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The employees of the South Kingstown Animal Shelter have successfully completed the Fear Free Shelters Program.
Founded in 2016, Fear Free provides online education to veterinary professionals, pet professionals, animal welfare communities, and pet owners. The courses are developed and written by highly respected veterinary and pet experts including boarded veterinary behaviorists, boarded veterinary anesthesiologists, pain experts, boarded veterinary internists, veterinary technicians (behavior), experts in shelter medicine, animal training, grooming, boarding, and more.
With all the false (and harmful!) pet information on the internet, Fear Free aims to keep veterinary healthcare teams and pet professionals at the forefront as the true pet health experts. By closely listening to the needs of the profession and those of the new generation of pet owners, Fear Free has become one of the single most transformative initiatives in the history of companion animal practice, providing unparalleled education on emotional wellbeing, enrichment, and the reduction of fear, anxiety, and stress in pets and improving the experience of every human and pet involved. In addition, Fear Free offers a free program to assist you, the pet owner, in maintaining Fear Free Happy Homes for your adopted pet.
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Please complete the Town's Adoption Application, and contact the Animal Shelter for further details. Note that all applicants are carefully screened.
See our animals available for adoption on our Petfinder page.
To see if there are currently volunteer opportunities at the Animal Shelter, please contact the Animal Shelter Manager by calling (401) 789-5515. All who wish to volunteer at the Animal Shelter will need to successfully complete a background check before volunteering. The Animal Shelter appreciates its volunteers!
Payments & donations are accepted in cash, checks or money orders can be made payable to the Town of South Kingstown.
The Pets for Patriots Program works with nationwide partners including shelter and veterinary networks, military and veteran organizations, and the public to end animal homelessness in the US and give military veterans and their families the greatest “thank you” of all: the love of a companion dog or cat. Pets for Patriots values the lives of both the most vulnerable and heroic among us.
• Receive discounts or other specials when you adopt from a Pets for Patriots shelter partner
• Save on your new Pats for Patriots pet’s ongoing medical care with discounted fees from a Pets for Patriots veterinary partners
• Enjoy Pets for Patriots-only savings on everyday supplies, pet insurance, food and more
• Receive a $150 ‘welcome home’ gift card to help start life with your new Pets for Patriots pet
• Get the unconditional love of a companion dog or cat