My name is Nova!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Manor, Texas - Nova
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Austin German Shepherd Rescue

Facts about Nova

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 8603378

We are looking for very special home for Nova. When her family of 7 years moved East, they left her behind, heart-broken. Her sadness was evident every day, and her self-esteem was low. For months, she seemed to be looking for them when we walked down the street, especially when she spotted a red car. I would see her perk up as if to say 'have they come back for me?'. It was very sad. She's a sensitive dog who feels deeply, and we want her to have a home with someone who will love her and stick by her through thick and thin. Nova is a very docile, gentle dog. She would probably do well in a home with cats and other small animals, because she has shown no prey drive toward them, just a mild friendly interest. Although she is fine with other dogs, too, dominant or rowdy dogs may hurt her by playing too hard or challenging her, so if other dogs are in the home, they should be calm and gentle like she is.

Nova's blood work is all normal, but she has a bad case of hip dysplasia, and has had a few seizures (3 over a 5-month period). We think being on Tramadol might have brought on the seizures, so she is off that now, and not getting any pain meds, just some good hip and joint supplements. Even with her bad hips, she can go for walks of about one mile, end enjoys trotting around the yard. She is calm and has good house manners, although if food is left lying within reach, she will take the opportunity! She enjoys her food. She has not barked once in the 5 months I have had her. She really is a very sweet, sensitive, and lovable girl. A perfect situation for her may be a quiet home with perhaps an older, retired person or couple, who would welcome the companionship of a mature, sweet dog, and can commit to giving her the love she needs to thrive and come out of her shell.

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About Austin German Shepherd Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Austin German Shepherd Rescue's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home German Shepherds from across the State of Texas and to educate the public about the versatility and ability of the German Shepherd Dog from Family Pet to Working Dog.

We are not a shelter. We have no central location. All of our dogs live in homes with volunteers who donate their time and energy to save these dogs. Austin German Shepherd Dog Rescue is a 501-1(c) non-profit organization run strictly by volunteers.

Donations Needed!
All donations go directly for the care and re-homing of the dogs we rescue.

Dogs in our program receive immediate benefit from the generous contributions of our donors. We want the community and our donors to understand how these funds are used and to feel comfortable knowing that their donations are going directly to a needy Shepherd.

Here's how your donation can help:

    This Amount... Will pay for...

  • $10 1 month supply of flea protection

  • $15 1 day of boarding

  • $50 A veterinary exam and vaccinations

  • $75 A spay or neuter

  • $135 All of the above, and 1 month's heartworm preventative

  • $250 Heartworm treatment (removal) for one dog

The health of many of the dogs that come in to our program has been neglected.
Your generous donation... no matter how small... will help us ensure that one of our dogs gets the medical attention they need and deserve. To donate see

Volunteer to Help!

The need for caring volunteers is great! There is a myriad of things needed to keep AGSDR operating and allow us to take in, foster, treat, board, and adopt out the Shepherds that are in our care, and who are yet to come. We need people to transport dogs and/or supplies, assist at Meet & Greets, organize events, perform administrative functions and many other critical tasks. If you would like to volunteer, please send an e-mail to

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our available dogs are on our website at Check the website for upcoming events and a chance to meet some of these wonderful dogs!

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Guidelines

To help us make sure that their next home will be their FOREVER home, we have high standards and expectations of our adoptive families.

  • Approved Vet Reference check.

  • Approved Home Visit.

  • Educate yourself about the breed prior to applying with us.

  • Time to share your life with the dog.

  • Time to provide the dog you select with the appropriate amount of physical and mental stimulation.

  • Patience in allowing the dog time (weeks or even months) to adjust to it's new home and family.

  • Significant Daily Activity with the family.

  • Social Interaction inside and outside of the home.

  • Fair, Calm, and Confident Leadership.

  • Financial Means to provide adequate health care.

  • Obedience Classes (with some dogs, we will require it).

  • Minimum Adoption Donation (purebreds $250, mixes $200).

See our complete application process at