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Dog-lover paradise: this tropical island is populated with puppies

Potcakes are the street dogs of the bahamas dog-happy
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If you're struggling to decide on your next holiday destination, then how about a tropical island paradise that's packed with adorable little rescue puppies?

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 06/08/2019, 16:00, Updated on the 19/12/2019, 15:24

You probably think that it sounds too good to be true, but there really is a small group of islands out in the Bahamas where you'll find hundreds of super-cute pups waiting to find a forever home.

An island paradise packed with puppies!

Potcake Place is a rescue home located on the islands of Providenciales, Turks, and Caicos. The islands have a large population of stray dogs which the locals refer to as Potcakes.

The Potcake Place K-9 team work round the clock to rescue, treat, and rehome these street dogs. They also run a neutering programme to help keep the numbers of stray pooches under control.

A spokesperson for the centre said:

"There's no need to put these little puppies down. Let's adopt them out and let's stop them being born in the first place, and it all comes down to education, and that's what we're trying to do every day."

The non-profit organisation relies on its small team of dedicated volunteers and is funded entirely by donations and sponsors.

And while visitors from the UK may struggle to get one of these adorable furballs back through customs, there's still plenty you could do to help.

Many of the Potcakess are half-feral when they first arrive and require lots of training and socialisation.

Get in line to walk one of these pups

Visitors can take the pups for walkies along the beach, although dog walkers must be over 18 years of age. This amazing service is an essential part of the socialisation process, helping the puppies get used to the sights (and smells) of human beings.

The centre's puppy walking service attracts thousands of tourists to the Islands. In fact, people often start queuing from as early as 8 am for the chance to spend some time with these super-cute Potcakes!