I did some research and I counted over 50 operating shelters currently in Maine according to Maine Rescue. There is one that is doing something wonderful to help dogs.

Who let the dogs out? Well, I'm glad you asked. The Humane Society Waterville Area is spreading the joy of a "persons best friend" to you with a new group of dogs. These dogs traveled over a thousand miles to bring joy to our state.

According to their Facebook page, the Humane Society of Waterville are now hosting 26 "Potcake" dogs all the way from the Bahamas! They need homes!

They previewed the pups on their Facebook page and posted the following,

We will have 26 potcake dogs from the Bahamas available tomorrow for foster to adopt. Currently they are finishing up their quarantine period for kennel cough vaccine. In order to be eligible to foster to adopt , you must bring in proof your dogs (if you have any) are up to date on their vaccinations to included the kennel cough vaccine (bordetella). This vaccine has to have been administered on or before 4/13/22.

I have never heard of a Potcake breed and I needed to find out what type of dog this was. It was very obvious that they are absolutely adorable.


Humane society waterville area vie facebook
Humane Society Waterville Area via Facebook
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According to Wikipedia,

The potcake dog is a mixed-breed dog type found on several Caribbean islands. Its name comes from the congealed peas and rice mixture that local residents traditionally eat, as the overcooked rice that cakes to the bottom of the pot would be fed to the dogs. Although appearance varies, potcakes generally have smooth coats, cocked ears, and long faces.

I never knew the name of a breed could come from traditional food. Sometimes when you go on vacation to the islands, like the Bahamas you notice a lot of stray dogs. It's become a problem.

According to the website, 

In Nassau alone, there are an estimated 5,000 to 8,000 stray potcakes.

This means it is vital for these beautiful dogs to have homes. It's hard to believe that there are stray dogs anywhere. The Human Society of Waterville wants to help.

You can see photos of a few of the potcake dogs that were shown on their page! You never know, you may meet your future family member!

Dozens of Adorable Dogs Arrive in Maine From Bahamas, Need Homes Now

Dozens of Adorable Dogs Arrive in Maine From Bahamas, Need Homes Now

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