Hello, my name is Norbert.
I'm a 3-lb registered therapy dog with a BIG heart. I have my very own website! Please visit www.Norberthood.com for all of my info.
I'm a 7" tall mixed breed dog (we think Chihuahua, Cairn Terrier & Lhasa Apso) and sometimes I get called Norbie or Norbs. I am 8 years old. I was the only dog in my litter so people say I am one-of-a-kind. I was adopted through PetFinder.com.
My Mom, Julie Steines (Freyermuth), and I are a registered therapy animal team with the Pet Partners® organization. I am also a Canine Good Citizen and a certified R.E.A.D.® dog with the Intermountain Therapy Animals organization.
Since I am a therapy dog, I have volunteered at nursing homes, hospitals and special events. I love to donate copies of my picture books as a way to spread smiles! I also give pretty good high-fives.
Norbert: What Can Little Me Do? is an international award-winning children's picture book inspired by my life. *blush blush* The much-anticipated second book in the series, titled Norbert: What Can Little YOU Do?, was published in March 2015. In November 2015, my third book, Norbert & Lil BUB: What Can Little WE Do?, was published.
My book series shows children that you don’t have to be big to make a BIG difference in the world and that we all have unique gifts that can be used to serve the greater good.
CLICK HERE to learn more or purchase my books! I believe they will bring you many smiles.
Recently I have been featured in some pretty cool articles such as Paper Magazine, Time.com, People, Buzzfeed, USA Today and I was even a 2015 Webby Award Honoree in the Social-Animal category.
I created my Norbert Plush toy which is part of a kindhearted project I call Norberthood For Good. For every plush Norbert that is purchased, I donate a plush to Toys for Tots® where it will be given to a child in need. Currently, my plush toy is sold-out.
Everyone who helps me spread smiles is part of the Norberthood - a group of nearly 1.5 million people and growing. Let's spread smiles together!
Norbert® is a registered trademark of Polly Parker Press.