I have been volunteering for many rescue groups for several years and donating to rescue groups even longer. I had to stop volunteering for one Cleveland area Rescue group when I found out that about 30% -50 % of their donations went to the director of this non-profit as a salary. This Salary is well over $30,000 a year plus expenses and they only have a few dogs in their system most of the time....And on top of that there is a huge chunk of money going to what appeared to be inflated expense accounts for the organization as well as the director. It sure looks like Doggogo has mistaken Dogs Unlimited and Marcy with the Rescue group that I was talking about. After finding out about the other groups spending habits, which is public record! I withdrew from any contact with them. I beg everyone to check out ALL non-profits that they donate their hard earned money to. I checked all the other Rescue Groups that I volunteer and donate to. They all checked out fine. I have to say, From what I saw Dogs Unlimited is in the TOP 1% IN OHIO RESCUE GROUPS... I have made some donations to Dogs Unlimited and not only plan on giving a lot more money to them (As long as Gina is in charge & Marcy is one of her foster moms) As soon as I get beyond the Cancer I'm fighting, I plan on volunteering my precious time if they need it, to Transport D.U.R. dogs to the vets or anywhere needed, I will do home inspections, or offer any kind of help they need. So in closing I want to point out That I met Marcy at a event for many different Rescue groups. It was a adoptathon,.. I was more than impressed with how strict Gina & Marcy are about who gets to adopt a dog from them. I also spent some time talking to Marcy and a friend of hers at this event. I'll tell you this.....If I were a homeless dog I pray to god that Marcy would be my Foster Mom, Or better yet, I would want her to be my Foster Failure Mommy. I read these remarks over and over that Doggogo wrote. If you ask me, This is a middle age Awkward man that lives in his mommy's Basement, Who hides behind his computer and writes bad things about any Pretty woman that turns away his romantic interest in them.
We've had Clover (previously Anna) since May. I heard about DUR via PetFinder when we were looking to adopt our first puppy. Fell in love with a picture of a litter of puppies and initially received a response to my email from Gina. From there, Marcy and Kim were in contact with me every step of the way... from the application process, to contacting my references, to scheduling and completing the home visit. The adoption fee was comparable to others I had looked into. We were able to "foster-to-adopt" our puppy and work with DUG to schedule her spay surgery in order to keep her at the same vet. I was also easily able to obtain medications for her when we first brought her home. Marcy arranged for Kim to drop off the medication at my parents' house for us to be sure Clover was getting the care she needed! DUG is very involved and willing to help new "pet parents" with their expertise and clear love for animals. I have felt comfortable corresponding through email when seeking advice or sharing updates :)
When our puppies turned 6 months old, Marcy organized a puppy reunion to get all the families and pups together again with their mama. Have nothing but good things to say about this organization! My parents are planning to adopt their next dog from DUR when the time comes.
Here's Clover and her sister Winnie at the puppy reunion this past August!
I got my little girl from DUR. They are the best at rescue, bar none. My girl still remembers Marcy and runs to her when we see her - usually at the vet's where she's bringing in a foster for care. I donate to this organization each year on our adoption date. I wouldn't do that if I thought the money was going into someone's pocket. This organization runs on volunteers. They are not paid. Marcy had dedicated her life to these poor, lost dogs. She's a great resource and can be counted on any time day or night. LOVE this org. DUR and it's people rock!!
This is my dog Axel Rose, a Sharpei Besenji Mix. He was a rescue from Dogs Unlimited Rescue. Marcy Ann was his first foster mom. And still to this day when I mention her name his ears perk up.along with the second fosters mom named Robin. Both women helped us out in known and unknown ways when Axel was in a altercation. To slander ANYONE without any proof is cheap, disgraceful, and without class. Shame on you dogagogo... I believe it was both fosters who worked and trained Axel, to be the smart obedient beautiful dog he is today
I am writing this review today in regards to the negative comments posted recently about DUR foster mom Marcy. Marcy was the foster mom to my dog Jennie before she started working with DUR. Marcy was amazing in helping guide us and support us through a very tough transition with a very needy dog. We have even had Marcy dog sit for us after the adoption process. If we did not trust her care and respect her great love for animals we would of taken our dog elsewhere while on vacation. Marcy understands a dogs needs and very in tune to what each of her foster babies need. When the day comes for us to rescue again Marcy would be the very first person I would contact.
DUR is the real deal. Love this rescue and everyone in it. I've never encountered such a devoted group of people. Marcy was my dog's foster mom and we still refer to her as his first mommy. She showed him love for the first time in his life. He still goes to her to get groomed - she walks around with him in a carrier wrap because that's what he likes. I would never trust anyone else with him. Her fosters are not just thrown in crates. She sleep, eats, watches tv with them on her. The world needs more people like Marcy. She's an angel to these animals. Anyone who says otherwise should be ashamed of themselves!
Dogogo.....your review is a personal attack on Marcy and has no fact based accusations. I have personally known Marcy for more years then we ever admit. She has to be the most unselfish, loving and giving person I have the pleasure of knowing. I marvel at her commitment to not only her own animals, but to the many fosters she has and has found homes for and is always there to help ANY animal anywhere she is needed. Your attempt to discredit her intentions shows your ignorance and lack of credible knowledge of this amazing woman. While it is unclear your exact motive for such a vicious attack, never doubt that not only her friends and family will stand up for her intentions and character, but also the many, many people who have had the pleasure of adopting their new member of the family from her.
Marcy M. Is one of the most remarkabke, caring, compassionate people I know. Her heart is huge and her home has room for anyine. She is a natural with dogs, the way she works with the dogs, she really takes the time to match people and dogs. She is a remarkable lady that the rescue is lucky to have. I work for the veterinarian that this rescue uses and have NEVER witnessed any abuse of funds. If u are lucky enough to know her, then u love her and her values and morals should NEVER be questioned.
I'd like to address the complete ignorance displayed by DogGoGo. For anyone that reads these reviews in an effort to educate themselves about this rescue, please know that people have been turned down as potential adopters because they were not a good fit for a rescue animal. This sometimes results in some individuals exercising their self righteous, entitled immaturity publicly. There have also been instances of volunteers that were more interested in serving their own agenda rather than fulfilling the rescue mission and being a team player. Then there's the possibility that any of the volunteers/fosters have any personal conflicts with an individual not involving the rescue. People who are angry, jaded or just plain a-holes have more motivation to publicly criticize others. For people to go out of their way to praise an organization, usually means their expectations were exceeded. So take a look at the positive reviews, if DUR is any semblance of what this person says, they wouldn't be a top rated nonprofit.
I have personally been in Marcys home, sometimes without much warning of my arrival. She takes excellent care of these animals. She depletes her own finances to take care of them, transport them and spoil them. It's too easy to hide behind anonymity today, it usually means someone has something to hide. So for someone who won't even identify themselves publicly but leave a very uneducated, adolescent remark on here that can affect all the good done by this rescue, we would all be very grateful if you channeled your bitterness elsewhere. Try politics, you'll fit right in. For anyone reading this to educate themselves about this rescue, I've personally worked with 5 different rescues, and none of them hold a candle to Dogs Unlimited. The mission is to save and protect these animals, DogGoGo needs a different kind of saving. -Jennifer Otten, Cincinnati, OH.
Dogs Unlimited is awesome! They are always there to help at a moments notice. They, and "they " include Marcy, will do whatever it takes (and I know this from personal experience ). They rehabilitate the animals, get them healthy and up to date medically and then find them wonderful homes. It is a wonderful organization filled with wonderful people. If you have any questions please feel free to check them out yourselves. Make an educationed decision of your own ( please don't listen to one uninformed individuals opinion )
Dogs Unlimited Rescue is awesome! They are always there to help, even at a moments notice. They go above and beyond for the care and well being of their dogs! They helped me out in a pinch when I found a very neglected/abused dog. Because of my circumstances at the time, I could not keep him. They took him in, restored him to health and found him a fabulous and loving home. I was so impressed with the organization, I now Volunteer.