Like her name sake Pinot gets better with age, everyday she surprises us all with her clever little antics, her array of tricks and willingness to get out and explore.
Pinot is a little adventurer, she lives to get out and about and use that hound nose to find all the best treasures. But as much as she likes to explore, she also likes to engage with her foster family and is super into her training, learning new behaviours most practical but some just darn cute. The smallest of the houndies, Pinot is quite petite… how big she will grow is anyones guess but we are assuming she’ll be somewhere in the low to mid 20’s.
A typical puppy, Pinot can get up to the usual baby dog antics like chewing and rifling through your things but all the cheeky puppy antics are forgiven with that sugary sweet head tilt. Pinot currently lives with a small breed dog, she is respectful and gentle with her canine friends but her adoptive family will need to consider if their exisiting dog will be offended by the silly, goofy, totally clumsy antics of a bloodhound baby.
Pinot has pretty much nailed house training, she happily takes herself outside when needed but is still working on holding it all through the night but everyday gets better and better. Apart from the occasional late night tinkle, Pinot sleeps well through the night, in fact she even likes multiple naps during that day! She is not high energy all the time but certainly needs to get out and about on a daily basis to keep her little adventure spirit at bay. Pinot is very much an inside family member, she has always had access inside and we would like it to remain this way.
BEFORE you read Pinot’s adoption criteria it is extremely important that potential adopters give great thought and communicate in their adoption application as to what their home set up and routine plan is for the first few weeks/months if they are the successful adopter of this most wonderful little rescue puppy. Pinot cannot be settled in over just a weekend and then left on a Monday home alone while you return to work… There needs to be a plan outlined so that her foster family can feel assured she is going to be set up for success during this crucial developmental puppy stage of life.
– A daily adventure to keep Pinot’s mind and body happy and active is important, whilst she can’t go too far yet, hounds are built for long distant sniffy adventures therefor a family who get out and about is necessary.
– Pinot would highly benefit from puppy school / ongoing positive training… whilst she may have missed her chance of baby puppy classes, lots of places offer senior puppy classes perfect for her age.
– She ain’t no outside dog! Pinot must be allowed access inside as she pleases, this is what she is accustom too and we would like to see continued.
– Pinot’s lucky new fam will need to stay in touch with LoP.
– Got Hound experience? That’s a plus! Whilst we believe every dog is different and there are some very clear houndy traits Pinot displays so a family who have some experience with a scent driven dog is a bonus. This is certainly not a must but we encourage anyone interested in applying read up on Bloodhounds and get a good idea as to wether your family is suited to such a dog.
– A home in Sydney is preferred but we are open to homes out of state should they tick all the boxes, are willing to travel to Sydney with their own dog for a meet and are willing to provide video footage of their home / yard or have a LoP representative visit.
– Preference is always given to a family home more often than not.
**All applications will be reviewed and replied to within 5 days, please be patient.