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