Age: 7 years old
Size (weight): 14.5 lbs.
Coat & colour: Red, smooth
Temperament: Sweet, loving, playful — he loves to give face washes.
Good with Dogs: He gets along fine with the two resident dachshunds (one of which is a slightly dominant female).
Good with Cats: Unknown
Good with Kids: Unknown
Housetraining: Yes. He had one marking episode very early in his stay but has been fine after that. He has used a puppy pad when left alone, but he’s not been alone much at all and is on a schedule.
Suitable for an Apartment: Probably not. At first Norman was very quiet, but he has starting barking more. He does bark at the door and when someone walks past the house.
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee? $300
And now a few words from me:
Hi! My name is Norman.
My foster dad calls me “Roll-with-the-punches Norman” – nothing fazes me and I’m always ready for an adventure. I love to travel in the car and am a great little rider. I’m also the first to jump to the door for “walkies”. I’m a sturdy little fellow and very handsome, if I say so myself. Foster mom says I am beautiful and that my ears are as soft as silk. I’m a laid back guy, and while I like the resident dogs here, I really just want to be with my humans.
I am told that I am well behaved and have good leash manners. I’m still learning not to jump on the human furniture though! I can’t help myself, I just have to run into Mom’s office and jump on her chair.
And now a few words from my foster family:
Norman is a sweet little doggie who will shadow his caretakers. He often pokes a little of his tongue out unaware of the amusement he creates with family and friends. Norman gets along nicely with the other dogs, but simply wants to be loved and would probably be fine as an only dog.
Norman seems to really like car rides. All you need to say its “Ride? Ride Norman?” and he will wag his tail eagerly as he heads for the door in anticipation of being included.
Norman sleeps in his crate beside the big bed but he would really prefer to sleep with you. He just loves to snuggle with his people.
We don’t know much about Norman’s past, but can tell you about his “now”. He will let you know if he needs to go out and has already become a protector of the family. His only failing is that he doesn’t greet strangers well (he barks at them), but we are working on that. We are confident that he will be a loving, dedicated dog to his forever family. Could it be you? Whoever adopts Norman will hit the jackpot!