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Adopt Norville

Male Young Labrador Retriever

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Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue

About Norville

It has been a long, challenging journey for two-year-old Norville. As many of our followers know, timid, shy Norville was found as a stray and rescued thanks to H.A.R.T.T. He had obviously been on his own for a while, as his collar was embedded in his neck with raw, open wounds around it. Arizona Humane Society took him in and removed the collar and started treatment on his neck. That’s when he came to DLRR and into a loving foster home to recover. His neck healed, he gained weight, and he is slowly learning to trust. Now Norville needs a special, dedicated adopter to help him continue his journey. Due to some observed neck and back issues, X-rays and MRIs were done on Norville, revealing not only damage, but BBs where he was used as target practice. Further investigation and testing was done to determine how to help him reach optimum health and be as pain-free as possible. Finally, a diagnosis revealed information that gives us a clear idea of his future needs. This sweet guy, who has gone through so much already, needs a home as an only dog with no children. Norville’s new family should live a quiet, simple lifestyle because he cannot go to public areas or parks or be with other animals. If you are a relaxed homebody who doesn’t travel much and would love a timid yet friendly dog, you may be the right match as Norville’s forever home. He has a lifelong condition that can be treated with antibiotics but not completely be cured. He will be on antibiotics for the rest of his life and may occasionally have flare-ups. This good boy with a big heart is housebroken and likes to sleep in a crate. He loves hot dogs and cheese for snacks. He melts when he is being brushed or gets a chin scratch. He takes a while to trust people because of the abuse in his young life, and he still has the scars to prove it, both physically and mentally. If you think your lifestyle matches a life with Norville, we would love to talk to you about him. If you are interested in this dog, please fill out an application at www.dlrraz.org. Someone will call to schedule a home visit so you can become an approved adopter. Also, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook/desertlab and follow us on Instagram (DLRR of Arizona) and Twitter (@DLRR). Thanks!

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Details

Name
Norville
Age
Young
Gender
Male
Size
Medium
Shots up to date
YES
Ok with kids
NO
Housetrained
YES
Hypoallergenic
Not Sure
Spayed / Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
NO
Ok with cats
NO
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