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kristindg

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Review for Starting Over Animal Refuge Inc, Ocala, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I’m here with an update on our pup. We got our puppy on Christmas Day delivered by SOAR and she is still as sweet as she was when we visited her on the farm. We are so happy with our puppy and she’s living her best life. I read past reviews about people who had to treat their puppies for worms and other illnesses and we too had to do that but for me it’s par for the course in rescuing a puppy. We had hundreds of dollars in vet bills also but I expected this when I wanted a puppy specifically from a rescue. Our pup had not been on SOAR property very long when I visited the first time. It’s amazing how many pups are turned over to Melissa from irresponsible owners. When I arrived on site the area where my pup was had been recently cleaned and hosed down and smelled of bleach so I feel she tries to keep a clean environment. The environment some of these dogs are rescued from are not the best I would imagine.
My kids had the best time on Christmas morning with their new puppy and she’s still a blessing to our family. She’s so good with all children and gets compliments all the time on how pretty and happy she is. We recommend this place to friends all the time.

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Review for Starting Over Animal Refuge Inc, Ocala, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I found SOAR through adopt a pet.com. I found a couple pictures online of some adorable puppies and there seem to be a variety. The ranch was about an hour and a half from my house. I called and made an appointment to come see the puppies and Melissa was prompt to answer and respond to my communication. I drove to the ranch and there was plenty of space for all the puppies. They all had food and water available and it seemed most of them had just been bathed. The facility was quite clean. The young lady Britney who was tending to all the puppies seemed to spend a lot of time with them and was knowledgeable on where the came from. Our particular puppy (and the litter) was relinquished by the owners. One group of puppies we looked at was just brought in from a high kill shelter. I was pleased with the transaction and my puppy. My puppy did have worms when Melissa received her but she dewormed her and gave her her first round of vaccines. Melissa requires you to see a vet within 72 hours and our check up went well. She had some residual worms but we got her medicated. This is to be expected when puppies are retrieved from neglectful owners or found dogs. We had our puppy delivered b SOAR to our house 1.5 hours away) on Christmas Eve and she’s very happy and so is our family. Our previous dog is warming up to her slowly. I think it’s great what she’s doing for these dogs and not everybody can save dozens of dogs at a time so I am grateful for places like this who have big hearts for animals.

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