A nova is a strong, rapid increase in the brightness of a star. The word comes from the latin for “new star,” because often a star previously too dim to be seen with the naked eye can become the brightest object in the sky besides the sun and the moon.
That’s me, Nova. A rising star.
I am a puppy mill survivor, rescued when myself and 6 other Danes were seized by animal services. I don’t want to dwell too much in the past because I’m working on being in the present.
I think the hardest thing to learn is how to be a dog. My world got exponentially bigger as soon as I was placed in a foster home. I was used to drinking from puddles but now I use a bowl, and at first, I only ate off the ground but now I use a bowl. How am I learning? I’m following the ques from Zak and Freya who are both Danes in my foster home. They are showing me how to dog. It’s because of their guidance that I’m overcoming loud noises and walking out of the yard to slowly take in everything around me.
I’m 8 months old and learning to be comfortable in a crate. If left to my own devices, I chew on stuff. Baby steps.
My new home MUST have a stable dog in the house that will take me by the paw and lead me into my future. My people must be patient and understanding of the fact that I have some PTSD to work out. I love people but it may take me a minute or 2 to trust strangers. Kids in the home (8+) have to be able to understand that everything is new to me and I spook easily…this is why I need a dog of my own ~ to learn. I will only thrive with positive training and handling. I’ve gained 6 pounds since I’ve been in foster and have a few to go.
If you do not have another dog, or the time and patience to work with me, please consider another dog from Danes in Distress
Age: 8 months