Hi pug lovers — I’m Frankie! Don’t let my name fool you, I’m actually a lovely lady with the nickname Frankie — who knows, maybe my proper name is Frances, Francene, or Francesca or some other pretty name. I do know that my name means “free one” so I am free to do what I want, and what I want right now is to find a forever home with a nice yard and a comfy sofa to call my own!
I joined my friends as Pug Rescue of Florida when my family could no longer care for me. For the past couple of weeks they have been taking me to the vet and we have been spending quality time getting to know each other so they can help me find a great new home. Here are some things I think my new family needs to know…
I am a super cuddly pug and I love everyone (kids, adults, and dogs included)! My foster mom says that I’m always happy and that makes her happy too.
As you can see from my photo I only have one eye, but don’t worry, I can see everything — especially people and food. I NEVER lose sight of the kitchen (I am a pug you know, that’s just what we do!).
I am what people like to call a “lap dog” and a “velcro pug”. If you move, I will always be right beside you and if you sit down I’ll be in your lap.
My foster mom says I’m smart and I listen well to instructions. I have great manners and I appreciate everything that the wonderful people at PROoF are doing to help me.
You may be wondering about my medical condition: I’m about 10 yrs young and weigh just 17 lbs. As I said, I only have 1 eye. It was like that when I came into PROoF so no one really knows what happened, but I get along great. I do walk with a little wobble. It’s nothing that really needs any attention — I’m not in pain and it doesn’t bother me, I just can’t walk a perfectly straight line but that’s OK. Speaking of walking — I really prefer to have a fenced back yard that I can explore and where I can go potty. I don’t like a leash and going for walks is not my idea of fun. I am potty trained but sometimes I get excited when I know we are going outside and a little bit of poop pops out while we are walking out the door (it doesn’t happen all of the time, but when I get excited sometimes I just can’t help it!). I’m up to date on my shots, spayed, and heartworm negative. I also just had a dental cleaning and a couple of skin tags removed.
If I could pick my perfect forever home I would ask for just a couple of things — a quiet home, with a fenced yard, and a human (or a few) who would love me and let me follow them all around the house. I could be by myself or with other dogs, it’s really the people in my life that are the most important thing. Thanks for reading my story!