Francesca "Frenchy" is the Clancy family's pet dog. The Clancy family found him in the newspaper that said "Frenchy, a sweet 1-year-old french poodle. Gentle and very sweet! Also very cute. Looking for a family to give him lots of love. Free to a good home!" Nancy found Frenchy and decided to adopt him but then she and her family found out Frenchy was on the waiting list for the James family. All hope was lost until Frenchy makes his big debut. Now he belongs to the Clancy's. Frenchy was likely named as such for Nancy's love for France, as deep as her love for Frenchy.