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Sue S.10

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

Rating: 5 stars  

We just recently lost our great dog Jax and our hearts were broken. I decided to find another pup immediately, to some that is wrong. But because of that fact, we found Starting Over Animal Rescue through the internet. I had no idea they existed. I contacted her about 3 different dogs I saw and they were adopted. I said thanks any way and she told me she had 2 more puppies that were health checked and released by the vet. They were black lab pups who lost their home due to the hurricane that hit Louisiana. The whole transaction was based on trust. There was a non refundable $100.00 deposit and you saw the dog virtually because of the virus. She had to trust that we were going to give the pup a forever home. We drove 5 hours total to and from to get there. It’s not a fancy place but perfect for the animals. One of the workers told us about the different rescues she has done. She is all about rescuing. After a walk through a path under shady trees followed by her nosey but very friendly cats which were in great shape we were brought to the area where is the puppies were being housed in nice sized kennels. There were horses walking around a nice green pasture. The movie she sent me was of the 2 puppies playing in their water dish which I showed everyone at work. It was hard to chose which pup so we let the pup chose us because either way the other one was also going to be adopted that day. He chose us. The one who was pouncing in the water! They gave him a bath as we were signing the paperwork and gave them the rest of the adoption fee, they gave him another puppy shot and sent him home with worming medicine. She took a family group shot and we drove off with a black lab pup we named “Cooper". He fell asleep on the trip home in my daughter's and her boyfriend's arms. This was a great finish to a horrible week. Absolutely in love with this pup. I cant understand why people will spend thousands when there is so many “Coopers" out there. I send blessings on Melissa, her help, the ranch and the animals. This was so much more pleasant than a trip to the humane society. She takes this very seriously and you really feel great doing this!

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