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Client Served

Rating: 1

I met the owner in the Walgreen's parking lot of Sugarmill Woods. She brought three puppies for me to choose from. I picked the one that was described as a "loving, quite, lap dag". She was quite because little did I know at the time she had Parvo. She would not eat or drink upon bringing her home, which I initially attributed to stress. I brought her to the vet and she was diagnosed with Parvo. We proceeded with (very expensive) treatment as we truly wanted to care for this puppy. I called the owner to let her know the dog had Parvo, out of genuine concern for the other animals at her rescue (as I do understand she runs a large rescue with all types of animals). She was extremely rude to me, told me I was being "bitchy" for calling to tell her the animal was sick, and told me I had the choice in the matter of purchasing the animal, so it was my problem, not hers. It has been a heartache and financial burden for my family that I would not wish upon anyone. As I would like to assume positive intent with all people, I do not believe she sold this puppy to me in good faith that she had a clean bill of health. Nor, can I comprehend why there was no concern on her end for the other animals in her care, but rather a defensive response as to why this was not her issue. I am extremely disappointed with how she handled the situation. As I write this, my little pup is hanging on for dear life with IV fluids and medication treatments.

Christina65

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

The Browns

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Wow, our dog will be 10 soon, I just thought i would check on George & Georgeann, I can't even believe what I'm reading, thank you for being a rescue, who needs room/space, help, money & supplies to survive. Thank you for my Tucker he is the luv of our life. I have been to the Walgreens & I have been to y'all's place. I understand if everyone picked up at your place the problems that would cause!
It would be nice if all of you criticizing would realize how much time, room/space, supplies, love, money is needed to run a place like this no one is perfect not even yourselves!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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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Client Served

Rating: 1

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.

6 Jasmine19

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.