found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Gender: Female, spayed
Breed: Pitbull mix
And the award for Mother of the Year goes to.. *drumroll* Fran!
Without a doubt, if there were a Doggie Mother of the Year Awards Ceremony, Fran would be at the top of the list of nominees and the winner by a landslide.
When the Mahoning County Dog Pound received a call to pick up a dog living in a garage, they weren’t expecting anything out of the ordinary. But when the deputy arrived, he discovered a badly starved momma, Fran, and her six 6–week-old puppies.
After seeing the condition she was in, the deputy knew the county pound was no place for her and brought her straight to New Lease on Life instead where she and her puppies could receive the care and attention they needed.
Fran weighed in at only 35 pounds when she arrived, nothing but skin and bones. Her puppies however were fat and happy. She had given them everything she had. Even after arriving at the shelter, when we gave her a dog biscuit, she would immediately put it own so the puppies could eat it. She did what any good mother would do.. she made sure her kids had everything they needed, even at her own expense.
Immediately, Fran and her pups moved into foster care with a wonderful family, and within days, the change in Fran was miraculous. She started to eat and act like a normal dog now that she could trust her human family to take care of her pups. Her milk, which had dried up completely during her starvation, came back, much to the happy surprise of her pups. She even began to play with her foster mom’s other dogs.
Now, over a month later, all of her puppies have been adopted to fantastic new homes, and she is finally ready to begin a new life of her very own.
Fran now weighs in at a healthy 55 pounds of pure muscle. We believe she is a Pitbull mix, so if you are interested in adopting Fran, please check with your local dog pound to find out if your city or county has breed-specific laws concerning Pitbulls. In some cities or counties, breed bans are in place or additional insurance may be required before adopting.
This is one smart girl. She is already fully housebroken and knows her basic commands. She loves to go on walks and play. Her absolute favorite is her tug toys, but she can find fun in just about anything. Her foster family said the last time they gave her a bath, she sat so nicely in the tub until they were done, then she picked up her collar and walked to the door, looking back at them as if to say, “Okay, I got a bath. Can I go play some more now?”
Fran gets along great with other dogs, both big and small. She also likes cats and kids. Her foster home had all three, and she fit just perfectly into the household.
You can watch videos of Fran playing with the other dogs at the shelter here:
You can visit Fran at the shelter any time during adoption hours, Thursday through Sunday 5 to 8pm, or call 330–397–8270 to schedule an appt to meet her at another time or on another day. Fran has already been spayed, heartworm tested (negative) and is on preventative, fully vaccinated, dewormed and flea treated, so she is ready to go home right away.