Frankie is a beautiful, vision-impaired dog who was living on the streets before he was taken to a shelter. Frankie once belonged to a homeless man, but when Frankie’s owner had a medical issue and needed help, Frankie was left completely alone in the world.
Shelter workers recognized that Frankie needed help to find a home, so they asked Lady’s Hope to help this special needs dog. Lady’s Hope has been helping Frankie since October of 2013 – and after almost a year of waiting, Frankie longs to find a family of his own.
Can you help him find one? He's located in Washington State and he's waiting to find his special someone.
Frankie is five years old and he loves to play with his toys and tennis balls. He takes treats gently and will even sit for them. He’s a joyful, sweet boy who enjoys rolling around on his back for tummy rubs – and he can’t wait to climb into your lap - and your heart - and give you kisses. And while Frankie is vision impaired, he's not completely blind.
“We took Frankie to a Dr. Sullivan, who is an animal eye specialist,” explained Lady’s Hope's founder, Yvonne Devereaux.
“Frankie can see shadows and movement and he can even play fetch with a bright-colored ball that isn’t too far away. He doesn’t bump into furniture and he navigates stairs just fine, as well.”
Dr. Sullivan believes that Frankie went blind within the first six months of his life and that his vision loss is a genetic abnormality and not the result of abuse or neglect. As a result of his lifelong vision impairment, Frankie can map out his environment and navigate it well.
“Frankie loves to play with and prance around with his toys,” Yvonne stated. “He’s a joyful dog – constantly wagging his tail.”
She added: “It’s got to happen for this dog – he’s so unique and so special. He just has to find a home.”
Frankie is leash trained and loves to play. He needs to be an only animal in the family. To learn more about Frankie, contact Lady’s Hope here.
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