There’s An Actual Island Of Puppies — And No, It’s Not A Mirage

by Grace Eire
Grace plays in a band and is the mother to a black cat named Fitzhugh.

Have you ever dreamed of visiting an island of adorable, happy, loving puppies?

Well, you can.

Potcake Place on the islands of Turks and Caicos rescues stray puppies off the streets and fosters them until they find a forever home.

Luckily, visitors to the island can volunteer to take them on trips to the beach.

Just when you thought that paradise couldn’t get any better, in come the puppies.

In order to keep this mutually beneficial operation up and running, though, Potcake Place relies on the generosity of strangers. If you can spare a bit of change for the sake of keeping these sweet puppies off the street, please consider donating to the cause.

Though if you’d like to treat yourself to a tropical vacation, fly down to Turks and Caicos, where your puppy paradise awaits!

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What is a "Potcake," you ask?

What is a "Potcake," you ask?

Potcake is the name affectionately given to the breed of dog that is found wandering the streets of Turks and Caicos, because folks used to feed the stray dogs the leftover food in their cooking pots. They are a bit smaller than a Labrador, but are just as loving and loyal.

You can volunteer to walk puppies on the beach.

black lab

The adoptable pups are all ready to run around on the beach with a loving human. Who knows, maybe you’ll be the one to finally take him home after he wins over your heart with a sandy snout.

You can even take them for a little swim.


Lots of dog shelters and sanctuaries offer play time with pups in order to socialize them, but few offer time on an actual tropical beach.

Even if you can't adopt, the pups will appreciate the outdoor time.

Even if you can't adopt, the pups will appreciate the outdoor time.

Pups waiting to be rescued relish the times that they get to go out and about into the world. These pups are spoiled to take in the sights of Turks and Caicos!

All of the Potcake Place pups live in foster homes.


Many of them are already used to being around children and other pets, so there is almost definitely a pup there that’s perfect for you and your family’s needs!

There is no other animal shelter on Turks and Caicos.


Without the Potcake Place volunteers giving their time, energy, personal funds, and unconditional love, these pups would still be on the street.

All rescued dogs get the veterinary care that they need.


From vaccinations to worm medicine, and getting spayed or neutered, these pups are covered before they are adopted out to their forever home.

Once a pup is adopted, Potcake Place helps book a flight home!


If the family is not visiting the island when they adopt the pup, a volunteer will escort the dog to their new home. It’s an expensive process, but so worth it!

You can donate to Potcake Pups to help their cause.

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