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Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center pet of the week: Francis

This boy won't last long - Francis is looking for his forever home!

Ok, let's talk about how CUTE this boy is! Meet Francis, a four-month-old corgi/cattle dog mix available for adoption through Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center. His ears do the most fabulous things - they stand so tall when he listens intently (he loves it when you sing to him), they flop around like crazy when he runs (and he runs a lot), and they do that funny little Yoda thing when he gets super sleepy - adorable. He's one of those dogs you can just sit and stare at for hours and never get bored.

Francis' new family will definitely become fast friends with the neighborhood butcher - this kid loves to chew on beef bones! He's really great about chewing on appropriate things and listens beautifully when redirected. This ridiculously smart boy will excel in obedience training and would make a fun agility dog, too. It only took him a handful of tries to master the 'sit' command! He rest quietly in his crate while his foster mom is away and overnight, but he's certainly not opposed to an under-the-covers snuggle session once in a while. (He thinks sleeping in the humans' bed is just about the most fantastic treat there is.) His ideal home is ready for adventure! This boy is loads of fun and will keep his new people laughing every day. He's young, energetic, and super goofy - we all love him to bits.

For more information about Francis and the other animals at Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center, visit the website at milwaukeearc.org and click on 'adopt' to download the adoption application. If you are interested in meeting this little man, return your application to the Center during open hours or by fax, 414-421-8801, to set up a meeting with the foster parent. All adoptable dogs are housed in volunteer foster homes and available for meetings by appointment only. Most adoptable cats are housed at the Center and available to meet during open hours.

Visit us at 5217 S. 51st in Greenfield (on the corner of 51st & Loomis).

Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center hours:

  • Tuesdays 3-7pm
  • Thursdays 3-7pm
  • Saturdays 12-3pm

*or by appointment.

Those interested in potential adoption should plan to arrive at the Center at least 30 minutes prior to close so the adoption counselor has adequate time to devote to the visit.

The generosity of our foster families allow us to save precious lives like Francis' and give second chances to animals who need it. If you're interested in learning more about what it takes to become a foster home, contact info@milwaukeearc.org to sign up for the next foster information meeting. Fostering homeless animals is a big but lifesaving commitment, and our foster parents often tell us they feel like the lucky ones when they share their hearts and homes with these kids.

UPDATE: Sophie was a featured adoptable animal earlier this month - she chose her family and she's doing great. Congrats, Sophie!

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