My name is Frankie!

Labrador Retriever Puppy for adoption in San Francisco, California - Frankie
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Frankie's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Frankie's Story...
Frankie: 10 month old neutered male yellow Lab, ~ 65 pounds

Are you looking for tall, blonde and cuddly? Do you like to play? How about a nice long walk in the park? Do you have the time to hang out with me, and show me the ropes? Then I might be the dog for you!

My name is Frankie, and I am lean, lanky and a ton of fun! I am past the most annoying puppy habits – I am housebroken, use an electronic doggy door, and I sleep through the night…preferably on YOUR bed!

My family adopted me when I was a couple of months old. They love me, but I need more exercise and attention than they are able to provide, so sadly, they have decided to find me a new family. I love hanging out with humans, but I have been to doggy day care and I love hanging out with other dogs too. I live in a house with cats, and boy are they fun play toys…sometimes. I try to give them kisses to encourage them to play, but sometimes they tell me to go away, and I do, but other times I want to be sure they mean it, so I might chase then a little when they run away from me. Mostly they just ignore me; I can’t believe they don’t want to play!

Some of my favorite things in life are a long walk, a long nap, and wearing myself out at the park. I’m at my best when I’ve had a good long walk; nice and mellow! I do have a couple of flaws…if you leave tempting things out when you are not home, I sometimes can’t ignore the temptation to chew them. Maybe you can help me learn not to do that? It’s mostly when I am bored, so keeping me active should help. And I get so excited meeting new people that I sometimes jump up.

But I’m a puppy, right? And I need to be taught how to do things, and what I can’t do. I went to class with my humans but I need a refresher things like Sit, Stay, and Recall. I do know them, but I don’t always do them when I am told.

What Frankie’s Rescue Rep says:

Frankie is a great pup! He’s a happy, healthy, 10 month old pup who needs more exercise and attention than his current family can give him. He has been well socialized with people and other dogs, and has received training, but needs reinforcement. While Frankie needs regular exercise, he also appreciates the value of a good long nap. A home with a big yard would be ideal, as he loves to spend time outside. He also loves his people, and needs a family who will shower him with love, cuddles, and belly rubs.

When I met Frankie, it was on a weekend, and Frankie had a nice long walk before hand! He was friendly, cuddly and pretty calm for a pup. He responded to Sit and Down; his Recall is fine in the house and non-existent when there are distractions. He did jump up on me once, and tried to share the couch with me a number of times, but was fine when I pushed him off. I could handle Frankie anywhere, and while I am sure he wondered why I wanted to play with his paws, he had no problem with any of it, even checking his ears and teeth.

Frankie is a really nice looking dog who has many wonderful qualities. He is great with other dogs and really likes to play with them. He’s been in doggie day care, and tends to gravitate towards dogs his own size. He loves people and while he’s primarily been around teens, he’d likely be great with anyone who is not fazed by his height. He loves to play with everyone, as well as other dogs. He’s fine with the family’s 4 cats, who mostly just tolerate Frankie. Sometimes he tries to lick them, and he will occasionally chase one to play. Frankie is fully house trained and uses an electronic doggy door when he needs to go out.

He has been an indoor/outdoor dog, but because his humans are not home during the day, he is not yet safe unsupervised in the home. He will chew shoes and toys if they are accessible to him. He’s housebroken, and he is not destructive in the house as long as you are there to supervise him. During his assessment there was no growling, no possessiveness. He walks well on a correction collar, and should be perfect with more practice. He is eager for attention and to be petted. He has great potential!

Frankie would benefit from both crate training and refresher obedience training. He was crate trained initially, but once his family let him sleep on their beds at night, he was done with the crate! Crate training will help Frankie to avoid the destructive puppy behaviors of chewing and digging when the humans are not home.

Mostly what Frankie needs is a family where someone is home with him most of the time, and can build on the training that he has already had. Someone who is experienced with puppies and comfortable with providing the leadership and consistency he needs to grow up into a wonderful dog would be ideal.

We would like Frankie to go to a home with experienced puppy parents (in other words, a family that has raised a puppy before and survived, even thrived on the experience). Frankie’s new family should be comfortable with crate training, willing to take him to obedience training and then provide consistent leadership and reinforcement of his training. We would prefer a family where someone is home much of the time to help Frankie become the great dog he can be. Frankie requires lots of exercise, at least an hour a day walk or run. Like most puppies, Frankie is a project, but for the right family he will be a very rewarding project and well worth the effort.

Frankie would be fine in a home with other dogs, cats, kids (as long as they are dog savvy); having an adult dog around to show him the ropes would be great but not required. A home with dog savvy kids who are not afraid of his size and energy would also be good. The most important thing we want for Frankie is an experienced, committed home that will give him the training and time he needs. An active family that can consistently give him the exercise he needs is a must; a tired dog is a good dog!

Frankie is neutered, current on vaccinations, heartworm free and on preventive, and micro-chipped. Frankie is located in San Jose.

If you have the time, energy and experience to work with a great pup like Frankie, and are interested in making Frankie a part of your family, call Rescue Rep Debbi 408-613-2044 between July 17 through July 19th. From July 20th through July 25th, please call Rescue Rep Kris at 415-652-6091.

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

Facts about Frankie

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Frankie, a San Francisco Labrador Retriever puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever for sale in San Francisco, or seeking a Labrador Retriever puppy from a breeder in San Francisco.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in San Francisco already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a San Francisco breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in San Francisco paves the way for another one to be saved.