Potcake Place is a dog rescue charity based in the Turks and Caicos Islands. They're inviting tourists to help rehabilitate their puppers.
It might be the peak of the winter season where you live right now, which means you're probably thinking about sun, sand, and well, literally, anything other than the pile of snow lodged outside your front door. If that's true, then here's some news to get you in the mood for all things summer. Potcake Place, a dog rescue charity based in Providenciales, part of the Turks and Caicos Islands is inviting tourists to their tropical islands to play with all their adorable rescues. Tourists will have the opportunity to help rehabilitate dogs and puppies so that they're ready for their forever homes — and more.
Potcake Place was established as a way to give dogs — that would otherwise be euthanized, left to starve, run over, intentionally poisoned, or forced to suffer from heartworm, Ehrlichia, or parvo — loving forever families. The charity is staffed entirely by kind volunteers who sometimes even pay out of their own pockets in order to ensure that the stranded pups they find are able to live happy and fulfilling lives with parents who care about and for them. Now, the dog rescue charity is calling for more helpers to join their team and help rehome dogs.
Among other duties, volunteers will be expected to do some really tedious work, like taking a puppy out on a beach day, during which the pup will be able to play and run around. That sounds like pretty hard work, doesn't it? While this does seem like just a fun day on the beach, it fulfills the important purpose of helping a stray dog learn how to socialize with humans, which will ultimately make them ready for adoption. Potcake Place hopes that inviting tourists to play with their dogs will also encourage these volunteers, once they have fallen in love with one of them, to go on to adopt them.
The charity makes sure that the dogs are acclimated to being in family situations — which is why the contributions of tourists are so imperative — and helps them gain confidence in humans, something they may have lost while living on the streets. Most of the charity's dogs are actually adopted by families living abroad, so Potcake Place works with vets to make sure all their doggos receive the necessary vaccinations, wormers, other treatments, and health certificates for travel. Additionally, Potcake Place organizes flight bookings for the newly-adopted dog and arranges for volunteers to accompany them to meet their new families at the airport. If you're interested in helping the dog rescue charity out, you can visit their website here.