My name is FRANKIE!

Blue Heeler/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in North Vancouver, British Columbia - FRANKIE
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Cross Our Paws Rescue

Facts about FRANKIE

  • Breed: Blue Heeler/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix
  • Color: Brindle
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

FRANKIE needs a special home with another playful, young dog and is best with one owner or couple. She is about 3 to 4 years old and would do well in a quiet but active home. FRANKIE is not suitable to live with young kids as she needs consistency and routine and can be fearful in some situations. She has special needs due to an abusive past and will need a patient owner she can trust and bond with. She has beautiful recall on her walks and really wants to please however, patience and understanding is needed. Visit our website at for details about FRANKIE and our adoption process.


Frankie has been with us for a while now and she has progressed so much! She loves to go on our dog group hikes and will be a perfect companion for someone who loves the outdoors. Frankie has lots of energy and will run to explore the forest the entire hour with us, and we are always impressed with her recall and “check ins”. We love to see her excited smile while she runs and plays.

Frankie still has issues with being crated which we are working through, only for when she might need to be crated at the vets or for possible travel purposes. Frankie must not be crated with the door closed any other time as she becomes fearful and will bark at anyone that approaches her. We have made an open crate accessible for Frankie to go into when she pleases, which is helping her have positive experiences to replace the memories of being crated and abused up North, but it is a journey and Frankie’s new family will need to continue to work through this with her.

Frankie loves both her foster mom and dad and always greets us with a smile and a hug. She is affectionate with other dogs and loves to play and learn from balanced dogs. She can be jealous of other dogs approaching me (foster mom) when she is snuggling and we have dealt with that when she first moved in with us. Recently, we needed to address that again when she started to exhibit the jealous behaviour (whale eyes, stiff body, staring at other dogs, low growls). Frankie responds well to guidance and redirection and will need a home with another friendly dog to play with and learn from. She has met dozens of dogs in our care and has been very social for the most part.

Frankie is a great dog for someone who has extensive experience with dogs and k9 body language. She wears her heart on her sleeve so for someone versed in k9 body language, she is easy to read and her behaviour can be redirected or rewarded right at the crucial mark. She needs someone who can teach her the rules with a firm but loving approach as she needs clear boundaries and works well within them. Frankie responds well to praise over food rewards.

We are working on “Heel” and “Stay”, she sits well, has great recall, walks well with a no pull harness and she also travels well in a car. Frankie needs to feel safe therefore, it is imperative her new family has experience with fearful dogs and can help her be the best dog that she can be.

About Cross Our Paws Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Cross Our Paws Rescue is a volunteer run organization dedicated to saving dogs in BC/Canada who are in desperate situations of abuse or neglect and need rescue.
We provide the animals with necessary medical care as well as sterilization, a loving foster home and some basic training before they are adopted out to new
loving homes primarily within British Columbia.

We are funded 100% by generous donations from individuals and organizations. All proceeds go directly to the care and rehabilitation of companions in need of veterinary services, training and re-homing.

Cross Our Paws Rescue does not have a shelter facility and all companions in our care are placed in loving foster homes until they find the family that is a perfect match.

We screen all potential adoptive homes to ensure that they are the perfect match for both the animal and the potential home.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Foster Homes are needed for dogs waiting to come into our adoption program.

We are an all breed rescue so the size of dogs vary. Please email us for a foster application and to talk to one of our volunteers about any further information or questions you may require.

Our Adoption Process...

It's important to consider the commitment and time that goes into caring for an animal. There are medical, food and training expenses etc. and more importantly your precious TIME. It's also important to consider the breed of dog you are applying for as well to ensure a great match for both. If you are not familiar with the breed research it on the net and consider it's traits before making your final decision.

All CROSS OUR PAWS adoptions begin with an application, followed by a home visit IF we feel the application is a good match for the animal. All CROSS OUR PAWS rescues are cared for in foster homes and in order not to be too disruptive to our volunteers, we pre-approve all applicants prior to a meet and greet. We recommend several meet & greets prior to adoption to ensure a "perfect" match. CROSS OUR PAWS will limit adoptions of our "special needs" animals to the Vancouver Lower Mainland areas so we can assist with any issues that may arise. It is also a policy if you have a yard, it MUST be FULLY secure at least in the rear. We do adopt to apartment/condo dwellers if strata permits and the dog is suitable to be in a multi-family complex living arrangement.

As we are all volunteers we try to reply as quickly as possible to all enquiries but it may take up to 3 or 4 days to do so. Emails with applications attached will be considered first. To follow the adoption status of our adoptable dogs (and cats) please keep checking our website (and facebook page) for updates and new rescue posts.

CROSS OUR PAWS RESCUE requests an adoption, donation amount of $200.00 to $395.00 (unless stated otherwise) for DOGS & $125.00 to $175.00 for CATS (exceptions/changes may apply with notice). Unless Cross Our Paws Rescue and the adopter have entered into an agreement to the contrary, the adoption amount is non-refundable. This donation will help cover any vetting and care the animals may have required. If the donation exceeds the animal's vetting and transport, the remaining amount is applied to other dogs in need of rescue and care. CROSS OUR PAWS RESCUE is a non-profit organization and appreciates any and all help! THANK-YOU!!!