Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Wow! Thank you to all of the wonderful walkers and dogs who came to the 33rd annual Heart & Sole Walk for Animals! We’re so grateful to everyone who joined the event and fundraised to help us create a more humane Rhode Island for animals and the people who love them. We couldn’t have asked for a better day to walk and save lives!

We are so grateful to YOU for making this Heart & Sole Walk a wonderful success on such a beautiful day.

YOU helped us raise over $112,000. A special congratulations to all our fundraisers and 46 teams – the Walk would simply not be what it is today without you. 

A heartfelt thank you to all our fundraisers and everyone who donated, participated and volunteered. Year after year we reach for new milestones and thanks to you, this year was the best walk to date thanks to you. 

Thank you to all of our incredibly generous sponsors and vendors for making the Heart & Sole Walk for Animals such a lifesaving success! Their support will help us be there for the more than 10,000 animals in need this year. Together, we're creating a more humane Rhode Island.

Presenting Sponsor: Hill’s Pet Nutrition Best In Show Sponsor: Aspects, Inc. Best Friend Sponsor: Lucky Dog Resort Gold Collar Sponsors: Island Carpet Tile & Hardwoods, Rumford Pet Express, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Silver Collar Sponsors: The Newport Group, RKD Group, Ortho Rhode Island, Landings Apartment Community Media Sponsors: JDI Productions, WPRI, Whats Up Newp, DJ Bells

Thank you to our Community Humane Heroes, as they sponsor the Potter League year round Moriarty’s Fence Company, Portsmouth Veterinary Clinic, BankRI, Southcoast Health, Boehringer Ingelheim & Bank Newport

Thank you to all of our vendors & food trucks: Alexandria Hawk Dog Training, Andrea’s Custom Collars, Barnum Financial, Beau Tyler & The Sly Dog Co., Caricatures by Noa, Dragon Fly Pet Massage, Fat Face, Fetch PetCare, Friskie Fries, Furrfighters, Haven Brothers, Hope Rope Co., It’s a Dog’s Life, La Costa Lobster & Tacos, Lucy’s Kitchen, M.Eye Images, Mac’s Boutique Cork Jewelry & Accessories, My Tail’s Wagging, Ocean Island Catering, Pet Wants Newport, Pure Haven by Ginger, RI Face & Body Art Co., The Black Dog General Store, Touchstone Crystal Jewelry & Wiener Wagon

We wish to thank our MC’s Ryan Belmore & Molly O’Brien, Photography by Jessica Pohl, Perle Media for capturing so many amazing moments & music by DJ Bells. A special thanks to Team Fort Adams – 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. Be sure to save the date for next year – October 22, 2023!





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About the Heart & Sole Walk for Animals

Join Rhode Island's largest Pet Walk to support lifesaving care for animals in need. 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 participation 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. 

Register today! There is no registration fee to attend. All walkers are encouraged to fundraise or make a donation to the Walk to help us reach our goal and make a difference in the lives of homeless animals.

Once registered, you have the option to create your own personalized fundraising page and send the link to friends and family, asking for their support.

Event Activities begin at 10:00 am

  • Potter League Information
  • Flea-less Market 
  • Agility Course
  • Pet Contests (4 Prior to Walk, 3 Post)
  • Potter Alum Pet Parade and Crowning of King and Queen
  • Pet Art and Activities
  • Kid's Activities and Face Painting
  • Music
  • Walk kicks off at 12:00 Noon.
  • Demonstration with RI State Police K9
  • Food Trucks and Refreshments
  • Top Fundraising Awards

View all Event Details here.

Marketplace Sponsors
Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Landings Apartment Community
Lucky Dog Resort
Moriarty’s Fence Company
Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty
Portsmouth Veterinary Clinic
Rumford Pet Express
Southcoast Health

Beverage Station Provided by Ocean Island Catering

Marketplace Vendors
Alexandria Hawk Dog Training
Andrea’s Custom Collars
Barnum Financial
Beau Tyler & The Sly Dog Co.
Caricatures by Noa
Dragon Fly Pet Massage
Fat Face
Fetch PetCare
Hope Rope Co.
It’s a Dog’s Life
M.Eye Images 
My Tail’s Wagging
Pet Wants Newport
Potter League Behavior & Training Center
Potter League for Animals
Potter League Kid’s Tent
Pure Haven by Ginger
RI Face & Body Art Co.
The Black Dog General Store
Touchstone Crystal Jewelry

Food Trucks
A Mano Pizza & Gelato
Friskie Fries
Haven Brothers
Lucy’s Kitchen
Ocean Island Catering
Wiener Wagon

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 the people who love them. You are the heart and soul of the Potter League.

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