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PILSNER – adopted

Macedon Ranges, Victoria
French Bulldog • 7 months • Male

Do you like your beer nervous in front of the camera but a total lovebug when the camera isn’t pointed into his face? If the answer is “Yes” then baby Pilsner is the puppy for you.

We know, we know! These photos of Pilsner look mega suspect, he is just a really shy guy and very nervous when it comes to new situations (such as sitting on the dining room table for adoption profile photos).
Normally Pilsner is a really little social butterfly amongst his canine foster siblings, he loves nothing more than to play, run and snuggle up with them all. And although Pilsner isn’t super outgoing with humans, once he warms to you he is very affectionate and sweet.
Pilly (his nickname) arrived in rescue with full blown aspiration pneumonia. Otherwise very healthy and very happy. Pilsner’s twin brother is Peroni, though you wouldn’t know it from looking at them. Both are purebred French Bulldogs though brother Peroni has what’s called the “visual fluffy gene”. Both of these frenchie brothers were born with a full cleft palate and since their arrival into rescue and pneumonia was cleared up, the boys have been picture perfect health wise.
Pilsner doesn’t have a mean or dominant bone in his little body. If he’s uncomfortable you’ll be able to tell (just like in these photos). He kinda shuts down when unsure about  the situation.
So we are looking for a forever family that has just as much gentle sweetness to give as Pilly does.

BEFORE  you read Pilsner’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. Pilsner 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.


Deal breakers:

– Pilsner’s new family must be committed to ongoing training and socialising to ensure he grows to be the best doggo he can be.

– Daily walks and outings are a must, Pilsner’s loves to keep up with the goings on of the neighbourhood

– A specific balanced, healthy diet is very important for Pilsner due to his cleft palate

– Pilsner must be truly part of the family and that means access inside as he pleases, this guy would not much enjoy being left outside.

– The lucky adoptive family of Pilsner will need to be ready to keep in regular contact with his foster mama at Life of Pikelet throughout the duration of his life.

Non deal breakers:

– Pilsner has grown up with many foster siblings and is used to their constant companionship so a home with a friend or 2 is preferred. A home with no other dog will be considered if the family is home more often than not.

A home in Victoria is preferred however interstate applicants will be considered, potential forever families would need to come to HQ for a meet and greet


Pilsner arrived in rescue care as he had pneumonia. Though he has since made a full recovery and has never had an issue with his full cleft palate since, it is our strong guidance and insistence that his new adoptive family have his palate assessed with Dr Arthur House at PenVet. If he is a candidate for surgical repair, we advise desexing surgery be done at the same time to limit risks of two anesthesia.



**We do our best to review and reply to all applications within 14 days, please be patient.

Pilsner’s adoption fee is $1200 and includes:

– Microchipping

– Desexing after 6 months of age (adoption under desexing contract clause and desex age dependant on individual health needs of each animal) to be discussed at adoption interviews

– Up to date vaccinations, flea, tick & worming treatments

– As with all our cleft palate 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. Quite literally below a quarter of what you would normally expect a cleft repair to cost by a specialist in this field.


MICROCHIP NUMBER 900113000769031


**Located in foster care in Victoria, Pilsner is available for interstate adoption however this comes with the firm understanding that if an interstate candidate is successful, Pilsner’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.