Spread Happiness With a Norbert Plush Toy

Buy the therapy dog and picture-book star’s new toy, and a child in need will get one, too!

Who is 3 teeny-tiny pounds, a big picture-book celeb, and doing his part as a pet philanthropist to benefit the 2016 Marine Toys for Tots? None other than Norbert. The sweet therapy dog has just released a plush of his likeness in an effort to “encourage kindness and bring smiles to people around the globe.” It’s part of a buy-one, donate-one campaign that will gift children in need with a stuffed dog toy to play with, hug, and hold.

Sure, Christmas is still nearly seven months away, but here’s an opportunity to start thinking about how you can make a child’s season bright before the rush of the holidays is here. Take a cue from Norbert himself. He’s supported tons of causes including Pet Partners®, Intermountain Therapy Animals, and Lil BUB’s BIG FUND for the ASPCA. And that’s on top of all of his hospital, nursing home, and school visits. The mini mutt – most likely a special mix of Chihuahua, Cairn Terrier, and Lhasa Apso – was adopted in 2009. Today, he’s the inspiring pup behind books like Norbert: What Can Little Me Do?

Pre-order your cuddly white-and-gray puppy plush for $30, and it will ship later in the summer. Then just tuck it away for a few more months and gift it to someone special.

Whitney C. Harris

Whitney is a New York-based writer for websites including Dogster, StrollerTrafficBrides.com, and WhattoExpect.com. A former book and magazine editor, she enjoys running (with her dog, Finley), watching movies (also with Finley), and cooking meatless meals (usually with Finley watching close by). She and her husband (and Finley, too) welcomed a baby girl named Rowan in August.


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