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PISCO SOUR

Sydney, Australia
Bloodhound mix • 10 months • Male

Big Body Beautiful!

For reasons unexplainable, the stars have yet to align for our gorgeous and glorious hound, Pisco!

Pisco has been waiting for a home for quite a while, he’s grown (a lot) and matured a lot over the past several months, learning how to brave the big wide world, thanks to his foster mama, Annie.

Pisco is an absolute stunner, nearing 40kgs now, he’s yet to finish growing… suffice to say he’s a #bigboi but he’s also gentle and sweet and amazing and incredible, shall we go on?!

At heart he is a clown, he makes everyone laugh and is the kind of dog that truly makes an impression (almost always good)! His confidence has grown so much whilst in foster care and his training is coming along more than well! Sure, Pisco has his teenage moments where a dog to play with or a scent to sniff takes priority over his foster ma’s voice of reason but as a whole, he’s kind of a dream boat.

 

BEFORE you read Pisco’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. Pisco 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 with his new family.

 

ADOPTION CRITERIA

Deal breakers:
– Pisco could be in a single dog home or with a friend, he’d much prefer someone around more often than not, but is pretty chill when left alone at home with some chews and a view of the TV.
– Training! Pisco is an A+ Student, he’s also a mammoth and will need continued force free training to make sure he stays on the straight and narrow.
– A daily adventure to keep Pisco’s mind and body happy and active is important, he does have issues with his hips (more about that below) so his exercise needs to be managed but thankfully he loves a sniffy walk and doesn’t really need two hours rumbling at the dog park.
– He ain’t no outside dog! Pisco must be allowed access inside as he pleases, this is what he is accustomed to and we would like to see continued.
– Pisco’s lucky new fam will need to stay in regular touch with LoP & his foster family.
Non deal breakers:
– A family interested in taking Pisco to nose works classes would be fab! He loves to sniff and what better outlet then a game revolved around sniffing!
– Got Hound experience? That’s a plus! Whilst we believe every dog is different, there are some very clear houndy traits Pisco 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.
Health: 
Pisco has double hip dysplasia in both his hind legs. At the moment he is on regular supplements and support.  Dr Nathan recently checked his hips and for the severity of his condition and he is doing really well. It is likely he will need surgery at around 18 months of age and LoP will discuss this further with any potential family. Pisco’s forever family will need to be committed to his physiotherapy both before and after surgery.
ADOPTION DETAILS
Please contact hello@lifeofpikelet.com for an adoption application.
**All applications will be reviewed and replied to within 5 days, please be patient.
Pisco’s adoption fee is $650
Adoption fee includes:
– All 3 puppy vaccinations
– Desexing
– Flea, Tick & Worming treatments up todate
– Fuzzyard bed, Shampoo, Conditioner, Collar, Leash & Harness.
MICROCHIP NUMBER 900164001906384
**Located in foster care in Sydney, Pisco is available for interstate adoption however this comes with the firm understanding that if an interstate candidate is successful, Pisco’s new owners will need to come to Sydney 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.