Turks and Caicos Islands Feature


What Is a Potcake?

Feral dogs in the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands are called potcakes. Traditionally, they would be fed from the leftover scraps of food that formed at the bottom of the pot; this is how they got their name. Much is being done these days to control the stray dog population. The TCSPCA and Potcake Place are two agencies working to adopt out the puppies. You can "travel with a cause" by adopting one of these gorgeous pups; they come with all the shots and all the papers required to bring them back home to the United States. Even if you don't adopt, you can help by volunteering as a carrier—bringing one back to its adoptive family. Customs in the States is actually easier when you are bringing back a potcake. For more information on how you can help, check out the website for Potcake Place (www.potcakeplace.com).

Updated: 2014-07-25

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