New Extended Hours
The Potter League for Animals is happy to announce that we will be extending our shelter hours of operations as of March 2, 2014 as follows:
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday 10 am – 7 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 7 pm
Thursday 10 am – 7 pm
Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Class Registration Now Open
5 Week class begins Saturday, March 8 at 11:30 a.m.
The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership and basic good manners for dogs. Dogs and their owners participating in this 5 week class will work on 10 skills which will be covered in the CGC test given during the last class. Some of the skills covered include accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting, walking through a crowd and coming when called. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.
This CGC class is taught by an AKC Accredited Evaluator and the fee is $110.
As with any obedience training, the CGC class will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have solid obedience education are a joy to live with, respond well to household routines and have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs.
Due to the nature of this class, dogs participating must be friendly with other dogs and people and should have some previous obedience training.
Interested participants should contact Sarah deVries, Behavior Services Manager, at 401.846.8276 ext. 104 or SarahD@PotterLeague.org.
Potter Pet University: Preventative Care
Wednesday, March 19
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Presented by Dr. Michael Kenfield, VMD of Portsmouth Veterinary Clinic
at Portsmouth Library, 2658 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI
The old saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is certainly true when it comes to pet care. Dr. Kenfield will go over what aspects of your pet’s health you can and cannot control, giving tips on what you can do today to prevent future illness. Included will be information on vaccinations, proper feeding, and other steps you can take to help your pet lead a full and healthy life.
Free and open to the public. Potter Pet U is for humans only; please leave animals at home.
Pre-registration required, contact Anastacia Southland, 401.846.0592 ext 120 or AnastaciaS@PotterLeague.org
Camp Happy Tails Registration is Now Open!
The Potter League is offering full day camp programs as well as an extended day care program.
For more information and registration form, go to the Camp Happy Tails page or contact Anastacia at 401.846.0592 ext 120 or AnastaciaS@PotterLeague.org
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. To make a donation to support this life saving program, please click here
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.