What we do
Potcake Place was started with the mission of reducing the number of homeless potcakes on the island. We still hope that we can work with the government and local community to do so, but it is a continuing challenge. Until we achieve this goal, Potcake Place will continue to rescue and home potcake pups found on the island.
Potcake Place is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers. The foster homes, volunteers, contributors and downright insane helpers, all do this for no pay, sometimes money out of their own pocket, long hours, sadness, heartbreak and utter joy.
Foster parents look after pups in their own homes and provide them with the attention needed after not having human contact previously. Other helpers socialize puppies by taking them on beach trips. Volunteers in Potcake Place liaise with, meet and screen potential adoptive families to match pups with new homes.
We work with Vets to ensure that pups get their vaccinations, wormers and other treatments, and arrange health certificates for travel. If an adoption goes ahead, we help book the pup on the plane, and meet the families at the airport with their new pup. We also spend time finding volunteers to transport the pup if the family are not visiting the island.
Remember that it is not only funds which can help the foster and adoption process, but time and resources. If you feel that you can help in any way please do get in touch.
There is no animal shelter in the Turks and Caicos. We look after these pups in our own homes until a permanent home can be found. Our policy is to house them for as long as it takes to find the best home.
This is the only alternative we can see to them starving in the bush, being run over, intentionally poisoned, dying of heartworm, ehrlicia, parvo or being euthanized.
The Adoption Center is where you'll find dogs and dog lovers, as well as all things doggy for sale, including leads, collars, treats, toys, bandanas, collar covers, gifts, gimmicks and gadgets. Swing by to say hello!