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POTLUCK – adopted

Life of Pikelet HQ, Sydney Australia
mixed • 10 weeks old • Female

OKAY the first thing that needs to be said about our little sweet baby girl is that her name is P O T L U C K and so is her breed!

That’s right, besides being a ridiculously adorable and ridiculously cute baby dog, Potluck’s breed, predicted adult size & weight is completely unknown at this stage.

What we do know is that she is probably not going to be a huge dog and she’s definitely not going to stop growing and stay tiny chihuahua size either. At a best guess, Potluck will be a medium sized adult dog once fully grown. She likely has some staffy or bull breed mixed in her genetics as her outside aesthetics tells us this and also she had that lovable, cuddly, sassy nature that we see all too familiar in past staffy foster pups.


Potluck arrived into care at approx 6 weeks old.
Someone had decided to *release* a tiny little baby dog into the *wild* to fend for herself on a vacant lot in western Sydney.

This little girl is a bit of a scaredy-cat. And often a loud noise or sudden movement can startle this little pup and as a result she’ll let out the most heartbreaking smol squeak and run to hide.

But mostly, Potluck is a happy, playful, cheeky and adventurous puppy. She is extremely food motivated and has been a delight to train. Never before Potluck has Life of Pikelet ever had a young 6 week old foster puppy learn to be completely toilet trained within 24 hours. Potluck is one smart little cookie crumb.

Currently little Potluck is the youngest kid in her foster family. She lives with 6 other dogs of all ages, sizes & breeds and she also has a 9 month old deer foster sister (yes, you read that right). Potluck has not yet had much experience meeting children or pocket pets, however the few times she has had the opportunity she has behaved as sweet as pie.

Her current foster home environment sees Potluck having access to roam freely inside and outside as she wishes. She loves to explore the yard but takes all of her day time naps inside either in front of the heater or on the sofa curled up with her foster mum or foster siblings. At night, Potluck sleeps in a large crate where she is able to see her foster dad at all times. She doesn’t do very well if she can’t see her humans near by and will need to be reassured.

When you foster animals as much as Life of Pikelet does, every so often you find a little soul that you realise is the complete package and whoever ends up with that little being will be the luckiest family around. Potluck is one of those special foster babies that we all agree fits just that description. She is 1000% love wrapped up in the softest caramel fur.

BEFORE you read Potluck’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. Potluck 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:
– An experienced dog owner is a must. Potluck is a dream puppy but much about her future adult self is unknown. It is imperative that potential adopters understand it is totally ‘potluck’ as to what/who Potluck will grow into. An experienced forever family will understand that you get out of a dog as much as you put in. This little dog has so much potential to be a near perfect companion for the right family.
– A home that is willing to train and except that Potluck will live as a mostly indoor dog. With a red nose, fair complexion and pale eyes, little Potluck is susceptible to sun damage, so her forever home will need to prove they can manage her needs as an indoor dog, be that with a doggy door step up or something similar.
– Potluck is approx 10 weeks old will need to attend puppy school as a bare minimum.
– This little girl is active and needs to have regular daily walks & park/beach adventures.

– The adoptive family will need to stay in regular contact with Life of Pikelet throughout Potluck’s life. It goes both ways when you adopt from us, we give you the gift of adopting and life long support for your puppy and in return you stay in touch with updates and a photo here and there.

Non deal breakers:
– Potluck’s ideal home would have at least one other dog or more. This is not a deal breaker however it is our preference for Potluck as she has really taken to living in a busy-multi dog foster home. Being an only dog would be a HUGE adjustment for this little girl and we would only consider this based on the next point.
– We always give preference to homes where humans are home more than not, however this again is not a deal breaker. If Potluck 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 Potluck’s new owners enrolled her in some sort of learning activity like agility, dock diving etc. She is so smart and has so much potential to do wonderful things and live an extraordinary doggo life.

Please contact for an adoption application.
**All applications will be reviewed and replied to within 5 days, please be patient.
Potluck’s adoption fee is $650
Adoption fee includes:
– 2 x puppy vaccinations + the 3rd & final vaccination at Balmain Vet Hospital.
– Desex surgery at 6 months of age also at Balmain Vet Hospital

A desex contract is part of Potluck’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 Potluck is adopted out of NSW her desexing & 3rd puppy vaccination must be completed at the expense of the adopter. The surgery certificate must be copied sent back to Life of Pikelet for completion of change of ownership. At time of desex Potluck will need to have a small hernia on her belly removed. Our Vet has examined and has determined that it’s of no great concern.


Potluck is currently (approx) 10 weeks old and has been vet checked regularly.
She is microchipped, wormed, flea & tick treated and had her 1st & 2nd puppy vaccinations.
At 4-6 months old (based on her adoptive vet’s advice) Potluck will need to start heart worm treatment.
Potluck has a small tummy hernia where her bellybutton would be. This has been examined and determined as nothing to worry about. On advise, we suggest having this removed when she is desexed at 6 months old.

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