My name is Frankie!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Wilmington, Massachusetts - Frankie
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Frankie's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Frankie's Story...
Name: Frankie Sinatra

Breed: Shepherd Mix (neutered)

Sex: Male

Age: 5

Level of blindness: Total

Cause of eye issues: Unknown

Health issues: HW+

Weight: 62 pounds

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Unknown

Good with kids: Unknown

Currently being fostered in: Indianapolis, IN, But we will arrange transport to an approved adopter.

Frankie Sinatra is a loving attention-seeking Shepherd mix. He is active and learning some manners. He has adapted himself to the pathways in our home, unless mom leaves something new in the way, that makes it her fault not his. Frankie wants, demands affection. He sits on my left side at my computer so I can pet him and type at the same time. (I learned to type one-handed having three elbow surgeries.) He gets along with all the other dogs in the house-6- but not 1 as he is an intact male and Frankie was only neutered three weeks ago. The vet said it takes as long as 4 months for the testosterone to be cleared from his system. The other intact male cannot be neutered at this time for health reasons. We are hoping in the future he will be able to be as his health improves.

Frankie loves to frolic in the fenced-in backyard and plays with all the other dogs although sometimes misses connections. Our black lab appears to give him some guidance when appropriate. We also have two small lab-mixes (closer to terriers) that runs circles around him and he seems to enjoy it although it appears a little disjointed.

I would suggest a home that has plenty of time to spend with him, manners, affections, discipline, etc. It is hard to tell if he had any of this training before. He is jumpy and excitable but once you rub his belly he lays down and calms down. Will need a firm hand, preferable someone with some knowledge and/or experience with blind/excitable dogs.

I do think that over the long haul he will settle down if only because he has been neutered. Also, because he is receiving affection and lots of socialization.

If you are interested in adopting Frankie please fill out our adoption application at

If you would like to donate to Frankie's care, please send to:
PO Box 63401
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Facts about Frankie

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Frankie, a Wilmington Shepherd (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shepherd (Unknown Type) for sale in Wilmington, or seeking a Shepherd (Unknown Type) dog from a breeder in Wilmington.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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 Shepherd (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Shepherd (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Wilmington paves the way for another one to be saved.