Are you rearing to go on a relaxing vacation but also want to create meaningful memories? You are in luck because with the help of Potcake Place, your dream can come true.
Fun and Purposeful Vacation
Turks and Calicos Island, which is located in the Grace Bay area of Providenciales, boasts beautiful white sand beaches and numerous scuba-diving spots. It has become a well-known destination for tourists craving for a relaxing holiday.
But if you think nothing can get more perfect than that, Potcake Place is about to give you the most ideal vacation you can ever imagine. Potcake Place K-9 Rescue, a non-profit volunteer rescue agency, provides an excellent opportunity to host various events for rescue dogs.
Potcake Place volunteers will be able to meet new pups, take them out for a leisurely walk, or enjoy playing with them along the beach. Most of the rescue dogs taken in by Potcake Place were the formerly homeless pooches of Turks and Calicos Island. They lived a life filled with hardship and neglect, therefore, they lack the warmth of love and affection.
By volunteering, the tourists are able to spend quality time with the rescue dogs. It helps them receive the proper socialisation they need in order to get them ready for adoption later on.
Quick History of Potcakes
‘Potcakes’ is a term coined by the locals to refer to the caked remains of their cooking pots which they give as food for the stray dogs that happened to wander in their area. Later on, it evolved into a dog breed which is known to be exceptionally brilliant, affectionate, and loyal.
‘Potcakes are rescued from around the islands of the Turks and Caicos,’ the rescue writes. ‘Litters of puppies, as well as individual pups, are found wandering without their littermates. They may be found by tourists while they are out exploring, or locals in their backyard or while working on construction sites.’
For more than a hundred years, these dogs have generally lived their lives as strays. Because they were never monitored, Potcakes had excessively bred which have made them a bane for some people. There were a lot of cases of cruelty against Potcakes such as being poisoned like a rat and deliberately run over by cars.
In order to protect these wonderful yet neglected pooches, the locals organised Potcake Place in 2004. Its primary purpose is to decrease the number of homeless dogs on the island.
Enjoyable and Heart-Warming Experience
Ever since Potcake Place started, many people who came to enjoy their holidays on the island deeply took an interest in socialising with the rescue dogs. The rescue agency holds an event called Puppy Socialisation Walks Monday until Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Potcake Place volunteers will be able to immerse in the stunning beauty of the island with the charming company of their loveable four-legged friends.
After having fun under the sun with their new furry friend, numerous volunteers got smitten over them and decided to fly these adorable pooches home. Yes, Potcake Place allows adoption for free.
It is important to take note that the pet owner will be responsible for the pooch’s travelling fees. Interested individuals may visit Potcake Place’s adoption centre, which is open from Monday to Friday at 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM and on Saturday at 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Potcake Place has helped numerous Potcake dogs smile by finding their forever homes. Its social media account has attracted many compassionate people. For instance, a newly-wed couple spending their honeymoon on the island found a Potcake pup to love and cherish. Kids are also actively participating as they donated money to the rescue agency. These big-hearted children even encouraged their parents to organise activities that would bring in more Potcake Place volunteers.
Join in the Fun
If you are planning to take an exciting trip to ease your weary spirit, make sure to put Potcake Place at the top of your list! It will certainly recharge you with so much energy after spending a vacation on a wonderful island filled with charming rescue dogs that will make your heart melt.
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