About Us

A no-kill animal shelter committed to the humane welfare and well-being of animals in need, the Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island (ARLSRI) is a private, non-profit organization that was started in 1938 by a small group of concerned citizens who recognized the need for a humane organization dedicated to the protection and care of stray, abandoned, abused, and homeless anmals.

Because ARLSRI receives no federal, state, or local public funding, it is through the generosity of private and business donations, grants, and event sponsorships that the organzation is able to carry out its mission. Guided by its vision to be a role model animal rescue organization that is highly regarded for its forward-thinking adoption, education, and advocacy programs, as well as its exceptional facilities, staff, and volunteers, ARLSRI takes great pride in the animals in its care, even though ours is only a temporary home for them.

The Curtis Corner Road location in Peace Dale has been home since 1969, and will continue to be the site of our soon-to-be-opened new facility where ARLSRI will continue to care for approximately 50 cats, 20 dogs, and other small animals, such as guinea pigs, at any given time.

Furthering its dedication to meeting the needs of the community, ARLSRI proudly works in conjunction with many other caring organizations in Rhode Island, as well.


Shelter Location/Hours

506B Curtis Corner Road
Peace Dale, RI 02879-2134

Shelter Hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please call the Shelter to reach the Shelter Manager, to surrender an animal, to learn about animals available for adoption, or so we can answer questions (or concerns) about an animal that you adopted or are interested in adopting.

Telephone 401-783-7606 or jenniferarl@verizon.net


Administrative Office

Office Address:
506B Curtis Corner Road
Peace Dale, RI  02879
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 458
Wakefield, RI 02880

Please call the Administrative office to reach the Executive Director or Office Manager, to learn about becoming a Board Member or fundraising and volunteer opportunities, and for general questions that can't be answered by shelter staff. Please send any donations to our P.O. Box address.

Telephone 401-792-2233 or arlsri@verizon.net


Further Info

We are governed by elected board members and aided by our wonderful staff members.  We are also in the process of building a new shelter which we are very excited about.  A special thanks also to our community partners.