Meet your new best friend, Shiny– this week’s Adoptable Dog of the Week!

The Potter League for Animals shares on their website that Shiny is a 1-year-old female Mixed Breed.

Shiny is considered a medium-sized dog, weighing between 20-59 pounds.

Here’s what else Potter League for Animals has to say about Shiny;

Shiny shines brighter than all the diamonds and stars in the sky. This girl is a shooting star in her own right and is hoping someone is wishing for her too.

Do you have an adventurous family and would love for your best pal to join in on the fun? How about a running partner or a smart, playful pup who is always up for learning new tricks? Then Shiny is your girl! She loves everyone she meets – two legs or four (although she would prefer no kitties, please). Come meet your adventure buddy, Shiny, today at the Potter League’s Animal Care & Adoption Center located at 87 Oliphant Lane in Middletown, RI. To learn more or to complete an adoption profile visit or give us a call at 401-846-8276.

If you’d like to meet Shiny, visit, fill out an Adopter profile, then stop by their Animal Care Center to meet her!

See all of Potter League for Animals’ current adoptable dogs, cats, and small animals at

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.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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