Puppies and a piña coladas? Sign us up!
An island filled with puppies is pretty much heaven. Luckily, it’s also a reality. On the island of Providenciales in Turks & Caicos, there are a ton of rescued dogs ready to be played with, walked, and even adopted.
Charity Potcake Place has been rescuing adorable Potcake pups since 2005 as they have no shelter on the island and face a number of issues like starvation. Potcakes are a mix of Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd and English Fox Terriers, and grow to about 45-50 pounds. On average there are 50-70 rescues under their care and about 500 dogs are adopted out each year.
Interested in getting one? “You have to be 25 or over to adopt, and all household members must be aware this is a 10-15 year commitment and can’t be taken lightly,” reads their website. “If you would like to adopt a potcake puppy, please complete the application form and we will be in contact.”
Once the application is accepted and a dog is chosen, Potcake Place helps to take care of all the details of getting your new pet home safely. “All potcakes come with all their medical information, a record card of all of their shots and information, and a Vet’s health certificate,” they say. You also get a kit of supplies and will help arrange necessary paperwork with the airline.
The adoption is free, but they do ask for a donation to cover necessary expenses. Even if you can’t bring one home, the volunteer staff welcomes you to come to the island and play with the dogs for the day or simply donate to help keep their operation running.
And amazingly, this isn’t the only tropical island filled with adoptable dogs. Costa Rica’s Territorio de Zaguates, also takes in stray dogs, cares for them, nurtures them, and welcomes visitors who may want to adopt them.