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The Fashion Show of Canine Couture 

Thursday, September 11 (rain date; September 12)
5:00 to 7:30 pm

at Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
$10 per person, $5 for children 12 and under (Purchase tickets at the gate)

Join us for a special evening of Canine Couture on the lawn of Rough Point.  Festivities will include a special training demonstration sponsored by the Potter League, treats for dogs and humans, including a cash bar and a fantastic fashion show sponsored by Wag Nation in partnership with Newport Restoration Foundation and the Potter League. There will also be a raffle for a Bellevue Avenue shopping spree. Doors open at 5:00 pm and the show starts at 6:00 pm.  On-site parking is limited; carpooling and biking are encouraged. All canine guests must be on a leash. Dog waste bags will be provided.



Doggy 101 and Cat Conversations

Doggy 101
     Saturday, September 13
at 2:30 pm

     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 Molly at or 401.846.8276



Potter Pet University: Rabbit Handling & Behavior Workshop

Presented by Jennifer Sears, Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue, Inc.

Wednesday, September 17
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Alletta Morris Education Center, Potter League

Whether you have a rabbit at home, are interested in getting one, or are just fascinated by these furry friends, join us to find out why they do what they do. Learn to be a better friend to bunnies, using safe and respectful handling techniques.

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

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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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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.








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