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PORCINI – adopted

Life of Pikelet HQ, Sydney Australia
Chihuahua x Silky Terrier • 3.5 years • Female

The PERFECT dog? Yes she does exist, her name is P O R C I N I 💕

Porcini is approx 3.5 years young. She is thought to be a chihuahua x Australian silky terrier, weighing in at about 3kgs. Porcini has a wire-haired long coat, with a perfectly golden mane of fur framing her little face.

This little soul was reluctantly surrendered to rescue due to her owners receiving a threatening ultimatum to either move out or ‘get rid of the dog’. Porcini was clearly loved and cared for as she arrived in foster care healthy and happy, though a little timid at such a big change to her usual life.

Even though Porcini was living a happy life prior to coming into rescue, she was an outside dog for much of her days. Only months before she arrived, her family had added a second dog to the mix that used to bully poor Porcini. So Porcini’s experiences with other dogs and enjoying time on the soft sofa were a bit underwhelming, this has all since changed now that she’s in foster care.

Her original family did have two young little girls, one baby and one 5 year old. Porcini gets very excited when she spots young children out and about and she is extremely gentle and accommodating with pats and cuddles from mini humans.

Porcini is just the sweetest, easiest, most agreeable and most precious little thing. She is toilet trained, happy to eat what is put in front of her, sleeps through the night without a fuss and gets on with every single one of her foster siblings but in particular she is incredibly friendly with her two youngest staffy foster siblings (Poké & Poundcake) as well as her BFF Pony (the 11 month old Fallow fawn 🦌).

Every single person that has met Porcini has fallen in love with her charming ways. She has a sweet disposition, particularly around young children and unlike the typical ‘little yappy dog’ stereotype, Porcini rarely barks (though her foster sister Blanche has recently had a bad influence on her when the doorbell rings).

BEFORE you read Porcini’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 dog. Porcini 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 in her forever home.


Deal breakers:
– A family who are home more than not and will NEVER lock her outside. Porcini has already had a stint as being an only-outside dog and now that she’s experienced life living as a pampered pooch in the Inner West of Sydney, it is imperative that her new family maintain the same level of lifestyle Porcini has become accustomed to.
– Porcini LOVES to go for walks, she is a social little butterfly and so she will need to go to a family willing to take her on at least one walk a day (unless its raining, then she’d like to stay in bed, the human bed).
– Sticking to a BARF or RAW or Fresh food diet is something that little Porcini will benefit from ongoing.
– Porcini’s new family MUST stay in contact with Life of Pikelet. This is a deal breaker and cannot be negotiated.
Non deal breakers:
– Porcini’s ideal home would have at least one other dog or more. This is not a deal breaker however it is our preference for Porcini as she has really taken to living in a busy-multi dog foster home.
– We always give preference to homes where humans are home more than not, however this again is not a deal breaker. If Porcini is given enough supervised time to settle into her new home at time of adoption and she has at least one other canine sibling then she might suit a working family environment.
– It would be wonderful if Porcini’s new owners enrolled her into an adult dog training class. She is so smart and has so much potential to do wonderful things but as far as we can tell, she just hasn’t been given the chance to learn all the basics. She’ll need to learn how to be off leash in the park with good recall as well as sit, stay etc etc.
Please contact for an adoption application.
**All applications will be reviewed and replied to within 5 days, please be patient.
Porcini’s adoption fee is $550
Adoption fee includes:
Desex & Vaccination certificate, Collar & leash and some packets of her favourite dog treats.

Porcini was desexed while in foster care, prior to that it is unknown if she had a litter of puppies. Her health is near perfect and we credit this to her diet of BARF raw. Porcini’s teeth are in great condition for her size and breed/s, again with credit to her raw fed diet. She does have a consistent skin irritation that we have been unable to diagnose so far. To our knowledge, her itchy skin is not due to a food allergy or a grass allergy and she does not have fleas (not a single one). Porcini’s new owners will need to further investigate this as her constant itching does cause her discomfort. Currently, Porcini is being treated for her itchy skin with Apoquel which helps to alleviate discomfort.

**Located in foster care in the Inner West of Sydney, Porcini is available for interstate adoption however this comes with the firm understanding that if an interstate candidate is successful, Porcini’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.