D & R Rescue Inc
Rating: 4.94 stars 195 195 reviews 2,816
21336 E Terre Haute Rd Paris IL 61944 USA
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My fiance and I had just moved into a townhome together about a month ago or so and we were looking for a Siberian Husky. We found one on petfinder from this rescue. When we got her she was crate trained at 4 and a half months, which was AWESOME for us because we both work. The shelter made sure we knew the activity demands of the breed which we already did and it was why I wanted a Siberian Husky. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because during the first week when we got her she got a small case of the fleas, but all we had to do with treating her was get her nexgard, wash her bedding, and vaccuum for a week. Other then that this rescue was awesome to work with! We couldn't have gotten a better puppy!
The people involved with this rescue really know what they're doing! It all started with the description of the dog on Petfinder. A brief detailed story and pictures of "Henry" is what caught my eye and got the ball rolling. Contact options were listed and I used each one! I called Karen, the vet tech at the vet clinic this rescue is based out of, and we conducted a phone "interview", I was trying to make sure Henry was the right dog and Karen was trying to make sure I was the right owner. It was extremely important to me that I had as much info as possible since he would be joining my household that includes other pets. This rescue offers a 2 week trial period to make sure the adoption actually works for the dog, the new owners, and the new owners' current pets. This is a "logical miracle". We arranged a meeting halfway between the 3 hour drive from my house to the rescue. Again, a very thoughtful offer.
We all met. My husband and I fell in love with Henry over the time it took to sign the paperwork and go over everything in the "goodie bag". A collar, medical records, tags, food toys, treats, coupons,...what a bonus! Needless to say, I ended up getting the "job" and so did Henry! I can't thank the people involved with this rescue enough!
In June we had to put to rest our loving Dachshund of 17 years. It was heartbreaking and as we are now retired, we thought we would never have another. But after a couple months, with no one greeting us when we came home and just the silence at home and not having her around was too much. We decided with so many rescues there had to be one for us. So we started looking on line. Being Dachshund people we began looking for another Dachshund first. After a few weeks we spotted one on Petfinders that led us to Karen at D & R Rescue. The one we asked about was already adopted, but they did happen to have another Dachshund that had just come in. This one was even more appealing so we sent in the adoption paperwork right away. Throughout about a week of correspondence with Karen, though they are located in Illinois, and we in Indiana, we were able to met our possible new addition very near to where we live as they happened to have a foster mom in our area. We arranged a meeting, and upon first sight with the new dog we were hooked. She had been taken from previous owners for mistreatment. D & R Rescue took her in and completely checked and treated her medically, spayed, tagged, etc.
Throughout the whole process all went very smoothly. Karen and her Foster Mom friend were fully communicative throughout. We feel very lucky that we found our new adoptee from D & R Rescue. If your looking to adopt and are in the Illinois/Indiana area, please look them up.
D&R Rescue really cares about making sure their pets go to great homes. We adopted our wonderful miniature schnauzer puppy from this rescue and they have been communicative and supportive every step of the way, including after adoption. We are very happy with our experience with D&R and the great work they are doing!
Who knew we'd find our newest member of the family at D&R Rescue! Thanks to our friends we were visiting and her continues search for us...she came across a small dog that was perfect for us. Thanks to D&R for expiditing the adoption process as we were about to return home. "Buddy" is everything and more. Thank you D&R rescue!
We adopted Bismarck from them almost 7 years ago. Wonderful experience when we drove from Champaign, IL to pick him up in Terre Haute Karen was so well organized. Had all the paperwork ready and had him in a private room for us to meet and greet. Of course, we fell in love with him at first sight. Sadly Bismarck passed away this winter of mouth cancer. He was the best and sweetest dog we've ever had. This summer we decided to get a new companion for our other dog Bandit. Karen notified me of Ripley (We named him Smokey), so we have Smokey and the Bandit! He is loving sweet, a great lap dog, awesome leash walker and a true delight. Always such a pleasure to work with Karen. She is so well organized. I'm really impressed with this organization. They do everything to get the dogs in the right home. We highly recommend this organization. Smokey on the left in the photo.
Karen was great and Tinker is healthy and as promised. Easy to work with and we could not be happier with the service that we received. I could not praise them enough.
I've been lucky enough to rescue two dogs from Karen and D & R rescue.
Karen made herself available to answer any questions I had about the process and the puppies history. Both dogs were able To be fully groomed and vaccinated before I got them. Getting a new dog can be overwhelming and exciting all at the same time, but Having all this done and being fully informed has made this process so fun and easier than I could have ever expected.
I couldn't be happier and I am so thankful for D & R rescue
Working with D and R was a great experience. They were helpful in answering all my questions , and did it very quickly. I couldn't be happier.
When I got the email telling me our application was accepted, I cried. We lost our last two pets within a month of each other and it was pretty devastating.
We were so pleased with the promptness and professionalism of this organization. My husband and I are so happy with our little rescued girl.
I was a little worried about introducing our new girl to our existing pup, but with Karen's answers to our all our questions, everything went smoothly. They are getting along famously.
In August, we lost our Teacup Yorkie to cancer. She was the "baby" of our family and we were devastated when we were told of her illness. We hesitated to even think about giving our heart to another dog. After all, she was our BABY and had been for 6 years. Katie was a rescue that was left to die in a chicken wire fence no bigger than a 3x3 space directly in the sun with absolutely no shade. My daughter had adopted her half sister and told us about this terrible place that had lots of Yorkie's that desperately needed taken out of there. So, that's how we got Katie.
After a few weeks, of trying to mend our hearts from her loss, my daughter, God love her heart, showed us a picture and the story of Sadie. This little darling was a resident of D&R Rescue and may I say not by choice. My daughter contacted Karen and got all the details of Sadie's life at D&R and how she arrived there. Arrangements were made for us to meet her. What a day it was, the beginning of a love affair with this BEAUTIFUL loving Yorkie. She is just the center of our world now.
Sadie was microchipped, spayed, dental, bathed, groomed and up dated on all of her vaccinations and anything else Karen saw that she needed. Before we left to take Sadie home, we were handed a bag of food, a goody bag and of course important information about her. It didn't take long for us to know that Sadie belonged with us. D&R is a non-profit organization that gives love to the pets and makes sure they have exactly what they need while they are waiting for a forever home. Kuddos to all of you at D&R. God bless you.