FYI: You Can Volunteer To Look After Puppies On A Tropical Island

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Tell your boss it’s for charity.

Have you been umming and ahhing over cashing in some annual leave to have a luscious holiday on a tropical island?

We’re about to make up your mind for you. 

Forget cocktails and Katut, there is an honest to gawd tropical island in the Caribbean that is populated by puppies who need people to play with them. 

The pups reside on the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, an archipelago near the Bahamas - not too far off the island of pigs, funnily enough. 

This one 👇

Unlike the pigs (who are wild), these puppies are rescued by a dog charity called Potcake Place, which takes in around 500 strays a year.

For the sake of the puppies’ wellbeing, Potcake Place is encouraging tourists to come for a play as it’s important for them to be around humans before they go to their forever home.  

Playing with puppies in the Caribbean = legit charity work. 

You’re allowed to take the adorable pups for a walk along the beach (which gets them used to leashes), play with them in the sand and give them treats. 

The rescue centre’s owner Jane Parker-Rauw told BuzzFeed that they have visitors lining up for over two hours before they open for a chance to get some quality doggy time.

"We want people to understand that this is not an excursion and that we are doing it solely for the benefit of the puppy," Ms Parker-Rauw said.

Totally fine, we’re all on board to give those beautiful doggos lots of love and cuddles (for their benefit, obvs). 

Talk about the best holiday activity ever.

Image: Getty / Alena Kravchenko / EyeEm

Written By Brynn Davies