20 October 2023

Norma Bates ******ADOPTED*****

By Emma
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Norma D2023-139


  • Needs at least one resident dog
  • Older teenage or no children
  • Fine with cats

Norma is a 7 year old Bichon described by her foster mum a big fluffy teddy bear with eyes like big chocolate buttons that melt your heart. Sometimes her  eyes are sad, she’s had an awful life. Norma was rescued for a terrible situation and this is when her new life started and the search for her special family began.

Norma lives with her foster family and can sometimes be nervous of men and new people coming into her home. Sometimes she will tell them off and other times she will take herself off to her safe space to watch you from a distance. She will come out when she realises there’s nothing to be afraid of.  

Norma is a cheeky little pudding and will sometimes pinch foster mums spot on the settee if shes not looking. She is also a bit of a curtain twitcher and would make an excellent member of the neighbourhood watch team.  She hasn’t really played with toys but I’m sure she will in time as she does love to chew on a plastic flavoured chicken bone. Norma likes to jump onto the settee and cuddle up to the other dogs in the home. If foster mum is making a fuss of her dogs Norma comes over for a fuss and loves you to smooth her and give her a tickle behind her ears. She can sometimes be a little nervous, but when you talk to her gently, she will come to you wagging her tail. She is slowly starting to trust humans

Norma lives with a cat and pays absolutely no attention to her apart from trying to steal her food when she’s not looking

Norma needs a quiet home, so it’s best for her if she doesn’t live with children.

Norma allows foster mum to put a harness and leads on her and enjoys going out for a walk and having a sniff around, she will walk on her own or with the other dogs. She isn’t particularly fond of really loud noises as they scare her, so she is currently walked with two leads at  all times in case she tries to bolt. She doesn’t pull and is a pleasure to walk.

Norma sleeps upstairs and is dry all night sleeping at the side of the bed with the other dogs. When she wants to get up she will put a paws on the bed and start tapping for you wake up but if you would like a lie in, she will go back to bed. She is so cute in the morning it’s like being woken up by a real life teddy bear.

Norma loves her food and absolutely loves dinner time waiting patiently with the other dogs. Her favourite treat by far is cheese, although she is partial to a banana. On Sunday when foster mum makes lunch, she enjoys raw carrot, raw, broccoli, and raw cauliflower. The way to Norma’s heart is definitely food.

Norma needs a quiet home with patient, kind, loving and understanding owners with not too many visitors, who will allow her as much time as she needs for her to overcome her insecurities and come out of her shell. She would need at least one doggy friend but the more the merrier. She doesn’t need a particularly active home she’s quite content but does enjoy a walk. It would be lovely for Norma to experience all that life has to offer. She has never been to the beach or on a doggy holiday this would be absolutely amazing for her to experience, she also loves a lovely soft warm bed and chair that she can jump on to carry on her neighbourhood watch duties. Oh and don’t forget the cheese.


Vaccinated, Microchipped and up to date flea and wormer

Fostered in Newport

Comes with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance