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Nova Corgi St. Cloud, FL

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Red / Chestnut / Orange, Brown / Chocolate

About

Coat length
Medium
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without
Other dogs, cats, children, other animals.

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Meet Nova

This beautiful girl is Nova. She's about 2yrs old & 35lbs. Nova was originally surrendered to us at the age of 6 months old when her family was moving & they could not take all 3 dogs to their new home. She had received no vetting & no socialization at that point. She was terrified when she left the house for the first time, but she did warm up nicely. We got her vetted, socialized, and ready for adoption. She has spent a little over a year with her adoptive family, but now they have decided they cant keep her & Nova has been returned to find a home yet again.

This poor dog was completely failed at socialization during her first few months of life. She was friendly but nervous when she first came to me. The adoptive family did take her to obedience courses so she has had some training but it seems that they did not spend time socializing her to be a confident dog. They said that she became a dominant dog after the age of sexual maturity. They noted leash aggression, fear of large dogs, and distrust of strangers, but said she's a loving dog in the comfort of her home with her owners.

Nova needs a very specific type of home where her boundaries are respected and possibly a behavioral trainer is brought in to work with her owner on overall stress/confidence. A home with no children & no other pets is a must. She needs a backyard to have privacy outside, as walks can be overstimulating for her. We cannot predict what kind of triggers may develop in a new environment but we hope that someone with the right behavioral understanding and/or professional assistance can work with her to have a happy life. Her adoption fee is waved to the right person who can provide for her.

*UPDATE 2 days after intake*
Nova was definitely nervous when her owners handed her over to me. She barked & semi-lunged at me during our meeting in a mutual place. But after she arrived back at the rescue she has not given me any more signs of aggression. She's definitely uncomfortable but she also jumps up on me to beg for pets/attention. I know that she has the potential to become aggressive, so I have not pushed her boundaries too much at this point. We have went for walks around the yard & she has walked back into her kennel without issue (only hesitating once upon arrival) but mostly being compliant. I would love to see her go to a good mature home where not too much is asked of her & she's able to live comfortably. At this point her triggers are unclear so her adopting owner must be prepared for the possibility of needing to hire a trainer.

The original owner did not give any genetic / breed information. We believe her to be a corgi mix based on body shape & size.

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  • Corgi
  • Young
  • Female