How would you describe your ideal holiday? Is it a tropical escape or is it taking the time to help those in need in another part of the world? Well, as it turns out, you can fuse the two into one super-holiday and help rescue puppies while you’re at it.
Dog rescue charity Potcake Place takes in around 500 stray dogs a year and is always looking for travellers who are happy to walk and cuddle the puppies that are in their care to help prepare the puppies for when they are adopted into their forever homes.
As it happens, Potcake Place is located on a Caribbean island called Providenciales, within the Turks and Caicos Islands, which is an archipelago near the Bahamas.
In addition to enjoying the idyllic tropical location, tourists are able to take the puppies on a walk down to the beach in order to get the pupsters comfortable with walking on a leash.
Potcake Place has made the island popular with both tourists and digital influencers alike, and those who take the dogs on walks are given careful instructions about how to look after the puppy while it is in their care. They supply all volunteers with a beach bag that contains a bowl, a bottle of water, some toys, a bay of puppy treat and a roll of poop bags. All puppies wear a harness on their walks, in addition to a collar. The leash must remain on at all times.
The founder of Potcake Place, Jane Parker-Rauw, told Buzzfeed, “We have found these short puppy excursions to be invaluable to the puppy's development. These short interactions with nice people both in and out of the adoption center really help to give them confidence that yes, most people really are good. We have seen hundreds of times a very shy puppy just excel and develop over a short time this way. It's lovely."
Check out more adorable images on Instagram HERE.
And in case you're wondering, this is what it looks like on Providenciales, the Turks and Caicos Islands, looks like. Grace Bay in Providenciales also just got an honourable mention in the 2019 Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Awards, winning the title of 5th best beach in the world.
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