Nova

Pit Bull mix
Medium
Young Adult
Female
More Info: 
Neutered/Spayed
Up-to-date with routine shots
No cats preferred
Coat Length: 
Short
Primary Colors: 
tan

Please read through our adoption policies and requirements at www.awfpva.org/adoptions or on our Petfinder homepage prior to requesting an application. We will contact your veterinarian to confirm vaccination status of current pets as well as your landlord to confirm pet policy. 

 

All of our animals are in foster homes. We will schedule meet and greets after approving your adoption application to ensure our fosters are only meeting with serious applicants. Please allow 1-2 weeks for approval as AWFP is run by volunteers who are full-time veterinary students.

 

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Nova is on her second freedom ride with our rescue through no fault of her own.

She is a 1.5 year old spayed female roughly 40 lb pound mini pittie that absolutely loves people! When we first took her in about a year ago, she tested great with dogs and reportedly did great over the last year with her male hound housemate. Nova came to us originally after being attacked by two dogs when she was just 8 months old. One big surgery and lots of TLC later, she was adopted out to what we thought then was a perfect home! Sadly, her home let her down and she was surrendered to the local shelter unbeknownst to us. As soon as the shelter was clear to release her, we scooped her back up! The shelter reported she was very reactive to other dogs and stimuli at the shelter, but we can’t blame her! They did say that she was extremely sweet and absolutely loved any human attention she was given. 

 

So far she seems okay, stressed because she doesn’t understand, still happy and wagging because she’s a typical pittie. We’ll need to get a few pounds back on her, retest her with other dogs, and start the search for her forever forever home. We promise to do better this time! We’ve introduced her to one dog so far, a geriatric Golden, and she did great, no signs of aggression. She was nervous of him at first, was hesitant to loosen up, but within a few minutes she was play bowing and convincing the old man to play with her. 

 

With how nervous she is we wouldn’t be surprised if after testing her again we’ll have to list her as “dog selective” as she may be reactive with some dogs. Maybe not! We’ll see! She is way too into kitties, so no cats please.