Frank was saved from a high kill shelter in Texas, where dogs generally have just 3 days to be saved before they are killed for space. Frank is neutered, core vaccines, rabies, de-wormed, had monthly preventatives and micro-chipped. He has an estimated date of birth of 3 June 2011. He has been listed as a Schnauzer. We have no way of knowing the exact breed, so it is up to individuals to decide what breed they think is most likely.
When Frank got to the rescue he had very bad breathe so whilst he was at the vets being neutered, I asked for them to check his teeth. They told me that he would most likely need them all extracting, but won't know for sure until they are able to do a dental on him. So, I had him scheduled for a dental and he did indeed have all of his teeth extracted. Since then, he has been doing great, after his gums healed, his personality has really shone through. He was eating soft food whilst his gums healed, but now is quite happy eating kibble, however, I do put cottage cheese on it to soften it a little for him and he loves that.
FRANK is a great boy, he is a very chilled back boy, he is happy to hang out and do his own thing, or sit up on my lap or as close as he can get. He has started talking and lets me know how he is feeling or if I'm not paying him enough attention. It is not constant and he is not a yappy dog that barks or yaps for no reason, it is just him having a conversation with me.
Frank did mark in the house when he first got here, but he hadn't been neutered and with him being older, that is a natural thing for him, he has not done it recently, but going into a new home would be something to watch out for, although since he is now neutered he might not be interested. If he did look/act like he was going to make, putting a belly band on him for a day or so will prevent this and teach him it is not acceptable. He is a very smart boy and a quick learner.
Frank would benefit from a relatively active family as he does enjoy being outside and like so explore. He is great with people of all ages and children, as long as they respect him and treat him like their toy. We do not have cats or livestock at the rescue, so there is no way I can comment on how he is around either.
We do not recommend dog parks for several weeks, if not months, it is so very important for families and dogs to form a strong bond and get to know each other before exposing them to the potential dangers of dog parks. Although all GaDaH dogs are very well socialized with other dogs, lots of other dogs have not had the benefit of this socialization and do not always know how to play and act with other dogs. You also do not know the control the other families have over their dogs and you should always have a good recall for your adopted dog before going to dog parks.
Frank is available for adoption for an adoption fee of $550. Canadian adopters need to know that customs charge 15% taxes when entering into Canada. This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
FRANK is LOCATED AT THE RESCUE IN SEBEC, MAINE. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.