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Doggy 101 and Cat Conversations

Doggy 101

     Wednesday, September 24 at 6:00 pm

Cat Conversations
     Saturday, October 18
at 2:30 pm

Thinking about adding a dog or cat to your family? Have a new pet and want to learn more about how to care for your new friend? Spend an hour with our adoption and behavior staff learning valuable information about what to expect when you bring home your new dog or cat. These informational classes are held monthly and are highly recommended for all potential and new pet owners. The classes are free open to everyone, not just Potter League adopters. Pre-registration is required for either class by contacting the Potter League at 401.846.8276 ext.100


Join the Potter League's Training Center for the
Dog Walking Club


Sundays from 1:30 - 2:30 pm 

$12 per walk

September 21: Linden Park, Middletown

Need to work on some more training skills with your dog? Join ta Potter League, as she guides you and your faithful companion on a fun-filled and educational walk. Not only will you be getting great training advice but you will meet other dog owners and get a bit of exercise for yourself. For more information about the Dog Walking Club, please contact Sarah deVries at 401.846.0592 ext. 122 or  


The Black Dog makes September Dog Adoption Month!

The Black Dog is hosting a month long campaign “Come Meet Your New Best Friend” at all its stores throughout New England to promote dog adoptions.  During the month, the Black Dog will donate 20% of their sales of dog products to partnering shelters.  The Potter League is proud to be selected as the shelter partner for Newport.  

The Black Dog General Store, located at 33 Bannisters Wharf in Newport, will host an event on Sunday, September 28, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm, to benefit the Potter League.  The Potter League will provide information on dogs and cats available for adoption (and maybe a guest appearance or two). The Black Dog will sponsor raffles, treats and giveaways.  Anyone who attends the event and adopts an animal at the Potter League will receive a Black Dog Starter Kit filled with a toy, treat, leash, bandana and rewards card…and 10% of the store daily sales on September 28 will also be donated to the Potter League. Thank you to our generous friends at the Black Dog!



Ewaso Lions Update 2014

Tuesday, October 14
6:00 to 7:30 pm
at the Potter League for Animals

Meet Shivani Bhalla, Founder and Executive Director of the Ewaso Lions as she returns to the Potter League to speak about the amazing programs she and her dedicated staff perform daily to save Kenya’s lion population.She will also discuss new initiatives for the project. Don’t miss this fun and informative event.

RSVP by October 13 or for more information, contact Anastacia at 401.846.0592 ext 120 or



Save the Date for the  Blessing of the Animals


Saturday, October 11 
1:00 pm
at the Potter League
Free and open to the public

People around the world celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi in October by having their pets blessed in the spirit of this patron saint of animals and ecology. The public is welcome to bring their pets (dogs, cat, rabbits, etc.) to the Potter League on Saturday, October 11 at 1:00 pm. The brief ceremony will be officiated by The Reverend Susan Wrathall, Rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Warwick, and held outside but will be moved to the Potter League's training center in the case of inclement weather.

Contact Nancy Wrathall at 401.846.0592 ext. 117 or with any questions. 




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.







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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.

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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!

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