dogs, chips, soda, and water available as a thank you for coming! There is NO CHARGE for the event, donations are accepted, and we will have pet accessories for very low donation prices.

Thank you very much for supporting the Rhode Island SPCA and we look forward to all the fun Saturday!

View our adoptable DOGS HERE. our adoptable CATS HERE, and our adoptable SMALL ANIMALS HERE

For questions please email Eric St. Peter at or call 401-438-8150