Frankie Finds His FOREVER!

I know there’s been some radio silence over here on the subject of my latest favorite pup Frankie – but there’s good reason for it! There have been so many different plans in the works for him: fosters, fosters to adopt, adoption prospects – and most of them have fallen through. Until now. Frankie has been adopted!

After Frankie’s big blog debut in June, my move made me unable to bring him home for any more sleepovers. He continued to have a tough time in the shelter, and even went through a couple failed matches for adoption (never by any fault of his own!). We began to scratch our heads – what the heck is keeping this amazing dog from getting adopted!? We even made a silly adoption video for him and uploaded it on YouTube where it has been shared over 500 times. We were doing everything we could think of!

Frankie finally landed himself in a really awesome foster home. This foster was able to take him to work with her and, not surprisingly, he settled right into her home and her active lifestyle. We all secretly hoped she would adopt him, but her work schedule wouldn’t allow it. That was okay though, because soon enough an interested adopter popped up. We thought it was a great match, but we certainly didn’t get our hopes up! We’d been to this point so many times, and we didn’t want another heartbreak for Frankie.

Luckily our apprehension was unnecessary because the adopters loved him and they were a great fit. He went home with them last week and so far, so good!

A group of us saw Frankie off as he left for his forever home. Even though he’d been to this point before, we all had a good feeling about these adopters. It was of course a bittersweet goodbye as it always is, but Frankie made sure to give everyone their own special goodbye kiss. Such a gentleman.

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Frankie005Here is a recent email – with photos! – we got from his adopters:

“I wish I could attach captions to all of these… the last one with the open door was particularly sweet. The weather was so nice this morning that we just left the back door open while we had our coffee. All he wanted to do was sit in the sunlight and look at the yard!

The first photo, where he’s just lying on the basement carpet, was taken a moment before he broke out into rolling around again.

Thank you so much for all your help and openness. He fell asleep and started snoring on my lap during a movie last night. He’s such a pleasure to take care of!”

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He looks so relaxed, comfortable and happy in these photos – we really couldn’t have asked for a better update. I sure will miss him, as we all will, but I am so happy he has finally found the perfect home he’s been deserving all along. Hooray, Frankie!

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14 thoughts on “Frankie Finds His FOREVER!

  1. Katie

    Happy tears this morning! I am so happy Frankie found the perfect family. Is there anything better than seeing a content dog lay in the sunshine? It really makes you appreciate the simple things in life!

  2. Beth B.

    Thanks for posting. I teared up reading this post and am SO happy for Frankie!! I was going to email today asking for an update :-).

  3. Kirsten

    What I liked best about his adopters is that they asked (a lot of) good questions – and weren’t put off when the answers weren’t easy. Like, “He seems kind of pink…” “Yes, he will probably always need some low-level allergy treatments.” “OK, what’s the best way to start with that?” Three cheers for realistic expectation-setting :D

  4. Evan

    Frankie is such an awesome dog, i had to pleasure of spending time with him when his foster mom would bring him to work. He was always so sweet and loving and wish i could have taken him home myself.

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