This petite(ish) blue-eyed beauty hails from Texas and found her way north when her owner, since she was a puppy, looked to rehome her. A family in Illinois saw her and wanted her and so she travelled via a relay-transport to her new adopters. Sadly, however, she bit the new owners on the first night when they fed her together with their pack of 8 dogs. Nova was doomed from the start as she was not given the opportunity to adjust to her new life. Dolefully, Nova has been in our rescue for a year now. But we are looking to change her future with a person or family that understands resource guarding behaviors and is willing to put the work in to give Nova the loving home she deserves. In the year that Nova has been with us, there have been no bite incidents with the multiple handlers that get her out for exercise and socialization. Volunteers use the words sweet, reserved, and affectionate to describe Nova. She walks well on leash and knows her basic commands. Nova would love to get back into a home environment and experience all the comforts she once had.
This dog requires an adopter to come out to the rescue three times in order to build up trust and form a bond with this dog before going home. Please talk to your adoption coordinator regarding the behaviors we have been working with this particular dog and the training techniques we have seen improvement with. We will also need the name and number of the trainer you plan on using before they will go home.