Dog Details

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Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler (short coat)
Medium Adult Female

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 22-0842

Minneapolis, MN

Organization Contact Info: Underdog Rescue MN P.O. Box 16453 St. Louis Park, MN 55416

About Nova

  • DOB: 11/12/2019
  • Weight: 39.8 Pounds
  • Physical Fence Required: Not Required
  • Housetrained: No
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Low
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Activity level: Moderately Active
  • Requires Another Dog in the Home?: Yes
  • Good with Other Dogs?: Yes
  • Good with Cats?: Unknown
  • Good with Kids?: Yes

Compatibility Qualities

  • Good with Dogs
  • Good with Kids
  • Needs a companion animal

More about Nova

  • Lots vocal
  • Requires a yard
  • Likes to play with toys
  • Playful
  • Timid
  • Eager To Please
  • Intelligent
  • Goofy
6/18: Medical records sent to adopter Kris S.



  • DOB: 11/12/2019
  • Requires another dog in home: Yes, unless home a lot
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: Unknown
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Unknown
  • Weight: 40 pounds
  • Requires a fenced yard:  Yes, needs a fenced yard
  • Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area. Invisible/ underground fencing is not recommended for most rescue dogs.

Hello, my name is Nova I am a stunning and cautiously curious young adult female Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler mix. My favorite activities include gnawing on marrow bones; vocalizing my excitement & saying hello to strangers passing by the house; getting ear scratches and pets; running around a fenced yard; getting lots of exercise, relaxing in soft cozy beds or blankets; eating all kinds of treats/food; and playing with toys…especially squeakers! I also enjoy, in true Heeler fashion, herding my family by playfully nipping at their legs. Now I understand that some pups and people may not like my little love nips but herding is, after all in my genes…I’m just sayin’!

Anyway, I do not like loud noises or commotion, and I have not met any cats, but I am good with kids and other dogs. I live with a diverse group of canine sibs with whom I love to play so I would enjoy having a companion at my new home too. I am a smart girl who knows what “sit”, “come”, “outside”, and “go potty” mean and I am, for the most part leash, potty, and crate trained. Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention that foster mom has learned that there is no need for a heated blanket when I’m around, so she allows me to sleep in the bed with her!! Hint, hint!!

I am such a sweet girl who simply dreams of finding the fur-ever home I so richly deserve. All I need is a patient, unconditionally loving family who promises to NEVER give up on me! I promise, if you’ll welcome me into your world then I will love you more than I love myself!! Love, Nova

Please note that some of our dogs are obtained from shelters, surrendered to our care, or released from breeders.  Each animal's bio is based on our experience of the animal within our care, an educated guess based on physical characteristics, temperament and information shared. Some of the animals come from situations where they are lacking experience in a home and confidence in humans. In turn, they require another companion dog and/or a fenced in yard in their forever home in order for them to feel safe. If you are interested in a  particular dog whose bio states those needs and do not currently have them, please understand that your home might not be the right fit.  Please use the filter on our Adoptable Dogs page to find the perfect match for your home.  

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