The Potter League for Animals is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals. We promote the humane treatment of all animals and provide shelter and care for lost or unwanted companion animals. Through community education and the fostering of relationships between people and animals, we enhance the animals’ future and enrich the human experience.
The Potter League welcomes everyone who is considering adopting a shelter animal. Our successful adoption program is based on matching the needs of our animals with the lifestyles of our adopters. We encourage a prospective adopter to fill out a questionnaire describing the kind of companion animal he or she desires. Pet personality profiles and staff evaluations aid our adoption counselors in assisting adopters in finding the right dog, cat or small animal for their lifestyles. Dogs and cats available for adoption have all been examined by a veterinarian and are up to date on vaccinations appropriate for their age. All dogs have also been treated with Frontline flea and tick treatment. The adoption fee includes an I.D. tag, a month of crate rental, a certificate for an additional veterinarian exam, and a discount for a basic obedience class. All cats have been treated with Frontline flea treatment and have been microchipped. The adoption fee includes a cat safety collar, an I.D. tag, a certificate for an additional veterinarian exam and a cardboard carrier. All dogs and cats adopted from the shelter are spayed or neutered prior to leaving our facility in accordance to Rhode Island law. Our dogs and cats are fed Hill’s Science Diet food while at the shelter. Our obligation to our adopted animals does not end when they walk out the door. We are here as a resource to help our adopters with the transition period. Our behavior staff is available to help with any behavior problems our adopters may be experiencing. Dog adopters may attend free Sunday morning training classes.