The Humane Society of Grand Bahama is a private, non-profit, charitable organization committed to alleviating animal over-population on the island, and further committed to the overall welfare of all animals of Grand Bahama.The majority of the dogs are of mixed breeds, locally referred to as “Potcakes.” This name is derived from a popular dish there, peas and rice. The “cake” that sticks to the bottom of the pot was usually thrown into the yard for the dogs (and in many cases, it still is). Potcakes are an officially recognized breed in the Bahamas!
Potcakes typically have smooth, short fur with little or no undercoat, cocked ears, a hound-like rib cage and long terrier-shaped faces. More rare are the shaggy or rough-coated Potcakes. The “typical” Potcake is brown, but colors range from party (brindle) to black, white, cream, yellow, and red. Adults stand about 24 inches high at the shoulder. Normal adult weight is 25 pounds in the bush, but once healthy and homed, they can weigh 30-45 pounds, depending upon bone structure.
We have sponsored Paula. She is waiting for a loving home, and so many others are as well. Please click above and you will be redirected to the HSGB page. Then click the blue sponsor button to help with the funds needed to feed and care for these beautiful animals. We can’t save them all, but we can all try and sponsor one or two until they do find a home. Thanks in advance.
Order a dog leash now from Potcake Collars. Our leashes are available to match all of our beautiful tropical collars. Be sure to deck your favorite four legged friend out in the highest quality and very durable Potcake Collars and accessories.
New Potcake Collars are now available.
Twas the night before Christmas…
This is Blackie. He is a potcake that lives on Andros in the Bahamas. The first pic is him tick infested, and then the after pic. Thanks to all involved who helped this poor soul.
Guava is a handsome Potcake puppy from the Humane Society of Grand Bahama. This little boy was rescued from an egg farm. He’s a a super snuggler, is crate-trained, house broken and is learning his basic command. Guava plays well with other dogs and is food motivated. If you would like to meet this precious pup, please complete an online Adoption Application at www.outpaws.com.
Valid until August 8th, 2014