Franklin came into our lives when his family moved out and left him abandoned in his back yard. A neighbor called us, concerned about his welfare and we went to check on him. Upon arriving, we found the happiest, sweetest boy, just wondering where his family went. We put him into a foster home where he wowed everyone with is loving personality.
Franklin is a roughly 8-month old American Bulldog. He is currently around 45 pounds and we think he will be a bigger boy, likely in the mid 60 pound range when he is fully grown. He is not tall, but he solid! He would be best suited for an active family that can give him plenty of exercise and would likely be best placed in a home with a yard. Because many apartments and condos have breed restrictions, it is important to check with any property manager about being able to own his breed mix prior to applying.
Franklin has done a great job of acclimating into his foster home, including working hard on his kennel and house training. He is also working hard on his leash manners, but is still a young, energetic guy who will require some patience as he continues to develop into an amazing adult companion. Franklin is good with other dogs and would make a great +1 to a family with dogs as long as the family is committed to a proper introduction.
Franklin has met and done great around children who are gentle and loving to animals. He would likely fare better in a home with older children, as he may inadvertently bowl over a smaller kiddo, he would never hurt one on purpose, but he is a bit clumsy still. He would be a great buddy for some active kids to grow up with!
Franklin should be adopted by a family who understands that he will take time and patience as he acclimates into his new life. He may have accidents, chew on things he is not supposed to, and bark in his kennel. It can take dogs a few weeks to properly acclimate to their new lives, so he is seeking a family that can give him this time and work with him on becoming an even more awesome dog than he already is. Franklin should be adopted by a family who plans to keep him indoors as part of a family - we do not adopt dogs into situations in which they will be left outside for extended periods of time unattended (for example, the entire work day).
Franklin is fully vetted (neutered, shots, microchip, heartworm tested) and has no known health or allergy issues.
The first step in our adoption process is to fill out an application. This can be done via our website at www.reggiesfriends.org - please hover over the adoptables tab and the application will appear.
If you have any questions about Franklin or our adoption process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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