Potcake Place K9 Rescue

Grace Bay, Providenciales

Potcake Place

is a non-profit dog rescue shelter with a location at the Saltmills Plaza in central Grace Bay. This charity is a popular destination for visitors who want to see the unique island dog known as the Potcake and take puppies for walks on the world-famous Grace Bay Beach.

The Potcake is a distinctive breed of island dog found in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas. These dogs were a cross between several breeds, including terriers used for rodent control on ships in the past, pet and working dogs brought in with the Loyalist settlers in the late 1700s and early 1800s, and possibly small barkless hunting dogs introduced to the Caribbean region by the Taino Peoples prior to Columbus’ arrival.

Potcakes are typically medium to small in size (with a mature weight of 40-65 pounds or 18-30kg), and colors include browns, blacks, creams, tans, and whites, in both solid and combination forms. The Potcake is a very friendly dog, especially if it is raised around people. The name Potcake comes from the cake of solidified rice and legumes left in the bottom of the cooking pot after making the staple of peas n’ rice, a spicy rice and bean side dish.

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  • Ang York
    Ang York
    8 months ago

    What a lovely kind and cute place it is! Dogs are being loved there and staff is very nice. We enjoyed walking Beyonce today🥰 i wish more people will get envolved into helping their small friends and of course doing donations to help the place run. We highly considering adopting from there in the future even though we live in NY. But turns out it is very possible.

  • Caroline Pearson
    Caroline Pearson
    a month ago

    This rescue is incredible and the work they do is so important! We had so much fun walking sweet girl Jerry today and would take her home if we could. She had so much fun playing on the beach.

  • Crowbird
    Crowbird
    7 months ago

    We were not in a position to adopt, but we had time to take a pup out on the beach for a few hours. This is a great organization, so do whatever you can to support them!

  • Ahmed Doumani
    Ahmed Doumani
    7 months ago

    If you’re visiting Grace Bay, I highly recommend stopping by this shelter in the morning to walk one of their puppies from 10am to 1pm. Easy process, staff is incredibly friendly and the puppies are all amazing. We had the chance to have Max for the day, walked him around the island, took him to the beach and had a great time!

  • Kelsey West
    Kelsey West
    4 months ago

    We love this place!! How cool is it to vacation and yet still contribute to a little pups life by taking it on a walk and giving them all the love and treats you can in a few hours time. I can guarantee that you will leave wanting to take them with you!

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