16-Year-Old Dog Makes Incredible Transformation After Rescue From Shelter

This 16-year-old dog was stuck in a shelter, but one kind family did him a kindness no other would do.

A 16-year-old German Shepherd mix named Bear was suffering from dermatitis when he was rescued from a shelter and taken in by an experienced foster parent. Renamed Norman, he slowly regained his health with love and attention. “Norman is nearly d.e.a.f, 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 the senior dogs. The least I can do is give these a.b.a.n.d.o.n guys a soft place to sleep, food and TLC. In return, they give me a new appreciation and meaning in life.”

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

Bear’s Kennel Card at BARC

Day 1 Freedom Ride

The first day – Napping already

First week

Normie’s favorite spot.

Finally! New coat and fur!

“Fostering for shelter is very tough, but I try and look at the positive and know that I am doing all I can,” she adds. In the case of Norman, she says, “Norman has taught me a lot…I hope everyone can experience a senior dog’s love.” She told, “I love my Norman/Bear”.

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