By Helen Hartel
Frankie is a seven-year-old mixed breed that makes you wonder about her lineage. The paperwork that was turned in by her previous owner listed her as a Jack Russell Terrier. Later, Basset Hound was added to her biography, but she has the face and stature of a Corgi. None of this should mater, however, because no matter what her breed combination may be, she is one terrific canine.
For most of her life she had a nice, albeit crowded, home until the day she was brought to the shelter because her owners had too many pets. It is hoped that before the holiday season ends, her forever family will come in and make her an integrated household member–indoors safe and warm with them. Could that be with you?
Here are some things you should know about Frankie:
- She has a very sweet personality.
- She walks well on leash.
- She is good in the car.
- She is inexperienced with small children having rarely been exposed to them.
- She is a bit choosy about what the other dogs she likes, so if you have another pup at home, bring him/her in for an introduction before just taking her home.
- She was kept indoors and out and was just learning to be house trained. The volunteers will lend a crate and give great tips so she can quickly become be successful 100 percent of the time.
- She is not cat friendly.
- With the right family, she will be a great pet.
Many people don’t come to the shelter looking for a dog that is her age, but keep in mind that just like a puppy, she has many years ahead of her and middle-aged dogs need love, too. They are one in a million, a known quantity and give a special kind of love to their owners. They roll with life’s ups and downs. After all, she has had to do so and did so successfully since finding herself placed at the shelter through no real fault of her own.
By opening yourself up to a mature dog like Frankie, your life will take on new possibilities. Ask to meet her now and every day she will adorn your life with unconditional love!
To adopt Frankie, request A4898926. The Agoura Shelter is at 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Occasionally pets have already been adopted. To check availability, call 818-991-0071 or visit http://animalcare.lacounty.gov.