Age: 2 (as of September 2018)
Breed: Chihuahua - Smooth Coat
De-Sexed: Yes
Micro-chipped: Yes
DogsNZ (NZKC) Registered: Yes

Council Registered: Yes - CCC

Cat Friendly: Unknown - hasn't been raised around cats.
Child Friendly: Not suitable for young families.
Human Sociable: Shy and Wary - requires work.
Dog Sociable: Shy and Wary - requires work.


Frankie is a beautiful soul. He is sweet and caring and loves to snuggle and have time with his human. Frankie is very active, playful and clever. He is eager to please and food motivated. Frankie enjoys playing with Chihuahuas that he knows but can be slightly wary initially. Frankie is quite active and would benefit from an active owner who is able to walk him each day.

Frankie is not confident and wary around dogs he does not know and will require support in this area. Frankie is also wary and timid when approached by strangers, we have been working with him to socialize but he does require further work. An adopter who has rescue dog knowledge is a must for Frankie. He is a diamond in the rough - for someone able to put the time, training and attention into him, he would be the most loyal and loving companion.


Frankie is in great health. He has had recent blood tests which confirm no issues. Frankie has already been de-sexed, had a dental and vaccinations (updated in July 2018).

Adopter Requirements: 

Rescue dog knowledge or dog knowledge is essential if you are considering Frankie as he will require further human and dog socialization.  Frankie requires someone understanding of his quirks and patient and willing to work with him. 

Frankie is not suitable for a busy, loud, family environment and not suitable for children.

Frankie needs an Adopter who is a part-time worker, works from home, or retired. 

Adopter must have a fully-fenced backyard with no holes or gaps.

We are not sure how Frankie would be around cats. He has never lived with any.

An adopter willing to stay in touch with the former owners and ensure that Frankie's relationship with his litter-mate brother and step-sister is continued.

Adoption Fee: $500.00

Frankie comes with: 

His DogsNZ "papers" can be transferred to the new owner, a fee will be payable to DogsNZ in order to do so.

Frankie also comes with his rego tags, vet book, favorite toys, a "Frankie" patch made for a harness, his bedding and bed.

If you are interested in applying to adopt Frankie, please go to the below link, scroll down and fill out the form.  

Link to Adoptions Page