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Adoptable: Frankie

Age: 7 years old

Gender: Male

Breed: Lab mix

Weight: 57 lbs

Personality: Very sweet and the cutest companion!

Education: Good with bathroom and leash training, and good with basic cues.

Favorite Activities: Going on walks! Likes an assortment of toys, squeaky balls and ropes. Loves to play fetch, enjoys napping, gazing out of the window.

Looking for: A sweet family where he will have constant companionship, and will love to be around smaller dogs too.

Adoption Fee: $ 300

He’s a big-time cuddle bunny!

Hi, guys!  My name is Frankie, and I’m a 7-year-old Lab mix male, weighing in at 57 pounds.  I’m a sweet and lovable guy who is already house-trained and potty-trained.  I am fully crate trained too, and put myself in there at night too. Plus, I’ve already been neutered, I’m easily trainable and I hardly bark or make any noise. About leash training, I’m making great strides with my pawrents. I can get confrontational on-leash with bigger dogs. Continued positive reinforcement will help me in the long run. Do I sound like two paws up or what?

My backstory, however, isn’t the brightest.  I was picked up from a Tijuana Costco last October in rough shape.  Thankfully, though, TAP took me in just in time and nursed me back to health.  I’m a proud TVT survivor, and I had a tumor in my sinus cavity at the time of my rescue, but that has since been successfully treated and cleared.  There was a small hole where the tumor was, and I had palate repair surgery, and it was fixed! I also had some dental work done and I am a half-toothed monster who enjoys kibble. Rawrrrrr! 

Now, let’s get to a little bit about me!  I’m basically just an ol’ sweetheart who is loyal to the core.  I love giving kisses, getting pets, belly scratches, and lying on top of you for some solid lovin’ as a lap dog.   I’m also always smiling.  My favorite activities include hikes, playing with other doggie friends, squeaky toys, and napping.  I’m also a huge fan of walking.  Show me a leash or my walking collar, and I’ll get super excited and start jumping around!  I also do well in a crate when you leave, but if left outside of one, I do whine a bit and start exploring so that I can find you. I am quite good with small dogs both on and off leash, but I can get confrontational on-leash with bigger ones. Slow introduction will help with meeting them.

Because I love company so much, I’d prefer to be in a household who has someone at home most of the day or someone who works from home.  I’ve been told that I’d make an excellent companion since I prefer to be in the same room as you.   I would also enjoy having a small size doggie sibling or two since I love playing and being around other doggie friends.  I still chase cats, but learning to be around them, and they may not like me too much. 😉 I have been around some kids, but because I have a habit of jumping up in excitement, keep an eye out. Check out my Instagram at @frankiefromtap for more photos and videos! So, are you ready for a big, goofy dog who will reward you with all the love you could ever want? My adoption fee is $300 and that includes spaying/neutering, shots, and microchip.  If you want to take me home, please fill out the form on the website here: https://theanimalpad.org/adoption-application/


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