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The Potter League will be closed on Sunday, April 20th for Easter

Remembering Nuala Pell

We say goodbye to one of our most favorite animal lovers - adopter, donor, and board member Nuala Pell. While she will be forever remembered as a mother of wonderful children, the Senator's wife, Washington hostess, patron of the arts and education, Newport promoter, classy and graceful woman, to us she will always be the person who loved animals. Sometimes it is the furry, four legged creatures that touch our hearts and unite us all. It has been an honor to have this wonderful woman in our lives for so many years. The Potter League is humbled to have been selected by the family to receive donations in Nuala’s name.  She was a passionate animal lover and opened her home and heart to many dogs and cats in her lifetime.  The animals always made Nuala smile, warmed her heart and brought her such joy.  It is our greatest honor to have Nuala’s passion and kindness for animals and people celebrated at the Potter League.


The Potter League is Celebrating 85 Years of Enriching Lives and Making A Difference! 

Wednesday, April 23
1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

at the Potter League

Join us for our 85th Anniversary Celebration. There will be historical facts and photos, activities for kids, a "Try-it" agility course for your dog, information about the Heart & Sole Walk for Animals and Happy Tails Day Camp registration. Please drop in to celebrate with us!




Save the Date for the 25th Anniversary Heart & Sole Walk for the Animals

Sunday, June 1


at Glen Park in Portsmouth

Strive to raise $125,000! Register today! For more information about the Walk visit our Heart & Sole website page.




"SuperDogs" Adoption Promotion

The Ryan Center at the University of RI is proud to partner with the Potter League throughout the month of April by giving each dog adopter two FREE tickets to "SuperDogs," an upcoming family show at the Ryan Center on May 2 at 7 pm, featuring a special appearance by The Olate Dogs, winners of America's Got Talent. Many of the dogs featured in the show have actually been adopted and/or rescued themselves.  

Every dog adopter family will also be entered to win a $100 gift card to Pier 49 Restaurant and a FREE night stay at the Newport Harbor Hotel that will be provided by the Ryan Center. Stop by the Potter League or call 401.849.8276 for more information.

Critter Glitter Spring Sale 

Thursday, May 8, 10 am - 7 pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 9-11, 10 am - 5 pm

Come shop for fabulous Sequin Fashion Jewelry at 30%-70% off retail prices. There is an amazing assortment of dazzling bracelets, necklaces, pins, rings and more! Purchase with a Purpose ... 100% of every purchase benefits the homeless animals at the Potter League!





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


Thank you to our Corporate Community Humane Heroes!


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.




Home for the Holidays Appeal Link


Have You Lost Your Pet?
Your pet may be here at the shelter:

Click here for Lost & Found
Click here for Hours & Directions 

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of Dog Training Classes and Play Groups



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Save the Date

for our

25th Anniversary

June 1, 2014 

Walk Registration is now open


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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.
Click to download a brochure



Girl Scout Badges
For more information about our
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.

Awards & Recognition


Animal Control Offices: Middletown | Portsmouth