About Norman Rockwell
Adoption Fee: $400
Introducing Norman Rockwell, the biggest and most handsome guy around! At approximately a year and a half old, Norman is a unique mix of St. Bernard and Belgian Malinois, weighing in at about 100 pounds. He's a high-drive and intelligent large breed boy looking for his perfect match. Norman is as sweet and affectionate as they come, but he can be a handful for owners who don't have experience with drivey dogs. We're seeking folks dedicated to nurturing his growth through mental stimulation and continued positive reinforcement training.
Norman's experience begins with an initial timidity, but as he settles in, his affection knows no bounds. His intelligence shines through, and he thrives on the mental challenges that training provides, especially when treats are involved. In fact, a good trick or obedience training session can tire him out more than a long run. He's a quick learner and a resourceful one at that. Norman is also house-trained and a master of expressing his wants and needs.
His typical day includes bursts of high-energy play followed by long, well-deserved naps. He enjoys playing with toys and engaging in tugging sessions. It's essential to provide him with daily exercise and mental stimulation to keep him content. In terms of leash training, Norman has made significant progress and is well-behaved with a gentle leader. He's also generally good with other dogs in neutral settings but may show leash reactivity when close to his home. After appropriate introductions and continued guidance toward appropriate play and boundaries, we believe he would do fine with a fur-sibling at home.
Norman is most comfortable when his humans are around, and he can struggle with separation anxiety when left alone for extended periods. He would thrive in a home where people are often present and with patient owners willing to work on his comfort and confidence when they're away. The ideal home for Norman would be an active one with one or two permanent residents and without younger kids. Some experience with high-drive dogs is preferred, and apartment living isn't suitable for Norman. We are uncertain about his compatibility with cats. You can apply to adopt him at greendogsunleashed.org/adopt/
At the time you are seeing this post, this dog is still available for adoption. But please know that we may be working on multiple applications already, and any one of them could be approved at any time. Please READ THIS ENTIRE DESCRIPTION and complete an adoption application, if you are interested in any of our animals. Application at www.greendogsunleashed.org If you send an inquiry to ask if the dog is still available, or just tell us you are interested, your inquiry will not be answered. FILL OUT AN APPLICATION. We can do NOTHING without that. No, we cannot tell you if he would be a match for your family without seeing an application. PLEASE KEEP READING for info.
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We are happy to consider applicants from out of state on most dogs. Please read the description to see if this dog is an exception. If the applicant is approved to adopt, they MUST be willing to come to our location in Troy, VA, for a meet and greet. If all parties agree that the pup and family are a good fit, they would take the pup home at that time.
For more information about our mission and for an APPLICATION for adoption, please go to www.greendogsunleashed.com.
GDU does ask a minimum adoption fee of $400.00. This does not even come close to covering all expenses created by animals while in rescue. We are funded solely by the angels and volunteers willing to donate time and finances. This minimum fee includes DAPP, rabies if age appropriate,, heartworm test and preventative, if age appropriate, and flea and tick treatment, as well as neutering or spaying, if the animal is medically sound to undergo surgery. In an attempt to avoid tummy upset from a sudden change of food, the foster family may include a small, transitional bag of the food the dog/puppy has been eating. And if the dog/puppy has grown attached to a special item (like a toy or blanket), they may send that along, as well.
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*****Due to the sheer number of animals and applications in our program, coupled with a limited number of volunteers, applicants MUST have patience as we process applications. If you do not hear back from us, the animal may have been adopted. We strive to let people know but sadly cannot offer reasons for denial beyond that. Any harassment of our volunteers will go unanswered and we will simply block you. Our volunteers spend their time working hard to ensure the very best for each animal. Please remember the animal, not the applicant, is our client.*****