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#7493 Irma's Potcake Shadow

Medium-size, Male, Adult Labrador Retriever x Carolina Dog,

Hello there, my name is Potcake Shadow, wanna be my new family?

I came all the way from the islands of Turks & Caicos after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, with the help of a lot of really amazing people. Between OPH, the SAVEDOG Project, Turks & Caicos SPCA, and the Virginia-based Old Town Pet Resort, I’ve got a bright future.

Now, I just need to find a home!

I’m about 3-years-old and 52 pounds of cuteness and my foster thinks I’m probably a Labrador retriever mix. Being in a new place can be scary, so I did have a few accidents when I first arrived at my foster’s home. But, I am potty trained! I’ll admit to not being the biggest fan of being in the crate, and if I know people are around, I may bark, but I’ll go in when I have to.

My foster mom says I’ve improved a whole lot when it comes to walking on a leash, but I still need more work in that area, and I do best with my harness. But, boy, do I love my walks! Other than that, though, I’m pretty relaxed and love to get pet and talk to you in my own doggy way! Woof woof!

I’m not the biggest fan of men, loud voices, or fast movements, but with some time and patience we can work through it together! And while I like playing with other dogs just fine , I won’t deny a preference to being the only dog in the home.

I’m still kind of young and have things to learn, but I promise you’ll have a friend for life with me!


OPH is partnering with the SAVEDOG Project, the Turks & Caicos SPCA and Old Town Pet Resort to assist dogs who found themselves displaced through Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Through the generosity of these two organizations, we were able to bring in these dogs and ensure they have a bright future! Old Towne Pet Resort in Springfield created a seamless transition for these pups from the shelter to their resort where the dogs are being cared for, evaluated, nurtured and prepared for their forever homes. The SAVEDOG Project provided transportation from the pups from the Turks & Caicos islands. TCSPCA provided care and vetting for every dog prior to the dogs' arrival. OPH truly believes that "It Takes a Village" to make a difference in the lives of shelter dogs. Through this Operation Hurricane initiative, we have seen the best of our partners and could not be more proud to partner with them!

This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito producing a positive test in six months. OPH will treat the dog and provide two weeks of recovery time prior to adoption. Potential adopters will receive detailed information on the disease and their role in completing the recovery process from OPH’s heartworm coordinator. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable.
Read more about heartworm disease here here

Irma's Potcake Shadow is up-to-date on his vaccinations and has been neutered. Irma's Potcake Shadow is currently being fostered in Fairfax Station, VA.

All adult dogs, cats, and kittens are altered prior to adoption. Puppies too young to be altered at the time of adoption must be brought to our partner vet in Davidsonville, MD for spay or neuter paid for by Operation Paws for Homes by 6 months of age. Adopters may choose to have the procedure done at their own vet before 6 months of age and be reimbursed the amount that the rescue would pay our partner vet in Davidsonville.

This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.