Our Mission

We are a "No-Kill" animal rescue organization comprised of like-minded people whose mission is to rescue, provide sanctuary, medical treatment, sterilization, and rehabilitation to relinquished, abandoned, abused, or neglected animals. Our ultimate goal is re-homing these animals into stable, responsible new homes. The top priority of our group is to educate the public about the companion animal overpopulation and to stress the importance of spaying and neutering animals. We will advocate for animals who are imprisoned in puppy mills and catteries. We will fight locally and nationally for their humane treatment with a goal of ending commercial mill-style breeding of companion animals.

our principles

1. To always operate in the best interest of the animals we take into our program and to advocate for humane treatment and the proper care of any animal in shelters and in private homes.


 2. To provide top quality care for the animals we take in for as long as they are in our program and to provide ongoing support to our adoptors.


 3. To always maintain a manageable number of animals in our system whereby we can ensure proper medical attention, behavioral training, and housing.


 4. To rescue any animal without discrimination based on breed, age, disposition, and medical condition.


 5. To provide our community education and resources that will result in the highest level of care for animals, an increase in spay/neuter surgeries, and a decrease in the abuse, neglect, and abandonment of animals.


6. To treat our volunteers, adoptors, and partners with understanding, patience and support.


Where is Start OverRover Located?

We are located at 134 N. Barnes Avenue, just south of the Waterpark, Runza, and Bullseye's Sports Bar & Grill.


How is Start Over Rover Funded?

SOR does not receive any government funding, we are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We rely solely on donations, grants, and fundraisers to fund our rescue. SOR is operated primarily by volunteers. 


What does Start Over Rover do?

Start Over Rover takes in strays, relinquished pets, abused and neglected pets, puppy mill "cast-offs," and shelter transfers.

We pay for any and all medical care required, in addition to the daily care required for these animals.

We were the only rescue from across the nation that responded when the St. Martin Animal Shelter in St. Martinsville, Louisiana asked for help in rescuing a severely abused mother and her puppies from being euthanized. The mother and puppies are now referred to as "Sissy & The Bayou Babies."



When was Start Over Rover Founded?

We opened our doors in April 2011 and, seven months later, we moved into a much larger facility. Our current home had to be almost completely gutted and renovated before SOR could move in. We were able to renovate part of our current building with a $50,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant won with daily voting by our online supporters.


How do I get involved with Start Over Rover?

We are always looking for hard-working volunteers and nurturing foster families for both cats and/or dogs. We also greatly appreciate donations, whether it's monetary or supplies that we use in our rescue on a daily basis.


How do I adopt an animal?

We have been operating since 2011. Since then we have re-homed over 3,000 animals.

All potential adoptors go through a stringent screening before we will adopt an animal to them. We want the animals to go to loving homes!