Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! 

There are so many thank you’s, so many high-five paws, and so much gratitude that we have for everyone who participated in the Heart & Sole Walk.  The weather on Sunday was fantastic.  The energy at the Fort as electrifying as the parade field filled with hundreds of animal lovers and their wonderful dogs.  

We are so grateful to YOU for making our 32nd annual Heart & Sole Walk for Animals a huge success…exceeding our goal of $100K!  Special congratulations to all our fundraisers and 46 teams – the Walk would not be what it is today without YOU and so many generous supporters.   You sure know how to put the fun in fundraising and make a difference!  

A heartfelt thank you to all our fundraisers, sponsors, vendors, and everyone who donated, participated and volunteered.  Year after year we reach for new milestones and thanks to you, this year’s became a reality.  Thank you for taking time out of your busy lives to make our world a more humane one for animals and people, now and in the future. 

We wish to thank our Emcee Ryan Belmore, Photography by Jessica Pohl and Ashley Timms Photography , NE Dog Photography and Perle Media for capturing so many amazing moments, and to Jill Rizzo of Wild Season Florals for making our Cat Walk Stage purr-fect with a colorful floral display.  And special thanks to Team Fort Adams who helped to execute our 1st Walk at the Fort – we could not have done it without you!

We hope everyone had a fantastic time, as we know we did. A sincere & heartfelt thank you to everyone for making this year's Heart & Sole Walk for the Animals the best year yet! 






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About the Heart & Sole Walk for Animals

The Heart & Sole Walk for Animals is a beloved tradition. In addition to raising essential funds to support our lifesaving work, it’s an opportunity for animal lovers to join together in creating a more humane Rhode Island for people and pets alike.

Your particpation and fundraising for the Heart & Sole Walk for Animals helps the Potter League care for thousands of homeless animals each year and gives them the second chance they need and deserve. Our goal is to raise $100,000 to help every animal receive the very best care and find a loving home. 

Event Activities begin at 10:00am

  • Potter League Information
  • Flea-less Market 
  • Obstacle Course
  • Pet Contests & Pet Art Activities 
  • Kid's Activities and Face Painting
  • Music
  • Walk kicks off at 12:00 Noon.
  • Food Trucks and Refreshments
  • Top Fundraising Awards

Time to practice your skills for the infamous Pet Contests and earn some cool ribbons! 
11:00am   Pet Contests Round 1
Doggie Musical Sit
Top Trick
The Egg Race

11:30am - calling all Potter Pet Alum - head to the center ring for the Potter Pet parade.and King and Queen drawing to select the lucky Alums to lead the Walk! 

Following the Walk, join us for more fun with pet contests, shopping, raffle drawings and awards!

1:00pm  Pet Contests Round 2
Peanut Butter Lick Off
Owner Look A Like

Best Tail Wag

Marketplace Sponsors and Vendors
Hill's Science Diet, Barnum Financial, Invisible Fence Brand, Lucky Dog Resort, Portsmouth Veterinary Clinic, Rumford Pet Center, Southcoast Health, The Landings Apartment Community,

A Dog's Life, Andrea's Custom Collars, Black Dog General Store, Buppy Pets, Caricatures by Noa, Evergreen Solar, Hope Rope Co., Newport Sands, RI Face & Body Art Co., Springline Coffee, Touchtone Crystal, Weatherly Services, We're Here for the Dogs, Wolfe & Hound Co., Woof Woof Pet Boutiue and Biscuit Bar.


Help save the animals!

The Potter League is committed to delivering our mission and our best to the community, no matter what. By participating in our walk with your dedication, inspiration and generosity, you are helping us move forward with our daily vital care for animals and people who love them. You are the heart and soul of the Potter League.

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