NOVA
Boxer Mix
State: ME
Age: 17 Months
DOB:  01/20/2019
Weight: 59lbs
Sex: F
Neutered/Spayed/UTD: Yes/Yes
Color Coat: Fawn
Docked Tail: No
Cropped Ears: No
Children under 4: Yes
Children over 4: Yes
Separation Anxiety: No
Other dogs: No
Cats: No
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Obedience Trained: Yes
Leash Trained: Work in progress
Micro chipped: No
Adoption Fee: 475:00
7/25/20-It's been a little bit over a week since the surgery and Nova has made an amazing turnaround.  She welcomes people with wagging tail and just loves attention.
She is happy and playing with toys as never before. Still needs work walking on her leash but walking side-by-side on a long lead she does great. She does know her commands of sit, come, stay, wait for food and shake paw.
She has triumphed over the traumas that she has experienced in the last few weeks.
She is ready for her forever home with loving patient parents who understand that she responds to kindness instead of stern demands.


7/16/20 - Nova's spay went well. Although it started a little scary, as she needed to be muzzled, it was  only fear that held her back.  When we picked her up, we were told that she did very well with everyone there.  It turns out that she was in heat, which may explain her behavior during the last few weeks.


Today she passed another milestone and was able to greet new people without fear.  The two new people were girls in their teens, she was totally happy, tail wagging.  


We still need to work on leash training and hope to do so in the next few days once she heals from surgery.  We feel optimistic that she will ultimately be a pleasure to walk on a leash.  She continues to impress us on how sweet of a dog she is.  She thrives on attention. 


7/1/20-Nova is settling in well and seems to be comfortable here.  She has improved on the leash the last couple of days, but is very strong and tends to pull when in a hunting mode. We are working with her using a gentle leader. 

 

One problem that has right now is that she is afraid of visitors.  She will actually get on the couch and tremble if someone comes in the house. We believe this may be because she has had a lot of changes in a short period of time  We are working on exposing her to people and her interacting with them.   We are taking her for rides to relieve anxiety. 

 

Besides boxer we think she is definitely part hound. Her hunting instinct is very strong, with nose to the ground and focused on the task.  Her neck is longer than most Boxers, as well as an excess of skin on the back of the neck.  She has other physical traits of a hound.  She is your typical goofy Boxer though. Nova is extremely sweet and affectionate.  She loves to cuddle and asks for belly rubs.

 

We recommend that she be placed in a home with a fenced yard, no other pets and with someone home more often. She will look for one of us if we are out of her view. With a little more work she will become a great dog.  


6/27/20-Today Nova had to move to a different foster home with no pets. We were told she was good with small dogs & cats in her owner’s home, but unfortunately she did not do well with either in her foster home. 


6/20/20-Sweet Nova arrived today, an owner surrender due to divorce who needed to find her forever home. She travels beautifully, and loves everyone she meets.  This is a young, energetic girl who would greatly benefit from some formal training, and she does need work on her leash manners....again, it's because she is young and needs to learn the way of the dog/human world.

She is good with children, and has grown up wIth kids from 1 to 21, but we have determined that she would do best in a home with no other animals. So please check back soon to see how well beautiful girl is doing in her foster home.