D & R RESCUE INC

Rating: 4.95 stars   148 reviews 803

Issues: Animals

Location: 21336 E Terre Haute Rd Paris IL 61944 USA

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2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

We were looking to add a fur friend to our family. I started with the Humane Society but decided that I needed to branch out. I found a couple dogs with D&R Rescue on pet finder and sent in an inquiry. The dogs I had asked about actually didn't meet the criteria we had for our new addition (we needed one that would be 20-40 lbs as an adult as we have small kids.) Karen recommended another dog in their rescue that she felt would be a better fit. That's how we met Stella. She is a bundle of joy and really good around our kids. We're thankful for Karen's thoughts and suggestions and are really please with our new family member. We went home with a new friend, food, toys, leash and lots of love. A great experience.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had been looking for a schnauzer puppy on Petfinder for over a month when I came across a schnauzer/beagle mix who was being fostered with D&R Rescue. Karen answered my email quickly and got the application process moving right away. When we picked up our puppy, she walked me through all of the paperwork and the steps we'd need to take once we got the puppy home. I was so relieved, because I'm a first-time puppy parent and was a bit nervous. We also got a puppy starter kit for PetSmart, so we got a free bag of food, coupons, and a discount on puppy training classes! We LOVE our little pup, and definitely recommend adopting through D&R Rescue!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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We had been looking for a family dog for over year, and happened to see a picture a very, very cute Great Pyrenees/Golden Retriever puppy on Petfinder. With what can only be described as a wing and prayer, we filled out the application, completed the background check, and were rewarded with what has already become my first grader's very best friend.

Our Elsa (who is only appx 10 weeks old) already has bonded with our other pets (4 cats and an elderly dog), has demonstrated a gentleness so characteristic of the Golden and a protectiveness that I adore about the Pyrenees. She is quite clever and already understands Sit, Come, and is mostly housebroken (when there is an accident that is my fault for not reading her cues better).

D & R provided us with microchip information, vet records, and even a few goodies to help our little girl get situated with us. Additionally, they were very thorough in the background check which I quite like as if I were looking to place a puppy, I would want to ensure it was placed in the most loving of environments. Furthermore, they asked and even followed up to ensure all was going well and clearly truly care about the interest of the pet.

We are not ones to take adoption lightly and know we are adding a lifelong family member to our home that will bring us laughter, endless antics, and yes the occasional spill. Knowing our puppy came from such a caring organization makes us all the more pleased with our addition.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 5 stars  

WOW! This place is amazing! After being disappointed by lack of responses from numerous other shelters/ non profits, we were skeptical about applying to others. Well, D&R had 2 adorable pups listed so we applied again. Within 24 hours, Karen replied back , conducted all references and background/ vet checks and had us approved! Our puppy came home groomed, spayed, first round of shots, materials for crate training, pet insurance for 30 days, food, treats, leash and toys & more! WOW WOW WOW!! I have been telling everyone who stops to meet us on our walks where we adopted our pup! Karen and her crew are amazing people and work really hard to find homes for these animals.

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Rating: 4 stars  

My daughter was searching for a dog for herself and came across this group and a dog she thought sounded perfect for us (her parents). She send us the link and we looked at it and thought yeah that sounds like a sweet dog. The group was very clear on the description of this dog and seem to be thoughtful about making sure it was going to go to a good home. They did indeed check our references and our veterinarian history
Karen White was very helpful and professional. I appreciate the work that she is doing to find dogs good homes

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had been searching for a dog for our family for several months. I found our perfect match on Pet Finders and he was being fostered by D & R. I contacted Karen via e-mail and she quickly responded to my questions. What a wonderful adoption experience we had! Our little guy was newly bathed and trimmed, and ready for the many hugs and kisses he would receive from our family. Karen was extremely professional and gave us instructions on his healthcare. I valued her opinion and she was right...he is the sweetest little guy and quickly bonded with our family. Animals in the care of D & R Rescue are very fortunate....they will be very well taken care of until the perfect loving home is found for them. Our family thanks you!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hello, I just wanted to say we just adopted an adorable dog from D & R rescue and we were very happy with the way it was handled. It's great to know how involved and particular they are in the adoption process. They care about the homes and people that are going to be adopting the animals. We know several couples who had adopted or rescued dogs from them, and I'm very pleased with the personal service we received.

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Rating: 5 stars  

D & R Rescue has been so helpful to us. I recently contacted D & R Rescue about a puppy they had taken in and after thorough review of our application we were accepted and we were able to pick up our little Lexi girl! I was happy to know that they really review the applications and really make sure that the dogs will go to a good home where they are taken care of and loved. D& R Rescue is 3 hours away from where we live but I was so pleased at the way things were done that were not hesitant to make the drive. I would definitely adopt from this rescue again! Karen has been so helpful. She went over all of the info with us that we will need in the weeks to come with our new rescue puppy and has kept in contact with responding so quickly to emails I have sent since. I love knowing that staying in touch with them was just as important to them as it was to our family. I would recommend this rescue to family and friends and if I lived closer would love to volunteer my time with them

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Rating: 5 stars  

Well, it's been 2 months since I brought my little Rottie home. I didn't think I was ever going to get back home. Here's how the day's events unfolded. The drive from my house to Terre Haute is every bit of 4 hours. About an hour away from my destination I pulled into a rest area to stretch my legs. When I went to start my vehicle, it wouldn't start. I spent the next hour asking everyone if they had jumper cables thinking it was the battery. Turned out it was the starter. Mind you, it's Sunday and now going on 4:00pm, no place open to get my vehicle fixed. I was due in Terra Haute by this time. I called Karen, the D & R Rescue contact and explained what was going on and that somehow I would make it there, just not sure when. Once the tow truck arrived, I called Karen back to let her know I was on my way. She recommended a place to have my vehicle dropped off so it could get fixed the next day and told me to have the tow truck driver drop me off at her place of work and she would meet me there and pick me up. She then told me that she would let me stay at her house that night. On top of that, she let me use her vehicle the next day while my vehicle was getting fixed, so I could take my new little guy to the park and get to know him. As a D & R Rescue representative Karen went above and beyond her responsibilities, for me, a complete stranger! I would highly recommend anyone looking to rescue a Rottweiler (or Doberman) to go through D & R Rescue first. I can't say enough good things about her or this organization.

--Michelle, proud mommy of Donar, my 4-legged baby

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was seeking a companion pup for my dog Sophie. While searching Pet Finder I came across Cooper. I contacted D & R Rescue regarding the possibility of adopting him. The application and adoption process was professional but straightforward. Karen was professional and wonderful to work with. She is very experienced and gave me some great suggestions on introducing a new pup into our home. She answered all of my questions prior to adopting and after. She also suggested some great dog training facilities in my area. She has a true love and passion for rescuing and making sure the rescues end up in the right forever homes. Sophie and Cooper are great pals and I'm so very happy and grateful we were the right forever home for Cooper.

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