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

Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted our handsome puppy in August 2018. I was very impressed with Melissa and Brittany's flexibility in working with our timing to get our pup adopted as we could only come later in the day and needed to waited a week before picking him up (unique circumstances). I was very impressed with her knowledge of, love for, and ability to care for these pups and dogs the way she does. I would adopt from her again.

I was also glad to see that she had separate enclosements for each age/size of dogs. Each kennel had a concrete flooring and also some soft ground for them to play on. And, they were visibly well fed and watered. It is a beautiful place for these pups as it is also a refuge for horses and has a beautiful green pasture directly across from the dogs.

Our pup did have worms when he was examined by the vet, but this was not Melissa's fault. Melissa gave our pup his first de-worming medicine in front of us, and she gave him his first round of vaccines that week while she had him. The fact that he had worms did not anger me because most pups are born with some form of worms and must be treated. It was likely he would have them since he was so young and had only been with Melissa a week; that's not nearly long enough for her to administer the needed number of treatments in order to get rid of the worms completely. Therefore, the presence of worms was due to our timing in adopting him.

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