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animal rescue: frankie

In the newest CB2 Spring catalog, we got help from some pretty adorable models—only rescued animals were on-set to help bring awareness to animal shelters and pet adoption.

From a Alabama shelter, to a foster home in the Chicago suburbs, he’s now settled in a thoroughly modern urban pad just west of downtown. Nicknames: Frankface, Frankfurter.
Likes: Being fiercely protective of his new baby sister Charlie.
‘Pet’ peeves: Doggy daycare.
Favorite toy: Squirrels!
Favorite napping spot: Wherever his mom is.
Guilty pleasure: Hands down…bacon bits.
Talent Show: The ability to soothe crying babies and behave like a human being—which he thinks he is.
Before he became famous: Frankie was discovered on the adoption site,

Cat and dog adoption fast facts:
…approximately 4 million pet dogs and cats are euthanized each year due to overpopulation.
…25% of pet dogs euthanized in animal shelters are purebred.
…adopting a dog or cat from the Humane Society, ASPCA—any rescue group—can save their life.
…and, being a pet owner can add years to your life too.
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Reader Comments (12)

Hey there, cute stuff, Frankie!

Hey there, wonderful CB2! Big love and thanks for your leadership and compassion around animal shelters and adoptions. Your values have given me another reason to shop with and support your organization.

Lead on!

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSue

We have his sibling in MA, Moesley... looks just like him but no white..

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

We love that you're not only showing dogs as being part of a nice home (so many people think you need to forgo style if you have a dog), but that these are rescue dogs. We're excited to get the new catalog and check them out in their new fame!

January 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTwo Pitties in the City

what kind of dog is Frankie? He is cute.....

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersue

Animal Rescue: Frankie

We have enjoyed 28 years of German Wirehair Pointers in our households. Our first was a female we named Cinderella and called Cindy; a SE Connecticut shelter dog. Her name derived from her first cold winter night in our Old Lyme home, when she stretched out in front of our wood-burning fireplace and heaved the deepest sigh of comfort and happiness ever generated by a dog we've owned. Cindy left us at the ripe old age of 15; the very best bow. Two years later, we moved to SW Florida and just happened to stop into Suncoast Humane Society. Lo and behold, a male GWP was available for adoption. His papers said he was Killian Red, and he was the exact color cinnamon Cindy was, with white ticking and warm amber eyes. We fell in love all over again and renamed him Scruffy (Scruffmeister or Scrufferdoo). We had him for 13 years and to this day, when we are on family dogs # 12 and 13, a Whippet mix and an American Fox Hound, we catch our breath whenever we see a photo of a GWP. Lucky is the family who owns Frankie!!!!

January 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGail W

THANK YOU so much for advocating pet adoption in your latest catalog! I am a shelter worker, and our center sees over 16,000 animals a year. And it makes me so proud to see you spreading the word about pet adoption. As I always say, Adoption Is The Best Option!

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFrom a shelter worker

Congratulations CB2! it's great that you are supporting animal shelters. I think it's a very original way to promote adoption.

January 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVivi

I have his identical twin. Belle is a German Wirehair mix and looks EXACTLY like Frankie. She is also a rescue and is from the Chattanooga, Tn Humane Society.
Totally agree with:
Favorite toy: squirrels!
Favorite napping place: right beside mom (touching or on top of her if possible!)
Guilty pleasure: begging for ANY and ALL food
She loves her rescued and adopted sister Gretchen and all her adopted cats.
Besides food, her favorite activity is patrolling the yard for squirrels and moles... and running around like a crazy woman.
Best Trait: the sweetest and most loving dog on the face of the earth!

January 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

Love that you are getting the word out about rescues--shows a compassion at the top that your customers appreciate. Another great catalog with so many must-have items!

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKAM

Hats off CB2! What a creative idea: to use your catalog as a vehicle for goodness - as someone said above, a good rescued mutt only adds to the sophistication of a home (and to the happiness and longevity of its two-legged residents). I have shopped at C&B and CB2 for many years, and I continue to be impressed by your design, value and values. Keep up the GREAT work.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Frankie looks just like a larger version of our love, Hunter, who we rescued from the Boulder Humane Society 9 1/2 yrs ago. They said he was a wired haired dachshund, and boy, was he a character. A loyal "ladies man", he always was protective of his mom. He particularly didn't like unfamiliar men working around the house, walking toward, or talking to mom. He lived to be 17 and was loved every day that he was ours.

January 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarian

Frankface looks so much like our dog, Cassie, who passed away about two years ago. We rescued Cassie from a shelter in Pennsauken, NJ. She was about 3 years old at the time and we had her for 11 years. Never knew what type of breed she was, tho. Cassie also demonstrated a very protective instinct around me. She was a dearly loved dog! My daughters used to accuse me of loving Cassie best! LOL! We still miss her a lot. It may be about time to adopt another pup!

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

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