This adorably fluffy lady is called Frankie and she is an Akita Cross. She came into rescue as a terrified and completely shut-down stray and, happily, has blossomed into a sweet and easy-going girl. She is approximately 10 years old and petite for her breed, weighing in at just 26kg. She is currently in a foster home in Kent provided by South East Dog Rescue and is looking for a specific home – please ensure you meet all criteria below before applying!
Frankie’s new home should be located close enough to continue to use the Rescue’s vets in Dover, and they will remain committed to her medical needs. She would like an adult (without visiting children), pet-free home and is currently in foster with one adult female which suits her well. A garden is essential without reactive dogs in neighbouring gardens as she likes to chill in the garden and dogs barking nearby would stress her.
Frankie is fine to be left for a few hours, so an owner who works part-time or is out of the house for a few hours at a time is fine. She is completely house-trained and will ask to go outside. She loves to play with toys and will take a shoe to play with if left lying around though will happily swap it with something else.
Frankie has a degenerative condition in one of her stifles (knee) and is on pain medication for this which means only limited exercise (about 15-20 mins twice daily). Her foster mum also has a stair gate to stop her going up and down the stairs which puts more pressure on her joints. She is happy to sleep downstairs in the living room. She is taking the supplement Yumove. Frankie enjoys her walks but has a strong opinion on which way she wants to go and can get a little stressed around other dogs if they are close. She has a very sensitive tummy and is on a special diet of gastro-intestinal tinned food with sardines.
In the home, Frankie is very relaxed and happy to chill on her orthopaedic bed during the day. If she is feeling particularly excited, she will sometimes mouth, but without any aggression, she’s just being playful. If she gets over-excited with visitors, her foster mum puts her behind the dog gate for a few minutes to let her settle down and then rejoin everyone when calm and welcoming.
Frankie is a sweet girl who is looking for a quiet retirement home to rest her head. Her foster mum says “As long as she has the basics in life: food, toys, comfy beds, walks and access to the garden, then she’s a very easy and happy dog.
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If you think you have the perfect home for gorgeous Frankie, please contact South East Dog Rescue for an Application Form as follows:
Please mention that you saw Frankie on the Oldies Club website.