D & R Rescue Inc
Rating: 4.95 stars 164 164 reviews 2,449
21336 E Terre Haute Rd Paris IL 61944 USA
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After losing my companion Samson when he was 15, I waited a few weeks, then plugged a search for small terriers into Adoptapet. A few days later came an email with a photo of a lovely mini Schnauzer called Auggie, who was being fostered by D&R Rescue. After some preliminary emails, I put in my application, and gratefully received word a few hours later that Auggie was mine. The next week brought clear and direct communication from Karen. I found out more about Auggie's back story, and when the time came to meet him, she helped me through paperwork and details. Bottom line: D&R saved this sweet dog, and without them, I would not now be enjoying the delight that he brings. The fact that they are also interested in him AFTER his adoption, and want to celebrate his new home, tells me a great deal about their high quality.
~Jeffrey Carter, Saint Louis (and yes, I drove three hours away just to collect this little guy!)
We recently adopted from this organization, and I could not have had a smoother transition. I dealt with Karen, she was fast at responding to my request, quickly got my application approved, and made time out of her day to meet me so I could pick up Ozzy. Even after I adopted him she was only an email away to answer all me questions about anything and everything. If I ever plan to adopt again, I will look at D & R Rescue first!
I was looking for a very specific type of dog since my older dog (a female jack russel) is very dog reactive. I saw a hound mix puppy on petfinder posted by D and R Rescue. The puppy was no longer available, but Karen found another male puppy that fit my requirements. I wasn't able to pick up Charlie until about 2 weeks after he and his littermates were ready to go, but Karen worked with my schedule and now I have 2 very happy and healthy dogs. It was a couple days before I felt comfortable leaving my terrier and the new puppy alone, but now they're inseparable.
I've recently adopted a little munchkin dog from Karen. He was being fostered close to my home near Indianapolis, so I never met Karen, but I can tell by the questions and interactions I had with her foster aide - Billie Jo - that they cared first about making sure he got into a loving, forever home. Then I was given all the medical they did for him - vaccines, neuter, hrtw test, worming, microchipping, plus care and resource information - in a nice file, and some food and treats to take home. They obviously wanted to get him off to a good start in case I forgot anything. And their adoption fee was not exorbitant -- many rescues would have charged a lot more for this cute, little guy. I have no hesitation giving Karen and her rescue group 5 stars, and I appreciate their dedication to their adoptees. They will never get this little guy back, but it's good to know that they are willing to take him if anything happens to me.
We had a great adoption process! We were given all the needed information about the dog and were offered a two week trial. After the two weeks if it wasn't working out we could return her for a full refund. We love her and couldn't handle the thought of giving her back. She is a great dog and love the fact that she came to us with everything we needed. She was up to date with all her shots. The process was great and easy.
Best dog I've EVER had and likely one of the best rescue outfits anywhere. Exhausted every rescue/shelter and breeder from Ontario, Canada all the way to Kentucky and Illinois, needing a hypoallergenic dog to replace our other dog's lost companion. Inquired about "Teddy" (now renamed Olaf) and was impressed with the screening process Karen put us through ... it spoke volumes about the care she had for Olaf and all the dogs in her care. Karen went out of her way to bring this little neglected puppy to us. After being rescued from a horrible background and not even recognizable as a dog really, Karen nurtured this young dog and provided all the love and medical attention he needed, including shots, grooming, toys, leash and collar... even treats. We expected to have to do alot of work with him, but she had already done most of it. He is the sweetest, gentlest, friendliest, fun-loving little dog ever and he fit instantly into our family's hearts. Thank you, Karen, for your care, support and labors of love in bringing Olaf into our lives! He is a gem, thanks in large part to the nurturing you provided while he was in your care.
As we all know, losing a pet can be very difficult, especially when you're a senior like myself. After losing my pet dog to a serious illness 5 months ago, I thought I could call it quits with having dogs at my age. The plans to give up having a dog in my life again just shattered my heart, and soon I realized I couldn't let that happen.
After changing my mind I became serious about bringing a new dog into my life, but I had no idea where to begin looking for that perfect dog just for me. My first visit was on the internet at Adopt A Pet. In about 15 minutes of randomly looking at all the dogs, I found a picture of the sweetest looking little Rat Terrier named Tipper being cared for by D&R Rescue. Right away I contacted Karen to explain my needs for finding the perfect match for me. She was so understanding and gave me information about Tipper that helped me so much. I stopped thinking about being a senior and just get on with life with a brand new little friend who needed a home as much as I needed him.
After the application for adoption was approved, Karen made the meeting time speedy and painless. Not only was Tipper the perfect match for me, he was more wonderful than I could have imagined. Additionally, Karen had already had him current with shots, grooming, teeth cleaning, and even micro chipped with a lifetime enrollment with Home Again. We went home with toys, collar, leash and a packet of great information on how to best take care of Tipper. I was very impressed with Karen's dedication and hard work. She made my senior blues go away, and brought happiness into not only my life, but Tipper's life too. I'm forever grateful for having this experience. Tipper actually makes me feel young again. I would most defiantly recommend D&R Rescue. You won't be sorry you did!!!
We adopted a beagle puppy named Watson (now named Jackson) from this rescue. The entire process was smooth and the volunteers were very helpful in the adoption process. Jackson is settling into his new home and is quickly learning the ropes. Our 6 month old son is just in love with Jackson and they are destined to be best friends. Thanks again.
D & R far exceeded our expectations with our pup. She was well taken care of, spayed, up-to-date shots and came with all the essentials to get started. There process was simple and they worked well with us. Please help them if you can.
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Great organization! They make sure the pets get the best possible homes! They are Very good about answering your questions and emails quickly! Karen was very friendly and informative. Love our new boy, Ollie!