Posted on August 27, 2013
Here is an introductin from Frankie's (Now Dakota) new family, mom Tina and dad Javier.
"Frankie was introduced to our family by Animal Advocate, Mary Paetz. Our Australian Shepherd/Border Collie has been an only dog since a week before Easter when we had to make the tough decision to put our Buster to sleep. Three dogs in as many years has been tough. We were not sure if we were ready to take another dog in. We visited the animal shelter, however none of the dogs felt like a right fit for us at the time. When we received Frankie's picture and heard of his story, we knew he was the one we wanted. I was introduced to Dawn and Frankie...it was love at first sight! Dillon took to Frankie right away; so did the rest of us. Frankie came to visit our home on a few occasions to spend time with Dillon. It was so good to see the life come back into Dillon! We have renamed Frankie; he is now Dakota. We have spent time cuddling and coddling him during his mending period. Following his visit to MSU, he was fitted with a cast. Dakota started with a cone, however was able to have it removed as he stopped chewing on the cast due to the colorful socks put over the cast. He has to go in for weekly check ups. Today marked one week from his appointment at MSU. He has developed an infection on his leg so the cast had to be removed, and the cone is back on so he won't chew his leg.
Dakota is such a well-behaved and well-mannered puppy...until it comes to sharing toys and treats. He tries to tell his big brother, Dillon, that the treats and toys are all his, however Dillon has had to step in and remind him who was here first! He definitely has spirit! Dakota has enjoyed baseball and football games, as well as chasing bees in the yard! He has taken a liking to his Mom's bed - he likes how he is getting spoiled during his healing process. Kennel? What kennel? :).
Dakota has fit in to our family so well. We could not imagine him not being with us. We cannot wait until we can go on daily walks with his big brother, Dillon, as well as play, play, play in the yard chasing squirrels and bunnies."
Thank you Tina, Javier, and boys for caring for Dakota/Frankie. We will continue to cover the cost of Frankie's injury repair until he is healed. From there, any funds remaining (and we're expecting funds to be remaining) will be used to enrich the life of another rescued, homeless, or abused pet.