Frankie is a black and white, male Boston Terrier approximately 7-10 years old and about 22 pounds.
Although Frankie is mostly blind from cataracts he gets around really well and quickly learned the layout in his foster home. He navigates so well that it is easy to forget he can’t see! He does require daily eye drops for the cataracts but only once a day and they are inexpensive. Aside from his sight he has no other health issues.
He is very sweet and cuddly with humans but has issues with other dogs so he should probably be in an only dog home. He loves to be close to a person when he can and loves to snuggle (he’s also a great kisser!).
He has been really good about accepting treatments like eye and ear drops, baths, tooth brushing and nail clipping. He doesn’t seem to mind noises such as a vacuum cleaner or thunder and he doesn’t mind wearing clothes (and he looks so handsome in them!).
Frankie is smart, learns quickly, and is eager to please—he’s already learned his name and “here” and “sit” and is rapidly improving with “wait” and “leave it” commands. He also knows that “step up” and “step down” mean a change in footing such as stairs and curbs. He likes to go for walks and car rides, shopping…actually anything that lets him spend time with his person.
Frankie so far hasn’t shown much interest in most toys but he does have a favorite plush “lamb” that he carries everywhere, especially to bed.
Like most Bostons, he sometimes snores when he sleeps, but not too loud. He is used to sleeping in a crate at night but would adjust to other arrangements.
Frankie is UTD, heart worm negative, neutered, & micro-chipped.
The adoption fee is $225.00.
If you want to talk about me, please contact my foster family at the
Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee, Kentucky Region
Email me at: BTRETky@gmail.com and a foster momma or daddy will get back with you as soon as possible.
Keep in mind this is the general mailbox for the entire KY Region.
Please use the foster momma or dad's contact information above for questions.
The process always begins with an application which can be found at The Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee website
Note that in most cases, we do not adopt to families with small children, e.g., 'under 6,' as a precaution to the child's safety and the dog's safety. In some cases with larger Boston mixes or other dogs, we do make exceptions. Please ask the foster momma.
We prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to personally drive/fly to get the dog. The East Coast division (NC/SC/VA/MD/DC) does have special transport capabilties for their kids. Ask them.
Also, submission of an application and fee does not guarantee adoption of any specific Boston since that particular dog may have applications pending or may not be the right match for you.
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