Camp Happy Tails

Camp Happy Tails introduces kids to the wonders and wows of the animal kingdom while learning compassion and respect for the world around them. Our hands-on educational programs allow kids to explore behind the scenes at the Potter League and unleash a love for making a difference in animals’ lives.

Camp Happy Tails: Vacation Camps


Fill out Camp Happy Tails Volunteer Counselor Application (minimum age: 14 years old)

POTTER LEAGUE Full Day Sessions:  9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Potter League
$50 per day  (Extended day available from 3:00 to 5:00 pm for $15 per day.)

December 2017

Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6
Wed, December 27, 2017: Dog Day
Thurs, December 28, 2017: Little Critters
Fri, December 29, 2017: Kitty Social

February 2018

Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6
Tues, February 20, 2018: Kitty Social 
Wed, February 21, 2018: Training Games 
Thurs, February 22, 2018: Dog Day 

April 2018

Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6
Tues, April 17, 2018: Little Critters
Wed, April 18, 2018: Dog Day 
Thurs, April 19, 2018: Kitty Corner

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 & 6 and runs from 9 AM to 3 PM. Enrollment is $50 per day. Sign up for as many days as you like - activities will be different each day!


Submit a registration form with complete payment  to reserve your child’s space in camp. Registration forms can be obtained by clicking on the link below or at the shelter (87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown). Completed forms and payment can be mailed to P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840, faxed to 401-367-0122, or emailed to

Once the form and payment have been received and processed, you will receive a confirmation email. Attached to the email will be the additional camp forms (pick-up list, medical forms, releases, etc.), which are due at least 7 days prior to the start of your child’s camp week.


Phone: 401-846-8276
Fax: 401-846-0681
Email Us


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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