18 Oct Frankie
Frankie was found wandering the streets in Indianapolis IN. The finder reached out to organizations and social media to find the owners, but no one came forward. We are surprised as Farankie is a well-socialized gentleman with no medical or behavioral issues. He was healthy when found.
Frankie is full of personality and makes his foster mom laugh with his silly antics. He is happy and energetic and loves nothing more than to play fetch with a toy or ball and will do it all day long it you have the arm! He has a game where he pushes his ball under furniture and will jump on his foster’s lap and nudge her hands until she gets up to rescue his ball from underneath the couch. He loves to chase and push a big yoga ball around the yard for exercise too.
Frankie wants a lot of belly rubs and snuggles. He does take a couple of days in his new environment to trust new people, but after a couple of days he is your best friend and will shower you with love and loyalty.
Frankie is mostly house-trained. He has never gone number two in the house. When he arrived in rescue he came as a fully intact male and did mark his territory a few times in the house. His foster mom has a dog door he uses. If the door is closed he will stand at the door for someone to let him out. A home with a regular routine and scheduled walks or time outside is a must to insure the floors in his home stay dry.
Frankie prefers an active household with action and lots of car rides. He done great on a leash and visiting the pet store.
Frankie stayed with two other dogs and a cat in his foster home and did great. He doesn’t care to share his balls with any other four-legged friends. So the owner needs to be mindful of other pets when playing ball with Frankie. He is not food-aggressive.
Because of the adjustment Frankie requires the first few days, he is not recommended for a house with small children. Older children who can respect his nervousness and need for decompression the first few days in the new home will be okay.