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My name is Frankie!

Chihuahua Dog for adoption in Hamilton, Ontario - 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 is an adorable little dog with lots of funny antics and an endearing personality. He is still in need of some further training but otherwise is a delightful little companion. He is a small dog who currently weighs just over 9 lbs and although stated that he was 3 years old (which was a guess by the shelter) now that he has been in a home he appears to me much younger and could be closer to one year old.

Here is what his foster family had to say:

Frankie is such a happy little dog that loves to play, either with his toys or preferably, with his foster brother, Ray. When he’s tired from all the playing, he happily snuggles in for a nap. He is such a scrumptious little guy that makes us laugh constantly, from the funny noises he makes when playing to his trotting around like a little rabbit. Though he is not friendly at first with strangers (humans or dogs), he warms up quickly and thinks of everyone as his new best friend.

Other than some rough spots on the tips of his ears (frostbite), Frankie is a healthy boy with a beautiful, soft coat. Frankie’s records estimate he is 3 years old, however with his puppy energy and playfulness, we think he is much younger. Frankie is the perfect mix of high and low energy. He is always up for adventure or a playful wrestle with Ray, but settles down completely when it’s chill time. He falls asleep standing up! Frankie does not seem to shed which is another indication of his young age.

Frankie is wary and timid with strangers at first but quickly warms up. He feeds off of his humans and once he realizes that these strangers are actually friends, he gets right in there for some pets and cuddles. He has been around my 15 month old niece with no issues. Frankie has growled, barked, and snapped at first time visitors, but very quickly warms up and does not show any further signs of aggression. With proper introductions, Frankie will learn to be excited for visitors rather than be scared. He does not appear to be shy around anyone. He’s not even afraid of the vacuum!

Frankie was obsessed with his foster brother Ray as soon as they met. He was so excited to be around another dog that he just wanted to play NON STOP. He has not shown any resource aggression or jealousy towards Ray. However, while out on walks, Frankie exhibits aggression towards dogs and people (excessive barking, lunging). He is definitely better with small dogs after proper introduction. Frankie may never be a candidate for dog parks.

We have been crating Frankie at night and while he’s home alone and he does wonderful. I’ve never met a dog that does not make a fuss going into their crate. He happily sleeps through the night and is totally okay to be in there for a few hours at a time. He does not appear to be afraid of anything (other than strange people and dogs). He loves playing with his foster brother Ray, going for walks, and playing with his toys. He also LOVES to snuggle. Frankie is definitely a barker. Barks at noises on the street and at other people or dogs. However, in the short time we’ve had him, his excessive barking has improved and he is now more selective with the noises he barks at.

Though Frankie is small, he can still manage to get up on the table and will steal any leftover food. He will also grab whatever he can to play with, whether it’s a sock or a pillow. Setting boundaries for Frankie will be important in his new home. He has almost mastered the sit. He also responds to “DOWN” when he is to get off of the couch (when barking out the window, etc). Frankie has not had ONE accident in the home. We have been consistent with the crate training (letting him out for a pee as soon as he comes out of the crate) and regular pee breaks. Frankie is great to walk, doesn’t pull too hard (even if he did, I think most people can handle his 9 pounds 🙂 ) .. though his barking at other people and dogs is something that will have to be worked on. Frankie bolted out the door one time when he saw a plastic bag blowing on the front lawn, but otherwise, he likes sticking around his humans. He has only been in the car for one or two short rides, but has been great.

Frankie is an amazing little bundle of cuteness, adventure, and happiness. He is so fun to be around and to watch. Though he is wary of strangers, he warms up quickly and loves being around people. With proper introductions, he gets along well with other dogs and will surely be a best playmate for anyone willing. He is a good boy in the home and responds well with commands. He will surely make anyone soooo happy!!

Frankie would be best in a home with another dog who likes playing as much as he does. He is also better suited for a home rather than an apartment due to his barking. He would like a backyard to be able to run around in and humans who love to snuggle.

Facts about Frankie

  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 017-0108

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Frankie, a Hamilton Chihuahua dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Chihuahua for sale in Hamilton, or seeking a Chihuahua dog from a breeder in Hamilton.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 Chihuahua breeders who help with Chihuahua rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Hamilton paves the way for another one to be saved.