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  • Adoption Status: Available
  • Breed: Shih Tzu/Spaniel
  • Age: 6 yrs
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 12 lbs
  • All LHH dogs have been spayed or neutered, updated on shots, microchipped, groomed, deflea'd, dewormed; and come with a leash, collar and LHH ID tag!

MEET NOVA…and she is our new girl, who is looking for life full of love.  She is a very sweet, gold/white, 12.8 lb, Shih Tzu Spaniel, as best we can tell.  Nova doesn’t shed much, but a little…and her coat is so very soft 🙂   She was listed as 7 yrs old, because her teeth were a mess, so the people who were supposed to pull her from the shelter decided she was too old.  No way!  She definitely doesn’t act like an old dog!  We don’t think she is 7 or even 6…but we don’t like to underage our dogs.  Six it is!

We usually don’t write about the dogs until we’ve had them a bit, but Nova came into LHH like she had always lived here!  Same happened with her foster.  At first, she was a bit of a whiner — but once she realized she was safe, she has fit seamlessly and has been quiet as a mouse.  That being said, she does whine from time to time when she wants something (or you)!  One of our newly neutered canine fosters wanted to take her as his bride, but she was having none of it! 

Unlike most of our rescues when they arrive, Nova is healthy and seems to have been loved in her life.  She is your shadow, will jump on your bed and sleep on your pillow and claim it as her own.  If you don’t like dogs getting under foot or following you around, she isn’t for you.  She is a bit of a picky eater, but when she got a taste of our homemade food, she was very happy!  While we never guarantee, she seems to be potty trained!  She’ll whine if she wants something, including going out

The best home for this little lady would be one where there is someone around to dote on and love her to pieces.  She doesn’t need another dog or kids (but they would be fine)…she just needs you!  Just for the record?  She is not a sloth, she likes to move around and she is almost active at times!!

Adoption Events

We do not have a public viewing facility; however, we hold bi-monthly adoption events in Santa Monica. Please check our calendar for changes and cancellations due to holidays or weather.

1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, 11am – 2:30pm

2116 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 [Map]

Metered street parking.

Please bring pictures or video of your home/yard if we have not yet done a home visit (preferred).

And…don’t forget to bring your dog(s), if you have any. They make the final decision!