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The 12 Dogs of Christmas: Meet Norman, an Agility Superstar Looking for a Family to Love

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It’s the holidays! The time of year for families to gather together to celebrate traditions, share old memories, and make new ones. This year, as you surround yourself with family and friends, both two-legged and four-legged alike, remember there are millions of dogs in shelters, patiently waiting for a family of their own.

Norman Adopted

For some, this won’t be their first, second, or even their third Christmas behind bars.

It’s our Christmas wish that every dog in rescue would find a home for the holidays, so we’ve selected 12 special dogs from around the country that have been overlooked time and time again. Some are senior dogs, some have special needs, and some are passed over for reasons we simply can’t understand – but, they all deserve to spend the holidays with a family of their own.

We’re calling this the 12 Dogs of Christmas. The Dogington Post along with our friends at Wellness Natural Pet Food have joined forces to introduce you to 12 needy dogs in hopes that they’ll finally get noticed…and maybe get a home for the holidays!

Meet Norman!


Norman is a scruffy fun-sized lap dog. Once he gets to know people, he wags his tail and jumps up and down with excitement. He really does love attention. This adorable boy also loves to take walks and do agility and show off all of his tricks. He can’t wait to find a special person who will accept him for who he is. Though he’s a bit picky with his doggy friends, Norman can get along with the right pals. If you’ve got room in your heart and house, why not bring this special boy home?

Dog’s Name:  Norman 

Name of Shelter: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah

Age: 7 years 

Type/Size/Sex:  Terrier Mix  

Likes:  Agility Courses, he’s an agility superstar! Loves showing off his tricks. Loves long walks.  

Dislikes: Can be picky with other dogs.  

Norman’s Perfect Home: Norman is a crazy smart dog. He would benefit living with a family committed to practicing and introducing new tricks and even taking him to agility trainings. He will do well in any home with a family that’s excited to continue agility, trick training, or other dog sports.

Could Norman be a perfect fit for your family? Here’s how to begin the adoption process: For anyone interested in adopting Norman please fill out his adoption application here: shelterluv.com/matchme/adopt/BKNB/Dog.  

Then, come visit him at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741-5000. Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MT, every day.

12 Dogs Of Christmas

Will Norman finally find his forever with you?

The ’12 Dogs of Christmas’ is proudly sponsored by Wellness.

12 Dogs Of Christmas

The Wellness Foundation was started to make the world a better place for all pets.

A big part of that involves a partnership with Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters.

As the Official Pet Food Partner of Best Friends, Wellness is proud to provide natural pet food for the animals they rescue, so they have access to the healthiest nutrition possible.

We are also committed to helping the pets at Best Friends find forever homes. And when they do, we want their first meal to be from us, so we send their new families home with free Wellness pet food. Because pets deserve nothing less than the most nutrient-dense goodness in every bowl, starting with the first one.

Plus, if you adopt one of our “12 Dogs of Christmas,” they’ll send a PAWsome gift basket filled with Wellness Natural food and treats for your newest furry family member, too!

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    Best Friends is the most amazing organization. I can attest these dogs are in a great rescue and get lots of love but when you visit the center they make it clear they are ready for a home. Staff and volunteers work their magic and have brought out the very best in each dog. It’s worth a visit.

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