Archive for the ‘Dog’ Category


Monday, July 30th, 2018


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Thursday, July 26th, 2018

 Carl – Male – Adopted!

Fiona – Female – Special Needs – Tripod Ian – Male – Adoption PendingPhilip “Lip”- Male – Adoption Pending

Liam – Male

Debbie – Female – Adoption Pending

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Monday, July 9th, 2018

If you have a need for speed, do we have the guy for you! Speedy, a 16 month old German Shepherd mix, is the real life definition of exuberance! No doubt about it – Speedy will zoom right into your heart with his sweet, playful puppy self, and his big heart that simply loves, loves, loves everyone! Speedy would appreciate a guardian who knows how to guide his happy-go-lucky personality so that he can be the best pal ever. Looking for a walking companion who can keep up with you stride for stride? Look no further. Want a huggable, snuggable as you binge watch your favorite show? Speedy will be right by your side.  If you are looking for the unconditional love of a big old sweet heart, Speedy is just the ticket for a lifelong partner in fun!


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Monday, July 9th, 2018

Patient experienced owner needed.  Alfredo is a funny, shy boy.  Once you have earned his trust, he turns into a lap dog.  He is getting used to doing dog things; such as walking on a leash, exploring the play yard and playing with toys.  He has stolen our hearts and can’t wait to steal yours too!


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Monday, July 9th, 2018

Artie with the big old heartie is just the ticket for someone who is looking for a new best friend and a way cool guy. Senior he may be chronologically at age 8, but this boy is all pup at heart. Artie is all go when it comes to sharing his love with his family. He’s also all in when it comes to walks and hanging out with his people and other doggie friends. By the way, did someone say treats? Artie will be right there with you. This handsome lab/shepherd mix is a beautiful soul…full of spunk and a big, happy personality. Artie is best on a leash with a firm hand as his natural exuberance can sometimes overcome his good walking manners. Artie also hasn’t met a fence he hasn’t conquered – think personal challenge – so leash walking is more up his alley. Artie is just a sweetheart of a downhome buddy who will be your best ever forever friend.




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Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Cutie is just the most perfect name for this “pretty as a picture” Chihuahua. She may be considered a “senior” at eight years old, but she is anything but that! This Cutie pie knows who she is and what she wants. This girl has a big personality in a petite, cuddly frame. Cutie will flourish as the one and only in a quiet adult only household and will be best situated with experienced guardians who appreciate and understand how to handle an independent thinker. Cutie is a fun-loving pup who enjoys a good snuggle, a cozy bed, and lots of walks. She also savors her treats, don’t we all, but, being a figure conscious diva, she has switched to her low-calorie Charlie Bears so she is summer ready! Give Cutie your heart, and she will give you hers – what a great deal for you both!



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Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Milo would like to be the only pet in the home.  He gets along with other dogs out and about on walks, but in his home he prefers to be the King of his castle.

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Prince Harry

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Prince Harry of England may be off the market, but you, too, could have your very own touch of the regal in your home! Our Prince Harry is a lovable Chihuahua mix with a big, big heart packaged in a teeny, tiny body. At just twelve pounds, he is the perfect size for your lap and truly is the quintessential snuggle bug. Not to say, he just lays around all day, oh no, not our Harry. Just one look at that twinkle in his eye and, you know, beyond a doubt, that he is up for anything you have in mind! Harry’s gold and white coat is so kingly and, happily, low shed! The top most important thing to know about our four-legged Prince Harry is that he is as sweet on the inside as he is on the out, and that trait is worth a king’s ransom. Just barely over a year old, this puppy is so longing for a castle to call his own. Why not come for a royal visit – no tiara necessary – and meet the prince who is waiting for you!


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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

“It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy…” so goes the classic song, but you could make your summertime livin’ not only easy but downright spectacular by bringing our Summer into your life and heart. This sunny girl, still has her puppy on, at just 11 months old, and is just as snuggly, lovable, and sweet as you would ever want. Summer is a happy-go-lucky, spirited terrier mix who will happily share her joie de vivre with her new best friend. She will make you laugh as you watch her playfully splash around in her doggie bowl. A trip to the beach or a fun afternoon in a kiddie pool would be Summer’s version of a fantastic day topped off by a cozy snuggle on your lap and in your arms! Wouldn’t you just want this lovebug as part of your world?

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Friday, February 9th, 2018

You can put a bit more spring in your step when you’re out strolling with our guy Boomer who’s got a boatload of personality packaged in a compact twelve pound bod. This little Jack Russell mix channels his cuter than cute inner meerkat when he sits up on his haunches and waves his little front paws at you. His yin and yang black and white face just begs to be kissed while his inky midnight eyes will lovingly melt your heart. This boy is Olympic gold in the lap sitting department, and where’s the downside of that?  Boomer just “loves to love you, baby” and simply wants your love in return. What a win-win! Give this sweet senior a place to call his own, and you’ll get the gift of your life!

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Our Yorkie, Rudy, is as sturdy in his great sense of self as he is in his compact, little body. He knows who he is, and what he likes! One of the things he would like most of all, though, is to have a new home to share with folks who would be okay with his sure-footed confidence. Rudy likes to take care of his things and appreciates it when his people are supportive of his need to safeguard his stuff. At the same time, Rudy will be happy to take care of you too! He’ll join you on lovely walks, and, afterwards kick back and relax with a snuggle in your favorite chair. If a stellar companion is what you need, Rudy’s your guy.


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Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

“Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend obviously never have had a dog” is a quote that sure gets it right. Well, now you can have the best of both worlds…our spitz/border collie mix Diamond is waiting at Francisvale, just for you, to become your best friend. This show-stopping knock-out is gorgeous… huge dark eyes wrapped in a velvety white and tan coat with a lush plume of a tail that is most happy when it’s wagging joyful greetings. Just like diamonds are forged from coal under pressure, our Diamond has had more than her share of trying times. At just five-and-a-half years old, she has experienced some rough patches that leave her needing some of your extra special brand of TLC. So, Diamond would thrive with a guardian who knows how to provide the structure, security, and serenity Diamond needs to be happy. She also wants to be your one and only and, in exchange for that, you will be rewarded with a wiggle worm who will be over the top whenever she is in your presence. Diamond will prove to be your best companion – enjoying casual walks, playing, playing, and playing some more, and, basically, just hanging out with you as much as possible. Let Diamond sparkle through the gift of your love…you’ll be so glad you did.




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Thursday, February 12th, 2015

The old saying “You can’t see the forest for the trees” is quite apropos when it comes to our boy Forrest, aka Forrest Gump. If you feel that your life is overrun with details and that you’re sweating all the small stuff all the time, do yourself a favor and come meet Forrest. This guy will help you reset your happiness meter in no time flat. An easy-going sidekick, Forrest is all about embracing life with enthusiasm and joie de vivre. This down home guy, with his homespun good looks, is just a happy-go-lucky, perennial kid at heart. Need a fun-loving pal to liven up the day-to-day humdrum as well as a “chillaxin” buddy at day’s end? Then, look no further. With boundless optimism, he marches through life only looking for the best. Even though our boy is a sweet, happy goofball at heart, Forrest also knows the importance of good manners and dignified behavior. Forrest will celebrate his third birthday this upcoming January. What a great gift for him to celebrate in his very own, forever home.



Portraits by Mary Hunt Davis Photography


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Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Hi!  My name is Santana! I am a sweet handsome boy with a gigantic heart.  I came to Francisvale when my owner became very ill.  I am so lucky as I get to live in a foster home. I have so much fun everyday as I wait for my forever family to come along.

Please don’t discriminate against me because of my breed. I have all of the best Pit Bull qualities and if you take me into your home and heart I bet Pit Bulls are all you will ever want.


Portraits by Mary Hunt Davis Photography







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Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Having just turned nine in February, this old salt has logged a lot of miles under his collar but that just means Nemo’s rich with personality and the wisdom that comes along with age. Nemo has learned the advantages of being a one person dog. If you and Nemo hit it off, you will never find a companion more trustworthy or deserving of your love. You will certainly have his undivided devotion. This boy is into living life’s adventures one hundred percent…loving those long walks, sweet treats, and mutual hugs and kisses. That said, he also likes mellow time with his one and only…nothing like sharing a couch together in companionable silence or a quiet sit down in the yard to commune with nature. Nemo’s past experiences makes him a little shy, at first, but, if you let him get to know you and trust you, his connection with you will be a bond forged in steel. Lovable, loving, faithful, and true – who could ask for anything more?

Professional portraits by Mary Hunt Davis Photography




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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

If you’re looking for a totally rockin’ relationship of the four-legged variety, then look no further, Champ’s your guy. This 10-year-old bundle of unbridled love is the sweetheart you need. Champ, a handsome, black and white pointer mix, will devote his whole heart and soul to his forever family. He is loyal, affectionate, fun, and playful — a winning combination, don’t you think? Champ is an open-hearted boy that loves to love people — how great is that? He’s a bright boy that would be happy to learn all kinds of new things with his best friend. He loves to sleep with his stuffed teddy bear, but he’d be happy to share his bear with you if you want a cuddler in bed. Speaking of cuddling, this active guy also appreciates the fine art of relaxation. He would be soooo happy to curl up on your lap with you to enjoy some sweet down time together. Don’t be surprised when he reaches up to send a few kisses your way … that’s just his style. Being the free spirit that he is, Champ appreciates the freedom of moving around his environment at will. Champ’s a winner. Why not make him your winner?

Portraits by Mary Hunt Davis Photography



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Friday, January 14th, 2011

Leo is one handsome dude, with his glossy, smooth tricolored coat and boyish good looks. And that expression on his face? It’s Leo wondering if you’re the one who will take him home for a wonderful life together. Leo can just imagine those walks where you and he explore the adventures along the way and get your outdoor exercise — so healthy and fun for all! Then he pictures you both settled in afterward, relaxed on the couch, doing not much of anything.

A Treeing Walker Coonhound mix, now 12, Leo is hoping to get lucky — after being pretty unlucky for a while. He was rescued from a dog hoarder and taken in by Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals in Radnor. It’s been a long wait, but he’s still confident that someone will come along soon and see how special and deserving he is. He holds back at first until he gets to know you, but once you know Leo, you’re bonded forever. He loves his dear friends with all his heart.

His other favorite thing: after a walk, flopping lazily in the sun and falling asleep – he’s working on his tan! Leo is a great companion — sweet and delightfully goofy. When he runs, he looks like he’s all legs and makes the Francisvale volunteers who walk him laugh affectionately. Can’t you just see it? You and Leo? He’d like to be your only pet; so here’s hoping! Let’s get started!


Portraits by Mary Hunt Davis Photography



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