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My name is Frankie!

Spaniel (Unknown Type)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix Dog for adoption in Raleigh, North Carolina - Frankie
Photo 1 - Spaniel (Unknown Type)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix Dog for adoption in Raleigh, North Carolina - Frankie
Photo 2 - Spaniel (Unknown Type)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix Dog for adoption in Raleigh, North Carolina - Frankie
Photo 3 - Spaniel (Unknown Type)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix Dog for adoption in Raleigh, North Carolina - Frankie
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Cause for Paws of NC

Facts about Frankie

  • Breed: Spaniel (Unknown Type)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: D2016321
Frankie is a small breed puppy that was hit by a car. Her severe injury to her spinal cord turned her into a special needs dog. She is paralyzed from the waist down. Because of this, she will need diapers and a wheelchair permanently. However, she doesn't let tragedy stop her from being happy, playful and open to all that life has to offer. She is extroverted and loves to meet new people and see new places. Frankie loves car rides, but has trouble stabilizing herself. Her foster moms transport Frankie in a bag style/soft carrier to keep her from injuring herself in the car.

Frankie has just recently received her wheelchair, so she is learning how fun it is to be mobile! Her foster moms say that "currently, Frankie is learning to use her wheelchair and we have not taken many extended walks as it's still a bit of a strain on her. We're working up to it gradually, however, and see her making strides everyday. Since Frankie came into our home though she has gained a large amount of upper body strength and scoots along the floor with ease throughout our house. We do try to keep Frankie active as much as possible while we're home so that she continues to gain strength."

Frankie would do best in a home with LOTS of love! Due to Frankie's paralyzed lower/back half she requires diaper changes every 3-4 hours, baths at least every other day, and loads of patience. Frankie is a special girl that is full of nothing but pure love but those interested in Frankie need to understand that diapers will be forever, general upkeep of her wheelchair is needed and a loving/understanding human is necessary. She is a miracle to be alive and a bundle of joy waiting for the most special family who will love her for the way she is and all the more that she could be under your love and care.

This dog will be available for adoption now. We can only let you meet the dog and answer questions about this dog if we have an adoption application on file. Sending in a request, will only delay you getting your questions answered. Please fill out the application at http://cfp-nc.org/canine-adoption-application/

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Found an animal on our site and want to meet them or find out more about them? Fill out the adoption questionnaire located below and submit to us. Once we have reviewed/approved your application, we will provide you with the foster contact information so that you can find out more and arrange a “meet and greet”. All of our animals are located in foster homes throughout the Triangle area.

When going to a “meet and greet”, please make sure you take any family members and other pets (if at all possible) to observe their interactions. This can make introduction into the new home easier for the animals and for you.

The animal’s foster parent will ultimately make a recommendation to the organization regarding the permanent placement of the animal. Once an adoption decision has been made by both parties, we ask for an adoption fee to help us cover spay/neutering, shots, medical treatment, food and supplies – this amount only partially cover the cost of expenses and allows us to help as many animals as possible!

What if the adoption doesn’t work out? We have a lifetime return policy on our animals as we don’t want to see them turned back into a shelter.