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  • Adoption Status: Available
  • Breed: Rat Terrier Mix
  • Male / 5 months / 23 lbs
  • High Energy
  • All dogs have been spayed or neutered, updated on shots, microchipped, flea treated, dewormed; and come with a DWB ID tag!
  • Good with Dogs
Apply to Adopt Frankie

Frankie came to us from the desert with his sister and has had an extremely rough start in life. Shortly, after arriving in our care we discovered that both him and his sister has contracted distemper. We fought hard for both babies but sadly, we lost his sister. Frankie continued his fight with medication, breathing treatments and the love of his amazing fosters Frankie is a SURVIVOR!!

Frankie is a big puppy with a lot of love to give! His favorite thing to do is eat and he will run over and start jumping as soon as he hears the food bag. He is also a huge fan of belly rubs and playing fetch. He has beautiful brown eyes that will melt your heart. He is learning basic commands but has seemed to master “sit” and “down.” We are still working on “wait”, he just gets so excited. He loves being with his people, and will sometimes follow you if you get up and go in another room. He would probably do best in a home with another dog or humans that are home a lot, since he loves company. He also loves cuddling up beside you on the couch. He hasn’t been able to go out on walks, so he’s a little afraid of the outside and needs someone to help build his confidence. He is teething and still a puppy, so we are working on his play biting. He can usually be distracted with a toy. He’s a sweetheart and is going to make his new family fall in love with him.

Frankie’s vet just cleared him to go on walks and be around other dogs now so he is looking for a forever home to help him celebrate the miracle he is. Frankie is pee pad trained, but will need to work on full house training once he cleared go outside in public areas. He is fully crate trained.

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Apply to Adopt Frankie