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

DogsNZ (NZKC) Registered: Yes - papers can be transferred.

Council Registered: Yes - CCC

Cat Friendly: Unknown - hasn't been raised around cats.
Child Friendly: Not suitable for young families.
Human Sociable: Yes
Dog Sociable: Yes


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, although he may 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 great in the car, crate trained and toilet-trained. Frankie loves his crate and sees it as his "safe place", he prefers to sleep there at night time and we would recommend an Adopter purchase one prior to him coming home to assist him in adjusting. Frankie has been in foster care for a month and made great progress! Although he can be timid when approached by strangers, we have been working with him to improve this. 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. 

Frankie has already been de-sexed, had a dental and vaccinations (updated in July 2018).

In 2018 Frankie had an ECG which confirms he has an arrithmya present when he breathes in and out. We are advised this is normal and many dogs have them. It does not require treatment or medication and will NOT worsen with age. 

Frankie has had recent blood tests also to check organ function which confirm no issues.

Adopter Requirements: 

 *** PLEASE NOTE: Thank you for your interest in Frankie - Frankie is now booked to go on trial from 3 February 2019. All trials are for a period of one month, all going well, dogs are then confirmed as adopted. We are not accepting any further applications for Frankie at this stage. *** 

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

- Frankie needs an Adopter who works from home, is able to take him to work regularly, or retired. No full time workers please.

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

- An adopter located in Canterbury who is 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.

- Adopter willing to take on Frankie's Pet N Sur Policy (around $12 per week).

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. If you wish to change his ownership a fee of $30.00 will be requested to cover this disbursement.

Frankie also comes with his registration tags and Julius K9 harness with a name "Frankie" patch, favorite toys, his bedding and bed. We advise the Adopter will need to purchase a crate as his "safe place" while he adjusts.

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