Ready for the Pitch?
He’s floppy, he’s cute, he’s got one white sock and a heart bigger than his head, his name is Pitcher and he’s totally adoptabull!
Pitcher came to LoP as a wee little baby neonate with a unilateral cleft lip. He has thrived in care and as to date has been a healthy guy, full of beans and always ready to party. He can often be heard singing the song of his people, with perfect pitch of course, when he’s not being his lively, cheeky self, he’s sleeping and we reallyyyy mean sleeping, he parties hard but he naps harder.
Pitcher is 100% a mamma’s boy, he is a sensitive soul who’s love is sky high and what he gives to his people, he wants right back in return. He adores hanging out with other doggos and we think it would be awesome if his forever fam had an existing dog in the home for Pitcher to bond with. As Pitcher has lived his life in rural Victoria, he will need patient and positive introductions to the big wide world, he will of course need ongoing socialisation and needs to learn new skills like walking well on leash and polite greetings. Like with all our adopted doggos, we want them to rep the rescue life in a positive light and that means being a good canine citizen.
If you are lucky enough to be the chosen adopter of Mr Pitcher, your heart will sing louder than his staffy squeals at dinner time.
BEFORE you read Pitcher’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 precious pupper. Pitcher 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 his foster family can feel assured he is going to be set up for success in his new home.
– Pitcher will need ongoing training, not just puppy school, he’ll need life skills and a family committed to patient kind training.
– Caring for Pitcher’s cleft lip is a lifelong commitment, it’s pretty easy to include cleaning his little cleft lip into your routine.
– Pitcher must have daily adventures, he’s a busy boy looking for an active lifestyle.
– Pitcher is currently fed a balanced raw diet which is important for her digestive health
– Pitcher must be truly part of the family and that means access inside as he pleases.- The lucky adoptive family of Pitcher will need to be ready to keep in regular touch with her foster mama at Life of Pikelet throughout the duration of her life.
Non deal breakers:
– Ideally Pitcher will go to a home with a rescue minded family, with an exisiting doggo in the home, this is preferred but not essential.
– Pitcher has a unilateral cleft lip, whilst his cleft causes him no current issues, making sure it is clear of food and debris is a life long commitment, this is a fairly simple process and easy to fit in your day to day routine.
**We do our best to review and reply to all applications within 14 days, please be patient.
– Desexing after 12 months of age (adoption under desexing contract clause and desex age dependant on individual health needs of each animal)
– Up to date vaccinations, flea, tick & worming treatments
– As with all our cleft palate + lip pups, Life of Pikelet will e-introduce you to Dr Arthur House, the leading canine cleft specialist surgeon in Australia. All our Life of Pikelet puppers that choose to continue cleft repair assessments through Dr House receive our phenomenally generous rescue discount for surgery (if required). Quite literally below a quarter of what you would normally expect a cleft repair to cost by a specialist in this field.
MICROCHIP NUMBER 953010100426488
SOURCE NUMBER RE128924
**Located in foster care in Victoria, Pitcher is available for interstate adoption however this comes with the firm understanding that if an interstate candidate is successful, Pitcher’s new family will need to come to HQ to complete adoption paperwork and travel home with him. Interstate candidates please see above in deal breakers/non-deal breakers. Video footage of yard & home will also need to be provided along with the agreement to a possible home check by a local Life of Pikelet rescue volunteer.