Officially Meet Nova


Hey, Y'all!

So for those of you who follow me on social media, you have seen the newest addition to the Hendricks family, Nova. In honor of National Mutt Day, I wanted to share with you guys a little bit more information on how we got her and where we got her from! 

Nova became a Hendricks on May 3rd this year after we adopted her from Cody's Rescue. A little background on Nova, her mom is a black mouth cur and we think her dad is a pittie mix of some kind. She has filled our house with so many puppy snuggles, leash training adventures, and a lot of chewed up shoes (not my favorite part but her cuddles make up for it). However, Nova almost didn't live to see the world. While Nova's mother was pregnant they could not find anyone who would adopt/ foster her. After an outpouring on social media, there were still no takers until a couple from Plano,  through Cody's rescue said they would foster. This was just a few short hours before the shelter was going to euthanize this dog who was due to deliver her litter of 5 in just 48 hours. 

We got Nova because our other dog, Newman, is getting a little older and we thought that a puppy sister could keep him young! Newman is also a rescue pittie with an amazing story.  



  • Nickname: Nova Bean (aka the Bean)
  • Favorite Snack: Cow Ears
  • Hobbies: Annoying her big brother Newman & snuggling against her Daddy's beard
  • Favorite movie: Must Love Dogs
  • Best Friend: Her Brother Newman (who is also a rescue with an awesome story)
  • Favorite Resturant: Nova in Oak Cliff 
  • Likes getting under the covers for her beauty rest
  • Would swipe right if you have a good shoe collection to snack on



Currently, no government institution or animal organization is responsible for tabulating national statistics for the animal protection movement. These are national estimates; the figures may vary from state to state.

  • Each year, approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized (1.2 million dogs and 1.4 million cats).

  • Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.

  • Of the dogs entering shelters, approximately 35% are adopted, 31% are euthanized and 26% of dogs who came in as strays are returned to their owner. 

  • Of the cats entering shelters, approximately 37% are adopted, 41% are euthanized, and less than 5% of cats who came in as strays are returned to their owners.

  • About twice as many animals enter shelters as strays compared to the number that are relinquished by their owners.