Ads for free puppies in Rhode Island are available in the Free Pets to Good Home section of ClassifiedAds.com. Lists of local pet shelters that don't charge to adopt and other resources for adopting dogs from shelters are also available at Free-Dogs.org.
Users can also search for dogs in specific cities or ZIP codes in Rhode Island at ClassifiedAds.com. The website allows users to search by keywords as well, providing the option to look for certain ages, breeds or other specifications. Ads can include pictures, descriptions, and contact information, but some require users to contact the poster for information about the dogs.
Free-Dogs.org is a resource that provides information about adopting dogs through shelters. The website has guides to finding free puppies as well as guides to adopting dogs. In its Guide to Finding a Free Puppy, the website advises that users examine their family's needs, consult its list of free dog adoption shelters, and begin looking for a dog in shelters and classified ads. Users can contact shelters to learn about dogs they find on the website including learning about the dog's behavior and temperament. Anyone adopting a dog adopted from a shelter should take the dog to a veterinarian immediately.