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Age: 4.5 years (estimated)
Type: Mixed breed
Size: Estimate up to medium
Location: Chertsey, Surrey
Live with children: Yes - 5 years+
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not tested
This is Francisco. He was born sometime in 2015 we think and was living on the streets for about a year before someone brought him to the shelter.
He is the most loving boy you will ever meet-he just wants to be loved! Gentle and good with all other dogs. He has some flabby skin under his chin from an old injury the vet thinks and there is nothing in it so nothing to worry about. His pictures do not do him justice. Fransisco is a lovely chap who deserves a forever home away from shelter life, he will make such a loyal adorable friend.
As Francisco has known no life other than living on the streets or in the shelter, he will need toilet training, be taught to walk on a lead and a little time to adjust to living in a home environment. The outside world will be brand new to them - traffic, people, open spaces etc
With the correct training, guidance and boundaries he will settle well and we ask our adopters to be fully committed to doing whatever is needed to help him become the perfect pet.
Francisco moved into foster on 20th May 2020, he has settled in really well moving in with three resident dogs and taking it all in is stride. Already loving his walks, playing with the other dogs and being a general good boy.
Francisco fosterer has answered the following questions;
Dogs name: Francisco (Frankie)
Where does Frankie sleep at night? He sleeps downstairs with my male spaniel and female greyhound. He has chosen a folded up duvet in front of my other dogs bed in the kitchen. He’s chosen this over the 4 dog beds. He puts himself to bed when he’s tired and stays all night. He’s
How is he with current dogs/animals? He’s very respectful of my 3 other dogs and makes a point of avoiding any conflict. He has met my bold cat and was interested when he was on the floor but very respectful and has worked out his claws are to be avoided.
Is Frankie clean indoors? He is learning really quickly. Being a boy he has shown a desire to make his mark. We follow him around and tell him ‘no’. He’s working this out and we’ve only had 2 tiddles.
Can Frankie be left alone? Yes but don’t leave food out. He’s hasn’t worked out he’s getting regular meals and just before breakfast and dinner he starts looking. I have every confidence this will change in time as it’s very short lived.
Is Frankie out on walks? Oh he absolutely loves his walks. He likes to search for things. We don’t know what but his head is on the floor and in the bushes quite a bit. It’s like he’s at a toys shop for the first time and been told he can have anything he likes. He ignores other dogs and likes a little paddle but not to be splashed. He’s fit as a fiddle and would walk as long as you want. He wags his tail the entire time. If you stop and sit down he will come and join you for a fuss. He’d be a great dog to take to a pub!!
How does Frankie walk on the lead? He would prefer a long lead so he can sniff about. He likes to be at the end of the lead but doesn’t pull. More of a gentle encouragement to stay with him.
Has Frankie met with other dogs? Yes quite a few but he couldn’t be less interested.
How is Frankie with humans? He simply adores ALL humans. He gives the impression as the most loyal dog. We have 4 adults in our house and he just works on us all. He would happily accept fuss all day long. Equally he’s happy to just sit with you. It’s like he’s been waiting his entire life to be allocated his own human. He even looks up lovingly at all the people we pass.
Have you noticed Frankie is afraid of any particular things? Not at the moment. He is a submissive dog around others. He doesn’t like shouting and there’s really no need to at him. He’s fine around hoovers and lawn mowers.
Frankie is an easy boy to have around. He loves all humans. He has the appearance of an wise old boy with a sad story to tell but when he’s out he’s like a young busy dog. He is loving life and gives the impression he is very busy and has a very important job to do. He is a hunter for sure and has many spaniel traits (without the crazy) Frankie was in an enclosure where all he would have had was rats to keep him amused. He settles really well once he’s eaten or after walks. He has recently discovered the toy box and empties it regularly. So sweet as he’s probably never had his own toys. He likes slippers and shoes too but doesn’t chew or destroy them he just moves them about. He would be happy to just be around people who will love and fuss him and give him a routine of things he looks forward to. A calm house with gentle humans would be perfect. He’d be happy with other dogs but equally fine without I think. He’s been fine with our cat but I’d recommend a supervised meet for the first few days.