Bahamian Potcake

A Bahamian Potcake Rescue Story

At S3 Partners, our love for our furry companions runs deep. Mark, Director of Operations, and Barry, Founder of S3 (and brothers!), proudly share their homes with rescue pups who hold a special place in their hearts. Among them, Mark’s beloved Bahamian Potcake, Stella, has a remarkable story that epitomizes the power of family and resilience.

What is a Bahamian Potcake?

If you’ve never heard of this breed, upon first encountering the name, you may think it is a tasty baked good! However, the Bahamian Potcake breed, native to the Bahamas, has a rich history deeply intertwined with the islands’ culture. These dogs earned their unique name from the traditional method of feeding them the leftovers, or “potcakes,” from cooking pots. Potcakes have become beloved pets worldwide because of their friendly demeanor and loyalty.

Stella’s Journey

Stella’s journey began under less-than-ideal circumstances. At just three weeks old, she and her siblings were discovered huddled under a car in Freeport, Bahamas, facing an uncertain future. Fortunately, their fortunes changed when they were flown to Florida to find loving homes through adoption.

During a business trip to Florida, Mark first laid eyes on Stella and felt an instant connection. Despite the distance, Mark knew he couldn’t leave without her. Determined to bring Stella home to North Carolina, Mark embarked on a twelve-hour journey, driving back with his newfound companion by his side.

The DNA Test

The bond between Mark and Stella grew stronger with each passing day, their connection forged through shared experiences and unwavering loyalty. To learn more about Stella’s background, Mark conducted a DNA test, which revealed her genetic makeup and provided unexpected insights into her past.

Through the DNA test results, Mark was able to connect with the families who had adopted Stella’s siblings, forming a network of support and camaraderie. Now, they regularly exchange updates and photos, celebrating milestones and cherishing the enduring bond between their furry family members.

Stella’s story is a testament to the transformative power of love and resilience. Despite her rocky start in life, she found her forever home with Mark, where she is cherished as a beloved family member. Through their shared journey, Mark and Stella exemplify the profound impact that pets can have on our lives, bringing joy, companionship, and unconditional love into our homes each day.

At S3 Partners, we celebrate the unique bond between humans and their furry companions, recognizing pets’ invaluable role in enriching our lives and bringing joy to our hearts. 

Information on Bahamian Potcake adoption (Turks & Caicos Location)