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Frankie is a 2 to 3 year old Shepherd mix looking for a family to call his own. Frankie was pulled off the streets of Texas where we believe he spent most, if not all of his young life. The streets were not kind to Frankie and he has the physical and emotional scars to prove it.  Frankie served as his mother's protector.  He defended her from all the strays in the streets trying to bully or breed with her.  He loved her very much which is why when we took Hazel we could not bear to leave him behind.  Frankie was always very sweet but very shy and timid with people.  He would hang his head and was very afraid to walk through doorways or come inside the house. He seemed to have no idea he would ever be welcome to come in. To add to his struggles, and not unexpected he was also found to be heartworm positive. We are now happy to announce that Frankie is coming out of his shell! He has been treated for his heartworm and his skin looks amazing showing off his handsome, soft coat. Frankie has been medically cleared for adoption and hopes to gain a furever home with kind people.


Frankie is such a happy go lucky boy in foster care and has over time learned to trust his humans. He is still a little shy and nervous but has so many great qualities to offer. He is loving, loyal, friendly, well behaved and free spirited. Frankie loves his stuffed toys whether its cuddling with them in bed or playing with them while out. He will even throw them around for you. He enjoys nice long walks and all the smells of outside. He is very well mannered on a leash walking right beside you with minimal pulling. He isn't thrilled about rain but when the sun is out Frankie does enjoy sunbathing to get a nice tan. Since he lived and is used to the outdoors his active nature in the yard wasn't a surprise but he truly is the best of both worlds. Inside the house Frankie has no issues partaking in mid day naps or cuddles, anything with his people. He is also mostly housebroken only marking on the first couple of days upon entering his fosters house and is very well behaved in his crate when they were at work. Please expect a few accidents with a new home and routine but know he will quickly pick up your schedule. Frankie has been around children with no issues but is a little timid so we do not recommend very young children in the home. Frankie does listen very well and truly aims to please mostly for his rewards. He is a little more independent but does get super excited to play with his people. If you want to win him over just scratch him on his chest or give him a nice belly rub and wait for the leg twitching to begin. He is a little nervous getting into vehicles, understandably since he has moved across country, but once he is in he is a very well behaved copilot. Overall, if you're expecting an over energized puppy, Frankie is not that but if you're expecting a stray street dog he is not that either. Frankie has had some negative experiences that have forced him into a life of timidness but due to the newfound kindness he has experienced he has become a wonderful companion, he just needs one person/family to give him a chance to love and be loved as a member of the family.

We would prefer Frankie to be the only pet in the home. Frankie is very sweet to humans but like his mother has a very high prey drive. Being from the streets and serving as the protector Frankie is used to defending himself, his mother, and home against unwanted guests. While in foster care Frankie has shown he is not safe to live with cats and although he does live with two other dogs he is very defensive especially around his toys and bed.  What is his is his LOL so we feel It is safer for him to be in an only animal home.  We are also requiring one of two things for Frankie's home a very secure privacy fence (preferred) so he wont be able to escape under over or through, or no fence and leash walks only when outside. This unfortunately is nonnegotiable due to Frankie's upbringing he is street savvy and will want to go roam the neighborhood. This means no tie out, chain link or electric fence. He will also not want to attend play dates at local dog parks as we want to set him up for a long road for success and he becomes very nervous in new areas, even with people he trusts.  Frankie does thoroughly enjoy his walks though!!  The goal for Frankie is with more time to hopefully break him of all the nervousness and that's why we require these things from you as his potential family. We know what makes him comfortable  and just the want the best possible match for him moving forward. He was forced to be the loyal male defender instead of just being a puppy and we want the rest of his life to be easier. If you think your family is a good fit for Frankie and can offer him the love and safety he has earned please apply. Frankie has been through more than any dog should be required to at such a young age. He just needs a family to show him the love he missed out on as a puppy, the safety he was never provided, and an opportunity at a good life! In return, Frankie will reward you with unconditional love, a protector for your home, a cuddle partner, a play mate, and memories that you will never ever forget.

Frankie is neutered, up to date with vaccines, flea/worm treated and treated for heartworm.  His adoption fee is $350

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