Love dogs, need a 2020 calendar, need a fun holiday gift, and want to help support a great charity? The 2020 Dogs of Newport calendar is now available and can fulfill all your gifting, planning, and feel-good needs.

“This is now the third year we’ve done the calendar, and the second year it’s been Dogs of Newport (The first in 2018 was Dogs of Broadway),” Sarah Heaton of PDQ Graphics told What’s UP Newp. “It is once again produced in memory of our friend and former co-worker Jayne Butler, a huge dog-lover, who died of cancer in 2017. This year, all the net proceeds will be donated to the Potter League”.

The 2020 calendars are on sale now at PDQ Graphics for $15 each during their normal business hours ( Monday – Friday from 10 am to 5 pm). The calendars will also be available at Potter League For Animals, Newport Nautical Supply, and Closet Revival starting next week.

Dogs Of Newport Yappy Hour

PDQ Graphics will be hosting a Yappy Hour on Thursday, November 21st to launch the calendar and celebrate among their models and dog lovers;

“On Thursday, November 21, from 5:30-7:30 pm, we’ll be having a launch event at O”Brien’s Pub,” Heaton said. “It’ll be on their dog-friendly patio, so well-behaved, leashed dogs and their people are welcome. Come along and enjoy food, a cash bar, fun and games, and the company of dogs and fellow dog people. We’re hoping to see lots of our current and former calendar dogs on the night. There’s a Facebook event to which people can RSVP. I hope we’ll see you there”!

Follow Dogs Of Newport on Facebook for more updates.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.