Frankie Celebrates “National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day”

In honor of “National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day,” Mr. Cranky Frankie Long-Legs had a little photo shoot. We rescued him from a shelter in South Carolina on November 4, 2017, so this was the first time he REALLY got to enjoy being in the warm grass since joining our family.
Frankie is really excited and asked if he could say a few words; how could we not let him? Here’s what he had to say:

“This morning I learned that it’s Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, and BOY, DO I HAVE A FEW THINGS TO SAY ABOUT THAT! I want you all to know that I was saved from a shelter nearly 6 months ago. I was starved, sick and in a lot of pain. I was filled with despair and I’d lost all hope. My heart hurt.

“But then suddenly everything changed. Before I knew it, I was whisked from the shelter and into the big, loving arms of a man I’d never seen before, and then off on an airplane we went! As it turned out, those arms belonged to my (soon-to-be) dad. He and I didn’t know at the time that he’d be my dad, but it’s a sure thing now.

“I was named Frankie and fed as much food as I could handle. Suddenly I had blankets and beds and toys and kisses, and well … just about anything my heart desired. And I’ve had nice doctors to help me feel better, too. But, most importantly, I have had love … lots of it!

“I wish every shelter pet could have the opportunity I’ve been given. If you’re looking for someone to love, why not visit your local shelter and adopt an animal who just needs a break, like I did? You won’t be sorry, I promise!

“Have a happy day. Love, Frankie”

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  1. Cranky Frankie? Say it ain’t so! I have two rescues, one is from an Amish puppy mill and the other off the streets of Kentucky. I adopt I don’t shop! God Bless you, little one. 💖💖💖

  2. Frankie is looking so good…so awesome that is ended up in such a living home…hugs to you all..!!

  3. I love you and so glad you were rescued and adopted by such a great family.

  4. God Bless Frankie and his wonderful wonderful family. We all love you Frankie.

  5. You are a handsome boy. I am so glad you have a forever home. I wish all the dogs in shelters were as lucky as you.

  6. Wagnificent post Frankie💜
    I too was adopted from a shelter!
    3 bum swings! 3 more!
    I have so much to be grateful for but most of all it’s all about the love 💜

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia

  7. Thank you Frankie for speaking out! You are lookin’ pawsome by the way!!!!!! 🙂

  8. Frankie, sometimes life is like that, when you least expect it – boom – it all comes together

  9. Frankie, no one could have said all that better than you, because you know what it’s like to go from nothing but despair to all the love you can handle, and everything that goes with that love, like food, toys and lots of warm sweaters. And everything else your heart desires.

  10. All of our pups have been adopted. We have had so much love and fun with everyone of them….Please adopt , don’t shop…

  11. <3 So Happy you are now safe and loved Frankie. You have the Best Momma and Dad anyone could ask for. God Bless You All. <3

  12. God Bless you Frankie.. all Fur babies need is a chance to give love and receive it to the right person.. Rescue kids are the best.. they have been thru it all and are so grateful when they know its their home FOREVER.. I have 2 Rescue Min Pins gong to be 13 in July and were alot of work at the first ….So worth it.. Had them over 10years.. …

  13. This is just precious! I love you Frankie!

    Lisa Bracewell

    Sent from my iPhone


  14. I am so happy you were rescued and have a loving family, Frankie! You now have the life you always deserved. Keep “keepin’ on” Cranky Frankie! I love ya! 💜💚💙

  15. Sweet Frankie, if you were available, I’d snatch you up in a minute. Both of our dogs, Sam and Zoey, are rescues, they are simply the best!

  16. <3 <3 <3 Precious Frankie deserves all the wonderful things life can give him….

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