Cranky Frankie Long-Legs TAYLOR!

Frankie is an old guy with some serious health issues and he may not have a lot of time left, but no matter what, we will make sure that time is filled with nothing but love and all the best that we can offer him. He has become quite bonded to us, wagging his tail and demanding our attention whenever he sees us, and we realize it would be detrimental to him to place him in a new home – no matter how wonderful and loving it may be.

So, there is one thing we now know for sure … he’s going to spend the rest of his days with us. It’s official … Cranky Frankie Long-Legs is now a Taylor!

It was 90 days ago that we rescued Frankie from the shelter in South Carolina. He was sick and emaciated, skin and bones, and he could barely walk – honestly, we didn’t think he would survive the first couple weeks. But Frankie received top-notch care from Dr. Prause (internal medicine), Dr. Sitzman (dentist), Dr. Lineberger (surgeon), Dr. Heaney (cardiologist), and the wonderful staff at Four Seasons Veterinary Specialists. The generous donations to Harley’s Dream made this all possible. Our sincerest THANKS to everyone who donated, shared and prayed. Because of YOU, Frankie was given a second chance, and we’re tremendously grateful.

Moving forward, we will do our best to manage Frankie’s medical issues, always making sure his comfort and happiness are the top priority. We love this little fella to pieces and it’s clear he loves us, too!

The first 90 days of Frankie’s journey can be found here:


  1. Prayers answered!! I am so glad Frankie’s forever home is now with you!! He is a very special little guy and I’m so happy for all of you! WOO-HOO! He is so precious!so adorable. May he have a long, healthy and happy little. And with sll if you, I’m sure he will. Bless you! (And all of these pictures are beautiful!) ❤️🐾🐾

  2. Oh my gosh what a sweet baby. I don’t remember seeing any posts about Cranky Franky before but I’m praying that he will be loving you guys and wagging his tail at Best Friends for a long long time! I rescued my little Baxter from a puppy mill in Missouri on June 12th 2010, but unfortunately he only lived 6 more years and I filled him with so much love , attention , and good health but he gave me so much more in return and I will never ever forget him. I still look at his picture and cry. That dreadful day March 25th 2016, just past his March 7th birthday, when I had to take him to the vets so he could sleep it was the worst day of my life! I got to the park next door to the vet’s office 2 hours before the appointment and we spent the entire time in the snow (Colorado!) and back in the car to stay warm but it was 2 hours I will never forget before we said goodbye!😣 Thank you for saving these sweet sweet precious lives. I also wanted to ask you a question if you ever use male doggie wraps? (aka male dog diapers) I have two of them that Baxter used and I have washed them with soap and vinegar cleaner. They are still in good condition and I would like to find someone who could use them. Tried listing them for sale but nobody wants them and they run about $20 to $25 at PetSmart so I wouldn’t mind putting them in the mail if you use them. I would always buy women’s hygiene pads to put in the diaper because of his incontinence. He didn’t care if it was on him didn’t bother him at all and it sure helped. Just let me know and I’ll mail them to you. Thank you for saving so many lives

  3. This is the best news I heard in a while.
    Lucky Cranky Frankie!!!❤️❤️❤️

  4. I knew you guys would end up with him..and I am so happy for all of you!! How could it have gone any other way, Rudi and Dan!!!??? He was meant to be with you all and your pack!!! So happy about this!

  5. I am tickled he is doing so well.I hope he continues to stay healthy, as best as possible…….I love the posts and pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. So happy to hear this. He’s definitely one lucky little guy. Bless you and your wonderful husband for all you do!

  7. Hip, hip, HOORAY for you, Frankie!! Looks like our secret prayers were answered—you’re staying put and officially have become a Taylor!! Here’s to a long life for you, Cranky Frankie, and hoping and praying that every day you get stronger, healthier, and have happy life filled with toys, blankets and warm laps, tons of kisses, belly rubs and love!!! Congratulations, Taylor family, on your newest family member!!!

  8. I love you Frankie… you are adorable😍♥️.
    Thank you for saving him (I knew you would ) and giving him his best times in his twilight years. SENIORS ARE BEST 🐾‼️ ❌❌❌

  9. frankie is so adorable and I know he will enjoy being a Taylor for the rest of his life

  10. Yes, little boy, you have found a forever home with a family that has baskets of love that you get to share!
    Peace out!

  11. You are so lucky to share your love with a wonderful puppy like Frankie.

  12. Woo Hoo!!! <3 How Wonderful!!! Frankie you will never have to worry again Sweet Guy, you are so Loved! God Bless You Sweet Dan & Rudi, you both have Hearts of God! <3 <3 

  13. My heart sings…
    Dog bless precious little FRANKIE (cranky or not! ☺)..
    and you angel Taylors..
    always.. ♥♥

  14. Long term or short term, you have hit the jackpot Frankie!! Love and care for the rest of your days…and a family forever…. <3 <3 <3

  15. Yay!!! I’m so happy!! I knew he would be a Taylor❤️❤️ Congratulations!🎉

  16. God Bless you Rudi and Dan! I knew deep in my heart Cranky Frankie would become a Taylor eventually. Thank you for giving him the life and love he deserves🙏🏼❤️

  17. I have downloaded his photos. I really like this little Cranky Frankie. So happy that he is living his remaining days with you. I bet he just can’t believe that life can be this good and that he feels this good. Blessings to you and prayers for Cranky Frankie’s long life ahead.

  18. I am so happy to read this! Frankie is so lucky he is a Taylor now! You are wonderful people to do what you do and now keeping little Frankie!! God bless the Taylor family!❤️🐾🐾

  19. So happy to hear that Frankie is a part of your loving family, sounds like he chose you also. Frankie has made such great progress since your family started caring for him. Keep us posted on his progress, I love all the photos of Frankie, Olive and Miss Pickles.

  20. Great to hear Frankie has bonded with you all !!I I absolutely adore him !!!I wish he was in better health and had years of life left
    Frankie , You have no idea how many people Love you! !! Thank you RudI & Dan & The Taylor Clan !!!÷#

  21. I knew Frankie would stay with you Rudi & Dan. He’s so adorable. Frankie will be happy for the rest of his days being a Taylor!! ❤❤❤

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