Sex: neutered male
Weight: 30 lbs
Kids: yes, 8 and dog-savvy
Fenced Yard: preferred
Adoption Fee: $350
Norman came to us in pretty rough shape when his owner realized she just didn't have the time or means to properly care for him. He was a bit underweight, and he had ear, skin and urinary tract infections. A few weeks in foster care, and now he’s filled out and feeling much better, thank you!
He has dry eye that was untreated for a long time, which may have caused him to have some vision loss, mostly at night. He now gets daily eye drops, as well as ongoing treatment for his allergies (he takes Apoquel check with your vet on costs in your area) and Addison's disease.
Despite all this, Norman’s a pretty laid-back guy. He loves a good nap and cuddles on the couch. You should be prepared to give lots of belly rubs! He enjoys a walk or car ride, but mostly he likes to find a sunny spot to sleep in--if you have a yard, he would appreciate it!
He has gotten along with his canine foster siblings, but he is a little touchy around his food. This guy should dine alone--in fact, he's so touchy about his stuff he shouldn't live in a house with littles. Any kids in the house should be dog-savvy and know to leave him, his dog dish, and his stuff alone. He is house and crate trained, and has caused no problems when he’s left alone. No cats, though. He’s allergic.
At his age, Norman would prefer a quiet life, but he could be an office dog if he has a soft place to nap. He doesn’t ask for much, just someone to monitor his health and give him some cuddles.
His foster mom says, “Norman came to us a sad spirit. After lots of care and some good food, he's now healthy, putting on weight and enjoying life. Norman is a couch potato that asks for belly rubs and a warm blanket. He is sweet, easy going, enjoys walks, car rides and a good bone or toy to chew on.”
Potential adopters should note that he is too big to fly, so you can count on some quality road trip bonding time.
FBRN dogs are in foster care in people's private homes. For the foster families' safety, we do not disclose specific locations, and we don't set up meet and greets prior to applications. For detailed information about the dogs in our care, please read the extensive bios on each dog.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo, so adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family.
Norman has been diagnosed with Addison’s disease and he gets regular Percorten V injections and Prednisone as needed. His condition requires a veterinarian's care, so applicants should either have or know of an excellent vet in the area.
Norman has allergies and we are feeding him a Canine Caviar diet. In addition, he gets daily Apoquel, and Omega-3 Pet supplements. He has a history of skin and ear infections and applicants should ask their vet how to recognize ear infections should they recur.
Norman is a resource guarder, so we won't place him in a home with young children, or in a home where young children visit frequently. During feeding and when toys are present, he should be monitored if there are other dogs around. We ask adopters to use the "slow intro" method of bringing our dogs into their new home.
Norman has impaired vision due to chronic dry eye requiring daily cyclosporine drops and ongoing care by that excellent vet in your area.
He had a dental cleaning with extractions and he was neutered on 11.13.2018.
With love from Rin & Crew
Norman, you look life our beloved Lefty, who gave us 13 wonderful years of love. We lost him in January and miss him every single day. Sending you love and prayers sweet boy! The Underwoods
Something material for Norman, accompanied by lots of love and prayers. Denise
Good luck little man! Lynn Jacobson
For Norman's care to make him feel better. Gregory Sorbello