Potcake project aims to turn strays into pets

Post date: Aug 22, 2019 10:42:31 PM

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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