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Briana & Nova: A Story of Forgiveness

Your name: Briana

Your dog's name: Nova

Your location: North Palm Beach, Florida

What made you decide to rescue a dog (as opposed to buying one)? My Brother rescued his first dog (a Pittie) too and I knew it was the only way to go. The Pittie (Boldin) had the best personality and I knew rescuing would be the only way.

How did you come to find your rescue dog and how did you know he/she was 'the one'? I was looking for a pitbull puppy for 4 months, I actually went into a local shelter and put a dog on hold the dog was heartworm positive and had to wait another week on medications, but the dog got adopted out the day before I was going to get him, I was told they tried to contact me but unfortunately I was at work and couldn't answer until after work. I was sad about at first, but it made me so happy to know that he got a great home and it led me to go on Adopt a Pet the next day and that's when I found Nova formally (Skye) online and I knew she was the one. I went to see her at her fosters house that weekend and it took me .2 seconds to stay I was taking her home.

If applicable, please name the rescue/shelter (and location) your dog came from. Good Karma Pet Rescue (In Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

If you and your pup had an entire day to do only fun things together, what would your day look like? If we had an entire day to do fun things together, We would start out by going to our favorite breakfast spot (Hurricane Cafe, They are very dog friendly and he always gets a side order of chicken sausage), Then We would head to the beach we have a local dog beach that dogs are allowed off leash, After the dog beach we would head to our local dog bar called Bark Republic that allows dogs to go and play while there humans can relax watching Sunday football.

If you had two magic minutes where your dog could understand everything you said, what would you tell her/him? I would tell Nova that she is everything I have ever wanted in a dog. I have wanted a dog my whole life and (due to playing travel sports) never was home enough on the weekends for my parents to get one. Nova you are the perfect amount of adorable, the perfect amount of spunk and you keep life so fun and full of energy. Nova you are always smiling and ready to come socialize with everyone and break breed barriers to make every human you meet fall in love with pitbull breeds.

What would be your dog's theme song? I think Nova’s theme song would be "Dancing in the Moonlight" because she always in a happy upbeat mood like the song is and she always gets the zoomies as soon as the sun goes down and the moon comes out it always makes me think she is "dancing in the moonlight" but the dog version (zoomies).

How does your pup make your life better? She makes my life better by always wanting to come with me everywhere I go. Nova is always so well behaved in public it makes bringing her with me everywhere so easy so I can spend as much of her life with her as I can.

What do you want the world to know about rescuing a dog? I want everyone to know that rescuing a dog is the best choice that you make your own life. Rescue dogs come with their quirks and it will always be a learning experience when you get a new dog, but rescue dogs always have the most heart to share and are so forgiving to their previous lives. My dog was found in a dumpster and if you looked at her today and her sweet personality you would never think she would forgive humans, but she loves nothing more than attention and love from humans.

1 comment

  • Karen Van Dusen

    I am one lucky lady to call Nova my grand puppy ! She is the sweetest & cutest little female pittie and I love her!! Boldin is her big brother and he loves her too even though he pretends he doesn’t!!!

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