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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is not a facility. It is a foster program. They take in anamils from all over the state to help find them a new home.There for you can not come on to visit. All pets you adopt or purchase should be check by your vet.and is your respondibity. This dose not make the recue or a breeder a bad organization. Please understand that you do not need to maintain a store front or facilty to help animals in need of a new home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at Georgeannes homeless hounds and it is an outstanding experience. All of the animals on this ranch are treated with great kindness and are very loveable. I would say George and Georgeanne are experts in helping and aiding dogs, they would not lie about any dog having a virus like Parvo. If a dog really did have Parvo then i believe they would have taken the necessary actions to isolate the litter and make sure it did not spread to any other animals. Fortunately none of the dogs ever had Parvo so they did not have to go to this extreme measures and do not need to be hassled by it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Georgeanne's Homeless Hounds is one of the greatest nonprofits I have volunteered at, even though it is the only place I've been to that deals with animals I firmly believe that they exceed expectations. I regularly volunteer there on the weekends and I find it a very compelling place for animals to come and go from. I have personally handled all of the dogs and I can assure you that none of the dogs have Parvo or any other infectious disease. Georgeanne's is a great place to adopt or donate a dog to and I am expecting to adopt a dog for myself within a couple of weeks. I cannot wait till I get another chance to return and spend the day helping out the ranch do what they do best, taking care of animals!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Reading the majority of the reviews on Georgine's ranch, I am dumbfounded by the amount of lies posted. First of all, Parvo, being +80% fatal, is a virus that would infect and kill nearly all the animals in contact of the canine. However this is not the case; as for the other 15 adult dogs and numerous variety of puppies ( puppies of which have a weaker immune system than adult dogs) are all fine and happy. It is obvious for those of us that have the ability to think to conclude that if ONE SINGLE DOG was infected with parvo while at Georgine's ranch there would be an epidemic followed by a graveyard of canine corpses. Aside from the parvo issue, my experiences at the ranch have been nothing but the epitome of a learning experience and incorporated by happy, HEALTHY and friendly dogs. Over the years of knowing Georgine and spending over 200+ hours of community service on her ranch, I think it would be quite evident to me if there was any case of animal abuse or neglect. In fact, there has been atleast 2 occasions where Georgine has personally saved my dog's life (along with a ferret). Purely by the amount of effort Georgine exerts from sun up to sun down on her ranch just to keep these animals out of the gas chamber is a clear example of how much love she has for each and everyone of her animals. In conclusion, if Georgine were to have never started her rescue I know that my animals she has saved and nursed back to health would have died along with the many homeless hounds or dogs with minor aggression issues presented to her. In my eyes, and those of my family, she is a hero and savior to countless animals all around the Hernando-Citrus area.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ever since I met george anne in 8th grade she has mentored me in becoming a dog owner. I own a curr-pit mix named Freya, which I had just recently adopted from the spca before contacting george anne. She was 10 weeks old and needed all of her puppy shots/heart worm medication/flea medication, which george anne intstructed me on where and how to get. I was also taught how to properly train freya while she was still a puppy. By the age of 3 months freya was house-broken entirely, and listened to the commands; come, sit, lay down, and stay. I am proud to say that 3 years later I could not ask for a better dog.



Aside from my dog interactions with george anne, I have volunteered over 100 hours of time on her ranch and have never seen a hint of animal abuse or neglect. George anne is the last hope for many animals, her (NON PROFIT, DONATION DEPENDENT, 0 HELP FROM THE STATE DUE TO HER RULE OF NO EUTHENIZATION) organization saves countless numbers of deemed for death due to minor agression issues.

2 Patricia C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Homeless Hounds is a great place too adopt a puppy. They take extremely good care of their animals and love every last one of them. Its a shame too see negative comments being directed at this shelter when they work so hard too keep their pups healthy.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A few months ago, I was giving an opportunity to give a helping hand at Homeless-Hounds. Homeless Hounds is a couple of hard-working people, that do anything and EVERYTHING for their animals. How can anyone sit on their butts and think of false allegations to put against them? Especially to that extreme level. They love and care for their animals incredibly and always make sure every last one of them is taken care of. Some of the animals on her ranch were going to be put to death, instead of having their lives taken away they were able to stay on this ranch and given a chance too go to a good home. I loved the fact I was able to volunteer here, every last animal was happy, sweet, and friendly. And its not just the animals it's Georgeann as well. She's such a strong woman that truly loves her animals, and would never cause harm to anyone of them. She was even nice of enough to let my dog receive his shots for free when I couldn't afford them.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Not only do i volunteer at homeless hounds on a regular basis but i have adopted 2 puppies there and both have been healthy and continue to be healthy today as adults. george and georganne have always been nothing but helpful and caring to any of the animals i brought there and have even given my dog shots for free when i was unable to pay for them and my dogs were in need. As far as all of these alleged Parvo reports go it seems to me to all be done by one angry customer and possibly their friends. I have seen and played with all of georgannes puppies and they ARE NOT sick. These people spend their lives taking in and care of animals who are in need, spending their time and love on animals others would and have thrown away, that some people would be so slanderous to these good people is beyond me and can only stem from greed and misunderstanding.

1 Thomas C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Firstly let me say that i am appalled by the libelous unfounded statements i have read and heard about georgeann's shelter. i cannot contemplate the kind of human garbage that would spew the lies that have been said about these kind amazing people and their business. i myself have been gifted enough to meet these people and they have helped me and my little dog Eros on numerous occasions; as well as helping many other people i know. Whenever i need help with anything animal related i call george or georgeann before i do anything they truly know exactly what they're doing and they help me love and care for my pets in the best ways possible. I have been on their ranch on numerous occasions as a volunteer and still go there at least twice a week to donate food and help with the ranch every time i have been there the animals are always perfectly healthy and there are many animals there that if george and georgeann hadn't taken them in they would have certainly faced death at the hands of an uncaring shelter that would have euthanized them no more than two weeks after receiving them. in fact i know some of these animals by heart; big man, a once very aggressive german shepard, without georges training he would still be aggressive and have been put down by any other shelter. or molly an aggressive black lab who would have been put down as well. or even all of the little chiwawa breeds that they keep or the old nag of a horse and donkey, non of these animals would be adopted at any other shelter and would have faced the death penalty just because they're old or their original owners didn't treat them right or train them. these people, george and georgeann, are saints and should be given a medal for their kindness and thoughtless dedication to the animals they love and support not slandered by people they've never even met before. The criminals who perpetrated this crime should be ashamed of themselves.

As for the rediculous allegations that the animals are under fed at homeless hounds i have helped with feeding all of the dogs, cats, pigs, rabbits, chickens, and other assorted animals there on the ranch and not one animal is ever left out, and the food shed is always full with bag upon bag of pet food i have helped put in there before and its weighed over a ton in total when they purchased it all.

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

To Whom This May Concern: For starters, I do not see where my past posting was inappropriate,vague maybe. As far as for one step ahead of the law-well, I don't see where that response has anything to do w/ my posting. Anyway, here's my story - I hope you can help or get anwsers,a pic would still be a great help. My husband and I had to make a haste decision to find a new home for our dog Buddy whom we loved very much. It was a hard decision to make.We had our dog for two years and we were very attached, especially our 7 year-old son. We called the SPCA and Humane Society and they were both full and couldn't take in any more dogs of this breed. He was a Amer.Bull/Boxer/Pitbull mix. Awesome w/ kids. The problem was he only liked us.We moved to a new neighborhood and a few times he got out and chased some neighbors. He has never bit anyone but, we were worried that one day he could. My brother gave us your card and told us to call you and that you were good people. So we did. I spoke to Georgeann which was very convincing that I was doing the right thing. I told her we had a seven year-old whom would be heart broken to lose his dog and she told me how to go about it. She told me to bring them the dog while he was in school. So I did. She talked to my son later that night on the phone and assured him that it was the right thing to do. He asked for a pic of him being happy, which I asked for when I gave her the dog and she said she would send a pic via email. When we didn't recieve a pic I called 2 weeks after we have given him up. She said she couldn't find my email address and didn't have time to write it down, so she said for me to email it to her. Well, it kept coming back default. I had other people try and the same thing with them. So my husband called her and now she says the dog has been adopted out. So we can't get a pic. She had the dog for 2 monthe before he was adopted,and no pic.Christmas was here and my son would not come out to open presents w/ his family because he just wanted his dog. I explained to Georgeann that the picture would be closure for my son. She said she could not get a picture because she could not get him to hold still for a pictue. Well,I fail to believe that our dog was so hyper that she couldn'tget a pic,being as she has dealt w/ so many dogs and is well trained to handle this.So 2 weeks later my mom calls and asks her if she could contact the new owners and ask them to send a pic and explained to Georgeann that this pic is vital for proper closure for her grandson. Georgeann told her the new owners were very private and wanted no pics taken and said the new owners said we didn't deserve a pic.My mom asked why the new owners whom adopted Buddy from a rescue wouldn't feel warm in thier heart to be able to bring closure to a 7 year old little boy, so he would know that his dog was in good hands.Goergeann said the new owners said we gave up our rights and we don't deserve one.My mom told Georgeann that she promised a pic from the start and that she needed to make it right. My mom asked Georgeann that if the new owners ever gave him back if she could call and let us adopt him back,because personally we don't trust anyone now after all of this. We didn't find Georgeanns reasons to be justifyible. She was angry and told my mom that she would 'euthanize the dog before she ever gave him back',Georgeann's husband grabbed the phone and told my mom that Georgeann didn't mean that and my mom heard her yell in the background 'yes I did, I would kill that dog before I ever gave him back'.NOW, on that note --- WE WERE GREAT OWNERS--WE LOVED OUR DOG-- if we didn't care we would have sent him to Animal Control-we had no problem with the 200.00 fee for them to take him we would have paid more knowing they were going to find him a good home. And they assurred us that if he never got a home that he would always have a home on their ranch for the rest of his life. I gave them his toys,dog bed,food and his year supply if comfortis.We had him neutered in July he had all his shots and tags.We took very good care of him.. Now finally my brother calls Georgeann and George about the situation because he feels bad to have recommended them to us. Asked them why they would say that to our mother. George told my brother that it sounded to him like the boy has a mental problem or bad parenting for him to still be hung up on a dog that he hasn't seen in three months...Now if you claim that your a pet rescue which would be for your love for animals to want to start this organization then for one you threatening a dog's life would never be a thought to you.and anyone who has a pet knows it takes more than 3 months to get over it. So George you your not only calling my son a mental case but probably more than half the people in this world. Now with all that has been said I have to question what has really happened to Buddy. I didn't think your excuse for a pic was justifyable and everything thereafter. The things you've said to my family doesn't sound like someone who has devoted there lives to rescuing pets. Maybe thats how you started out, but I have to think your wore out with it. Its time to find a new profession, because this one has seemed to make you hard and heartless. I'm sure when you started out you had your heart in it, but somewhere along the way you lost it.It happens to the best of us. This letter was not intended to upset you, if it does maybe it is for your own good. I have left nothing out in this letter, this is exactly what happened. Sorry,I couldn't sum it up any shorter,I just wanted to make sure I covered everything. - Ms.Sauto

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Georgeanns Homeless Hounds & Foster Care Program O 03/19/2010

Please be advised that when you surrender a animal to a shelter, rescue,foster program, S.P.C.A., Humane society,or animal control you give up any and all rights to that animal.