Hi ! My name is Franklin, Frankie for short. I am a black and white parti cocker with brown eyebrows. The vet said I was about 8 years young.
I was picked up as a stray in Ohio where I was put in the dog pound. Boy I sure didn’t like that scene!! I cried so hard that I popped cherry eyes in both eyes. Cherished Cockers came to my rescue and sprung me from the dog pound. My cherry eyes were fixed, however, my corneas were both scratched so my vision isn’t very good.
My foster thinks I have only about 20% vision. Since I now have dry eye because of the cherry eye problem, I have to have eye meds put in my eyes three times each day for the rest of my life. When it is nighttime I have trouble getting around and run into walls and furniture. During the daylight I can see a little bit better.
I am crate trained although I really don’t like the crate but my foster Mom says I have to tolerate it when she has to go away. I am housebroken too. I do require a fenced in yard because if I wander off, I can’t see well enough to find my way back home.
Although I have 3 cocker friends who I live with I would really like to be an only dog. My dog friends surprise me because I can’t see them and sometime I get scared and snap at them. I have growled and snapped at my foster Mom too. You have to be careful not to startle me. . I am good for grooming but the groomer needs to be patient with my vision issues so I don’t get scared. I don’t think I like cats either. We have 3 at my foster home and I bark at them.
Skin allergies make me itch a lot. I have to eat a sweet potato and fish diet, no grains, chicken, or rice. The food helps some but I still scratch and have to take meds for my skin condition. The eye meds, skin meds, and special food costs about $75-$100 per month but I am worth it! Really!
I love to sit on my Mom’s lap and cuddle. Belly rubs are a wonderful thing. I sleep with my foster Mom at night and hug up close to keep warm. Oh and one more thing I don’t do kids! They move too fast and I can’t see them coming at me so I get defensive and might accidently bite them. I am not mean and my foster Mom says I have a sweet nature but this vision thing really affects how I react. I guess you might say I need more attention than some dogs but if you give me a chance I will fill your heart with love and give you lots of kisses. My foster Mom calls me her sweet baby boy!!
If you would like to adopt Franklin or would like more information on him, please fill out an adoption application
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Pet needs to be picked up at foster home.
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