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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours 

Thanksgiving hours are as follows:
Wednesday, November 26
10 am - 4 pm

Thursday, November 27
Closed for Thanksgiving

Open on Friday, November 28
10 am - 5 pm




 #GivingTuesday: A Day to Give

The Potter League has partnered with #GvingTuesday. Join us in celebrating the spirit of generosity by making a donation or volunteering at the shelter on Tuesday, December 2nd.



Holiday Critter Glitter: December 5 - 14


Ladies Night 

Friday, December 5 from 5 - 8 pm

Showroom Hours

December 6 - 14 from 10 am - 5 pm daily

Evening Hours

December 9, 10 & 11 until 7 pm   

Our annual Critter Glitter Sequin fashion jewelry sale is held at the Potter League at 87 Oliphant Lane in Middletown.  Admission is free.

Purchase with a PURPOSE! Critter Glitter features Sequin's exquisite sample fashion costume jewelry selling at 30-70% off retail prices. Kim Renk of Sequin generously donates all of the jewelry with 100% of every purchase benefitting the Potter League and the animals in our care.  

For information, contact Erin 401.846.0592 ext 116

Camp Happy Tails “Staycation”: Adoption Task Force

Join the adoption task force! Learn about and meet the animals in our shelter. Create projects to keep them happy and healthy, and brainstorm ways to match them up with their purr-fect new home.

The adoption Task Force is for kids in Grades 3, 4 & 5 and runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

December Camp:

Monday, December 29: Enrichment

Tuesday, December 30: Training Games

Enrollment is $20 per day. Sign up for as many days as you like—activities will be different each day!

Adoption Task Force Vacation Camp Registration Form 

For more information or to register for camp, contact Anastacia Southland, or 401-846-0592 ext 120.

Can't attend the December Camp? Check out staycation camps for February 2015 and April 2015.

You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks at the

Potter League's Tricks Class

Tricks ClassThis class runs for four weeks and each class will cover three to four new fun-tabulous tricks. Impress your friends and family with your dog's new found abilities and build his confidence along the way.    

Canine Essentials
If you're looking for a class to help your dog with the finer points of Loose Leash Walking and Coming When Called (Recall), our Canine Essentials class covers both of these important skills. If taking your dog for a walk is a real "drag" and calling his name means he runs away from you, this 3 week class could be what you're looking for. This class will help you and your dog finally experience pleasant walks together as well as develop a reliable recall, which could save his life someday!

Classes are held indoors in our modern training center. For more information about these classes, visit the training pages for Tricks Class and Canine Essentials or call 401.846.0592 ext.122 for more information.




Fetching Friends Transport Program


Fetching Friends is a Potter League lifesaving program which transports animals from high volume/low adoption shelters to our facility in Rhode Island where adopters are eagerly awaiting their arrival. For more information about this program, visit the Potter League's Fetching Friends page on our website. 

Make a donation to support this life saving program




Bootsie's Pet Advice Column

Click here to read the Dear Bootsie Advice on Pets Column which appears in the Saturday edition of The Newport Daily News.







Home for the Holidays Appeal Link







Have You Lost Your Pet?
Your pet may be here at the shelter:

Click here for Lost & Found
Click here for Hours & Directions 

Click here for our Current Schedule
of Dog Training Classes and Play Groups



Register for Training Classes

Save the Date

Have A Heart
Cocktail Party & Auction

February 6, 2015

at its new location

Ocean Cliff

Ocean Drive • Newport, Rhode Island  

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Friends Enriching Lives

Monthly Giving Program
Our Friends Enriching Lives donors ensure that the animals always have a friend by their side.  Your monthly gift will provide the reliable support that is so vital to the animals and programs at the Potter League.  Click here to read more about the Friends Enriching Lives program.  




Our  indoor tiles and outdoor pavers make wonderful tributes to honor or memorialize a special pet or person or as gifts for special occasions.


For a Tile & Paver Brochure, click here.

The Potter League is proud to be a Hill's Science Diet Shelter. Our shelter dogs and cats are fed a nutritious diet of Hill's food during their stay with us.



Have your child's next birthday party at the Potter League.
For more information contact Anastacia at 846-0592 x120 or email


for available dates.

Click to download a brochure






Girl Scout Badges

For more information about our
Girl Scout Programs and to download a troop registration form.




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Potter Kids Website

Attention Young People!
Visit The Potter League's Kid's World of Animals



Coyote Information Line

Concerned about coyotes in your neighborhood Call 401-300-HOWL(4695) to speak with a knowledgeable wildlife expert. Individuals concerned about immediate safety issues should call their local police department.








Thank you to our Corporate Community Humane Heroes!

Awards & Recognition













Workplace Giving

Animal Control Offices: Middletown | Portsmouth