What is a Potcake?

Potcakes are truly a remarkable breed of dogs. They make very smart, loyal and loving pets. 

All the potcakes that we adopt out have already been fostered in volunteer’s homes and so may be already used to children, other dogs, etc. 

Potcake puppy

Potcake is the name given to the dogs of the Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands. It came about because the locals fed the caked remains of the cooking pot to the dogs. As generations have passed, Potcakes have evolved into a breed which is extremely smart, loyal and loving. 

Potcakes are rescued from around the islands of the Turks & Caicos. 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. 

Potcakes can range between 40lb and 75lb (medium - smaller than labs), but most grow to be approximately 45-55 lbs, the size of their paws as a puppy gives you a good idea as to how large they will grow.

potcake size

We have successfully adopted out potcakes throughout North America and other parts of the world. Many are now enjoying lives on beaches and in the snow, living happily with cats, kids and other dogs. Read what some happy owners have had to say.