And if there's a puppy love connection, you can take your new furry BFF home.
On the northern shore of Providenciales, in Turks and Caicos, you can find a certain type of paradise—puppy paradise, to be specific.
Thanks to the work of Potcake Place, a local dog rescue charity, visitors can frolic on the spectacular beaches of Grace Bay with a puppy. Potcake Place is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that rescues dogs and puppies, and it allows visitors to volunteer to take adoptable puppies to the beach for socialization and exercise. Best of all, if there’s a puppy love connection, you can adopt your beach buddy for life.
Potcakes are a breed of dog local to the islands of the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos. The medium-sized breed is smart, loyal, and loving, and Potcake Place works to find permanent homes for the many puppies found around the islands.
Calling all animal lovers! Our neighbor in Providenciales, Potcake Place, allows island visitors to help socialize puppy Potcakes, or mixed-breed stray dogs commonly found in the Caribbean, before adoption. Click the link in our bio to read more about the organization and its adorable pups. #potcakes #puppies #providenciales #turksandcaicos 📷 @officialktr
The puppies at Potcake Place are fostered in volunteer homes, so most are used to children and other dogs, and make for the perfect beach companions—either for a day on the sand or for a lifetime!
Volunteers can take puppies out on beach socialization walks every day except Sunday for up to two hours. If they want more time with their dog and are considering adoption, they have to first pass a background check and discuss what kind of environment the adopted puppy would live in. All dogs available for adoption are healthy and have their shots and a health certificate.
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One of the top things on my list to do here while in Turks and Caicos was to visit Potcake Place. You can spend time walking and playing on the beach with some of the cutest residents on the island and even have the opportunity of bringing one home with you! This little guys name is Tuppins (pronounced Two Pins) and he is full of energy and love ❤️ wish I could take him home but Leo wouldn't be too happy with me!
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Adoption is free, though Potcake Place does ask for donations to help it continue its puppy-saving efforts. New puppy parents do need to arrange transportation to bring their puppy home, and you must be older than 25 years old to adopt a puppy.
Learn more about Potcake Place and its work, make a donation, or see how you can adopt your own Potcake at potcakeplace.com.
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