Youth Programs

The Potter League’s Youth Programs celebrate our community’s love for animals. Children are encouraged to get involved with the Potter League and our mission, while learning about safety, compassion, and respect for animals.

Guinea pigCamp Happy Tails

Camp Happy Tails is held every summer and during school vacations. Our hands-on program allows kids to explore behind the scenes at the Potter League with educational activities, games, and time spent with our shelter pets.

Girl Scout Programs

Animal workshops are available for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Girls learn about pet care and responsibility through hands-on activities and take home a Potter League patch.

Shelter Tours

Bring your school group or youth organization for a free educational tour of the Potter League’s animal care and education center, which has been LEED certified at the Gold level by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Birthday Parties

The Potter League hosts birthday parties for kids turning 5 – 10 years old. Party activities include animal-themed crafts, stories, and games, followed by interaction with a shelter pet or two.

Be Kind to Animals Week Poster Contest

The Potter League holds an annual poster contest for children in grades 2 – 12. An awards ceremony is held every year on Be Kind to Animals Week, the first full week of May.

For more information or to schedule a program, please contact Eleanor Hanson, Humane Educator, at 401-846-0592 ext.120 or


Phone: 401-846-8276
Fax: 401-846-0681
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87 Oliphant Lane
Middletown, RI

Animal Control

Middletown: 401-846-1144
Portsmouth: 401-683-0300
Newport: 401-847-1306
Jamestown: 401-423-1212
Tiverton: 401-625-6277
Little Compton: 401-635-2311

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