Adopt Frankie

UPDATE: Frankie found a home! We are thrilled to announce that Frankie was adopted by one of his co-foster parents, and now has a lifetime of love ahead of him. Follow our Facebook page for adoption updates!

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Meet Frankie! He’s a two-year-old mixed breed dog who’s waiting at PAWS for his forever home. He’s a staff and volunteer favorite thanks to his loving and gentle personality. Frankie loves all people and bonds closely with his human friends, so get ready for a companion who will stick by your side! He’s looking for a special someone who can help him manage the anxiety that he feels when being left alone.

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Here’s what we love most about Frankie:

He has good leash manners and likes to go for walks.

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Frankie is great with all people. Large or small, everyone is a friend to Frankie.

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He’ll be nice and calm around the house. He stays in our clinic’s office during the day while staff members work and does a great job of hanging out calmly. He’s also great in the car.

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He has a good sense of humor!

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He’s a unique boy with a unique look. Some call him a pit bull mix, while others swear he’s a shepherd mix. To us, he’s one of a kind.

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Frankie has canine friends of all shapes and sizes. While visiting with Chica, an older, smaller dog who was recovering from illness, he laid down calmly to give her a warm place to snuggle. . .

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. . . but on a visit with his playful pal Reggie, he enjoyed hours of rough-and-tumble wrestling!

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Frankie took a roll in the grass with his lookalike friend Hawk.

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He shared a blanket with fellow PAWS dog Racie.

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If you have a dog, chances are they could be a good match. After you apply to adopt, you can bring your dog to meet Frankie and see how it goes.

He’s good with cats, too! He kept Swan company as she recovered from an injury.

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He was very curious when meeting this kitten.

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Frankie is currently in foster care and has been doing very well! He is searching for his forever home and is looking for:

  • A home where he doesn’t have to spend time alone. Being left alone is very traumatic for Frankie and causes him to feel panicked. During his first few weeks or even months at home, he won’t be able to be left on his own. If/when he is able to be alone, he will need a securely reinforced crate to prevent him from hurting himself or being destructive to furniture (PAWS can provide a crate if needed).
  • A confident leader. Frankie needs to feel like he has someone in charge he can look up to in order to feel calm and safe. When he starts to feel stressed, it’ll be up to his owner to help him feel more secure through love and leadership.

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Here are just a few situations that could be a good fit:

  • A retired person who is home most of the time
  • A person, couple, or family that has a good support network of people to watch Frankie when they’re out of the house.
  • A group home or other shared living situation
  • Someone who works from home or can bring a dog to work

Every weekday, Frankie has been going to daycare at Dog School, where he spends time with lots of other dogs. Our friends at Dog School are offering half-price daycare for life to Frankie’s adopter!

Frankie takes a daily antidepressant medication which has helped him significantly, and he should continue it in his new home. Frankie has a wonderful personality and a full and happy life ahead of him. He just needs the right person to give him a home!

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To adopt Frankie, please email dogs@phillypaws.org.

Can’t adopt but want to help? Donate toward Frankie’s care or spread the word by sharing this page with your friends.