My family and I adopted Andie at the Potter League. She is now 8 1/2 months old and as you can see from the picture, she is a truly beautiful girl. She gets a lot of attention when we are out with her. She has something special that does not go unnoticed. She has been a huge value added to our lives! She is very social, curious, and energetic. We have attended two levels of pet training and she is so alert and quick to learn. However, she is also quite feisty and independent. When we came to the Potter League she was the first and only dog we considered. We just knew she was the one for us. Thank you for helping us complete our family.
Good morning everyone,
As many of you know, I adopted a puppy from the Potter League a year and a half ago. He and his siblings were rescued from a shelter in North Carolina. A Potter League volunteer actually drove down to North Carolina to pick up the puppies and bring them back here for adoption. Something many people don’t realize is the Potter League offers so much more than an animal for adoption. They provide a foundation for a family to provide a suitable home to an animal. They offer lifetime obedience classes to dog adopters as well as puppy kindergarten when adopting a puppy. They offer various sessions and classes from bereavement to agility training. The Potter League is so much more than a shelter. What they do for these animals cannot be compared. Our puppy, Max, who will be 2 years old in July has grown into a fine dog. He’s a loved member of our family and I couldn’t imagine not having him around. I am so grateful to the Potter League for bringing Max into our lives. If this doesn’t encourage you to donate then maybe his picture will. J (this picture was taken when we first brought him home)
Dear Potter League,
I just wanted to say thank you all for helping in me finding Lady Bug. I am attaching a couple pictures of her and her new friends down in GA. She is very happy and I am truly blessed to have her in my life. Happy Thanksgiving to you guys and thank you for all that you do.
Hi: I adopted Bo (black lab mix in center) about a year ago from the Potter League. Here he is in his halloween costume with my family's other dogs Bear (chocolate lab) & Ivy (yellow lab). Bo is doing extraordinarily well and fits right in with our family. Thank you Potter League for bringing Bo into my life & for all the amazing work that you do!
It was so good to hear from you the other night as Potter League has such a special place in my heart. I cannot believe it has been over a >year since you folks found Redman and Red came home!! He has become >such a huge part of our lives and is QUITE the social guy!! Whenever >company comes, Redman is the one to answer the door as he gets there first every time and makes everyone feel "at home"! Always the center of any gathering and weighing in at 18 pounds it's kind of like having a toddler around!! Not a "lap cat" but will sit as close as possible and loves to be carried around the house!! He meets me t the door >every night after work, we often say he is a dog in a cat suit!! When Redman first came home, we wondered how he might be considering his 10 years of age. He may need a while to adjust. We believe Redman was a "meant to be" as he's made himself right at home from day 1!!. At 10 years old, every cat should be starting Happy Retirement!! He is a beautiful, lovable and wonderful addition to our lives. Redman has found his forever home, I can't imagine our lives without him!!!
Hope your summer was fun and relaxing. Our's was great! Back in the spring, we purchased a camping trailer and have it on a seasonal site in New Hampshire. We have been up there with Miss Mabel a lot, Jeff and I have done quite a bit of hiking. I have attached some photos of Mabel from some of our hikes. She absolutely loves being on the trail! Now that we see what she is truly able to do, we are interested in learning more about the agility program that you offer - hopefully, it will be offered this winter; we think it would be perfect for her. I'll see you soon. Kat, Jeff and Mabel
Dear Potter League friends:
We adopted this cat in December 2009. His name was Murphy, now Rodney. We were not sure how he would be with a dog, but here's a picture from 6/2010. We love him ! Maureen
Harmony, know known as Isabella, Bella for short is a complete couch potato. She has made herself right at home on our couch and tends to go there and snuggle into the cushions and then roll onto her back immediately.-It is funny as my Golden has a couch on the other side of the room. So they do couch potato in tandem.
I'm a total mom-here are pictures of Isabella's first day as a Pinheiro. She did really well on the boat. No swimming yet, as she was just fixed. Please pass along to everyone how well she has adjusted to our home in just two days. (She may wreak havoc next week but that's ok) Thanks, Missy
We adopted Starr a half Lab half boxer about 2 years ago. When we adopted Starr he had behavioral issues(still has a few) but we are always working with him. He still has trouble being with other dogs but loves people.He sleeps with us every night and loves to snuggle in tight. He has come a long way. He knows his commands to sit lay down etc.. although his still loves to be as stubborn as the first day we got him. We love him more each day.
Jodi and Chuck
Just thought you'd like to see pics of Rascal's first visit back to Potter League to see all his good friends! He was greeted with open arms by all the staff and volunteers. Rascal was sorry he didn't get to see his good friend who trained him and helped him become the loving, loyal companion that he is.
Rascal and his Family, Jim Benevides and Karen DeMoura
Hi Melissa and the Potter League staff,
I am finally writing an overdue thank you for helping Brian and I adopt Nala. Can you believe May 16thwill
be a year that she is home with us?! Nala is a love and a joy! I remember her being described on the website as “rambunctious” and that was not an understatement!! However, you gave us great insight into her background and showed her a lot of love and it all shows in her now! Even to this day she gets excited when she sees you after a class!
Just an update, Nala is very healthy and still growing according to her vet (she has put on over 30 pounds since she has been home!). She often is around Potter League at a class or activity. She is now is a full fledge participant in Doggie O and also goes to play groups regularly. She even participated in the Easter egg hunt at Potter League. Of course she was more interested in playing with the other dogs though, and couldn’t be bothered with the eggs! Some of our friends bring their dogs over for “play dates” and she loves it! She is SO playful and fun. She is known as the class clown at her play groups, and even has “fans” in the park that look for her when we go for walks. Anywhere we go, she goes. She has brought so much laughter to so many who have met her.
Stephanie and Brian
Just wanted to shoot you an email to say ….Homer is quite a dog, the last month has been a crazy time but he's been a super trooper. He travels very well and does a good job of slipping under the radar. I attached a few pics – hes gotten pretty big but he's still really calm and likes to chill.
Thanks again for all of your help – I also wanted to introduce you to Paul, who I do business with. He currently has an older dog and is looking for another pal. I copied him on this email and told him a little about the process and how great you guys are to work with.
We would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to adopt Bentley. We adopted him on January 7, 2010 and he has been a wonderful addition to our family. He is so well-mannered, loveable, and friendly, that we could not have asked for anything more in a pet. Bentley even gets along with our 7 year old tiger cat named Buddy. He has settled in perfectly and of course we are spoiling him rotten! I have attached some pictures of Bentley so you can see how happy he is.
Thank You Again,
Tracy & Stanley
I wanted to write to thank you and all of your staff for making the adoption process of Grin/Sprocket such a great experience.
I was unsure of what I was looking for in a dog and as soon as Sprocket and I spent some time together I knew- I found "the one". You were informative and patient with all of my questions- we really don't know what these animals have gone through do we?
As a 2 day update- he is actually crate trained from his former "life" and does know some commands. Out in public he is very well behaved. He loves kids and is friendly with other dogs. At home- he needs to learn about playtime vs down time, fortunately he does "crash" when in the crate. Oh! He now sits to have his harness put on!
We will be visiting for some training, hopefully Saturday. Say hi to everyone for us!
Pam and Sprocket
Thought you might like a recent photo of Dakota taken with my grandson last Sunday. Still a picky eater, but he definitely is not getting anything but his prescribed dog food. Has lost a little more weight, but not much. We'll be taking him to the Vet next week for his 2nd checkup.
- Barbara & Bill
Hello, Hello, I just wanted to thank you all for letting Kirsten, our daughter, adopt Theresa 2 weeks ago. Theresa's new name is "Olive" and she has been such a blessing to our household! She lives with Kirsten in Boston but we had the pleasure of having her visit for a week over Thanksgiving. Olive and our other Potter League baby, Rascal, have become fast friends! We took both pups for a shopping spree at Wag Nation and Petco over the break. Attached are photos of Rascal and Olive.
Everyone is looking forward to Olive's return to Jamestown over the Christmas holidays-especially Rascal! In fact...she has only been gone one day and we miss her so much that we are taking Rascal to Boston on Saturday just to play!
Thank you , thank you!
I wanted to let you know how much fun we are having with our new kitty from the PL! Samantha is a wonderful addition to our household, and can go from fast asleep to flying across the room in an instant, which is always amusing! She loves to snuggle up on a fleece blanket, and will even crawl under the blanket with me once in a while. She is great company, thank you so much!
Love Sarah, Sean and Samantha
Melissa......just wanted to drop you a note...we adopted max (picture attached) back in late june, and he is doing just great.....hard to believe honestly how we got so lucky. he is a perfect dog!! well trained and lovable and just everything you hope for..!
thanks again for you help!
best, kevin & kurt
Dear Potter League,
Four months ag
o we adopted our love Hubba from you. He had been previously adopted and had a rough time before we found him at the Potter League. He is beyond happy in his new home and is a VERY good boy! He is a very cuddly little man and loves to be with us. He has adjusted well to his new home and loves sleeping in the sun. We wanted to let you know how he was doing and thank you for all your help in finding us our new best friend! We love him with all our hearts! Best wishes and Woofs from Hubba!
Love,Maria,Scott & Hubba
After having had to put down our wonderful 14 year old yellow lab, Chili, last summer, it was hard to think of "replacing" him with another dog. Of course, no dog will ever replace him. But we felt that when enough time had passed we would want another dog in our lives. As a volunteer,I often can get a "first peek" at some of the dogs that are sheltered there. One look at Olive and I could not resist. And so I felt I could not pass up the opportunity as I felt that she would be the right fit. And what a wonderful addition she has turned out to be. Not only is she a beautiful dog, but she is affectionate, eager to please, quick to learn and a real joy to have. Although we were told she must be about two years old, she has all of the earmarks of "puppiness." She is playful, rambunctious and a real "character." Our vet thinks she is about one. No one could replace Chili, but she is a real joy!
Marilyn & Olive.
Hi Potter League:
Just wanted to send you a couple of pictures of America's new best friends. Miss Kiki and my Mom are now an inseparable pair. They eat together, sit together, walk together, sleep together - I think it has gotten to the point that if Mom has to go somewhere that Kiki can't go she'll simply not go herself. Kiki really is a very, very special little dog! She has made my Mom so happy and I can't thank you enough for her! She has not taken the place of the little Yorkie Mom lost - no dog can do that. She has, however, created her own place in Mom's heart and life and has become her new and very special companion. She must be a great little dog - Even the resident cat likes her!!
Thank you, again!Richard Wilber
Hello Dear People,
My husband John and I adopted Muffin 3 weeks ago today. We already had Ollie, a 12 y/o shy, anxious male. We wanted to give a kitty a home but we were very concerned about Ollie.
The Potter League staff was very helpful at giving us insight into the personalities of the available kitties. Muffin is assertive but not aggressive. She got right into Ollie's space but not too close. There have been virtually no confrontations and they eat side-by-side. Not exactly curling up on the same cushion yet!
Muffin is terrific and the most vocal cat we've ever had. As you can see from the attached, she's settled in nicely. Thank you for all of us!
Hi Potter League friends,
What to say about Abby !!! (aka Ruby) Abby was a stray from Georgia. She and her brother came up here as a transfer. She was 8 months old, and she is a Leonberger mix. I adopted her last May and she is now almost 2. Abby has been the best dog----very gentle, friendly, easy to train and loves her 2 cat "brothers". She loves to play and gets along with every dog she has met----just plays with them. Abby has made it easier for me to "get over" losing Jess. She is my constant companion--my shadow ! I saw her face and "fell in love"---kind of like the Monkees song--"then I saw her face---now I'm a believer--I couldn't leave her if I tried !!!!!" ( I sing that to her !!) Of course I have always been a believer that shelter animals are the best pets ever !! And I love mutts !!!! She came home with me the day I saw her face !! As a formality I had John come to the shelter to see her----but I knew she was coming home with us ! Abby is in her forever home.
Lisa, John Clancy, Gunther and Abby
POSTCARD FROM SARGE! Life is Good!!
I want to thank you for Buffy.She is everything to me.I wanted you to know she is the best .She is very happy here. She was a stray.She is not any more i love her day and night.I want you to know about this happy ending.She makes my day complete.She sleeps next to me every night.I cant sleep with out her.She is next to me now snoring.She loves her big yard.She rolls around in the grass and is so happy here.She choose me to be her daddy and i am so blessed thank you all.I always tell people to go to the potter league to get a pet.Keep doing what you do you are angels.
Thankyou, Lee and Buffy
Big Boy Meets His Match! Here he is relaxing after a day of fun with his buddies!
attached(I hope) is a pic and thank you to all of
you for bringing Quigley and Ray and I together..:-)
Just thought I’d update you on Horton’s progress. We followed the new cat introduction process and after just 5 days, all three of our Potter adoptees are getting along famously. Horton is quite the character and fits in very well with our other family members, Cato (formerly Jai Alai) and Gracie (formerly Bally). I’ve attached a picture, Cato is on top, Gracie in the middle and Horton (now known as Dougal - pronounced like “Doogle”) is on the bottom of the kitty condo. Dougal had his vet checkup on Saturday and all is well. Thanks again for the 3 greatest cats in the world! We might be a little biased. Lori & Rick Ferreira
Toby Loves his New Home!
Dear Potter League,
My boyfriend and I adopted Sakura (Japanese for “cherry blossom”) one week ago. You knew her as Mila – a 3 year old medium-hair black and brown tiger mix. I am writing to let you know that we couldn’t be happier! Sakura adjusted to living with us literally within the first day of being there! She is a total lap-cat and will curl up on the couch with us for hours on end, then follow us to bed and sleep with us. She purrs constantly, even when no one is petting her and she is the most well behaved and affectionate cat I have ever met. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect addition to our family! Included are a few pictures of Sakura in her new home :)
Sarah, Eric, and Sakura
Here are some pictures of Nola and Lemon just hanging out. Things are just ducky with the two of them. Nola is an old soul in a puppy's body----she's very special.
Lemon and Nola
I adopted Bailey from you a few months ago and he is loving his forever home! When I saw a contest in the Cape Cod Times for Prized Pets, I couldnt resist putting Bailey in the contest. If he wants anyone to vote... its his friends at Potter League! Go to http://ccmg.upickem.net/engine/Welcome.aspx?contestid=4727 and search Bailey and the see the Bailey in the snow! HOW CUTE!!!! Thanks again for everything-- win or lose in this contest... BAILEY IS A PRIZED PET!
-Whitney and Bailey
We adopted our dog from you a year ago this past September. We love him just to death and he has been a wonderful addition to our home. My husband and I who adopted Tucker when we were just dating just got married in January and one of the photos before the wedding of me and him really shows what a part of our lives he has become. I thought I would share it with you.
Dear Potter friends,
Max and Mittens are doing great (see attached photo). I am still feeding them Science Diet, and Max's little allergy/coughing thing that he had going on is all cleared up. Mittens, the shy one, is steadily coming out of her shell and loves watching the birds outside :)
Thank you for checking on us!
Crystal, Max and Mittens
...I got your note asking for feedback on our recent adoption. I'm sorry we missed the phone call. So far, the experience adopting Spot, now called Hobbes, has been great. He has settled in very well and except for an accident or two he is doing great. He and our six year old Labrador have become good friends as we had hoped. I think he is happy in his new home.
With respect to the adoption process, all went well; you can be very proud of the Potter League. I can see nowhere that things could be improved. I had been following the available dogs on the web site for several months and had come in to meet a couple of them. Once we met Spot/Hobbes and decided we were ready to adopt, the folks at the Potter League helped us to spend some time with him and introduce him to our Lab. The business end of the adoption also went very smoothly. Again, I see no way the experience could have been better. We have taken advantage of the Saturday training sessions twice so far and all has gone well there also. Thanks for everything. ... Steve (and Spot/Hobbes)
Hello, all of my friends at the Potter League!
I'm writing to say thank you for taking such wonderful care of me during the months I was at the shelter. I am settling quite well into my new home with Kristin and Sara Lombardi. Sara is 5 and thinks that I'm "her" cat... ha ha ha... but I do tolerate her quite well. I even lay still while she snuggles my belly with her face. Imagine that!
In my new home I have a great big southern facing picture window to sit in all day long. Kristin hung a bird feeder on the tree outside the window so I can watch my feathered friends. She thinks in my past home someone must have always shooed me off the furniture because I always jump when she comes near, but she has made it clear that where ever I choose to lay is fine with her. So, I'm doing quite well. Thanks again for all your tender loving care. I wouldn't be here without you. Mary -I thought I would drop a note to say Thank you....
Dear Potter League:
We adopted Kodi (you knew him as Eddie), the ENORMOUS 120pound german shepherd at the beginning of the summer. Since bringing him home, he has blossomed into an unbelievable member of the family. I've never met a dog that is as affectionate as he is - he's quite happy to be used as a pillow for the entire night. Even though we've only had him for 5 months....it feels like we've had him forever, and he's loving every minute of his pampered life. And we're enjoying him just as much.
Attached is a photo...Kira on the left is our other dog we've had since a pup...and big Kodi.
Dear Potter League Staff: Jan, 2008
I want to thank you so very much for everything you do for all of the beautiful animals that are brought in each day. My husband and I were fortunate enough to have adopted Kingston (his name was Jethro) in February of 2007. Kingston was brought in with littermates from Tennessee that had been abandoned at a dump. He was very malnourished, sick and scared. The Potter League staff diligently cared for Kingston and his littermates until it was possible for them to be adopted. He is now 75 lbs (and growing) with endless energy and the most loving personality. Kingston brings us so much happiness and we love him more than we could have ever imagined. We are purchasing our first home this February and are considering a playmate for Kingston sometime after, so I am sure that you will see us soon!
Floyd & Katie C.