By: Anuradha

It is not easy to take our puppies with us for vacations no matter how much we want them to come with us. We have to think about their foods, accommodations, transport and it is not an easy thing after all. However, Providenciales in Turks and Caicos are offering their visitors not only the comfort of sandy beaches but also the chance to cuddle with lovely puppies all day for free!

All these puppies are there for adoption and maybe you can find your future four-legged soulmate here! It is the Potcake Place, that is behind this project and this organization is dedicated to helping stray island dogs.

Their mission is named as “to reduce the number of homeless potcakes on the island!”

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This name has been given from the type of dog that is common to the island; a mix of German Shepherd, Labrador, and Fox Terriers.

So, now you can not only feel the warmth of the sunshine but also your heart will be melt with the limitless love given by these puppies. There are around 50 dogs in foster care at the shelter at any given time.

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The rescue writes that,

“We have a constant stream of puppies needing socialization and adoption,”.

You can simply go to the shelter and ask about taking a dog down to the beach for a walk. From there, you’ll have your pick from many cute puppies to hang out with for the day.

“You can come by and take a puppy out to the beach – we’ll give you everything you need, you just need to supply some TLC.”

If one day isn’t long enough, you can always adopt! After all, these cutie-pies are in need of a forever home.

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Not only is to free to hang out with the dogs, but adoptions are essentially free, as well. Donations are encouraged, and the non-profit could use all the help they can get. After all, they are run 100% by volunteers and have no paid employees.

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“It helps them to socialize with humans while also giving them a chance to get out and run around on the beach,” the rescue is quoted saying on TipHero.

“The ‘potcakes’ are a mixed breed common to the area generally made up of German Shepherd, Labrador, and Fox Terriers. The cute name originated from locals feeding the homeless dogs scraps from pots of food.”

Potcakes have been cruising the island for decades – around 100 years by some estimates. By nature, they tend to breed a lot which means there are a lot of them. Most of which live on the streets.

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“Some local residents help with fostering or feeding them, but most times, tourism is what helps these dogs have a shot at long lives.”

A quick search on Instagram reveals a whirlwind of magical photos of people playing with pups on white sand beaches with the sun shining and ocean waves crashing”.

By checking Potcakeplace.com, you can check out the available dogs for adoption and on their Instagram and Facebook Page, you can also check their photos. They are also looking for volunteers to help them with ‘couriers’ to chaperon the dogs on the plane and you can find many other ways to help them here.

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