North Smithfield Pets Up For Adoption: Meet Mittens, Puffin & More

Want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many shelters in and around North Smithfield are still working […]

Want to add a furry friend to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Then you should consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many shelters in and around North Smithfield are still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets in forever homes.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home in Rhode Island — and many of them are located in your area. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for a new fur child is at Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary, where Lionel the cat is waiting patiently, or another local facility. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in appropriate homes.

If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We create a list each week of all the pets recently put up for adoption in your area. If you’re a cat person, meet MITTENS, a Domestic Short Hair up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs available, too. Click on any listing for more information, or to start the adoption process.

Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected]

  • Name: MITTENS
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Woonsocket Animal Shelter, 9 Cumberland Hill Road, Woonsocket, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Mittens Up for adoption, $165.00 adoption fee Female, 2 year old female, black/white colored domestic short hair. Updated on all…” Learn more

  • Name: PUFFIN
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Woonsocket Animal Shelter, 9 Cumberland Hill Road, Woonsocket, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Female, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “PUFFIN — Older and wiser for her time. Up for adoption Loves to hide, truly a cat’s cat! She is…” Learn more

  • Name: Sophia & Angela
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Woonsocket Animal Shelter, 9 Cumberland Hill Road, Woonsocket, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Cats
  • Description: “Sophia & Angela — Bonded Pair Up for adoption. Vaccinations / Spayed These sweet babies are stuck like glue together….” Learn more

  • Name: Lionel
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary, 266 Mendon Rd, Woonsocket, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Description: “Lionel is a gorgeous, medium haired, orange male cat that is looking for a his forever home. He is approximately…” Learn more

  • Name: The Brat Pack
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New England Humane Society, Cumberland, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet The Brat Pack! These adorable little pack comes to us via a high kill shelter in MS. We are…” Learn more

  • Name: Kenner
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New England Humane Society, Cumberland, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Terrier
  • Description: “Meet Kenner! This poor little guy came in so matted! He clearly was not cared for! That said, you would…” Learn more

  • Name: Teddy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New England Humane Society, Cumberland, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Shepherd
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Teddy! This guy is adorable!! Sweet Teddy was found running the streets of Arkansas and no one came to…” Learn more

  • Name: Pumpkin
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: New England Humane Society, Cumberland, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Meet Pumpkin! We have two adorable brothers and are working on pics of Pumpkins brother! They are both neutered and…” Learn more

  • Name: Apollo
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New England Humane Society, Cumberland, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Large, Male, American Staffordshire Terrier Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Meet Apollo! Please someone adopt this boy before I do! This boy is fantastic! Believe it or not, Apollo was…” Learn more

  • Name: Magnolia
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New England Humane Society, Cumberland, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Mags! Magnolia is just such a sweet girl! Major was find running the streets of Arkansas and no one…” Learn more

  • Name: Sahara
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New England Humane Society, Cumberland, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Sahara! This girl is STUNNING and so stinkin’ sweet! Sahara was found running the streets of Arkansas and no…” Learn more

  • Name: Lilly Bean
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: New England Humane Society, Cumberland, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Black Labrador Retriever Pointer Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Meet Lilly Bean! Believe it or not, this sweet little nugget was found running the streets of SC. No one…” Learn more

  • Name: Pearl
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Little Rhody Rescue, Glocester, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever Border Collie Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “~~~~~ Pearl is 4 months old and weighs 25 lbs. She came all the way from Texas! She loves to…” Learn more

  • Name: Kara
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Friends Of Central Falls Animals, Central Falls, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Tuxedo
  • Description: “******Please do not email asking if a pet is still available. The cats/kittens are removed from the site once we…” Learn more

  • Name: Hissey, Ace, Ashlee, and Jesse
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Heavenlees Rescue, Johnston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Please meet 1 year old Hissey, and her 4 month old kittens Ace, Ashlee, and Jesse. This adorable family must…” Learn more

  • Name: Grace and Rose
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Bv Cats Inc, Northbridge, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Rose (black and white) and Grace (with some tan coloring) are 15 year old sisters, DLH females, who need new…” Learn more

  • Name: Sterling
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Paws Of Dixie Animal Rescue, Providence, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Bernese Mountain Dog Great Pyrenees Mix
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Adoption Fee – $225 Meet Sterling This precious boy was found as a stray and Paws of Dixie Animal Rescue…” Learn more

  • Name: Tabby
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pawswatch Adoptable Cats, Rumford, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Tabby
  • Description: “Looking for a big guy to love…then meet Tabby! He’s a big boy with a big heart and he is…” Learn more

  • Name: DJ
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Pawswatch Adoptable Cats, Rumford, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Male, Tuxedo
  • Description: “This sweet shy boy was found outside fending for himself. DJ is in search of an angel, he is both…” Learn more

  • Name: Patch
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Masspaws, Attleboro, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Dalmatian Pointer Mix
  • Description: “~ THIS IS A COURTESY POST ~ PLZ DO NOT CONTACT MASSPAWS ~ To adopt this special dog, please complete…” Learn more

  • Name: Shania
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lovehandlers, Thompson, Thompson, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Medium, Female, Beagle
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Shania (1year, Female, 34lbs) Shania with those long legs can sing & dance…. No not really but with her shining…” Learn more

  • Name: Tammy
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Lovehandlers, Thompson, Thompson, CT
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Pointer Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Good With: Kids, dogs and cats
  • Description: “Tammy (9wks, Female, 15lbs) Tammy is an entertaining puppy and enjoy engaging with people. She’s full of the beans and…” Learn more

  • Name: Tiggie in RI
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Small Dog Rescue Of New England Inc, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Young, Small, Male, Chihuahua Dachshund Mix
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Age: approx 3 years old Weight: 20 lbs My adoption fee is $525 which includes transportation charges to the Northeast….” Learn more

  • Name: Noodles
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Furry Angels Dachshund Rescue, Foster, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Small, Male, Dachshund
  • Description: “READ THE WHOLE BIO ON THIS DOG. Hi my name is Noodles. I was Born on 10/24/11. I came from…” Learn more

  • Name: Marcy and Sinead
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Rhode Island Spca, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Small, Female, Domestic Short Hair
  • Good With: Kids
  • Description: “Meet Marcy & Sinead, a lovely bonded pair of gals who are at the expert level of lounge. They are…” Learn more

  • Name: Khan
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rhode Island Spca, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Black Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Kids and dogs
  • Description: “Khan is a Peter Pan kind of dog – no matter how old he gets, he’s never growing up! At…” Learn more

  • Name: Alfie
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Rhode Island Spca, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, German Shepherd Dog
  • Description: “When you meet Alfie, it’s almost impossible to not fall in love with his incredibly handsome face but then you…” Learn more

  • Name: Herman
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Rhode Island Spca, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Large, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Herman is a sweet as pie older gent with cheeks to spare! This guy has the cutest little “meh” meow…” Learn more

  • Name: Lilly
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Rhode Island Spca, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Lilly is the picture of “Miss Independent”. This gorgeous gal is happiest snoozing in her favorite bed which (obviously) must…” Learn more

  • Name: Pineapple – ADOPTION PENDING
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Stars, 10 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Pineapple is little, but has a big personality. As the littlest boy, he still likes to make sure he’s the…” Learn more

  • Name: Peanut – ADOPTION PENDING
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Stars, 10 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Peanut is Pineapple’s little buddy! He is a little love and just wants to curl up in your arms. Peanut…” Learn more

  • Name: Pimento – ADOPTION PENDING
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Stars, 10 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Pimento is our little explorer! He is full of curiosity, and loves to play with everyone he meets! Pimento is…” Learn more

  • Name: Pickles – ADOPTION PENDING
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Stars, 10 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Pickles is the biggest boy and sure knows it! He is a big goof and is not sure how to…” Learn more

  • Name: Pumpkin – ADOPTION PENDING
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Stars, 10 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Pumpkin is a big boy who loves to cuddle! He is a relaxed gentleman and happy to let the other…” Learn more

  • Name: Pomelo – ADOPTION PENDING
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Stars, 10 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Male, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Pomelo just wants to play! He loves toys and is absolutely ready to be your ball fetcher forever! Pomelo is…” Learn more

  • Name: Papaya – ADOPTION PENDING
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Stars, 10 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Large, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Papaya is the biggest girl, and also the biggest of the litter! She is a confident lady and is absolutely…” Learn more

  • Name: Pear – ADOPTION PENDING
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Stars, 10 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Pear loves to play with her sisters, but really likes to roughhouse with her brothers! She can often be seen…” Learn more

  • Name: Pomegranate – ADOPTION PENDING
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Stars, 10 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Pomegranate is a little girl with a playful heart! She is a curious little cuddler, but watch out – if…” Learn more

  • Name: Peach – ADOPTION PENDING
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: Stars, 10 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Labrador Retriever
  • Good With: Dogs
  • Description: “Peach is our little miracle girl!! She went to the hospital when she was a pup and almost died. Now…” Learn more

  • Name: Ivy
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Community Cat Connection, 289 Thompson Road, Webster, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair
  • Description: “Ivy is looking for love! She is approx. 1 year young and is gorgeous and sweet. Sounds like the perfect…” Learn more

  • Name: Oliver
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Community Cat Connection, 289 Thompson Road, Webster, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair Tiger Mix
  • Description: “Oliver is friendly and outgoing. He likes playtime and being near his family. No small children please and no dogs….” Learn more

  • Name: Sweetness
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Community Cat Connection, 289 Thompson Road, Webster, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Domestic Long Hair Tabby Mix
  • Description: “Sweetness was brought to us as a stray and no one has stepped forward to claim her, so she is…” Learn more

  • Name: Jack
  • Species: Cat
  • Location: Community Cat Connection, 289 Thompson Road, Webster, MA
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Domestic Short Hair
  • Description: “Are you a night owl, looking for a feline friend? Jack is your guy! Jack was previously adopted from us…” Learn more

  • Name: MORTICIA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Greenwich Animal Protection League, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “We dare you to try not falling in love with this pup. It just can’t be done. Morticia is a…” Learn more

  • Name: MAE
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Greenwich Animal Protection League, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Meet little Miss Mae! This little angel arrived with her sister and they look like little mini labs. They are…” Learn more

  • Name: GOMEZ
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Greenwich Animal Protection League, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “There’s nothing spooky about this handsome boy. Gomez is a 2 year old, male, mixed breed. He currently weighs around…” Learn more

  • Name: LEVI
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Greenwich Animal Protection League, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Large, Male, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Description: “When kennel staff tell us they are in love at the shelter, we listen! They know they dogs better than…” Learn more

  • Name: PASTA PUPPIES
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Greenwich Animal Protection League, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “We proudly present the Pasta Puppies!! There are 8 of these little angels, 4 males and 4 females. They’ve been…” Learn more

  • Name: SNOOPY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Greenwich Animal Protection League, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Snoopy just wants to go home! He is a very smart puppy that will talk to us all day long….” Learn more

  • Name: KING
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Greenwich Animal Protection League, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Male, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Chow Chow Mix
  • Description: “Meet our new King! This guy is AMAZING! He has such a sweet personality and we don’t think he’s going…” Learn more

  • Name: DOZER
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Greenwich Animal Protection League, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Extra Large, Male, Great Dane
  • Description: “My oh my…our Dozer could be one of the biggest pups we’ve ever had here…and the most gentle. He is…” Learn more

  • Name: LAILA
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Greenwich Animal Protection League, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Senior, Extra Large, Female, Great Dane
  • Description: “We just want to sing Layla all day now that our beautiful girl has arrived. She is enormous and a…” Learn more

  • Name: HANSEL
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Greenwich Animal Protection League, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Medium, Male, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Just look at those sweet, kind eyes. Hansel needs a forever home! He is a 6 month old, male, Lab…” Learn more

  • Name: GEMELLI
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Greenwich Animal Protection League, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Adult, Medium, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Say Hi to Gemelli!! This lovely lady has raised the adorable Pasta Puppies litter and is now ready for a…” Learn more

  • Name: LUCY
  • Species: Dog
  • Location: East Greenwich Animal Protection League, Cranston, RI
  • Age, Size, Sex, Breed: Baby, Small, Female, Mixed Breed
  • Description: “Oh my, we cannot get enough of how cute Lucy is! She has the best ears and little shorty legs!…” Learn more

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