Animals Available for Adoption are listed on our Petfinder.com page.
How do I 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 your parent(s) or better yet, have them visit the adoptable animals with you!
You will need to provide proof that you own your own home, a utility bill or property tax statement with your name and address on it will do. If you rent a home or apartment, please have your landlords’ permission (a notarized letter/lease agreement) to own a pet.
If you find an animal in our shelter that you would like to adopt, please fill out an adoption application either in person (this is best) or online and come to the shelter with that application.
Once you are approved, you will pay the adoption fee and sign an adoption agreement. Please be advised that we cannot refund the adoption fee if your new pet doesn’t work out. If you are having trouble with your newly adopted pet, please feel free to call us with any questions. We can often recommend a trainer or provide behavioral advice over the phone. We accept returns of adopted animals no matter how long you have owned your pet.
If you are interested in adopting an animal, it is always better to visit the shelter and see if there is an animal that you are interested in. Approval depends on ownership history, current vaccines and spay/neuter status on resident animals and proof of home ownership or written permission from your landlord. We do not operate on a first come, first served basis however, if the fist applicant is the best fit for the animal, adoption will be granted to that person or family. If you are curious about the status of your application, please call the shelter at 401 243 6040.
Download and Print Adoption Application
Male Dogs – $195.00
All dog adoptions include rabies and distemper shots (good for one year), microchip and spay/neuter.
Puppies will receive age appropriate vaccinations and may require more vaccinations after adoption that the new owner must provide.
Male/Female Cats – $95.00
All cat adoptions include rabies and FVRCP shots (good for one year), microchip and spay/neuter.
Kittens will receive vaccinations appropriate for their age, they may require more vaccinations after adoption that the new owner must provide.
|Providence Animal Control accepts checks or money orders only. No refunds.|