Archive for the ‘Dog’ Category


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

Bio coming soon…

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Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Carlo would love to be your little shadow.  He enjoys being snuggled, sitting on your lap and long talks.


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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

Shy, but a sweet heart.  Summer will wiggle her way into your heart.  This little girl is always ready for a snuggle session.

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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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Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Back in the day, it was not unusual to hear someone refer to a remarkable event as a “lulu” of a situation. Well, to be a little retro here, do we have a Lulu of a pup for you! In the words of Rod Stewart, this senior girl “wears it well”, livin’ and lovin’ life to the fullest. If you are in full stride and want a companion who will match you step for step, then you and Lulu will be nothing short of a dynamic duo. Packed into this terrier mix’s petite 20ish pound frame is a live wire who will happily adopt you as her own special person and will gladly participate in anything you choose to do. Want Lulu to be over-the-moon happy? Pass a little peanut butter her way, and you’ll have her eating out of your hand. Bring Lulu into your heart and home and, guaranteed, you’ll have a lulu of a time!!

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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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Friday, September 22nd, 2017


Min Pin Oscar is a tiny ten pound dynamo born to steal your heart away with his soulful brown eyes and totally adorable everything. When he looks at you with his winsome, baleful eyes that are the windows to his gentle soul, you know he possess a heart so full of love that it is bigger than his entire petite body. With that much love in his heart, his go-to approach to life is to joyfully share with you his happy-go-lucky, enthusiastic nature. How lucky it is to be on the receiving end of that much unadulterated happiness. A gold medal snuggler and at the top of his game in delivering an endless supply of kisses, our Oscar is simply a treasure waiting to be discovered. Like long, leisurely walks? Look no further…Oscar will match you step for step mile after mile. Our boy will need your extra TLC in one area. Diagnosed with diabetes, he takes insulin shots to keep his system regulated. But, trooper that he is, he handles this like a pro and takes it in his stride. This delightfully spunky min pin just celebrated his eighth birthday on October 21, and, here we are in the midst of another holiday season. How about making Oscar’s New Year priceless by giving him a new home in your heart? Wouldn’t that be the best gift ever – for you and for him?


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Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

One look at this Maisey girl might convince you that she could be that special gift that will keep on giving all year long. This stunningly adorable cocker spaniel is a stunning stand-out with her buff colored, tan and white coat and deep, lively brown eyes that can quite simply melt your heart. As if that were not enough, Maisey shines with a lovely lightness, both inside and out. Although Maisey’s past has had its share of bumps in the road, her ebullient spirit has not been dimmed one little bit. You can be sure that marvelous Maisey will love you completely, sharing her “all in” affection by wiggling her entire body, tip to tail, in rapturous joy when she meets and greets! This sweet senior would love to be your one and only and just wants to be your BFF. Maisey will gladly accept her role as your best ever playmate enjoying walks, squeaky toys, and treats. With all the delights of this holiday season unfolding before us and the joyful promise of an upcoming new year, consider sharing your presence with the best present of all – unconditional love and licks 24-7.






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Thursday, July 7th, 2016

As a combination Shiba Inu, Cairn Terrier, Chihuahua, and Poodle, our Moose could take a seat at the table in the United Nations. Along with these diverse credentials, Moose also brings the heart of a diplomat into the mix. Happy-go-lucky and good-natured, this fun-loving guy has a joie de vivre that is infectious and will just make your life a happier place to be! A perpetual smile on a handsome face makes Moose simply irresistible. Moose has it all wrapped up – he’s equal parts gamer and snuggler and a 100% all heart. Who can resist the promise of a new best friend who will delight in the pleasure of your company every minute of every day? This guy is a compact package of confidence and joyfulness; he brings with him a heart fairly bursting with his desire to love, love, love you! Moose has spent much of his six years at the shelter, and, rightfully, he longs for the day that some special soul will see him for the shining star he is. But, in spite of it all, Moose has, without doubt, learned a fundamental truth about life…no matter what challenges you face, greet every day with the wonder, happiness, and positive outlook that it deserves. Wouldn’t you love a guy like that in your corner?





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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.


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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 nine, 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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Friday, January 14th, 2011

Young-at-heart, ­­senior girl Ellie knows that the secrets to happiness lie in sharing your joy and love with everyone you meet; savoring quiet times with your family and friends; and enjoying your ride through life. Ellie has also figured out that you must choose your outlook on life, and her pick is to embrace it with such loving gusto that she inspires everyone around her to feel the same. If you would love a companion who enjoys nice long walks, companionable sit-downs on the porch to watch the world go by, playing some games together, and, at the end of the day, cuddling up on the couch, enjoying a nice belly rub, and settling in to watch your favorite TV shows, then our Ellie is for you. Sweet Ellie is a down-to-earth bundle of love who is low maintenance and happy to go with the flow. This serene lady is secure enough in her own skin that traveling around and hanging out with her favorite stuffed toys is no problem for her. Blessed with a sensitive, kindly heart, Ellie knows how to support her canine brothers and sisters in times of need. When she senses that one of her friends is scared or nervous, Ellie’s got their back and will help them through by showing them how to overcome their anxieties. She’s all heart, this girl! This quintessential sweetheart of a dog will add a calming serenity to your life and, when those soulful, liquid brown eyes of hers meet yours at the end of a long day, you’ll know that you are home, and that you are loved.




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Friday, January 14th, 2011

You would be so impressed on A cedar tree is known for its beauty, strength, and resilience. Well, those are the very qualities you will find in our Cedar, a gorgeous lab mix. Almost ten years old, Cedar has sadly spent the majority of his life in and out of shelters. As a bright-eyed, happy-go-lucky pup, he ended up in a home full of boisterous behaviors, loud, scary noises, and utter chaos. As you can imagine, for an innocent, wee puppy these experiences were frightening, and memories of those times have left him kind of vulnerable – easily scared and anxious, so he needs a guardian angel who will understand his fears and love him unconditionally. It’s important for Cedar to be with an experienced caregiver who will protect him and help him to feel safe if the going gets rough. He just longs for the time when he will find his forever home – that special place for him where he will feel the unfailing love and protection of someone who has the compassion to understand his needs for stability, peace, and safety. Despite the fact that Cedar’s life has been challenging and disappointing for him as people have not always done right by him, he still has the optimism to believe that love conquers all. Although a bit shy at first, when you get to know Cedar, this boy will open up his heart to you – hugging, kissing, and wagging to beat the band. He just needs to be able to shine his light, and you will be dazzled by the beautiful soul that he is. Cedar has worked very hard to be the best boy he can be. He is an expert walker and handles the leash like a pro. He is exemplary at knowing cool things like “Sit” and “Stay”. He is a perfect gentleman around the house – laidback, playful, quiet, and dignified. Share a walk and some relaxed, quiet time with Cedar at Francisvale and get to know what a special boy he is. You won’t be sorry!



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