Our Signature Events keep the pulse of our organization beating, allowing us to support more homeless animals and vital outreach programs than we otherwise could. Our business sponsorships, volunteers, vendors, fundraisers, and promoters are all an essential part of this effort. We hope you will join us for an upcoming event in whatever way you can.
Your support means more happy animals.Give Now
Donations of any amount help the Potter League provide shelter, medical care, behavior and training and new homes for over 1,500 animals each year. Gifts provide support to communities and families through a broad range of outreach programs. Every dollar raised will enable the Potter League to continue its life-saving work for the animals.
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Thank you to every one of our animal loving friends who joined us for Yappy Hour 2021. It was a wonderful success. We cannot thank our generous hosts, Newport Restoration Foundation & Doris Duke's Rough Point enough. Their generosity, love and kindness for the Potter League and our animals is immensely appreciated. Thank you to our sponsors: Independence Financial Partners – Randal S. Poirier, ChFC®, Michele and Frank Ingari and Newport Hospital! And our in-kind sponsors: Peak Event Services, Glorious...See details
Heart & Sole Walk for Animals
Heart & Sole Walk for the Animals Register now or learn more! Be part of the excitement on Sunday, October 24, when animal lovers from across Rhode Island walk to save lives. The Potter League is excited to announce that the 32nd annual walk will be held at a new location! Join us at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI this year. Enjoy a fun-filled dog walk, music, a sponsor & vendor marketplace, food trucks, special activities for dogs...See details
LoveBash for Animals
No Bash for Animals Campaign a Success! Thank you to all the animal lovers from near and far who participated in our NoBash for Animals Campaign and Auction. We are most grateful for your generous support and cheerful enthusiasm throughout this campaign. Many loyal LoveBash sponsors and supporters came out in full force early on and set the stage for some fierce bidding wars. Lucky winners chose to sponsor cat and dog kennels, name a litter of kittens or puppies,...See details
Ways to Give
As many ways to give as there are animals to help.
The Potter League for Animals offers a variety of ways for you to make a contribution on behalf of the homeless pets in our community. However you choose to give, be assured that you are making a difference in the lives of animals and helping to enrich the human-animal experience.
Monthly gifts. Permanent gratitude.
Becoming a Friends Enriching Lives donor is an easy and convenient way to provide the reliable support our animals depend on all year long. As a Friends Enriching Lives member, you will receive heartwarming stories about the animals whose lives you’ve saved. Each January, you receive a statement of your donations for the previous calendar year. Your gift is 100% tax deductible, and payment options include online, direct withdrawal, mail, and phone. Join Friends Enriching Lives Change your monthly giving
Pay a tribute that makes a difference.
Making a donation in honor or memory of a family member, friend or pet is a beautiful way to recognize their legacy. You can acknowledge birthdays, anniversaries, say “thank you” to a friend, or express sympathy over the loss of a person or pet with a tribute gift in any amount you choose. Make a Tribute Gift
Make a contribution that’s set in stone.
Your customized tile is the perfect way to honor a special person, moment, or memory. Professionally engraved with your words (up to forty characters), the personalized tile will be installed on the shelter grounds. Proceeds go toward fulfilling the Potter League’s Mission by contributing to our animal care, education programs and shelter services. You can choose between two marble tiles to be engraved and placed in the shelter. Each tile represents your generous support of the Potter League, makes you a permanent part of the shelter, and an important presence in the community. These tiles carry a tradition of compassion and create a legacy for you, your family or your pet. Make a Legacy Gift
Work hard. Give big.
Through monthly automatic payroll deductions, it’s easy to make a difference. Your contribution helps provide quality care to thousands of homeless animals and to programs which offer people and animals a humane future. Every gift, large or small, helps save lives. Please follow these procedures to designate the Potter League in your Workplace Campaign: United Way Campaign Write Potter League for Animals in the appropriate place on the United Way pledge form. State Employees Charitable Appeal Write Potter League for Animals along with our agency code #3450 on your SECA pledge form. The code number is the only way you can designate the Potter League on your pledge form. Southeastern Massachusetts Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Write Potter League for Animals with our agency code #37967 on the CFC pledge form. You can give online via CFC Employee Express, CFC Nexus or MyPay, or you can complete a CFC pledge form. Contact For More Information
Matching Gift Program
The same giving. Double the impact.
Many employers offer matching gift programs that match employee charitable contributions. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and spouses. By enrolling in your company’s matching gift program, the impact of your gift will be doubled (or even tripled) and go that much further to help the animals in our care.
Matching Gifts are done through an individual company, so they would need to mail their matching gift form to us at: If your company has a matching gift program all you need to do is request a matching gift form from your Human Resources Department. Once completed, please mail it in with your gift to: The Potter League Development Office/Matching Gifts 87 Oliphant Lane Middletown, RI 02842
If you have already made a donation but don’t have the matching gift form, complete it is as soon as possible and mail to us, indicating your recent gift. Once we receive the form, we will sign and return it to your employee to ensure the matching gift is credited to you.
Gifting Stocks & More
Monthly gifts. Permanent gratitude.
Donations of stocks, bonds, or real estate make a major difference that keeps on giving. Donations of this kind form a key element of our endowment, and your support is greatly appreciated.
Wills, Bequests & Estate Plans
Love is Your Legacy
How You Can Support the Potter League for Animals Today and Tomorrow
Our vision to help homeless, sick and abandoned animals is made possible by generous donors like you. When you take time to review your assets and plan a long-term gift to the Potter League, you help us continue our mission now and well into the future. You can make a gift today and witness the benefits of your generosity, or you can arrange a gift for after your lifetime—both may offer appealing tax and financial benefits for you.
Ready to start your legacy with the Potter League? We’ve partnered with FreeWill to give you a free, online tool that guides you through the process of creating a legally valid will in 20 minutes or less. Using this tool, you can designate a percentage of your estate directly to the Potter League. Start your will today.
The Potter League’s shelter was built—and our endowment created—by bequests and other gifts thoughtfully planned by animal lovers and friends of the shelter. If you own property, have a pension plan or a life insurance policy, you have assets that could be used for planned gifts to the Potter League. Once you give, you become a member of the Forever Friends Society, our most highly esteemed group of donors.
Be in the business of helping animals.
Businesses that contribute to the Potter League enable us to make a difference in the lives of more than 1,000 homeless animals annually and enrich the lives of the people who love them. We have several opportunities available to help your business become one of our treasured Community Humane Heroes.Become a Corporate Sponsor
Have a ball while doing good.
We are honored to have the generous and creative support of our community and many organizations committed to helping animals. Friends gather to organize golf tournaments, birthday, anniversary and pool parties, retail store sales, dining promotions, wine tastings, dog parades, craft fairs, car washes, lemonade stands and more – all to help the animals. Interested in throwing your own fundraiser? We would be happy to help. Some possible events to help your local pets include:
- Host a fundraiser, happy hour, shopping special or fundraiser kick-back at your business
- Organize a donation drive and collect much needed items from our Wish List
- Select the Potter League for Animals as the designated charity for a fundraiser
Your event has the opportunity to raise critical funding that could impact the lives of thousands of animals we receive each year. If you are interested in hosting an event or fundraiser on behalf of Potter League for Animals, or if you have an event that you want us to be a part of, please take a moment to review our Community Event Guidelines before submitting your application here. A representative will be in touch with you shortly after your submission.Partner with us
Wish List and Supplies
We’re making a list. Won’t you check it twice?
We are always in need of supplies. Your donations directly impact the welfare of our animals, from paper towels to laundry detergent and everything in between. The animals and the staff truly appreciate your help!
- Bully Sticks/Tracheas
- Food Puzzle/Enrichment Toys
- Dog Training Treats
- Hot Dogs
- String Cheese
- Durable Toys
- Peanut Butter
- Large and Medium Kongs
- BioBag Dog Waste Bags
- Squeaky or Stuffed Toys
- Enrichment/Puzzle Cat Toys
- Small Cat Toys
- String Toys
- Cat Trees
- Hidey Beds
- Scratching Posts
- Small Litter Pans
- Wood Pellets for litter pans
- Small pouches of tuna, salmon (for training)
For Rabbits & Small Mammals
- Wood Pellets for Bedding
- Rabbit Toys
- Small Animal Food
- Care Fresh Bedding
- Fresh Veggies and Fruits
- Timothy Bungalos, Mats & Tunnels from Oxbow Animal Health
- Small Animal Cage Accessories
For Humane Education Program
- Books: Nico & Lola by Meggan Hill & Susan Graunke & The Wonderful Book by Leonid Gore
- Crayons, Markers, Colored pencils
- Glue sticks & Glitter glue
- Origami paper, Construction Paper & Brightly colored cardstock paper
- Animal Stickers
- Wooden clothespins & Large colored popsicle sticks.
Other Things We Can’t Live Without
- Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes
- Yarn for our knitters who make cat blankets!
- Paper Towels
- Zip Lock Bags – Snack Size
- Window Cleaner
- Liquid Hand Soap/Hand Sanitizer
- Laundry Detergent
- Dishwasher Liquid
- Clorox Bleach
- Garbage Bags (45 Gallon, Tall Kitchen & Waste Basket size)
- AA/AAA Batteries
- Kleenex/Toilet Paper
- Postage Stamps
- Reams/Case of white copy/printer paper
- Kuranda dog bed or cat bed (Purchase Kuranda beds here)
- Shell Gas Cards
- WB Mason
- Home Depot
- Stop and Shop
- Michael’s Craft Store
Businesses that Give Back
Erin O'Gara Dollard
Contact for More Information
Erin O’Gara Dollard ErinD@PotterLeague.org 401.846.0592
Contact for More Information
Susan Ryan SusanR@PotterLeague.org 401.846.0592 ext 125.