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Frank (Spike)

Male Adult Shiba Inu (mixed)

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About Frank (Spike)

Adoption Fee: $275.00

Frank is now ready for his very own human and Instagram feed. This about-two-year-old Shiba Inu mix (as near as his foster family can tell) is an utter delight and absolutely full of sass and Frankitude. He is dog-friendly, okay with dog-savvy cats (must be VERY dog-savvy), friendly, snuggly, housetrained, crate-trained, and ready for his closeup.

Frank was found back in August after being hit by a car. Though he appeared to sustain no outward injuries, the nerves in one of his front legs was damaged beyond repair. A very valiant effort was made to restore the nerves but eventually, he had to have his leg amputated. Despite being tri-pawed, Frank has lost none of his sass. He has a big, bright personality to go along with his adorable face and friendly demeanor. You'd expect a three-legged dog maybe to not jump, or to be slow - not our Frank. He is a very fast, very agile boy who will still ask for pets by jumping up on people (a habit his foster family is trying to break). He also keeps up with the fastest dog in his foster pack with no problem.

Frank's ideal home will have another playful dog. Frank loves to play with other dogs, especially chase and bitey-face, and would benefit greatly from another dog to pal around with. Frank also likes to sleep in the bed, so has asked us to find him a family where he can take up some space near your knees at bedtime (he does not demand his own pillow, fortunately). He also wants someone who will train him - he would love to be a tricks dog or maybe even a casual agility dog. Frank will also need someone who is going to put his health high on their priorities - because Frank has a front-end amputation, much of his weight is balanced on one foot and will need someone who is going to watch his Frankly figure and keep him from being a Frankenfurter. 

Frank is a *very* smart guy and will sass you if he thinks you are being too slow about letting him out of his crate or letting him outside or not giving him exactly the amount of treats he thinks he has earned. He will sometimes steal objects for attention if he thinks you're not paying him enough (a charge he denies). He also wants ALL the foods and it will be his new guardian's job to make sure he gets a just a moderate amount of the foods. 

In short, this guy is full of personality and spunk, and his ideal adopter will celebrate all of his Frankitude. He is quirky, playful, gentle, and loves to snuggle. He has a moderate energy and settles well. His foster family is still working on his endurance in the front leg so walks are best kept to a mile or so until his fitness improves. Interested in making The Frankus a part of your life? Please apply at 



Frank (Spike)
2 years, 6 months
Shots up to date
Ok with kids
Not Sure
Ok with dogs
Ok with cats

Save Our Herders Outreach Inc

Richmond VA 23230

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