We adopted two German Shepherd puppies from them last summer and was very worried about the whole situation, after reading several of these negative reviews. The puppies did have worms, but puppies often do, and our vet cleared it up right away. Our puppies have been healthy, are growing well, and our vet has given Patty and Schroeder good health so far. We rescued, not adopted show line dogs...we weren't expecting AKC puppies.
We did meet at a public place, that was well lit and had cameras, but can you blame them? Who wants to risk their life meeting strangers? Not everyone is comfortable having people they don't know to their home and this couple is older. My biggest complaint is we did not get a receipt for our cash. They have been very helpful and responsive to any questions we have had.
I met them at a Hardys in Hernando county. I purchased a daschund for $300. She had no proof of shots and was not spayed. I took her to the vet the following day and he said she was about 4 weeks old. She was just under 2 pounds. She ended up having a variety of parasites including coccidia. She also had demodex mange and had to go through 6 weeks of treatment. I was told the puppy had shots and was a healthy 8 week old puppy. They lied about her age and health. I couldn't return her to such crappy people who would probably turn around and sell her again. She always health issues and only lived to be 8 years old which is way below life expectancy. I've heard terrible stories about this place and do not advise dealing with them
I cannot say enough genuinely wonderful things about this this organization or its founders. They only have the animals' needs at the heart of everything they do and have helped me personally on, unfortunately, too many occasions to count over the years. In our neighborhood, cats and kittens are often left behind when their owners move, leaving them to fend for themselves. Sometimes, the owners drop them off at a place where they know other cats are already being fed. Georgeann and George have been there for each and every rescue and have accepted with open arms and hearts not only individual cats and kittens but several that were clearly pregnant and even a mom with her babies left out in the rain in a box during a tropical storm a few years back. I know in my own heart that, if any of the cats surrendered was not adopted, that it is happily living its life at Georgeann's. They are a pleasure to deal with and I highly recommend their organization.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Beware of this place. It's out in the boonies miles from other homes where no one to hear these babies cry for help.
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.
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.
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.
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.