Cuddle puppies on a Caribbean beach

Tourists looking for canine companionship will find paradise in Providenciales. Photo / Potcake Place
Tourists looking for canine companionship will find paradise in Providenciales. Photo / Potcake Place

If you've ever missed your dog while on holiday, this Caribbean island could be the perfect destination for you.

On Providenciales, an island in the beautiful Turks and Caicos, an animal rescue centre is offering a unique beach experience - where tourists can cuddle rescue dogs while sunbathing.


The company, named Potcake Place, rescues local dogs off the street - which are nicknamed potcakes, after the cooking pots of peas and rice they'd be given to finish off.

The dogs on the island tend to be a mix of Labradors, German shepherds and fox terriers and are all available to be adopted.


Although adoption isn't possible for most tourists, it's still a great opportunity for some canine companionship which can boost a pup's social skills at the same time.

And if you're keen to make a habit of combining island life with cute animals, head to the Bahama's "Pig Beach", where you can go swimming with a variety of friendly wild pigs.

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No one knows quite how the pigs arrived on the island - anecdotal history says they were originally dropped off by sailors, while others believe the pigs were a planned scheme by the Bahamas Government to attract tourists.


- nzherald.co.nz

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