“My sweet SOAR babies Peaty and Rocket, they are a year apart and took no time to love each other. This is their favorite spot to cuddle. 💖 My experience with this rescue in the last two years is nothing but amazing. Thankful for everything you guys do!”

-Abigail W., April 2021

‘The adoption process was smooth and pretty quick. Once my application was approved, I spoke with Baby’s foster and we went to go meet her! Baby was super scared when my boyfriend & I met her that day, she barked her little head off at us. We hung around for a little while to see if she’d calm down and she didn’t (which was even more of a reason for me to want her as I knew she’d love us once she calmed down and got settled in). Once we got her home, she took a nap and we didn’t bother her. The next morning, she came out for some belly rubs and instantly, not only was she loving us but we fell for her! It didn’t take her long to come out of her shell and she is such a happy girl. She is so obedient and just an all around sweetheart!! I’d recommend SOAR to anyone that is looking to adopt!”

-Danielle C., April 2021

“A friend told me about a 5 month old female Siamese kitten, that was  rescued from a kill shelter in NY and needed a home, she was being held at SOAR. Fast forward – we had a wonderful chat with Miriam (foster mom) and met Olivia. She was so scared! The true scaredy-cat! It took weeks for her not to hide and see her during the day. It took months for her to sit on my lap. She avoided men! Now she sits on laps, rubs against you, is friends with our other cat, but she doesn’t like to be lifted off the ground. We love having Livvy in our home. Thank you!”

-Mary Z., April 2021

“We lost two dogs (14 & 16) in a year & it was so rough on us. Animal lovers know what a hole that leaves in your heart. It was so hard on us & my husband said, “No more dogs,” but after 5 months, I couldn’t take it anymore. I have had dogs from the time I was a child. He insisted we get an older dog & I agreed.  I just wanted a dog to love & make their time on earth the best I could for them.  When I saw Tony’s picture and heard his story, I just wanted to give him a good home. Luckily, Gloria was willing to let me adopt him. It was kind of rough the first three months, which is normal, but I felt so sorry for this little dog who didn’t ask for his life to be uprooted like this. It broke my heart to the point that it made me cry. Even though I was with him all the time & would cuddle & talk to him, he seemed a little distant. I am thrilled to say, that after a year he has accepted us & has gotten into our routine. My husband walks him nearly every day or takes him to the dog park. Unfortunately, in September he had a bad stroke & I thought we were going to lose him; we were devastated. When I brought him home he still couldn’t stand, but I worked on his legs like he was riding bicycle & today he runs like nothing ever happened! It was a miracle from above. However, he lost his sight and we needed more medication, but he has recovered! This poor guy went through all of this in one year, talk about being dealt a bad hand of cards.  Even through all of this, he has been such a blessing to us. He plays with his toys, throws them in the air & loves to continuously make them squeak. He loves to lay in doggie/cat beds, but at night it’s time to sleep with Mommy in her bed. He ignores our 3 cats even though one wants to make friends with him, by walking along side of him & curling her tail over his back, but he looks the other way & tries to get away from her. He is something else & just fills my heart with love after losing my two precious dogs. We rescued each other.”

-Jacquie M. April 2021

“Thank you to Starting Over Animal Rescue.”

-Randi B., November 2020

“It’s about to be 1 year gotcha day anniversary with my SOAR baby, was Jessie now Cleo. She has been the absolute best cat ever since day 1❤️ ,came to college with me in Pittsburgh, moved up to the Poconos with me, and now we live down in Tennessee. This girl has no problem adjusting whatsoever, so happy anywhere we go. I recently adopted a kitten and she loves him! 🙂 They run around and play all day long and snuggle together when they think i’m not watching. 🥰 Karen, I could never thank you enough. I love SOAR!! can’t wait to adopt more some day 💕💕

-Abby L., November 2020

“This is Henley . She came from SOAR. Wonderful organization, and wonderful people ❤️❤️❤️

-Heather, November 2020

“I first met Captain Snazzy Pants when he was just a tiny foster kitten my daughter was taking care of. Captain became ill and I had to watch him while my daughter was on vacation. It turned out she never picked him up and he was in my home to stay! Captain has brought so much joy and silliness to my house. Thank you SOAR and Gloria!”

-Carol K., August 2019

“We got Fresca about a year ago today.  The second we saw her we knew she was ours.  She has been able to thrive with us, growing (A LOT) and overcoming a biting habit. Fresca has been an amazing addition to our family.  She is a sweet, loving, cat who makes us laugh on a daily basis.  She has the most adorable whirr noises she frequently makes instead of meows.  Fresca greets us at the door every time we come in and gallops up the steps to greet me every morning.  She and our older cat, Amelia, have become best friends and often rub noses before playfully batting at each other.  I want to thank SOAR and all the volunteers for making our home and family more complete! “

-John & Amanda, April 2022

“Valentino celebrated his first Christmas with us in December 2022, on his 8-month homecoming anniversary. This big boy has brought us an incredible amount of joy and happiness. As you can see his fur has grown back (and then some!) and he seems to be as grateful for us as we are for him!”

-Barb Dec 2022


“A testimonial is an expression of appreciation”





At Starting Over Animal Rescue we extend a great big THANK YOU for choosing to adopt & for your kind words. 

If you would like to share your own testimonial, please send an email to [email protected].  Please include your name (as you would like it shared),  your pet’s name, and a story you would like to share.  Pictures are welcome too!


2 thoughts on “Testimonials

  1. I just adopted Zara, now Mala on 08-24-23 . She has moved into her new home with us seamlessly and now has two friends Max and Mallie. She is so loving and playing and has brought so much joy in less than 2 weeks Thank you for picking me to be her new Fur Mom!! Marion

    1. We are so happy Mala has settled into her new home so seamlessly!
      If you wouldn’t mind sharing on our SOAR Facebook page with photos, I’d love to add your experience to the testimonials page on our website!

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