Frankie: Up Close and Personal

Frankie has several health issues and those, combined with his emotional state, are the reasons we made the decision that he needed to become a permanent member of our family. His actual age is unknown, but doctors agree that he is likely 15 or 16 years … it’s really quite apparent.

Currently, Frankie is being treated for pulmonary hypertension, hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, hypothyroidism, seizures and, not surprisingly, arthritis. But the great news is that he is doing great and has responded well to all medications and treatment! He is consistently eating well for the first time since we rescued him nearly 4 months ago, and we’re sure that is because he no longer suffers from mouth pain. So … we’re happy to report that Frankie is very comfortable and happy!

Frankie’s mental state is such that he requires more attention than any dog we’ve ever had. He barks, cries, whines, moans and groans for any and every reason – anytime, day or night. We jump, of course! He’s a tough little guy, but also very needy.

So, to make a long story short, the reality is that Frankie isn’t going to be around forever … and while we know there are amazing people who could give him the same love and care we do, we couldn’t expect him to endure the stress of adjusting and adapting to a new home at this point in his life. He has come to love and trust us, and the importance of that in his wellbeing is something we take quite seriously.

And of course, we love Mr. Cranky Frankie Long-Legs Taylor dearly!

We are grateful for everyone’s love and support as we embarked upon this journey with Frankie – the first (official) member of Harley’s House of Dreams. We couldn’t have done it without you, and we know Frankie is grateful, too.

Dan & Rudi


  1. So glad that you are keeping Frankie. He has a wonderful home and people who love him.

  2. Frankie deserves every comfort and all the love you and Dan are able to give him. Thank you so much for taking this sweet soul into you hearts. <3

  3. So glad to hear that Cranky Frankie Long-Legs is doing much better. I’m sure he’s afraid of you leaving him because of what he has been through at the puppy mill, I know you love him and will be there for him no matter what. I’ve heard his little groans whenever you show a video, it makes me love him all the more! I’m sure you know that dogs cared properly live long lives, if Frankie is 14 or 15 I’m sure he’ll be around for quite awhile. My little Yorkie, Lucy, lived til she was 19, she was a rescue and I miss her to this day! I’m always sending prayers for you two plus Olive, Miss Pickles, Mr. Frankie and all other little fur babies in your care!

  4. Sweet little Frankie has been through a lot and has many stories to tell. I’m so glad that he found such a loving, soft place to land. <3

  5. Frankie couldn’t ask for a better forever family – he is content and knows that he is loved

  6. I’m glad Frankie is with you. I know you will take great care of him. Frankie sure is a cute dog.

  7. God bless you for caring and loving Mr. Cranky Frankie. He is a special little guy. Thank you for all that you do

  8. I think you made the best decision for Frankie’s well-being, a change to another family would have been traumatic for him. I hoped all along you would keep him as part of your family.

  9. He’s very very lucky💗 He will have the best of the best always. Thank you guys!

  10. Thank you for being the kind and caring people you are. I know it is not easy loving an old, sick little guy that may not live a long time, but you are amazing to do this.
    We have old, sick rescues(3) and love them with all our hearts.

  11. We love you Frankie Mark, Sue and Vango and Mocha Latte. ❤💙💚🌻

  12. Frankie is a very special little fella. You are the family this little dog really needs. You two are the most wonderful people it has been my good fortune to know. Some day I would love to meet you in person. Thank you Rudi and Dan Taylor.

  13. Your so adorable Frankie. God bless u always n you will b getting lots of love from your family. 🙏🙏🐾🐾🐕🐾🐾

  14. So glad to read this. I wish this beautiful dog all the best with you and the other animals. Proud of you and the work you both do. Give Frankie a big hug! Xxx

  15. There are no words that can be attached to the path the Taylor family has chosen because of Harley’s dream except AMAZING!

  16. Cranky Frankie is one lucky baby to have found you. I know he will get all the love and care he deserves.
    Thank u so much for loving him 🙏🏻🐾💕

  17. I support Harley&Teddy if it weren’t for them I would have never of gotten involved into puppymills.
    I support little Frankie’ as well, I can see by the photos Frankie needs a lot of medical attentions……I wish little Frankie the best in his life.
    You truly found a Loving Family!!
    May God Bless You:Frankie

  18. Wow! You guys are the best! Thank you for your love and devotion to Frankie and all your animals!

  19. After all his years of suffering, Frankie hit the love jackpot! How wonderful you found each other – he could not be in better hands.

  20. He is a very lucky and loved little man I look forward to your pictures and post every day and to me you are Heros.I love you Frankie God bless you all
    Heather Nantell
    A big fan

  21. Frankie couldn’t survived without you. Thank you for saving his life, and for caring for him, and for watching over him every minute. You two are so special.

  22. God bless you all for the love you’ve shared throughout the years with these little souls that have made such a difference in this world! Sending hugs of gratitude to all of you. And thank you for giving all of us the opportunity to share the info about puppy mills and the horrors these precious souls experience. Xoxo

  23. Thanks for taking care of our little buddy! I’ve felt such a bond with this little guy since you first started posting about him. You can see the improvement since you took him into your family,.Again, thank you.

  24. I’m so happy Frankie is doing good with you Dan and Rudi. He couldn’t have asked for a better home. Please keep me posted on his progress. Love, Mary Ann. 🐶🙏♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  25. You are true Heros and when I read about Harley or Frankie I feel them in my heart. Thank you for being fantastic people we will continue our fight and educate the public. Thank you for allowing me on your team.

  26. I just wanted to know how Frankie was doing I miss hearing about him
    Heather Nantell

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