ALL ABOUT FRANKIE
Hi there! It’s Frankie here. If you’re reading this, it means you saw my pic and just had to know more about me. Right? Well here goes…
Back in April the rescue got a call about a four-month-old boy Frenchie puppy (me) in need of a soft landing. Oh, and that I was blind. CFBR swooped in and found me a foster home right away. They got me into an eye specialist the very next day. The doctor says I have no vision at all and was born this way. It’s ok. It’s all I know. I see the world my own way!
Since I’ve been in rescue, I’ve learned so much! I’ve learned how to navigate all over my foster home without bumping into things. When I first came, people picking me up made me very nervous. My foster mom taught me vocal cues like ‘up,up” when I’m going to be picked up, and ‘careful’ when I’m about to bump into something. That really helped. I also have a halo I wear when I’m in new places to help me navigate. When people first meet me at my house, they are so surprised to learn that I’m blind! I act just like any playful Frenchie puppy! And speaking of play, boy have I learned puppy play. I have a 3yo Frenchie foster brother who I wrestle around with for hours! Then when we’ve had enough play, he lets me nap with him in his bed. He and my 11yo Frenchie foster sister have really shown me the ropes. They are my seeing-eye dogs for sure. That’s why in my forever home I’ll need an awesome, well-balanced, playful dog to be my bestie.
When I first got here, I was afraid to go outside. I had never felt grass under my paws and had never pottied outdoors. There are two steps that l needed to navigate down to get outside. It took me a couple months, but once I figured them out, I started going out on my own instead of being carried. I’m still learning potty training and sometimes still have accidents in the house. Sometimes I wear a belly band, but mostly my foster mom monitors me. She also limits my water intake, so I don’t have to pee so often. I have a ways to go and I’ll have to learn to navigate in my new home to figure things out, so whomever adopts me will need to be super patient while I learn. You will be rewarded with love and all-day kisses from me! Have I told you I’m a snuggle bug? One of my favorite things is to curl up in my human’s lap and have a lovely snooze. I also like to nap during the day on my fluffy bed in my small x-pen which I never potty in. I sleep in there at night too, but I’m still not sleeping through the night and wake up around 4:30am to potty, then straight back to sleep. I will let you know I’m up because a will yell LOUDLY for you to come get me. My foster mom thinks that if my forever humans let me sleep with them, I will probably sleep through the night. I’m learning to go on walks and tag along with my foster brother. It’s a work in progress because sometimes I just want to jump on him and be an annoying little brother. If we’re out in the yard you need to keep a close eye on me because I want to eat EVERYTHING! My foster mom calls me the mulch muncher! I get growly if you try to take it from me because I can’t see you and get startled. That’s why small children wouldn’t be a good idea in my new home. Also, I’m not crazy about things going over my head and I get grumpy, so taking my harness on and off requires yummy treats to distract me. Like a typical puppy, I can be mouthy when I’m playing with my humans, so they always have a crinkly toy for me to redirect my chewing. I love crinkly toys!!
My ideal home would be a place without a lot of stairs since they are a big challenge for a blind pup. It would be great if my family worked from home or short hours since I can only go 4 hours without needing a potty break. If you’ve had experience with a blind dog that would be a bonus! A fenced yard isn’t required, as long as I’m leashed for potty breaks. And, as I said before, I really need a pup companion too. The most important thing my new home needs is patience as I’m learning the ropes. I promise I will work hard to please you.
Besides being blind, I’m a super healthy puppy! I’m on the small side. My vet says I’ll probably top out at 19-20lbs. I don’t take any medications and don’t need eye drops. I’m neutered, microchipped and up to date on all my vaccines. I come with a harness, leash, my soft bed, some of my current food and my favorite toys. My adoption fee is $850
So, if you are ready for a silly, spunky, loving little boy who wants nothing more than to be with you and smother you with kisses, I’m your guy! By the way, my birthday is December 5th will you be celebrating with me?
Love, Frankie. XOXO