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Georgeanns Homeless Hounds & Foster Program of Florida Inc

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Please call the State of Florida Department of Agriculture and State Affairs. Present them with your proof instead of shouting garbage and lies on a website that allows you to remain anonymous and give the rescue you are complaining about no way to defend themselves. You are either a LIAR or a Coordinator. The state is a reputable agency so submit your proof to them and stop shouting nonsense on a website hiding behind screen name because you have no proof and everything you are saying is a lie.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I usually don't review websites or businesses, but I can't ignore these lies being perpetrated on here by some ignorant, immature, people who dont realize how a disparaging incorrect statement can hurt a nonprofit business ran by two people that have gone out of their way to help numerous people in this area and the whole Bay Area. If you can't deal with brutal honesty and are lacking common sense they don't want you to have their babies anyway so please, stay away. Because a living creature is more important than your feelings. I have numerous animals from them and have fostered animals for them, the times they've saved our animals lives for nothing but thanks is numerous and will continue long after I left their ranch. I've personally been to the ranch and the animals are well taken care of and are supported by local businesses who donate, if they were so terrible why would these businesses donate. If you have any doubts feel free to email me anytime at keikad@netzero.com

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Beware of this place. It's out in the boonies miles from other homes where no one to hear these babies cry for help.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I would suggest anyone buying a puppy from these people to read all the terrible reviews. Get the facts people. Rarely does anyone ever write a 1 star review unless they have experienced something terrible. Like perhaps a dead puppy! Save the hard ache for yourself and your family.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Georganne and her husband run a wonderful business. I saved up to buy my puppy on my own. I came up short for the asking price and they were more than willing to work with me. In just a few short days I had a beautiful baby girl. She was up to date on all her puppy shots and remains healthy. Despite the reviews, they are down to earth people who wish to give better lives to there puppies. I still remain in contact with them, as I send updated photos of my pup to them.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have not read every single review, however I only saw one from another professional in the rescue field such as myself. Georgeanns has been a total asset to our facility. We rehab physically and mentally traumatized dogs. Georgenns is in a whole other next level league than we are. Anyone that has tried to find a last chance home for a truly aggressive dog, known biter etc... knows how difficult and nearly impossible it is. These folks have given one of our rare cases of unknown behavior coming into our program, a last chance. After an emaciated but energetic dog attempted to kill one of my pack members, Georgeanns was there for us. We have had zero issues with communicating or sharing info between our two organizations and find that when they are treated as the professionals that they are, you get the same respect in return.

I noticed a comment about someone that has a problem about cats. I am not sure if everyone is aware of this or not, but the County that they are in, does not allow feral cat colonies. What does that mean to a cat lover, it means that the county rounds up and kills any feral cats. They do not have a trap, spay or neuter and release program, like the one in say Duval county. so yep, sometimes cats are in cages or other containment for their own safety.

We also met them in the back of Walgreens to transfer a dog to them. This is an excellent protocol for any rescue and particular one that deals with dogs that are actual killers. Being in rescue we found absolutely nothing wrong with that, and appreciated that protocol.

I believe that this site should update their own rules for leaving a review, similar to Amazon, so that actual interaction with this group is confirmed before being able to leave a review. In the rescue world there are groups that will campaign for 1 star reviews just to negatively affect an organization.

For our peace of mind we went to the actual governing body over 501c3's in FL, the dept of agriculture. we found only three complaints files, all of which had been satisfied,

To appreciate what these folks do for the rescue community, u have to first understand how rare an organization like this is. Then understand that if you kid drops a puppy on its head, they have every right to say see ya. That is not all that hard to understand, that same kid is going to be living with that puppy, you failed the adoption procedure, that's on you, not them.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

This organization should be ashamed of themselves and I am trying to find out how to get them investigated. Someone very dear to me adopted a dog from them, her 8 year old son paid for it with all of his savings ($300) only to have to have it put down a week after they got it and after $2,066 in vet bills (IN A WEEK). Two different vets actually agreed there was no way that this puppy was not already sick before it was taken possession of. There have been attempts of a refund but this organization laughs at it and says well I guess you shouldn't have bought a sick dog and has offered nothing more than a certificate to get a new dog. Why would anyone want another dog from a place that is apparently shady (at best)? This was also an instance where they had to meet up, in this case behind a Walgreens to exchange the dog, that in and of itself is questionable to me.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

We picked up our puppy on July 26th at the Walgreens. Two days later she developed diarrhea- that turned to blood within 2 days after that. Long 3 week story short- She had whip, hook and tape worms. She developed a UTI. She also had COCCIDIA. $3700 on vet bills for 4 blood transfusions, 4 different antibiotics and IV fluids. Albon is the antibiotic that was able to show improvement. Our life for the past three weeks has centered around getting her healthy- our world stopped- time off of work and NEVER leaving her home alone. We should have read reviews of 'the non-profit' prior to getting our puppy- but if you like us didn't start with treating for whip, tape and hook worms (which incubation period is 13 days) and Coccidia- it will save you alot of money and may save your pets life. Many nights we went to bed not sure if she would make it. Any research will show these infestations of worms and bacterias can be avoided with cleanliness- Georgeanns is a puppy mill that doesn't care about the welfare of the animals and using non profit status for profit.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

DO NOT BUY A PET FROM THIS RESCUE!! I paid $350 cash for a German Shepard puppy and two days after bringing him home he developed the virus Parvo. Inculcation time is 4-6 days of this deadly virus. I called Georgeann and she told me, "put the puppy down and we'll give you a new one." $5000 later our puppy is healthy and happy. We were never given a FL medical certificate with purchase. These people are uncaring. I wouldn't doubt if they're running a puppy mill. They will not allow you to come to their "ranch" and they will only accept cash. Very shady business. I feel sorry for all the dogs there. If we wouldn't of adopted our beloved puppy, Georgeann would of put him down. Don't buy for Georgeann! You will end up with a sick, undernourished pet and if you don't have $ to treat the illness you will end up seeing your puppy suffer and then pay to put him/her down.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

So, here's the deal. Giving up a beloved pet is incredibly sad, upsetting and difficult on levels only true animal lovers understand. No matter the circumstances, another animal needs a safe place where s/he is loved and cared for. Even the best rescues cannot claim 100% success with every rescue; but those rescues save every single one they can and give 100% of themselves to give that animal a shot at a good life. I met GeorgeAnn and George many years ago while working in the veterinary field. I had my own rescue and worked in that field for 17.5 years. I knew them when they had their rescue in St. Pete in their home. After a couple of instances where previous owners showed up drunk causing a disturbance in their neighborhood (long after that pet was re-homed in better circumstances than ever before), they decided they do not have to run their program that way. Since moving to their new location, I have been there literally at least 70 times over the years, some visits being last minute rescues. Every single time I went, there was a new fence, a new shelter. Not only have I been there, but I had a specialist and veterinary technicians there accompanying me before to help them save a cow. Yes, part of their program has been for rescued farm life as well. I personally know the veterinarian they use and other community people with whom they network. I have never seen a problem, have been on their property and in their home. I have interacted with them personally many, many times over the years. When they needed me professionally, they called on me to help. They call their veterinarian when needed. Now, to address where they meet people. Their home is closed to the public and open by personal invitation only. When they once made an exception for a previous owner for me, the woman wanted to bring a t-shirt that smelled like her and wanted to make sure her dog was adjusting okay. She came twice with me. Each time, upon their leaving, the dog went into a deep depression and didn't eat for 3 days. Sad and unhealthy for the animal. Previous owners, despite the heartache of the circumstances they find themselves in, need to let go. In addition, being open by invitation only is a safety issue for all involved. These are two people who have dedicated their entire lives to helping animals. They give up their entire lifestyle to do so. It is extremely hard work and I hold them in very high regard. Those people who talk smack, based on nothing but conjecture and speculation and vicious rumors need to stop. True rescue is only effective if people work together. If you aren't willing to be a part of the solution, then just walk away.

 
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