Archive for the ‘Dog’ Category


Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

We first met 3-4 year old Polo in a small upper cage at ACCT Philly shaking in the back corner , scared to death, filthy dirty and matted so badly he could barely walk. We wanted to take him with us that day but he had a microchip, registered to an owner, so we needed to wait 10 long days to rescue him. Needless to say no one claimed him so off we went to bring him back to FV. He was shy at first. He could probably barely see us or hear us with the matting that was covering his eyes and ears. He looked like he had 4 extra feet growing off of the sides of his real feet which were mats! After a little time when he settled in he went to our groomer and came back an entirely different dog. Not only did he look great but he felt great! His true personality poured out and he charmed every single one of us! But …. unfortunately during his grooming a large mass was discovered on his upper back leg. He was scheduled for surgery, it was removed carefully and as much as possible without damaging muscle and sent out for a biopsy. When the results came back we were all devastated . It was a malignant mast cell tumor with unclean margins. Polo’s next trip was to the Oncologist. They do not recommend trying to scrape out any more cells. They don’t even recommend chemo at this time. The good news is … After further X-rays and tests … it has not spread yet ! No one knows how much time Polo has . It could be 6 months . It could be a few years . But he deserves to be in a home !!!! I know there are angels out there who are willing to give him the best life possible until it’s time for him to cross the rainbow bridge . PLEASE SHARE with every kind soul that you know . If anyone is interested in fostering him please fill out an application.

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Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Do you have an extra spot on your couch for a sweet old pal like Marco? He is looking for a home to spend his best years in. He will return the favor with endless snuggles and companionship.

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Monday, February 25th, 2019

Handsome Jake is looking for love.  He is a big boy weighing in at 65lbs, however Jake thinks he is a tiny little lap dog.  Our vet estimates him to be about 2 years old.  Jake would benefit from an experienced dog owner that can provide some training.  We are looking for an adult only home for Jake as we do not know anything about his history.



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Friday, September 21st, 2018

If you’re a family on the go, go, go and want a companion who will match you step for step, young Brady should be your go-to guy. Just a pup at ten months old, this Jack Russell Eskimo mix is a lively 37 pound bundle of unadulterated joy and energy! Brady would appreciate a guardian who is willing to help him learn how to harness his exuberant puppy ways so that he can become the model canine citizen he knows he can be. Puppy training classes and at-home follow through should be just the ticket to get Brady to the head of the class! Having Brady by your side as your jogging and hiking pal will make for endless hours of happy trails.


*Brady has lived with children.

*Brady has played with other dogs.


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Monday, July 9th, 2018

Alfredo is a loyal companion.  He loves long walks, romping around in the yard and playing with his toys.  He has stolen our hearts and can’t wait to steal yours too!




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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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Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Seven-year old 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 adults-only who are okay with his sure-footed confidence and support his somewhat quirky ways. This super senior 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 fun drives in the car, and, afterwards, kick back and relax with a cozy snuggle in your favorite chair. Rudy is always up for a treat too! If a stellar companion is what you need, Rudy’s your guy.


*Rudy has lived with a cat.




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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 six-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.


*Diamond’s adoption fee has been sponsored.



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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 just celebrated his 7th birthday.





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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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