Frankie and Andy’s Place is a little slice of Heaven in the North Georgia woods! Two cabins filled with the most amazing senior dogs, volunteers and staff imaginable. I have had the good fortune of being a volunteer there since the beginning four years ago. We take in the cast-offs, lost, most needy senior dogs who would not likely be rescued or adopted by anyone else. Each dog receives the best vet care from our partners at Gwinnett Animal Hospital. They are treated for any medical conditions and receive follow-up care on a regular basis. They are fed the best food... mostly home cooked at the cabins. They sleep on soft beds or furniture just like most family pets. They get to wander around the yards, and when the weather gets warm they get to visit the swimming pool at the adjacent boarding facility. They love to swim, and it’s so good for their old joints! They also work in the community spreading joy at several local Adult Senior Centers and schools, where we hope to educate the children on the importance of proper care for their family pets. It’s very difficult when we have to say good-bye to one of our senior dogs, but we do so knowing that they lived the best life during their time at Frankie and Andy’s Place.
I could write a book about how wonderful this place is, and how it has profoundly changed my life. I have been a volunteer here for almost three years. If I didn’t live 50+ miles away I would be here every day. Penny and Peter Miller had a dream to create a sanctuary for senior dogs, they surrounded themselves with an incredible group of people and made it happen. It is amazing to see these incredible dogs, most who have been cast off after a lifetime of service to their people, come into the cabin and become part of this family. They are given love by a huge group of volunteers, fed the best food, sleep on soft comfy beds, and receive the best medical attention by Gwinnett Animal Hospital. It is heartbreaking when we have to say goodbye, but the tears quickly go away and become smiles because we know they lived their best days here at Frankie and Andy’s Place.
I love how these special people do not give up on these little old fur babies. Kinda like a retirement home for these babies. Lots of snacks, R & R and riding around, and let's don't forget all the Chick-Fil-A freebies. Just cause they got old doesn't mean throw them away. These little old Fur Babies still have lots of love, yes they can be expensive, stubborn, cranky but they weren't always like this. They're like little Grandma's and Grandpa's. xoxoxox
To say this place is a sanctuary for hurting and tired souls is a massive understatement. Not only for the babies that get the privilege to call this place home but also the volunteers and staff. I started volunteering here as a way to give back to the K9 community and ended up getting a bigger gift in return. The love that FAAP pours into their dogs is incredible and that same love is poured into anyone that is blessed enough to enter the door. These older dogs have so much love to give and so many life lessons to teach and I’m so grateful for a place like this for them to be able to do so. Quite possible heaven on Earth in my opinion.
I have followed them on Facebook for ages. If I lived closer I would be hanging out with those sweet babies every chance I got.
I have been volunteering with Frankie and Andy's Place since its inception. My time there is always the highlight of my week! I love this organization for its holistic approach. It's not just a senior dog sanctuary; these senior dogs have a very important job. They visit senior centers, adult care centers, schools and therapy groups. They help heal and educate people. Despite the unspeakable conditions many of them came from, they love unconditionally and inspire. I have learned so much from all of them and love them as if they were my own. I am equally honored and inspired by my fellow volunteers and staff. Frankie and Andy's Place is the family I choose and I love every moment I can get to be a part of it.
I've been a volunteer with Frankie and Andy's Place since they invited their first resident (Lil Kim) into it's loving space. I've watched this little family (both furry and human) grow, and am still in awe of the magic that happens within it's little campus. I say campus because we have a beautiful new cabin that perfectly complements the original, and I know there will be more. We'v grown from 1 dog to 17 current residents, with more arriving all the time. We've been blessed with over 40 dogs since we started. Some have crossed over the rainbow bridge, and others have found new homes to call their very own. ALL have been amazing. I couldn't be prouder of the volunteer family, the board of directors, and the staff that take such loving care of these special seniors. Everyone brings their open heart and just jumps right in to help anyway they can. I am so honored to be a part of it all and can't wait for the next chapter!
This is one of my favorite places and a real slice of doggie heaven. All the dogs there are seniors, tossed out by their owners, and found homeless in the final stage of their life. Frankie and Andy's Place takes them in and gives them a beautiful space and the opportunity to heal emotionally and physically. These lucky dogs then get the opportunity to spread love, and joy through community outreach visits with humans of all ages and abilities. It's a win, win for the dogs, and the humans in which they interact.
This place is special! Each precious dog there has a sad story of loss and abandonment yet they won the senior dog lottery, so to speak, by being able to live out their golden years at Frankie and Andy’s Place. Despite their history of being failed by people in the past, most dogs show and provide immense love through community outreach at senior centers, day centers and beyond.
Frankie and Andy's Place is far beyond any other animal shelter I have seen. The staff and volunteers truly have a genuine love for animals and that is what fuels their passion and keeps this place a haven for senior dogs. One of my very best friends has volunteered there for years, and I've been lucky enough to be able to join her a few times. The amount of specialized care they provide these senior dogs is unparalleled. From diligent care of scheduling/providing medications, healthy home-cooked meals that rival your family dinners (including special holiday meals complete with menu choices), to crazy amounts of love showered on these sweet souls, plus all the comfy beds, couches and blankets for you could ask for, this place is truly the best! Each one of these dogs is so lucky to be cared for by Frankie and Andy's place. The owners have made dogs their life's work, and it truly shows. I am proud to know some of the people who help make this place run! They are a blessing!
In the past year I’ve served as a volunteer at FAAP I’ve come to see and appreciate the great value these sweet senior dogs bring to each other and to the humans with whom they interact. It is so difficult to lose one, when it’s time to say goodbye. I’ve learned that each one has a unique personality, and something special to offer to their cabin mates in the bonds they form; and to the public when they go out on visits. They are given such extraordinarily good care by the staff and the volunteers. And, when the need arises, they receive the very best medical attention. It has been such a blessing to volunteer there and so refreshing, each time I return to the cabins.
This organization takes excellent care of senior dogs in need, giving them a loving home and environment that provides comfort and care for all their needs as they age. But they don’t stop there. They reach out to the community by providing an avenue for volunteers to serve and for senior citizens to feel the love of these special dogs. To me, that’s a win-win-win!
If you love animals, then you'll love Frankie and Andy's. It's one of those rare places, that while it does amazing, amazing things for the sweet dogs (most of which have stories that will bring you to tears), it also blesses the people that volunteer and work there. You just walk into an environment bathed in love ... from four-legged and two-legged creatures alike. Penny would likely have 100 dogs there if she could.
This is a place run on love ... fueled by the love of the volunteers and staff for all these amazing animals. Your heart grows three sizes at the minute you walk in the door. I hope Frankie and Andy's can continue to grow and help more and more beautiful animals.
What a wonderful soft landing for these seniors that have been discarded by their families in their latter years. The people here are so caring and the dogs so content and loved it is just so beautiful to see. I am so lucky to be a volunteer here!
I have visited Frankie and Andy's Place a number of times and have always been struck by the number of volunteers, by their extreme dedication, and by their genuine love for every dog they encounter. They are truly inspiring.
I started volunteering after my sweet baby Skeeter passed away. It has become my happy place. Being able to love on these sweet seniors is awesome! The second chance given to these babies that someone basically threw away in their previous life is heart warming. These babies have hit the jackpot!
If there is a heaven on earth then it is Frankie and Andy’s Place. I can’t begin to describe to feeling that washes over you when you open the cabin door. I have been volunteering at FAAP for I think 3 years now and every time I go there is better than the time before. I bring my special needs granddaughter with me and I just marvel at the way she and the dogs secretly communicate with each other. She can relate to them so much more than she can to humans.
FAAP I love you!
I love Frankie and Andy's Place because I have a 15 year old granddaughter who is autistic. Jess sometimes has difficulty communicating with people but she has NO problems communicating with her four legged friends at the cabins. She loves to visit her senior fur baby friends and talk to them and they respond to her immediately. Every time we go she has a new "best friend". The cabins bring joy and comfort she can't find anywhere else. We volunteer there as much as we possibly can, we just love it there!
Oh where should I begin!!! The people and fur babies at Frankie & Andy’s place are the absolute best I’ve ever met! What an amazing senior sanctuary where dogs that have been cast aside by previous owners or other unfortunate situations get to live out their best life like the movie stars( and are named after them) that they are. Penny & Pete make sure they receive top knotch care right down to the homemade food they receive.. The pups receive constant companionship with the many volunteers and staff members that shower them with love!!! Oh to be blessed to live here!!! I wish all dogs could be so lucky! Never, ever has there been a place like this!! Much love to all involved!❤️
As a "troubled human" myself, I have found a home at Frankie and Andy's Place. Between the staff, volunteers, and of course the dogs, you instantly have a family. These dogs are truly miracle workers. From visiting Senior health care facilities to elementary schools, they leave the world a happier place wherever they go. The folks at FAAP work tirelessly to ensure the health and wellbeing of the dogs. There isnt a dog that comes here who isnt treated as a part of the family. I could go on forever about the impact FAAP has had on the community and on a personal level for me.
I discovered Frankie and Andy’s place after the passing of my own senior dog. My sweet 17 year old lab/golden mix, Fiona. The dog that made my whole world. After over a year of carrying her in and out, up stairs and down stairs, daily sheet changes on her dog bed, her sweet soul was ready, but I wasn’t. We used a flannel lined table cloth to keep the messes from getting into the stuffing so all we had to do was wipe it clean and put a new sheet on. What I wouldn’t give to wake up to her sweet face looking up at me and how happy she was when she had a clean sheet on her bed and good snuggle with a yummy biscuit. Stiff joints and incontinence didn’t stop her tail from wagging or her silly doggie smile. Until one evening she came into the room and got on her bed, she slowly looked over at us and I instantly knew. There it was. She was ready. That “I love you but I’m tired” look. It hit my gut like a torpedo. I will never forget that feeling like I will never forget her. She didn’t lift her head again. I will not for one moment ever regret the work it took to take care of her that last year. After all she did for me it was literally the least I could do. Every dog deserves such devotion and I see that in Frankie and Andy’s Place. I see people who will make sure a dog feels just as loved in its last days as it did in its first days. And there is no better way for a dog to leave this world than that.
I have been a weekly volunteer with Frankie and Andy's Place for the last 4 years since the day it began. I have said this many times, but I can't say it enough...this sanctuary is truly a little slice of heaven on this Earth and my happy place. To watch these seniors who have been thrown away or cast aside because of their age, health issues, or simply aren't wanted anymore by their previous families BLOSSOM and THRIVE once they receive the love, care and attention they deserve...is priceless. They are able to get a second chance to live out the rest of their days surrounded by people and dogs who love them and are also able to give back to the community by visiting with senior citizens, special needs adults and children, school programs...they fulfill their purpose and bring joy and love to all that they meet.
This organization is a blessing to all of us- they offer a service to our dogs and humans unlike anyone else! They deserve recognition every day!
Such a great rescue! They take in the elderly dogs that no one else wants and allow these dogs to live the remainder of their lives knowing they are loved and cared for.
Such a wonderful way to help senior pups! They are a truly an outstanding organization!
This is most wonderful place - full of love and happiness for Senior dogs that need it the most!
F&A Place excels in every way!
Love this organization and all it does for senior dogs, senior citizens, really for people of all ages. FAAP gives back
to the community in so many ways. Love their Facebook posts - brightens everyone’s days.
Frankie and Andy’s Place is truly heaven on earth for these sweet seniors. The love and care for these dogs is truly immeasurable ..... Not only do the provide a wonderful end to the dogs story they bring joy into the lives of the people they visit as therapy dogs. What a blessing to all❤️
This is an amazing place for unwanted seniors. Frankie & Andy’s Place takes these wonderful souls and makes sure the test of their days are full of love and comfort. They also use these amazing dogs in the community as therapy dogs at the retirement homes. What a true gift with these angels and what a blessing!
I volunteer when I can at this amazing sanctuary for older dogs. Such caring and compassionate staff and volunteers are a rare breed. Frankie and Andy’s Place has them in spades.
Not only does FAAP breathe new life into the animals they care for by providing them with the basics of shelter and food, they take caring for animals to the next level! These dogs are showered with an abundance of love from lots of great volunteers, they find purpose through their service to others, and they an provided with the care they deserve in their last days of life with comfy beds and couches, physical therapy options, and plenty of spacious place outside to roam and be a dog. What a gift to senior dogs! Thank you, FAAP!
Frankie and Andy’s Place is the WHOLE PACKAGE! Its love, compassion, insight into dogs, incredibly motivated and dedicated staff of volunteers, and amazing sponsors make this a paradise for senior dogs in need of a caring, serene environment that makes up for their too many years of abuse, neglect, or otherwise difficult lives. FAAP is our favorite charity and we are very happy to support its important mission.
I have volunteered at FAAP for going on 3 years and am continually impressed and proud of the organization and wonderful home for senior dogs that Penny and Peter Miller have built. It should be the model for all rescues around the world. These senior pups get a new chance at a wonderful life and, in turn, provide emotional support for senior humans in the area, who they visit and bring smiles to on a weekly basis. Just a wonderful, miraculous and magical little piece of heaven for all involved!!
Frankie and Andy's Place is a slice of heaven for the senior dogs that they rescue from terrible conditions. Staffed by volunteers who adore the pups and supported totally by donations. As a volunteer myself, I look forward to every moment that I spend there!! Taking these dogs out into the community, in turn, brings such joy to the hearts of so many senior men and women. This charity stands above all the rest in the way it helps so many seniors - dogs and humans alike!!
Ministering to animals when they are alone or in their later years reflects the boundless limits of love which we possess and do not always extend, so kudos to Frankie and Andy's Place!
Frankie and Andy's Place is not a fairy tale, it is the real thing. Senior dogs are given the respect and love that they deserve when their "owners" can no longer care for them. All of the volunteers make their remaining senior years full of food, comfort and fun! Thank you Frankie and Andy's Place for being a shining star to many.
Bob and Nancy Hammond.
Frankie and Andy's Place exceeded my expectations. Their level and quality of care far surpasses any other rescue group that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Penny and her team have now pulled four senior dogs from the shelter that I work at. Not only were they all greeted with open arms, but they were immediately treated like members of the family and I know that they will be given the most superb and loving care for the rest of their lives. I cannot say enough good things about Penny and her team.
Dirk, Dooper and I LOVE Frankie and Andy's Place!!!
These folks are awesome! My favorite experience was yoga with the senior dogs. We had a ball and the pups enjoyed it, too!
I don’t have a story but I have been following this amazing place on FB! What they are doing for elderly dogs and elderly humans is beautiful and amazing. There should be more places such as Frankie’s and Andy’s
Love watching them give our local forgotten and mistreated senior dogs the happy ending they deserve.
Love Frankie and Andy’s. Compassion and understanding make this the most beautiful place for their senior guests to reside. Thank you for all you do
Frankie and Andy's Place does so much for these older adult dogs! They are an Amazing organization and the awesome care they give these wonderful fur babies!
I volunteered here for a number of years. I saw first hand the love and caring that saved so many senior dogs. Frankie and Andy's is an amazing place. It is by far the best non-profit.
I read the Story about Frankie & Andy's in the Dawsonville newspaper a few months ago. Since then, I have followed Frankie & Andy's on facebook and support them financially. I will begin volunteering with them this year.
I visited F&A and met all the sweet old babies. It is horrific how a family can abandon them because they are old and need more care. They can find everything their hearts need her at F&A. Thank you for being there.
Fantastic philosophy where dogs are cared for, even in their twilight years, and then the dogs give back by comforting humans in less-than-perfect situations (e.g., nursing homes). Helps families turns problem dogs into family pets using both canine and human coaches. Novel and effective. And owner/manager is a stitch. Cookbook is funny and fantastic.
I cannot day enough; oh how I love this facility for senior dogs! These Sr. Dogs have so much left to give and deserve a quiet, warm, and safe place to lay their heads.
Amazing staff, volunteers and dogs!!!
Frankie and Andys Place is a safe haven for our senior dogs that have been abandoned by their owners for various reasons. I volunteer when I can to give love to these amazing seniors. They deserve happiness during their later years. I love giving them walks in the woods, and cuddles on the sofa. They are an amazing pack, and get love every minute of the day. The kindness, care and dedication that is given to them by Penny and Pete is nothing but phenomenal; its a 24/7 job. These dogs enjoy life to their fullest. I cannot express how we need more places like this. No Senior, dog or human should be alone during their final years. Praise to all that volunteer and give to such a great organization...
Been volunteering here for about 3 years, love FAAP and their mission to give abandoned seniors a soft place to land.
No matter what kind of day I'm having, when I walk through the door at Frankie & Andy's Place, it all falls away and my day immediately gets better. It's such a privilege to hang out with the seniors - no matter what their previous situation, at FAAP, they are all treated with love and respect, and they give so much love in return. I love this place.
Auntie Penny and Uncle Pete give their lives to the dogs. Their love and dedication is unsurpassable. Frankie and Andy’s Place is the real thing... love
Great supporter of older dogs who would be euthanized after being dumped by owners Thank you for caring
My husband and I have supported this top notch senior dog rescue for years now. The Millers are tried, tested and proven dog experts in every sense of the word (nutritionally, behaviorally, etc.). They are of the highest integrity and so is every single volunteer and staff. They run a super tight ship in record-keeping, finances, cleanliness, and in the care for senior dogs. I have witnessed this myself plenty of times. The heart that drives this vision is pure, extraordinarily compassionate and huge. When it comes to any charity (and I have seen tons of them so quite frankly I tend to be a natural skeptic), this one is far and above all others. It is very well respected by other animal rescues and animal professionals. I would give it a gazillion stars if I could and it still wouldn’t be enough!
The founders/owners have the purest heart for senior dogs (and all dogs) that my husband and I have ever seen. The dogs are cared for by only the most compassionate, diligent, faithful, accountable volunteers, many of whom I know personally to be women of the highest caliber, character and integrity. The dogs live in the comfiest of quarters with soft beds, cage-free (each one very carefully temp tested), truly a home environment. We support this charity and see it — and the fruit of it — every single week. The Millers not only have the pure, huge heart, they also have the highest standards of excellence in care and also in business and management. Truly the complete model for any animal charity, they far surpass all others in every area.
What a wonderful organization! It warms my heart, giving these seniors the love and care they deserve
Outstanding rescue doing an outstanding job taking in and caring for the overseen senior dogs in local shelters.
Frankie and Andy's Place is exactly what I would do if I ever one the lottery. Senior dodgs deserve so much for the love they give.
Frankie and Andy’s Place is a dream come true for senior pups!! It’s where they come to get so much love, home-cooked meals and land to roam for the rest of their days!! They never have to worry about being tossed aside because of old age or ailments. The volunteers have hearts of gold!!
Frankie and Andy's Place is a dream come true for senior dogs in need of rescue! It's a cozy cabin surrounded by woods, a home environment for dogs that have been given up on by others or in need of some love and care in the years when they should be most valued. Soft fluffy beds and couches, homemade food, and lots of space to stretch out and enjoy attention from all the wonderful volunteers that love these seniors the way they deserve is what the lucky rescue dogs will find here. What a blessing to the dogs and to the community this rescue is!
I am amazed by the caring nature of Frankie and Andys Place. They take in unwanted senior dogs and love them how they should be loved, get them the medical attention they need, and even have animal massage therapists give the sweet babies massages to help with physical ailments as well as the mental anxieties they are dealing with. Like I said...an amazing group!
I have rescued many old, ill and unwanted babies thru the years and love they can make the last days or years making sure these babies are cared for and loved. I love what they do for the dogs and community
The lovely Cher was rescued by this group and what a difference in her life. She is happy now, her coat is shiny, her skin is free of infection and she is loving life
This organization took in a dog that was 15 years old, left at a kill shelter, then adopted by a rescue. ZsaZsa Gabor had a horrid infection in her mouth that had drained into her lungs and developed into pneumonia. She was not able eat or even drink water. Frankie and Andy's saved her life. She is a happy girl, infection free
This is the most amazing organization! I only became a follower and monthly giver late last year, but they are near and dear to my heart as a hospice provider for these precious beings! Hope to be more involved this coming year.....
Frankie and Andys Place took in a pup from our program that rescues dogs. They gave her a quiet place to spend yge remainder of her days and we are extremely grateful.
I have not personal had any experience with this place but I follow them everyday and want to be a part of them, I want to volunteer and am looking into it! They touch my heart and am so happy these furbabies have them! God Bless Frankie and Andy's Place. Dianne Hardy
Home sweet home in a cabin in the woods for the many lucky sweet Seniors at Frankie and Andy’s.
It’s a dogs life...
And how sweet it is.
I’m a new volunteer with Frankie and Andy’s Place but not new to Rescue...
volunteering as I have done so over the past 8 years at 6 Rescue’s between Fl and Ga.
Frankie and Andy’s is by far the most unique and dedicated I’ve encountered.
While others shun seniors with medical issues and special needs.
Here, they go after the challenge and are rewarded with a sweet appreciative senior that can enjoy their final days, months or years with lotsa TLC.
No cages here..
These seniors big and small can wander from doggie bed to chair to sofa as their cabin Home is set up as a regular furever home.
From early in the morn till late in the eve there is hands on cuddles and watchful eyes.
Special home cooked chicken, rice and sweet potatoes are part of the daily meal routine.
Lots of shaded outside fenced grass to roll in as they can wonder in and out as they need.
If they could talk...
I’m sure they would say...
“Yep..it’s a dogs life and we’re lovin’ it”. ❤️
I am a volunteer and donate my time and money to Frankie and Andy's Place because it is like no other. Senior dogs who would have been discarded or abandoned, find a safe place to land. They feel the love of all the volunteers and live in a warm environment with their own beds, home cooked meals and a fenced in yard. Every senior dog is made to feel special and some even spread their love in our outreach programs. It's truly one of a kind!
Frankie and Andy's Place saves senior dogs from euthenization at shelters so they can save others. I've witnessed first hand the power of these animals with mentally challenged adults and elderly people. They have healed hearts when someone has lost their mate after 60 years together, they've helped the elderly find strength when they see the strength these senior dogs have and they've taught the mentally challenged compassion and patience so they may have compassion and patience towards others. It's truly a blessing and awe-inspiring to watch these sweet souls find purpose in their life again, canine and human alike.