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My name is Frankie!

Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in San Francisco, California - Frankie
Photo 1 - Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in San Francisco, California - Frankie
Photo 2 - Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in San Francisco, California - Frankie
Photo 3 - Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in San Francisco, California - Frankie
Photo 4 - Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in San Francisco, California - Frankie
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Rocket Dog Rescue

Facts about Frankie

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 3636557

This is Frankie. A local chi-weenie lookin' boy that came to us from SF ACC. Perhaps he's got some terrier in him too. He's about 8 years old, weighs a solid 10 lbs and still acts very much like a puppy (think go-go-go energy/curious about everything) although he does great pottying outside (he is crated while I'm away to help this) with no accidents (woohoo!). He does great in his crate and sleeps through the night without any noise.

I nicknamed him 'monkey' since he's still getting adjusted to being a dog and climbs on furniture like a cat but not as graceful. He's more of a silly monkey but very quickly learning how to mellow out and to enjoy some relaxation.

Frankie is affectionate but can be mouthy when he gets excited during play or wants to leave when he gets tired (will 'bite' your pant leg to tell you, 'hey, I wanna get outta here.') He definitely needs rules and boundaries to help him blossom into a wonderful boy. Frankie is attentive to corrections which leads me to believe someone just didn't take the time to train him.

I believe time (patience), love, and a dose of consistent household rules will get this boy to be a wonderful companion. He's already beautiful with a white heart marking on his forehead and his Ratatouille cartoon-like looks and charm.

I think he would do great being a second dog so he can learn quickly. Also, due to his mouthiness and 'rebellious teenage' behavior, I recommend he be placed in an all adult home or one with older (14+) respectful kids until he perfects his manners.

Frankie is friendly with new people but is much more likely to make friends with women (strangers) than men. Treats definitely help especially if his forever home will include some boys but they will need to be patient and take it slow with him. He gets along with dogs and is well behaved.

Email adopt@rocketdogrescue.org to meet this darling boy and include 'FRANKIE' in the subject line please.



Adopting a rescued animal is a lifetime commitment! Adopters must complete a questionnaire, personal interview and home visit prior to adopting a Rocket Dog. There is a non-refundable $240.00 adoption fee which helps us defer the cost of spay/neutering, vaccinations and microchipping, food and medication (Rocket Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization and this fee enables us to continue rescuing and helping animals).

About Rocket Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We rescue not for politics, fortune, or fame, my friend… but for the kiss of a dog.

Rocket Dog Rescue, the name says it all. We are an all-volunteer nonprofit group dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned animals from euthanasia in overcrowded Bay Area shelters. We literally give them a second chance at life. And everybody deserves a second chance.

Rocket Dog Rescue places non-aggressive dogs into temporary foster homes where they are socialized, spay/neutered, vaccinated, and treated for any medical or behavioral conditions which would otherwise limit their adoptability. We then actively seek out permanent quality homes for these deserving animals through our volunteer network, online adoption page, weekend adoption fairs, and neighborhood poster campaigns.

Founded in 2001 by Bay Area animal activist Pali Boucher, Rocket Dog Rescue is a 501-C3 nonprofit corporation supported completely by donations. Our all-volunteer, home-based organization guarantees that your donations are completely focused on saving dogs.

Rocket Dog Rescue’s ultimate goal is to help create a world where all companion animals have loving and permanent homes. A world where no good-natured companion animal, no matter what their age, are killed in shelters because they are considered surplus or unadoptable.
Whether you are visiting our site in hopes of adopting, volunteering or donating – welcome and thank you for your support!
http://www.rocketdogrescue.org

Come Meet Our Pets...

Mobile Adoption Events
Every Sunday
Pet Food Express @ Stonestown
3160 20th Avenue
San Francisco, 1-5 pm
On The Peninsula in Belmont the Second Saturday of every month at Pet Food Express 990 El Camino Real Belmont

Rocket Dog Rescue’s mobile adoption events are your chance to come meet Rocket Dogs currently for adoption. We’re out and about to help educate people about dog rescue and help match great people with wonderful companion animals.

Our Adoption Process...

Adopting a rescued animal is a lifetime commitment!
Adopters must complete an adoption application (http://www.rocketdogrescue.org/adopt/adoption-application/), have a personal interview and possible home visit prior to adopting a Rocket Dog.
There is a non-refundable $280.00 adoption fee which helps us defer the cost of spay/neutering, vaccinations and microchipping.
http://www.rocketdogrescue.org