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My name is Norman!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Aurora, Indiana - Norman
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Norman's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Norman's Story...
Norman is a 5 year old 65# Black Lab. Although he has had a rough start in life, he is a loving, friendly bit guy who is going to bring a lot of joy to the family lucky enough to adopt him.

We pulled Norman from a sad, rescue/hoarding situation in southern Illinois. The woman running the place became ill & went to the hospital. At that point it was discovered the true conditions the animals were living in. The department of agriculture stepped in & with the help of some volunteer rescue coordinators, Norman was one of almost 140 dogs who were saved & sent to other rescues & shelters around the region.

There's no real records to tell us how Norman ended up in that horrible place. We were told that he is 5 & our vet said that sounds right. He came to us with a serious yeast infection in his ears & on his skin. He's done with all his medicine & continues to get medicated baths every 4 days. His fur is growing back & he feels much better...........he definitely smells much better. And Norman was one of the lucky minority from his original rescue to test negative for heart worm.

We don't think Norman had ever lived inside before coming to foster care. Everything is new to him from the TV to the washing machine to the furnace kicking on. But he is definitely appreciating a clean, fluffy bed to sleep in. He loves his private crate........at his previous rescue, dogs were kenneled outside with multiple dogs living in cramped pens.

Norman is still adjusting to his new life. He is still very shy and scared, but no matter how frightened he has been, he has NEVER shown any aggression. The best home for him is probably going to be one with a basically calm atmosphere & a set schedule. His confidence is going to grow much faster once he knows what is going to happen when. He gets along fine with all the other dogs in his foster home, so another dog to hang out with might be really good for him. We've had mixed results with cats, so we're looking for a cat-less home for Norman just to be safe.

Norman will be attending our adoption events each Saturday until he finds a home of his own. He will be at the TriCounty PetSmart in Cincinnati (11741 Princeton Pike, 45246) on Saturdays from 11:30 to 3. His adoption fee will be $200

PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in adopting this dog, please EMAIL rather than call. That way your request can be forwarded to the appropriate person/foster home & an adoption application can be forwarded to you.

Facts about Norman

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Dearborn County Friends of Animals

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Norman, a Aurora Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever for sale in Aurora, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Aurora.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Aurora already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Aurora breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Aurora paves the way for another one to be saved.