My name is Norton!

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Puppy for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Norton
Photo 1 - Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Puppy for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Norton
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Norton's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Norton's Story...

HI! I'm looking for a foster care home! My name is Norton! I'm a sweet, neutered male, 10-week-old puppy who loves to cuddle. I'm friendly, funny and very playful! I love toys and other dogs. I will snuggle with you anytime - I love it! I'm a smart puppy and a quick learner. Like most puppies, I am active and full of energy, but I aim to please and I just love it when people say my name and tell me I'm a good boy. Oh, and I give great puppy kisses - really good ones and I'm so proud of myself when I do the right thing. Please give me a home for the holidays! I will love you for life. Adoption fee: $100 and includes deworming, vaccinations, neuter and microchip.


  • Sunday, December 16: Adoption Event at Lou's, 20779 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, from 1-5 p.m. Paws for Life will have adoptable dogs, puppies, cats and kittens at Lou's in Grosse Pointe Woods. Shop for pet supplies and meet some cute and furry homeless pets for adoption. Also, meet the infamous Franky, the shop's resident 40-pound sulcata tortoise.

NOTE ABOUT BREED LABELING: Visual breed identification of dogs is unreliable and usually inaccurate. So, for most of our adoptable dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.

Why is labeling a dog such a big deal? A label will stick with a dog for the rest of its life. A label can mean discrimination, losing its home or even death. Labels are a problem for the dogs when we, as the local experts on animals, allow adopters, politicians and community members to think that the label we assign can predict who that dog is or will be.


Adoption Process:
Complete the application at the link above or send an email to to tell us which pet you're interested in and we'll send you a questionnaire that will help us make the best match for you and your new pet. We then arrange a location, date and time for you to meet some pets. If the meeting goes well and everyone is happy, you begin the mandatory, minimum two-week adjustment period with the pet as part of your family. You will pay the non-refundable adoption fee at the start of the two-week adjustment period. This pending period allows your new dog or cat time to adjust to their new home, new people, new routine, etc., and for you to decide if it's a match and the right pet for you. At the end of two weeks (some people extend the adjustment time as needed and that's fine too), if everyone is happy, then we finalize the adoption. Feel free to email if you have any questions.

Facts about Norton

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Norton

Other Pets at Paws for Life Rescue and Adoption

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Norton, a Troy Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Retriever (Unknown Type) puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Retriever (Unknown Type) for sale in Troy, or seeking a Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Retriever (Unknown Type) puppy from a breeder in Troy.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Troy 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 Troy 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 Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Retriever (Unknown Type) breeders who help with Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Retriever (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Troy paves the way for another one to be saved.