Rhode Island Animal Rescue and Adoption Listings

The rescue of Rhode Island dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small domestic mammals, is critical to the well-being of these companions.  This page is dedicated to providing rescue lists for all Rhode Island pets.  We thank all those people who give unselfishly to the saving and placement of the less fortunate, and we hope that any heartache you encounter is overwhelmed by the happiness you make.


IMPORTANT NOTICE:  It is PGAA’s desire to provide a list of adoption and rescue sites that rescue pets and, hopefully, place them into new loving and caring homes.  While we make every effort to only publish links from reputable rescue agencies, we HAVE NOT physically reviewed these organizations.  Let us know of any unfavorable experiences that you may have had with any rescue/adoption group at PGAA Rescues.

It is difficult to continually maintain a completely valid list of operating rescue agencies so some of these rescues may no longer be operating.  Your cooperation in notifying us of closed rescues will also be appreciated.


Search Recommendations

  • Click on your state and scroll down to the appropriate pet
  • If you don’t find a group in your state search the surrounding states
  • Still no luck?  Go to the National section and scroll to the appropriate pet
  • When all else fails E-mail us for assistance

Rhode Island Adoption and Rescue Organizations.

Please use caution when considering placing an animal with any one involved in animal rescue, or if you get an animal from a rescue/adoption agency. Get references and do some investigation on your own.  Long-distance/sight unseen adoptions can be risky.

A “Yes” in the No-Kill column means that the rescue is a shelter where animals are only euthanized if they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be suitable for adoption.

LOCATION TYPE BREED URL NO-KILL
East Coast Cats Maine Coon Cats Contact:  East Coast Maine Coon Rescue (ECMCR)
Pascoag, RI 02859 Cats All Humane Association of Northwestern Rhode Island Yes
Rhode Island 02814 Cats All Facebook: RI Feline Rescue
Chepachet Cats and Dogs All Jenny’s Hope Rescue
Cranston RI 02921 Cats and Dogs All Animals Depend On People Too
Peacedale Cats and Dogs All Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island
Providence, RI 02908 Cats and Dogs All Homeward Bound Puppy Rescue
Providence, RI 02905 Cats and Dogs All Providence Animal Rescue League
Providence, RI 02903 Cats and Dogs All Defenders of Animals
Riverside, RI 02915 Cats and Dogs All Rhode Island SPCA
Warwick, RI 02888 Cats and Dogs All Help Save One
Albion, RI  02802 Dogs All Just A Touch Rescue
New England Dogs All Friends of Homeless Animals Yes
Warwick, RI 02888 Dogs All Help Save One
New England, Eastern NY, NJ Dogs American Eskimo Eskies Online
Rhode Island Dogs Border Collie Glen Highland Farm Border Collie Rescue
Rhode Island Dogs Border Collie New England Border Collie Rescue
Rhode Island Dogs Boston Terriers Boston Terrier Network
Grafton, 01519 Dogs Boxer The Boxer Rescue
Rhode Island Dogs Boxer Northeastern Boxer Rescue Yes
Warren, ME (all New England) Dogs Catahoula Catahoula Rescue of New England
Woonsocket, RI 02895 Dogs Dachshund Furever Dachshund Rescue Yes
Rhode Island Dogs German Shepherd Dog German Shepherd Rescue of New England Yes
Rhode Island Dogs Golden Retrievers Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue 978-568-9700
Rhode Island Dogs Great Dane Great Danes Around New England Rescue
Rhode Island Dogs Greyhound Greyhound Rescue of New England
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont Dogs Labrador Retriever Lab Rescue
RI. MA, NH, VT, CT Dogs Labrador Retriever North East All Retriever Rescue
New England thru Georgia Dogs Maltese Atlantic Maltese Rescue, Inc
Rhode Island Dogs Poodle Poodle Rescue of New England
Rhode Island Dogs Samoyed Minuteman Samoyed Club Rescue
Rhode Island Dogs Scottish Terrier Scottish Terrier Rescue of RI
Rhode Island Dogs Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) New England Sheltie Rescue
New England Dogs Shiba Inu Northeast Shiba Rescue Association
Rhode Island Dogs Siberian Husky Siberian Husky Club and Rescue of Southern New England
New England Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Yorkies Inc
Rhode Island Dogs Yorkshire Terrier Save-A-Yorkie