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 firstname.lastname@example.org to meet this darling boy and include 'FRANKIE' in the subject line please.
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