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Help for Norman: the homeless dog who’s never been loved

Can de Palleiro dog breed dog-sad
© Os Peludiños Vilalba - Facebook

We love all dogs here at Wamiz and this unusual crossbreed is no exception so why is "the dog who's never been loved" finding it so hard to find a home?

By Natasha James

Published on the 07/12/2020, 09:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:23

Norman the dog is no typical breed. A cross between a Can de Palleiro (a dog native to Spain) and a Nordic pup, this handsome boy should have found it easy to find a home.

But, it seems that no matter how popular he is on social media, no one wants him.

Terrified of fuss

The abandoned dog was taken to Os Peludiños Vilalba, a rescue shelter in Spain. The centre staff are not sure exactly where he’d come from but he was nervous, distrusting and appeared to have never been stroked! Yes, it seems that this sweet dog had never received any love, strokes or positive attention.

Since coming to the shelter, Norman has come out of his shell and learnt what it means to be cared for. Shelter workers describe him as smart, obedient and loving.

A hard road ahead for Norman

But, it seems that Norman’s trials are not over and now the shelter that he’s come to see as home is closing for good. The staff are desperate to find a home for this sweet boy.

Norman lives in Spain so it’s unlikely that our UK readers will be able to offer him a home but there are plenty of dogs just like Norman here in the UK who are looking for their forever home.

So, if you’re thinking of bringing a new dog into your life, we’d urge you to adopt not shop.