About Me

Name: Nova

Age: 5 Years Old

Breed: Terrier X – grey

Sex: F/S

Ref Number: 18


If you have already filled out an application form within the last 6 months, you only need to email: with your surname, contact number and the name of the animal you are interested in so we can retrieve your previous application form. (We only keep application forms on file for 6 months due to GDPR requirements).

If you have not applied to adopt an animal from us before, please click the Application Form button below and fill out the online form. Please make sure once you have completed it to click “Submit” and it will be automatically sent to us.

If you would rather be sent an application form to fill out please email: and we will send you one. Or please pop into the shelter to fill one out in person.

Due to the high number of applications we receive daily,
regrettably we will only be able to contact the successful applicant.

Rehoming – Profile


Nova came into us in the beginning of February, she was brought in as the owner couldn’t cope with the number of animals in the house. 

Behaviour observations on site:

Nova is such a sweetheart but is generally fearful of new environments and the outside world. She takes time getting used to new places and people and tends to cling on to things she knows. Nova takes time to build a bond and trust people but once she gets to know you all she wants to do us sit on your lap and have cuddles.

When on walks, Nova can get scared of most things, such as; cars, cyclists, people, and everyday noises. She requires a confident owner who is willing to allow her to explore the world at her own pace.

Restraint and over handling are also scary for Nova, places like the vets can be very overwhelming for her and she will need to wear a muzzle when visiting the vets. We have began muzzle training Nova here at the shelter and she is picking it up quickly. She doesn’t like her nails being clipped but tolerates having a bath and doesn’t mind being brushed.

Nova may benefit from living with another small, but confident dog to help her navigate the world and build her confidence. Nova can be fearful of other dogs initially so introductions will have to be taken slowly with any potential resident dogs.


Nova has shown some signs of having separation anxiety and becomes anxious in new situations. She tends to seek out comfort from trusted handlers when worried. New owners will need to consider gradually leaving Nova alone, as she will need someone at home for most of the day initially.

Cannot be rehomed to Portchester

Adoption fee: Minimum donation of £180 


We reserve the right to remove a reserve at any stage of the adoption process if we believe it is in the best interest of the dog. 

Medical history:

Nova has been neutered and has no known health conditions.

Adopters should consider that previous medical conditions will now not be covered by insurance. Adopters are responsible for the on-going medical costs once the animal has been adopted.

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