Norm (Nongcentral)



Age: 3 years
Sex: Neutered male
Estimated Breed: Collie X
Weight: 40 lbs
Good with dogs?: Yes
Good with cats?: Yes
Good with children?: Older children
Special/Medical Needs: No
Energy Level: High

Adoption Fee: $650

Location of Foster Home: Redwood Meadows, AB

Norm (nicknamed Thai) is doing really well! He’s come so far in his 2 weeks here! Norm is doing great with the cats and my other two large dogs! He still has some resource guarding with high value treats but is getting much better! Once he learns that food will always be available, I think that this will subside! He does not fight or bite, just growls which is good and my dogs give him his space when he needs it! He’s a smart boy and picks things up quickly. He is definitely high energy and will need a home that takes him on long walks, hikes, bike rides, etc. He does not chew anything in the home and is fine when left alone for a few hours at a time. He’s great on leash and does well in a secured area off leash…he follows my dogs and his recall is getting really good. He “whines” when he needs to go potty outside and has only had one accident in the home (probably our fault in just trying to figure out his routine). He is not skittish and does well with noise and new experiences. He is great meeting strangers and other dogs while out walking. If he is a bit scared, he will stand right by me until I tell him it’s ok. He LOVES his special treats…chicken, chicken necks, bully chews and bones! He has been eating raw food as well as kibble while being here as that is what our dogs eat. He has had many new foods introduced with no diarrhea!! The stomach of a street doggo I assume! This sweet, gentle, snuggly boy will do good in a home with kids I’m sure, although given he still resource guards a bit, older kids are recommended. He LOVES his people! He HATES the crate, so that might be an issue if someone wants a crate trained dog. We tried everything and he absolutely refuses to go in it. He hasn’t been in the car yet. He has not had any interest in playing with toys yet, but is now starting to show interest in playing with the dogs.