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Scituate Animal Shelter

106 George Washington Highway
Clayville, RI 02815

Our Mission

THE SCITUATE ANIMAL SHELTER is a municipal facility under the supervision of Scituate Animal Control, a division of the Scituate, Rhode Island, Police Department. We take in animals from Scituate and Foster and provide care until we can find good homes for them. We also socialize all cats and dogs who need such work in order to be ready for life in a home and with a family. The shelter staff and the volunteers will go to great lengths to find homes for all animals that we have at the shelter. Vet references are required for all potential adopters and decisions are made by our Animal Control Officers.

David Mack, Director of Animal Control
Aaron Marsland, Animal Control Officer

Tel: (401) 647-7200  |  Fax: (401) 764-5768  |

Mailing and Shelter Address:
Scituate Animal Shelter
106 George Washington Highway, Clayville, RI

Adoption Policy

ADOPTION FEES AND SPAY/NEUTER DEPOSITS are payable by credit/debit card or money order to “Town of Scituate.” Personal checks are accepted from Rhode Island residents only. No cash is accepted.

Our adoption fee for adult cats is $50. Adoption fee for adult dogs is $60. There is a state-mandated $75 spay/neuter deposit that is required to adopt each kitten, and is fully refundable upon proof of spaying/neutering.

You can find PDFs of our adoption applications on the Town of Scituate’s website, under Departments > Animal Control. Copy and paste this URL into your browser and scroll down the Animal Control page to find the links to the forms:

If you would like an application form emailed to you, please call 401-647-7200 or email

  • day hours
    Monday By Appointment
    Tuesday 7 am - 11 am
    Wednesday 7 am - 11 am
    Thursday 7 am - 11 am
    Friday 7 am - 11 am
    Saturday 10 am - 3pm
    Sunday By Appointment
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