Potcakes in the press

Time with a Potcake dog has a special impact on people! This page is where you will find various articles related to Potcakes that have been posted online or in newspapers etc all over the world. Our Potcakes have quite the following!

Pupper West Side: Eloise Shows Annabelle the Ropes Around Town

posted Sep 24, 2019, 1:46 PM by Jane PotcakePlace   [ updated Sep 24, 2019, 1:48 PM ]

West Side Rag

September 10, 2019

By A. Campbell

The West Side Rag is an online newspaper/blog that covers the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and it’s written by Upper West Siders. It often features interesting articles about dogs finding their 'furever' homes in that area. 


We are delighted that' 'Squirt' (now Annabelle) from Potcake Place has featured in this community newspaper with her wonderful story. 

"My parents have said that the experience of adopting Annabelle abroad was fairly simple. The organization Potcake Place Canine Rescue in Turks and Caicos – was very helpful to them regarding the paperwork, vaccination, and transportation aspects of bringing Annabelle back home. Often Caribbean islands tend to be so small and to have such a large adoptable dog population that they rely heavily on tourists and vacationers for adoptions. All that said, no matter where you find your perfect pup, you’ll know it’s meant to be!"

Get some 'CAKE' at the Adoption Center

posted Aug 22, 2019, 3:46 PM by Jane PotcakePlace   [ updated Aug 22, 2019, 3:48 PM ]

On sale at our Adoption Center are two delightful ‘CAKE’ books by @rebeccafishercrow 

One is a fictional tale about an adopted Potcake and the other is a coloring book for children depicting the hero 'Cake'.

They are wonderful books and we are thrilled that 10% of each sale goes to @potcakeplacek9rescue 

Check out Rebecca's books on her Instagram page or have a look at the books at our Potcake Place adoption center!

Potcake project aims to turn strays into pets

posted Aug 22, 2019, 3:42 PM by Jane PotcakePlace

Turks & Caicos Magazine

By Ella O'Connell

Puppy paw prints scatter over the pristine sand of Grace Bay beach. These belong to a Potcake on a Puppy Socialization Walk.  This puppy was lifted from the bushes of Providenciales and propped on the step of The Potcake Place K9 Rescue, a charity with the aim of increasing the chances of finding every Potcake a loving home.


The rescue charity’s adoption center is located at the Saltmills Plaza, a five-minute walk from Grace Bay beach. Each morning, the puppies wait – as patiently as they can – hoping to go to the beach with your family or friends. Socialization Walks allow puppies from The Potcake Place to become accustomed to being handled by new people and bumping into other dogs along the way. Like most people, the puppies get bored staying inside all-day and appreciate when lovely people take them out for some exercise. Their temperaments benefit greatly, says Potcake Place Founder and Director Jane Parker-Rauw.

When Parker-Rauw began allowing puppies out for walks, she saw a night-and-day difference in their behavior. 

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Turks and Caicos’ Potcake Place Makes People Magazine!

posted Aug 22, 2019, 3:28 PM by Jane PotcakePlace   [ updated Aug 22, 2019, 3:32 PM ]

Hot off the press!

TCIs very own Potcake Place featured in People Magazine!

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Dedicated Volunteers Arrange International Adoptions For Island Stray Dogs

posted Aug 22, 2019, 3:15 PM by Jane PotcakePlace   [ updated Sep 24, 2019, 1:34 PM ]

Westmount Magazine

17 Aug, 2019

By Michael Walsh

I have always been a huge proponent of using shelters to find “forever homes” when deciding to make a puppy part of one’s family.

Did you know that puppies are available for adoption from the Turks and Caicos Islands? 


For the past 17 years a group of dedicated volunteers, under the direction of Jane Parker-Rauw, manage Potcake Place, a facility that fosters and relocates potcake puppies from the island to the mainland (mainly the US and Canada).

The existence of Potcake Place begs the question: how large is the stray dog population on the island? Recent estimates put the number of strays at 5,000 – that’s within a 37 square mile island. To put things in perspective, 100 male and 100 female dogs can produce up to 1,000 puppies per year. Government action has included trapping (and euthanizing) stray dogs in “problem areas”.

Fortunately, Jane Parker-Rauw become cognizant of this problem and decided to become part of the solution. As such, Potcake Place was founded and still, to this day, receives and relocates puppies.

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This Tropical Island Is Full Of Cute Rescue Dogs

posted Aug 22, 2019, 3:09 PM by Jane PotcakePlace   [ updated Aug 22, 2019, 3:11 PM ]

Simplemost Online Magazine


APRIL 3, 2019

With sandy white beaches, blue skies and luxury hotels, the Turks and Caicos islands are already a dream vacation destination for many people.

However, one woman has made them even better with the addition of some seriously cute rescue pups. At Potcake Place, visitors can “rent” a dog for a few hours of beachside cuddles, free of charge!

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Take a potcake to the beach or adopt a pup at this animal rescue in paradise

posted Aug 22, 2019, 3:06 PM by Jane PotcakePlace   [ updated Aug 22, 2019, 3:06 PM ]

Good Morning America

By Genevieve Shaw Brown| GMA Digital

March 22, 2019

The ultimate goal of Potcake Place, a dog rescue organization in the Turks and Caicos, is to be "run out of business."

The adoption center was opened in 2011, though founder Jane Parker-Rauw was rescuing before that, she told "Good Morning America."

YouTube Video

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Puppy island is the perfect getaway mix - a tropical island with cute dogs to pet

posted Aug 22, 2019, 3:02 PM by Jane PotcakePlace

Stuff - New Zealand's largest and most popular news site

Mar 08 2019

A Caribbean island is struggling to keep up with demands of holiday-makers wanting to look after a dog for a few hours.

Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands is the home of a dog rescue charity which is growing in popularity. Potcake Place K-9 Rescue takes in around 500 strays a year, and is on the lookout for holiday-makers to play with the dogs while they're on their ideal island vacation.

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‘Puppy Island’ is real and you can visit it

posted Aug 22, 2019, 3:00 PM by Jane PotcakePlace   [ updated Aug 22, 2019, 3:56 PM ]

Better Homes and Gardens

By Laura Barry

5 March 2019

How would you describe your ideal holiday? Is it a tropical escape or is it taking the time to help those in need in another part of the world? Well, as it turns out, you can fuse the two into one super-holiday and help rescue puppies while you’re at it.


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Puppy love in the Caribbean

posted Aug 22, 2019, 2:53 PM by Jane PotcakePlace   [ updated Aug 22, 2019, 2:55 PM ]

Boston Globe

By Christopher Muther

January 23, 2019

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos — The sand was warm, smooth, and the color of pale corn silk. The sky was bluer than Chris Pine’s eyes, and the tranquil water was warm, but still cool enough to be refreshing.

Mr. Cakestein wanted none of it.

Boston Globe

“What do you think buddy? Should we hit the beach?” I asked. He looked at me silently, then looked away. I tried again. He planted himself on the sidewalk in a manner that indicated if I wanted to go to the beach, I would be going solo.

I took a breath and remembered that Mr. Cakestein was not with me for my amusement. Nor was he an accessory. He was a puppy in my care. I went to Potcake Place, a nonprofit dog rescue in Providenciales earlier that day and agreed to care for him as part of the rescue’s wildly popular program allowing visitors to take dogs out in the morning for two hours of exercise and socialization.

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