Franz Ferdinand has logged more miles than most canines will in a lifetime. He found his way to East Dallas via Germany, Kuwait and St. Petersburg, Florida. When Gary and Suzanne Grant saw the German Spitz’s happy face at a Florida pet rescue, they knew it was the dog for them. His paperwork was in Arabic on one side. After a bit of research, they learned that a Kuwaiti national with connections to the royal family purchased him in Germany and took him home to Kuwait City. After the owner passed away, a family member brought him to a Miami rescue. When the Grants’ careers took them to Dallas, Franz accompanied them on the road trip, coating their Mazda Miata with hair along the way. This fur ball loves to walk from his Lower Greenville neighborhood to Times Ten Cellars or to Pints and Quarts for a hot dog. There is some debate in the Grant household as to whether Franz is named for the famous Archduke whose assassination ignited World War I or the Scottish indie rock band, but they agree that he is an energetic and loving companion.


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