Age: 1 (Born 12 February 2017)
Breed: Chihuahua x Papillon
De-Sexed: Yes
Vaccinated: Yes
Micro-chipped: Yes
Added to NZCAR database: Yes
Council Registered: Yes - Christchurch City Council
DogsNZ (NZKC) Registered: No
Cat Friendly: Has not been tested. Former owner says yes.
Child Friendly: Has not been tested. Former owner says yes.
Human Sociable: Yes
Dog Sociable: Yes


Potato is easy-going, friendly and sociable, he loves to cuddle and be pet. Potato lived with a larger breed dog so he is comfortable around all dogs, big and small. We are advised by the former owner that he is fine around children. Potato is great in the car and crate trained. Potato has quickly adjusted to life in foster care, he is quite care-free and happy go lucky. Potato is energetic, he loves to play with his toys and other dogs.


Potato has a scar on the back of his head which is well-healed and does not affect him. We are advised this was the result of an accident as a 6 month old puppy, whereby Potato was burnt by a hot liquid. 

Potato underwent x-rays with NZCR on 20/09/2018.  Potato has an abnormality in his pelvis, which is why his tail appears to sit lower than may be usual. Potato also has a grade 4 luxating patella in his right hind leg and hip dysplasia in that hip. We are considering our options currently as to whether it is possible to save the right leg. If so, we will have the patella repaired prior to adoption. If not, the entire leg will be removed and he will be ready to adopt once healed.

Potato is about to be re-assessed by our veterinary team, with new x-rays taken. Whichever surgery is decided is likely to be Jan or Feb 2019. After his recovery he will be deemed fit to adopt and officially become adopted by his foster carer!

Adopter Requirements: 

*** We have had confirmation that Potato's foster carer is going to adopt him once he is medically cleared. Thank you for your interest in Potato, however he is now UNAVAILABLE and we are not accepting any adoption applications for him ***

Adoption Fee:  $400.00

Potato comes with: his bed and bedding, favorite toys, an ACANA/Orijen Adopter pack, PetNSur Insurance Offer.

If you are interested in applying to adopt Potato before he becomes available, we are happy to accept early applications. Please go to the below link, scroll down and fill out the form. We do not consider queries via Facebook or email without the form.

Link to Adoption Forms