Our lovely Nova is a bewitching girl who needs the right person to share a quiet life. She joined our Rescue last year, after a stint in NYCACC, after where her owner had surrendered her without much reason. Nova appeared to crack from the shock, and her fearful behavior earned her a spot on the shelter euthanasia list. We jumped at the chance to help Nova as soon as she came under our radar.

When Nova arrived, she was shy, skittish and uncertain about her new surroundings. We could tell that at the age of one, she had not been well socialized, and that her former owners had done no obedience work. It took a while, but slowly Nova began to come out of her shell, and shed her haunted, fearful look. Slowly, a more confidant posture emerged, until she was facing life with squared off shoulders, and upright ears.

Now two and a half years old, Nova is a striking young girl, with the most lustrous black and tan coat. She has reached a robust weight of 12 pounds, and is in great health. Nova appears to be mostly Miniature Pinscher with a scoche of something else interesting in the mix. She has a broad skull, and triangular head, with a bit of heft to her coat, that deviates from the Min Pin Standard features.

While Nova has made tremendous progress, she can be nervous while meeting new people. Adopters will need patience to allow her to warm up at her own pace. She can be intolerant of invasive touch during grooming and Vet visits, so she is best muzzled in these situations. Nova would thrive in a patient adult home, with folks who have experience with shy, fearful dogs.

As a tiny working dog, Nova has a tenacity and high energy level that must be channeled into appropriate activities. She still has some puppy mojo, and adopters will need to provide adequate daily exercise. She would be a great fit for active adults, who have the time and patience to nurture Nova's great potential.

Exercise and discipline are the keys to Nova's rescue program. She would make a great running, walking or hiking champion, and she absolutely loves outdoor activities. She has the signature intelligence that we expect from our Min Pins, and she is quick to grasp basic obedience commands. We have begun Nova on the Canine Good Citizenship program, and she's already performing beautifully. We encourage adopters to take her the rest of the way.

Nova has great house manners, and is mostly house trained and crate trained. Adopters should expect to troubleshoot house training issues because rescue dogs lose quite a bit of their mojo during the rescue process. Nova is a smart girl and will quickly adjust to her new potty routine.

Nova in excellent health, and has been spayed. She has received routine vaccinations and the 4dx test. She has been microchipped and dewormed. If you are interested in Nova, please write to Angelsfrgod@aol.com or call Denise at 860-908-9738 for more info.

We are an active, 501(c)(3), multi-breed dog rescue, local to the North East, situated in Canterbury, Connecticut. Our 21 year history is reflected in our website EskiesOnline.com, and on our Facebook page: Eskies Online.