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Rooterville, A Sanctuary Inc

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So many kissable snouts

Amazing place, amazing people and amazing experience Went for a Labor Day tour and didn’t want to... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
lkalfakis
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Orlando, Florida
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Down home family fun and education

We went to Rooterville in October for the first time, and then again in May of this year. The event... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
bellagiesey
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Melrose, Florida
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Rooterville is home to over 400 rescued farm animals, mainly pigs. Its a beautiful place with lush gardens surrounded by nature. If you love animals, Rooterville will be an experience you'll never forget! Unlike zoos, with animals in pens, you are...more
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5579 Darwood St, Melrose, FL 32666-8943
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing place, amazing people and amazing experience Went for a Labor Day tour and didn’t want to leave. I spent so much time rubbing bellies and kissing snouts that my legs feel like I did a million squats lol They do such heartfelt work out...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We went to Rooterville in October for the first time, and then again in May of this year. The event in October was held for people to educate themselves about Rooterville and also for kids to have good ole fashioned down home fun! There was...More

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Elaine W, General Manager at Rooterville, A Sanctuary Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thank you for the kind review and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 24 September 2017

After following various animal rescue sanctuaries on social media for the last year, I decided to visit Rooterville Animal Sanctuary to get the real experience first hand. I wanted to stay overnight, so I chose to donate money to stay in the barn for two...More

2  Thank CamperDee
Elaine W, General Manager at Rooterville, A Sanctuary Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with others! At Rooterville, we LOVE sharing these amazing animal ambassadors with guests, they are our best friends and nothing can change a heart like one of them! God bless.

Reviewed 24 December 2016

What I love about Rooterville is that it's not like all the other sanctuaries I've been to with animals in cages. Here, animals really do live out the best lives they could ever have, free to roam acres of lush property. I don't walk away...More

3  Thank RebaRusset
Elaine W, Founder at Rooterville, A Sanctuary Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2016

Thank you for the great review Reba! Good people who care enough to give make places like Rooterville possible. God bless!

Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I am amazed how anyone can be 'disappointed' when visiting a sanctuary for rescued animals. Animals are not toys, they are live beings with heart and soul. Rooterville rescues abused, neglected and unwanted farm animals. Not all of them are friendly, some are downright grumpy...More

9  Thank Norit D
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Rooterville is a down home relaxed country environment for free range, pigs, ducks and chickens. They also have cows, goats, and a miniature horse that you can interact with and pet. Since the majority of animals are free range, you do need to watch where...More

6  Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Not at all what we expected. Grandkids were disappointed. Took forever to find the place too and we thought we were going to kill the car on those backroads. Should’ve brought the truck.More

2  Thank johansenh67
Elaine W, Manager at Rooterville, A Sanctuary Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2016

Thank you for the review. First of all, anyone who follows the directions clearly indicated on our website will have no problem finding Rooterville. We are 1 mile down a dirt road and you do not need a truck to get here. If you are...More

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