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PLUM PUDDING – adopted

Life of Pikelet HQ, Sydney Australia
Shar Pei x German Shepherd x Rottweiler • 13 weeks old • Female

Do you have room in your heart and your life for a gentle, sometimes slobbery, all the time clumsy, baby snuffaluffagus? If that was a firm YES then please read on!
Plum Pudding (or Plump as she is affectionately known) is a big, chunky, sweet baby of rolls upon rolls. This unique blend of Shar Pei, German Shepherd and Rottweiler has delivered into the world two of the sweetest mutt puppers this side of the moon. Plum Pudding and her twin sister are the perfect blend of all three breeds. Giving them both a lazy, laid back, gentle and darling nature.
While her sister Panettone landed more of the stunning German Shepherd looks, the smaller of the two, Plum Pudding, has a bit more squishy Shar Pei beauty.
Plump’s personality is simply charming, her tail slowly wags non-stop as she is an ever happy girl.
During the day Plum Pudding rebounds from napping, to napping, to chewing on the (real) Christmas tree, to napping some more.  She is progressing well with her house training and in a few more weeks will have it totally nailed. This soft, cuddly baby is quite independent when it comes to sleeping. She is currently crate trained at night and during the day she prefers to take naps in a soft comfy bed where she can stretch out.
Currently living in an absolute mad house of foster siblings, Plum Pudding is living with 7 other rescue dogs of all shapes, sizes, ages and breeds and a rescued fallow fawn (a deer 🦌). Besides visits from her twin sister, Plump tends to gravitate to the more playful doggos in the house and she simply loves following her big deer foster sister around eating leftover deer food (fruits and veggies).
Whilst we can’t be certain, we can assume that Plum Pudding is going to be a pretty big girl. Her breed mix gives a good indication that she is going to be a reasonably large dog, as does all that extra skin she’s waiting to grow into. Plump is often described by friends who meet her as a bear cub or baby elephant, even at 8 weeks young when she and her sister arrived into care, it was clear that these girls were big big doggo babies.



BEFORE you read Plum Pudding’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. Plump 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.




Deal breakers:
– Plum Pudding has grown up with many canine siblings and is use to their constant companionship so having at least one exisiting dog in the home is a must.
– Plum Pudding must attend puppy school and her new family must be committed to ongoing training to ensure she grows to be the best doggo she can be.
– Daily walks and outings are a must, a girl must keep up appearances.
– A balanced, healthy diet is very important for a big, growing girl. Plum Pudding currently eats a raw, BARF diet which we feel is the best thing for her.
– Plump must be truly part of the family and that means access inside as she pleases.
– The lucky adoptive family of Plum Pudding will need to be ready to keep in regular touch with her foster family at Life of Pikelet throughout the duration of her life.
Non deal breakers:
– Experience with large breed dogs is preferred but not essential, Plum Pudding is going to be a big girl!
– Ideally her new family has someone home more often than not or has the capability to take her to work with them.
Please contact for an adoption application.
**All applications will be reviewed and replied to within 5 days, please be patient.
Plum Pudding’s adoption fee is $650
Adoption fee includes:
– First 2 puppy vaccinations, collar, leash & harness.
– Desex surgery at 6 months of age at Balmain Vet Hospital

A desex contract is part of Plum Pudding’s adoption binding agreement. This will mean that change of ownership with council will not be complete until proof of desex at 6 months of age is provided. If Plum Pudding is adopted out of NSW her desexing & 3rd puppy vaccination must be completed at the expense of the adopter. The surgery certificate must be colour copied sent back to Life of Pikelet for completion of change of ownership.




Plum Pudding is a healthy girl though her forever family will need to keep an eye on how her eyes develop, she may or may not need eye tacking. Plump has a mild-grade juvenile puppy heart murmur, again this is something that her forever family will have to monitor however these sorts of murmurs tend to resolve on their own over time.


**Located in foster care in the Inner West of Sydney, Plum Pudding is available for interstate adoption however this comes with the firm understanding that if an interstate candidate is successful, Plumps’s new owners will need to come to Sydney to complete adoption paperwork and travel home with her. 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.