Join us for the Potter League's 2023 Heart & Sole Walk for Animals

Calling all animal lovers! Get ready to be part of something truly special – the 2023 Heart & Sole Walk for Animals, hosted by the Potter League. Join us for a heartwarming day filled with compassion, community, and the shared love for animals at the Heart & Sole Walk for Animal   

All Walkers who register after 12:00N on Saturday are asked to check-in at the Walk-In Table at Ft. Adams! Fundraising on this site will continue through 10/31.

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2023
Time: Festivities start at 10:30 am, followed by the scenic walk at 12:30 pm
Rain or Shine
Location: Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI
Embark on a Scenic ¾-Mile Walk Along the Stunning Narragansett Bay

Unleash Compassion: The Heart & Sole Walk for Animals is a heartwarming peer-to-peer fundraising event that celebrates unity among animal lovers, combining a scenic walk, pet festival, and individual fundraising efforts to bring hope and second chances to countless furry companions in need. The Heart & Sole Walk isn't just an event; it is a 34-year beloved tradition, and in addition to raising essential funds to support our life-saving work, it's a chance to unite with fellow animal lovers who share your passion for creating a more humane Rhode Island.

Your Fundraising Journey: As a peer-to-peer fundraiser, you're not just taking steps – you're raising hope, healing, and transformation for animals in need. Your individual fundraising efforts intertwine with the collective heartbeat of this event, ensuring that every dollar raised echoes with impact.





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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 $125,000 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 personalized fundraising page and send the link to friends and family, asking for their support.

Event Activities begin at 10:30 am

  • Flea-less Vendor & Sponsor Market 
  • Agility Course
  • Pet Contests
  • Pups in the Air Frisbee Special Dog Performances
  • 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 12:30 pm
  • Food Trucks and Refreshments
  • Top Fundraising Awards

View all Event Details here.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Aspects, Inc.
Bally's Tiverton
Landings Apartment Community
Moriarty’s Fence Company
Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty
Portsmouth Veterinary Clinic
Rumford Pet Express
Southcoast Health
The Newport Group
RKD Group
Carey, Richmond, & Viking Insurance
Ortho Rhode Island
JDI Productions
WUN Newport
Boehringer Ingelheim
Bank Newport
Island Carpet

Marketplace Vendors:
Beau Tyler
Landings Apartment Community
Rumford Pet Express
Carey, Richmond & Viking Insurance
Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty
Hangar 420
Portsmouth Veterinary Clinic
Women’s Resource Center
Moriarty’s Fence Company
Wag Nation
Andrea’s Custom Collars
The Black Dog
Buppy Pets
Slate Hill Cattle Company
Fetch Pet Care of Providence-Bay Area
It’s a Dog’s Life
Jack’s Snacks
Pups in the Air
The Greyson Hound Foster Fund
Potter League - Kids / Facepainting-Lisa Peterson
Chocolate Peanut
Potter League-Training
Newport Animal Hospital
Pet Wants Newport
LaurenLab Art
Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice
Hope Rope Co.
Power Pup Treats, LLC
My Tails Wagging
Dragon Fly Pet Massage
Betty’s Box
Sincerely Paws Co.
WOOF! WOOF! Pet Boutique & Biscuit Bar

Food Trucks
La Costa Lobster & Tacos
A Mano Pizza & Gelato
Espanglish Empanadas
Ocean Island Catering

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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