Available Dogs/Puppies

Please click the dog picture for EASY online form, which will be submitted directly to the rescue!

If you prefer a paper application, please complete PDF below and email to [email protected]:

Canine Application, PDF

Please visit Starting Over Animal Rescue on FACEBOOK at SOAR Adoptables to see an up to date list of adoptable puppies and dogs!

UPDATE January 2022: SOAR is currently unable to participate in animal adoption events at local Petco locations, due to the surge in COVID-19.

Please be patient and courteous as we begin this new process. Adoption hours will begin again as soon as possible.

Individual meet and greets for dogs and will be done on a case by case basis, after application approval, at an agreed upon location.


  • Meet Max the little ham!
  • We think he is a Maltese/Shih Tzu mix that is approximately 2 years old.
  • Max takes time to warm up to people and will require someone to give him the time he needs. Max will bark with ALL new people, so he needs supervised initial introductions.
  • But, when Max is ready, he will be your best friend and love you forever ❤️!
  • He is currently being fostered with another small dog and cats and does well with them.
  • NO young children or men please as this would be too overwhelming.


  • Meet this handsome dude!
  • Sammy is available for adoption to a home that can work with him to shed his horrid past.
  • If you are considering adoption and have the time and patience in your heart for a guy like this, please give him a chance!
  • Sammy is the cutest little thing and with some love and understanding we know he will make an incredible member of your family!
  • Sammy is 5 years old and fully vetted.
  • NO small children please.


  • Sweet Bailey is a 4 year old German Shepherd mix.
  • Bailey is affectionate and playful and would do BEST with an active family who likes to walk, hike or run.
  • Bailey is very strong, and is about 80 pounds; she should go to a home with medium to large dogs (Bailey’s foster suggests > 35 pounds).


  • Miss Contessa recently lost her human owner and she is hoping to find a new forever home.
  • Contessa (Tessa for short) is less than 2 years old and close to 50 pounds.
  • Tessa is sweet, loving, and walks great on a leash.
  • Tessa is very easy going and does fine with other dogs or cats.

*This photo is not evidence of what puppies are available.*

13 thoughts on “Available Dogs/Puppies

  1. I put in an application for Max. I was wondering if I am in consideration for him. I already have a 2 year old maltese girl that we adopted. We are looking for a friend for her. I am retired and my husband still works part time. I saw that it says no small children. I have grandchildren that maybe visit once a month. I am not sure if that would be a problem.

  2. Looking for a Dalmation for my son who is deaf. He had one for 12 years and then Stetson had to be put down. They were best buddies

    1. Hi Susan,

      I can’t say we’ve ever taken in a dalmation. The only larger breed dog we have now is Bailey, she’s a German Shepherd mix. I’m asking our directors if they can point you towards a rescue or shelter that can help you find a new dog for your son.


      Melissa, SOAR volunteer

  3. Good morning, I saw a shared post about Honey. Is Honey still available? Where is this agency located and what are your adoptions costs? We are interested.
    Wendy Furbur
    Macungie, Pa

    1. Hi Wendy,

      I believe Honey was just posted, can you fill out an application here on our website under applications or on the dog/puppy page? We are a foster based rescue spanning the Lehigh Valley and beyond; we do not have a shelter. Adoption costs for dogs vary.



  4. Hi, my name is Lynne, I take care of a gentleman in a wheelchair, our dog which was a small dog russell terrier/ mix we had for 7 years which died 12/ 27/21, we raised him since a puppy so he would be use to he wheelchair, which he did, and he got use to the cat we have a small sized puppy or one somewhat like we had would be great but we could try other pups, but not big dogs to hard for him to handle in his condition.

    1. Hi Lynne,

      You can check out the dogs here on our website, and submit an application. You can also see dogs on our Facebook page, SOAR Adoptables. We have a few small dogs now, and more always come in.


      Melissa, SOAR volunteer

  5. What’s the status on MAX? Looking for a small dog . Living in a hi-rise for the elderly. Like to get a miniature poodle but I also like Bichons, and Shih Tzu’s. They could also be mixed, with another small dog of course. Can you help to find me one?

    1. Hi Dorothy,

      Please fill out an application here on our website for Max. He is still available.


      Melissa, SOAR volunteer

  6. Hi! Checking if Max is still available before putting in an application and wondering if you do out of state adoptions? Thank you!

    1. Hi Brooke,

      Yes, we do out of state adoptions. We do personal and vet references, landlord checks if necessary. Please make sure you read Max’s bio before completing an application. He’s not too fancy on men or small children.


      Melissa, SOAR volunteer

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