Friday, November 19, 2010

Meet Frank

He's sitting in my lap as I type this.  He's 11 weeks old, a terrier mixed with who the heck knows, and we brought him home this week.  All four of us have been wanting a dog for a while, preferably from a shelter, and every week I've looked at various websites, trying to find him. 

It was a fluke that we had the news on one night, and caught the end of a segment about a local charity that works with various animal organizations.  I went online and found it, clicked through a few websites, and all of a sudden, there he was.

We were able to name him Frank, he came from a shelter down south, where puppies only get about five days to be adopted, otherwise they are put down.  The organization we worked with rescues dogs from all over the country, even Mexico.  Once I put in the application, then met him, things moved quickly.  I was racing around PetSmart on Tuesday, buying everything Frank would need.  I kind of had an idea of how parents who are adopting a child feel, all of a sudden you get a phone call, and you're off!

We're really lucky to have Frank, and I hope he loves us as much as we're going to love him.

49 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Ohhhh myyy goodnesss!!!! I just melted in my chair, he is so adorable!!!!

Pam said...

omg, Molly, this made me tear up. He looks SO MUCH like my Lucy did when she was that age. (We said the final goodbye last year on Memorial Day weekend.) Down to the single white strip on his chest.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for adopting from a shelter.

heather said...

He's so cute! Congratulations.

Brittney said...

Oh wow!! He's SO CUTE!!! Have so much fun with him! You know I love my dog and getting him was one of the best things I ever did. Enjoy!!!

Carly said...

He is soooo cute. I can't show my husband this picture or he'll want a dog and that's just not happening. But really, so adorable!

Elizabeth said...

Cute dog, good luck with him.

abbi said...

Love him and love that you got him from a rescue!!!

Teamarcia said...

OMG he's a charmer. I'm so glad you rescued him! Enjoy!

Lisa said...

So cute and exciting! He's pretty lucky to have you and your family, too!

Heather said...

Aww, he's so cute! He looks like a Frank. Glad you got him from the shelter and he was rescued. I'm sure he'll be happy with your family :)

Michelle said...

Awww he's so cute!! Glad you were able to rescue him! Hope you and your family enjoy the newest addition!!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Oh, how wonderful, Molly! Congratulations!!! He's absolutely adorable and I love that he's a rescue pup. My favorite kind. God bless him and you all for bringing him home. Can't wait to hear more about it him as he grows! :)

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Frank is awesome!

Still Running said...

They only give them 5 days? Is that standard? Good for you for giving him a great home. So cute!

Kimberly said...

He is so adorable! Enjoy pet ownership - dogs are fantastic!

Laura said...

This is so awesome! We lost our dog a few yrs ago and I still haven't been able to bring myself to getting another one...
Frank is so cute...

Love the Decor! said...

I love dogs!! They become such a big part of the family!! Enjoy!!
Hope you got your new coffee maker ordered !!

Mindy said...

I love that you adopted him :) there are so many animals out there that need good homes! He is adorable, kiss him for mee 2!!

Runners Fuel said...

So freaking cute!

Copychic said...

He is adorable! I'm so jealous :)

He looks like a lovely addition to the family. Congratulations!

misszippy said...

Oh I love Frank! Could he be any cuter? Enjoy him.

Emz said...

YAY Frank. I love good hearty dog names. ;)

We got one of our two dogs from a shelter. I adore him. He's my fav for sure.

Brandi said...

He is way too cute! Welcome Frank!

Luke said...

So cute.

J said...

So exciting! HE is adorable!

One Crazy Penguin said...

He is absolutely adorable! Congrats :)

Caratunk Girl said...

OMG OMG he is so cute!! If you ever need a baby sitter, Bailey is totally available.

Tricia said...

too cute

Amy said...

Aww! Very cute! We are thinking about getting a friend for our dog and will definitely be going the shelter route. Our local one does a foster program for the holidays so we might take one to see if it's a good match for our current (lonely) puppy.

Colleen said...

OH MY GOODNESS! What a cutie! Glad I don't live near you... I might doggienap him! :)

Jesse - Run To The Border said...

That's awesome!
My wife has been volunteering for a couple of years at a local shelter, and she would have brought home at least a dozen dogs by now if we could afford them. It's so nice to open the door after a day at work and have someone who is so excited to see that you're home.

Tara said...

Awwww, he's so sweet!!! Totally makes me want another doggie!
Congrats on your new addition. :)

(that damn quiche from your last post is staring me down...hungry now).

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

Molly, God bless your heart for adopting this adorable pooch! Soooo cute! I am a dog-lover (I own 5), you see and I have very high respect for people who decide to adopt dogs. Have fun! If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. I used to own a pet shop and grooming salon back in our country. hehe ;p


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Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

He is adorable! And as a terrier mom, I can tell you he will bring you years of joy.

Pretend this is real said...

So cute!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

He's cute! Congrats on your new baby!

Lois B said...

Frank is so cute and very fortunate!

Kelley said...

How wonderful for your family and Frank. Never met a dog named Frank before. He is very cute!

ajh said...

I bet we're going to be seeing a lot of pics of Frank! He's a lucky dog!

Tortuga_Runner said...

Yay! Frank is adorable!

Cynthia O'H said...

He is gorgeous! Our dog, which we picked up when he was 10 months, is also a rescue dog. He turns 13 this year and is such a part of the family.

Laura said...

He is so stinkin cute! Yay Frank, welcome home!

Iron Mike said...

Looks like you have a happy and healthy puppy there, congrats. And very cool of you to do such a compassionate thing.
I hope he's a runner.
And your previous post, I'll have to check out Catcher in the Rye, never read it, thanks.

Julie said...

Congrats on the new addition to your family! I just love puppies. :)

Black Knight said...

You made a great thing. I admire you and your family. Very nice BLACK puppy, ready to join the Black Knight Army. Welcome Frank!

blueviolet said...

What a sweet and darling little guy!

Katie H said...

Congrats!! He is so sweet and I am so excited for you and your family. He will bring so much joy to your lives :)

Julie said...

Damn it! Now I want a dog!! Frank is so freaking cute:)

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

Oh he's SOOOO CUTE!! I LOVE him!!! Frank...what a great name! And I love that you rescued him.

It breaks my heart to think of all the puppies put down though.