Please note: The dogs in ODH's Final Refuge care are not adoptable due to medical reasons and all are in permanent homes. Your sponsorship supports the veterinary expenses for these dogs - and we thank you!
The best word to describe Norman is sweet. He’s devoted to his foster Mom, loves his human sister, and gets along with his 7 dog and cat siblings. Norman loves having company but with impaired vision and hearing it takes a minute to sniff out his new friends. When he does, they’re greeted with his enthusiastic wag and “snaggle” tooth smile.
Norman had chronic problems with snorting and serious nasal congestion. He saw an internist who recommended a CT scan of his head and a rhinoscopy to look into his nasal passages. Old Dog Haven used the Maranda Fund to cover these procedures with the hope of determining the cause and ease Norman’s discomfort.
The rhinoscopy revealed no tumors and Norman was diagnosed with chronic lymphoplasmactic rhinitis that is being treated with medication. This is a very frustrating condition to treat (all internists tell us this), but with a careful drug regimen Norman is now quite comfortable and healthy.
His foster Mom says, “Norman’s very favorite things are blankets…. lots of blankets! He is quite skilled at tossing them up; diving under, them spinning around until he’s all snuggled up. I love this little man and am grateful to ODH for giving him the opportunity to be a happy, comfortable little old man and for allowing me to care for him.”
Norman is sponsored by:
- Shane Somerville and Adam Felker in memory of Murphy, Sophie, Jumper, Crystal and Lucky (06/30/2020)
- Richard Ernst of Yonkers, NY as a Christmas gift to Susan Ernst (12/31/2020)
- Susana Ortiz of Issaquah, WA (01/31/2021)