In the Bahamas on the islands of Turks and Caicos, there is an incredible nonprofit organization called Potcake Place, that works to reduce the number of indigenous Potcake Puppies that roam homeless around the islands.
In a video promoting the charity, the organization states that there have been many disasters around the area, including Hurricane Katrina, the Haitian earthquake, and the BP oil spill. However, the biggest problem the islands face is a large number of neglected, homeless Potcake Puppies that roam the area, often malnourished and sick.
Potcake Puppies are an indigenous breed of dog from the Turks and Caicos Islands. They are a mix of Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, and Terrier. They are very loyal and affectionate dogs. The video shows many photographs of Potcake Puppies, cuddling with people or with other pups. Check out the video below:
Potcake Place has created a genuinely beautiful sanctuary for these puppies. Relying solely on donations, they rescue strays and bring them to their shelter. Founded in 2005, Potcake Place is located in the Saltmills Plaza in the Grace Bay area of Providenciales, which is on the Turks and Caicos islands.
Potcake Place also offers a beautiful retreat for people on holiday. Visitors are encouraged to come to the sanctuary and pick a puppy to take to the beach for the day. The shelter provides each guest with a “puppy kit,” complete with food, toys, and anything else needed while you stay with your pup. Adoptions are available should the guest bond with their puppy.
By having guests come and spend the day at the shelter, Potcake Place helps the puppies to socialize. There are always between fifty to seventy puppies on the island and any given time. The organization says Potcake puppies get their name because the locals would feed the puppies the “cake” remains from their cooking pots.
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