We thank you for visiting Providence Animal Center. Our knowledgeable staff and volunteers are ready to help you so that you get the most out of your adoption experience! We ask that you please abide by the following guidelines when visiting our Center:
- Closed-toed shoes are strongly recommended, especially in our dog kennels.
- Please keep fingers out of kennels.
- Ask before opening cat cages.
- Retractable leashes are not recommended for use when on our property, for our dogs, or owned dogs.
- If you're planning to meet a dog and have resident dog(s), please be sure to bring your resident dog(s) as well as a friend or family member who can wait outside with your dog(s) while you meet our dogs. Otherwise, please leave your dog(s) in the car with the windows down or the AC on, in warm temps.
- When walking on our vast property, please take note of the uneven grounds due to long-standing pet graves.
- If you take one of our dogs for a walk, please make sure the person holding the leash is at least 18 years old.
- When walking a dog, please do not allow the dog to meet a shelter dog unless a canine care staff member is present.
- Keep an eye on small children especially around the animals with the understanding that not all of our pets have been formally tested around children.
- Anyone requiring a chaperone should be accompanied by an attentive adult. This means keeping an eye on the surroundings, and not your phone.
- Peanut butter is a delicious snack for our dogs. Please take note of this for any children visiting with peanut allergies.
- With the exception of a designated staff area, we encourage a smoke-free campus. Please be sure to dispose of any cigarette butts properly, being mindful not to leave them on our grounds.
- At this time, we ask that anyone stopping by to visit with our animals has the intention of adopting.
Finally, and most importantly, please be kind, courteous, and respectful to our hardworking lifesavers, and, of course, the animals awaiting adoption.