Baxter. Photo Credit: Potter League for Animals

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

The Potter League for Animals shares on their website that Baxter is a 3-year-old male Bulldog, English.

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

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

Are you looking to add some serious wiggle to your life? Bet you never thought you’d hear the words serious & wiggle used in the same sentence in your lifetime, but here we are. Nonetheless, meet Baxter – the wiggle machine! Baxter’s got the cutest lil ‘ole nubbin tail, too! When he starts his rump shimmy, it’s a pirouette party. Wow, where do we come up with this stuff?

Baxter’s adorable underbite shows off his other best asset, his teefers! We suspect he spends plenty of time flossing those chiclets, all the better to give you kisses with! Baxter is a 3-year-old, super affectionate, loves his people hard kind of dog. He enjoys kids and prefers to be the only dog in the home, although isn’t opposed to having some dog-walking friends in the neighborhood. If you love a twirly tush and some dazzling dentistry, you should definitely meet Baxter.
To learn more, visit, give us a call at 401-846-8276, or best yet, pay him a visit at our Animal Care & Adoption Center located at 87 Oliphant Lane in Middletown, RI.

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

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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