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Homing Puppies

Potcakes in care

Puppies are brought into Potcake Place when they are found throughout the island. They need help through each of their three steps to being part of a new family:

1

Foster

Short term homes for puppies on island

2

Courier

Chaperones for puppies flying from Provo

3

Adopt

Loving homes for puppies

(Click the links for more info on each step)


Puppies are first fostered on island through our network of trusted foster parents. Once we are confident that puppies are healthy and free from disease they are put up for adoption, when we try to find good homes for all our pups. Once a suitable home and family has been found, the puppy needs to get there!….that’s where our network of couriers come in!  Believe it or not potcakes can travel as hand luggage on flights out of Providenciales! 


What a Puppy is Not

A puppy is not a toy

A puppy is a living being who has a need for love and proper care for the rest of his life. A puppy is especially vulnerable to broken bones and other injuries from careless treatment.

A puppy is not a teaching aid

A puppy should not be obtained to instill a sense of responsibility in children. It is unfair to place an animal's entire well being in the hands of children. Feeding, grooming, housebreaking, and discipline training of an animal should be the principal responsibilities of adults. Responsibility training of children is better left for household tasks, where a helpless animal's needs are not at stake.

A puppy is not cheap

The adoption fee for a pet is a mere pittance compared to the cost of veterinary care for routine and emergency treatment over a dog's life, as well as licensing fees and damages to personal property which are bound to occur.

A puppy is not a gift or a spur-of-the-moment commitment

Animal shelters are overrun with dogs who were acquired for the wrong reasons or without sufficient investigation and personal commitment.

A puppy is not self cleaning

Dogs can neither groom themselves, nor clean up after themselves (accidents, shedding) and impose additional workload in a household.

A puppy is not an adult dog

Having neither the physical nor the mental abilities of an adult dog, a puppy cannot wait long periods of time before relieving himself, nor differentiate between what is a toy, and what isn't, nor distinguish between digestible and dangerous objects. They require patience, understanding, and supervision just as with human infants and young children. A puppy doesn't mature into an adult dog for at least two years. If you work and don't have time for training and play, get an older dog.

A puppy is not a puppy forever

But they need your love and care forever. Be sure that you understand the near-term and lifelong commitment involved, before succumbing to the charms of a cute little puppy.