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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  • Diane Griffith
    Diane Griffith
    a week ago

    I wanted to visit this dog rescue to donate. They are a lovely organization. The puppies and dogs are taken care of until they find a forever home. I took a few pictures of the sweet puppies. You can apply to adopt them and brought to the US. Hazelnut is the sweet puppy sitting in my pictures. I walked down and around after buying a shirt. I saw "hazelnut" in the arms of a woman!! She was just ADOPTED!!

  • Kyla Simpson
    Kyla Simpson
    a month ago

    Definitely get here early if you want to walk a pup. We arrived at 9 even though they do not open until 10 and we were one of 5 who got a puppy to walk. The volunteers here are amazing!!! They all are super helpful and take great care of these animals. You get a whole kit for your adventure with water treats toys and poop bags! Definitely will be adopting from here once we buy a house! It was such a great experience!!!

  • J CROW
    J CROW
    4 weeks ago

    So folks , you should all know how superiority has made this perfect canine so attractive. You will need to be a strong personality and be able to resist late age puppy aggression. Other than that, this dogs devotion is to the master till death do you part. Highly recommended . This is my love, Rue Pearl.

  • L DS
    L DS
    2 weeks ago

    Got here early on a Friday before they opened to take a lil pup out on a walk. The process was very simple and easy, signed a few forms and acknowledged the rules before we got our lil guy to take on a walk. We had him from 10-12:45 as they have to be back for lunch and nap time. We recommend arriving early as the amount of puppies available varies each day and they had to turn down some people because of availability. Really clean and loving people taking care of the dogs at this facility.

  • Jane R
    Jane R
    3 months ago

    Do you love puppies? Do you want to adopt an adorable potcake puppy? This is the place to go! They rescue dogs from the streets in an effort to reduce the number of wild dogs in the Turks and Caicos. They have a chance to take puppies for a walk on the beach everyday at 10:00 a.m. (come early during high season!) They give you everything the dog will need including water, leash, toys, poop bags, and most importantly, snacks! You can also come by when they're open to pet and play with the puppies and buy some adorable merchandise to support the rescue!

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