About Franz (AKA Ferdinand)
Adoption Fee: $450
Franz is a 2.5-year-old, 15-pound male terrier mix from the Dallas ACC. Franz has been returned to us twice for biting his female owners on their hands. He's been training with an experienced foster for a while now and it's time to continue his training in a forever home with no children. We know that times are difficult and many are in need of a therapy dog to cuddle with, but Franz is not the right fit for that role. Franz is a work in progress and will only thrive in the hands of a firm and reliable leader. We are looking for a special adopter who will be committed to working very hard on getting this boy to the next level in his progression. For the safety of his adopter, Franz requires a consistent routine, daily exercise, and strictly enforced rules and boundaries (no human furniture, no laps & limited affection) while he continues practicing the good manners he's learned. As fluffy and cute as Franz is, he cannot be coddled or treated like a baby- doing so triggers unwanted behaviors. He is very quiet in the house and sleeps well in his crate alone or when the owner is home. Franz does well with other small dogs but has expressed interest in chasing cats. Franz enjoys playing fetch inside and practicing training and engagement games. Outside, he loves exploring the city on long walks, meeting people, getting pets from everyone he meets, and playing with other dogs in the park. He is house-trained and happy as a clam during groomer and vet visits. Franz's adopter will need to communicate regularly with us during the first few months to ensure a safe and successful transition.
Vaccinated for rabies, DA2PP, and bordetella. Neutered, microchipped, and heartworm negative.
we cannot guarantee the exact age of any adoptable dog, or final size of any of our adoptable puppies. We rely on the information provided to us by veterinarians, shelters, owner surrenders and other circumstances bringing the dog into our rescue.