Calendar of Events

Pet Loss Support Group

Saturday, August 26th from 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Please RSVP by Thursday, August 24th
Group meets at the Potter League
2nd Floor

The Pet Loss Support Group meets monthly. Pre-registration is required. This free program provides supportive help for those who have been touched by the loss of a pet anticipating the loss of a pet or dealing with the difficult decision of euthanasia. For more information or for immediate support, please email or call Jill at 846-8276 ext. 122. Free and open to the public.

Sip & Shop at J.McLaughlin

Thursday, August 24th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm
180 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840

J.McLaughlin in Newport will be donating 15% of the days sales on August 24th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm to the Potter League for Animals. Take a peek at their website or book an appointment with a stylist!

Potter Pet University: The State of Breed–Specific Legislation

Presented by Lee Greenwood, Legislative Attorney for Best Friends Animal Society
Wednesday, September 13th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
at the Potter League for Animals
87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown

From Best Friends website: A legislative attorney for Best Friends, Lee Greenwood has been involved in the legislative process for his entire career, starting out in Washington, D.C., working for the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Budget Committee. After that, he worked for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy in Alexandria, Virginia, as an attorney, helping to enact the organization's priorities on the state and federal levels. Most recently, he worked as a lawyer for a state representative at the State House in Boston, Massachusetts.

His experience in a variety of different governmental settings has helped him at Best Friends, where he specializes in dog- and cat-related laws, working as an advocate and lobbyist on local, state and federal legislation. In addition to his work for Best Friends, Lee volunteers with various animal adoption organizations based in Boston and Washington. Consider pre-registering by contacting Eleanor Hanson at 401.846.8276 ext. 120 or by email to Free and open to the public.

Annual Meeting

Thursday, October 12th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
at the Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI

Please join us for the Potter League’s year end review and special presentation by the Founder and CEO of Nowzad and Former Royal Marine Commando, Pen Farthing. Nowzad is Afghanistan's only Animal Shelter who's mission is to reunite Soldiers with their Battle Buddies and provide vital Animal Welfare support to Afghanistan. Light refreshments will be served & a cash bar will be available. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by Friday, October 6th to Jill by email at or call Jill at 846-8276 ext. 122.

Love Some Bunny Days

If you're interested in adopting a bunny or just want to learn more about these loving creatures, visit us during our Love Some Bunny Days. We will provide you with lots of good information and you can visit with all our bunnies that are available for adoptions. 

Love Some Bunny Days are held every Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm and the 4th Saturday of every month from 1:30 - 3:30pm. No pre-registration required. Questions? Call us at 401.846.8276 or email

Doggy 101

Every Sunday at 1:00 pm
at the Potter League for Animals

Our Doggy 101 session includes information on common puppy behavior & management, as well as focused time with our dog behavior staff. We allow lots of time for questions and answers. At this session you will also receive coupons for your discounted puppy training class and learn about other post adoption support we offer. Doggy 101 classes are held regularly throughout the month and are free of charge. Well-behaved children that can sit for one hour are welcome to attend. Humans only and no dogs please.
Pre-registration is required by calling us at 401.846.8276 ext. 101 or


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Middletown, RI

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