Against All Odds: Family Takes a Chance on Dying, 16-Year-Old Shelter Dog and Witness a Miraculous Transformation!

A 16-year-old German shepherd mix named Bear was affected by dermatitis when he was rescued from a shelter and brought in by an experienced foster parent. After changing his name to Norman, he slowly recovered his healthy style and spotlight. “Norman is almost deaf, so he didn’t really know that I changed his name,” Norman’s new mom noted.

She fosters dogs from a shelter in North Houston and writes, “They [the shelter] know my weakness is that the senior dogs. TheThe smallest thing I can do is to give these abandoned people a soft place to sleep, food and TLC.TLC. Reciprocally they provide me a replacement appreciation and meaning in life.”

Norman Bear’s transformation was captured on camera from his time at the shelter until he recovered.

“Fostering for a shelter is extremely tough, but I attempt to check out the positive and know that I’m doing all I can,” she adds. Within the case of Norman, she says, “Norman has taught me a lot…I hope everyone can experience a senior dog’s love.” She told DogHeirs, “I love my Norman/Bear.”

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