Available Dogs/Puppies


Please email completed form to:

[email protected]

Canine Application (Word document)

Please visit Starting Over Animal Rescue at Petco for adoption events, every Saturday from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Petco 2621 MacArthur Rd, Whitehall, PA 18052

“Don’t forget your mask!”

  • Petco & SOAR require visitors to wear a face covering over both the nose & mouth.
  • Please maintain 6 feet of social distancing.
  • Currently a maximum of 3 fosters/volunteers will be present for animal showings. Please be patient and courteous as we begin this new process.


  • “Hello Ladies, I’m back on the market!”
  • Oliver is a 6 year old male chihuahua, looking for a quieter home, as he can be a little shy.
  • Oliver loves other dogs and playing! He is also good with cats.
  • Oliver would do best in a house without small children.


  • Mr. Binks is a tiny chap, weighing in under 5 pounds!
  • Binks is a 3 year old male chihuahua who is enjoying the freedom of running and exploring the great outdoors!
  • Binks needs to put on a little weight and become accustomed to his new surroundings, prior to adoption.
*This photo is not evidence of what puppies are available.*

15 thoughts on “Available Dogs/Puppies

    1. Hi Karen,

      How can we help? Here is our main number, please leave a message and allow a few days for a return call, 570-386-9241.

      You can also send me an email directly at [email protected]


      SOAR volunteer

  1. Looking for a young female small doggie as a companion for our 10 yr. Old Toy fox terrier. She needs to be 10 to 15 lbs. As I have health issues and can not pick up any thing heavier. 1 to 5 yrs. Old is preferred. Thanks, I am new to your rescue.

    1. Hi Donna,

      I am reaching out to our team of volunteers to check if we have any little pups available. We often get terrier or chihuahua mixes, if that would interest you. Can you fill out an application in the meantime? Go to the dog page, and then email it to the address provided.


      Melissa, SOAR volunteer

    1. Hi Veronica,

      You can fill out an application on this website and send it to the email listed. We are a foster based rescue, we don’t have a shelter building.


      Melissa, SOAR volunteer

  2. I’m interested in a shih tzu or a shi tzu mix. We lost our little girl if ten years in May. We miss her so. We’d life a female but I dud see Olaf. Can you please provide me with info to see the dogs and puppies you have. My son is 37 and I tell you he is having a hard time. Thanks

    1. Hi Debbie,

      All of the dogs we have are listed on this website. If you’d like to put in an application for Olaf, we can set up a meet and greet after approval.


      Melissa, SOAR volunteer

    1. Hi Nicola,

      It really depends on the need of other rescues, or shelters. We sometimes get dogs in litters, but also take them in as individuals. What kind of dog were you looking for?


      Melissa, SOAR volunteer

  3. We are looking for a buddy for our 9 year old beagle. He is quite independent since we lost a 15 year old beagle recently. They were both pretty much inside dogs. We also have 3 cats. We are seniors up in age so we need calm and would certainly be open to a Senior pet

    1. Hi George,

      Let me check into what we have in the rescue. Currently I think it is only 2 chihuahuas, but one is older. Do they interest you at all?


      Melissa, SOAR volunteer

  4. Hi, we recently lost our sweet dog to heart disease and are ready to adopt a new dog. We’re looking for a small young dog that would love living with three cats and three humans (two adults and one age 15) in Philadelphia. Do you accept applications from Philadelphia?

    1. Hi Sue,

      Of course we accept all applications. Please fill one out on the application page; dog applications are online and will be automatically submitted to us. We currently have 2 chihuahuas ready, 3 terrier mixes and a daschund mix that will be ready soon. We set up meet and greets with the animals, once the application is approved. If you have more questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected].

      Melissa, SOAR volunteer

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