D & R Rescue Inc
Rating: 4.95 stars 168 168 reviews
21336 E Terre Haute Rd Paris IL 61944 USA
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After deciding to look into getting a small Shih Tzu mix puppy my family decided to adopt instead. I found Murphy (well Gizmo to D & R) on a Friday morning and immediately contacted Karen. What was so awesome about her is that she actually answered her phone, took time to talk with me and then when we switched to communicating via email was very responsive in a timely manner. I literally had our adoption approved that afternoon and picked him up 2 days later. The nominal fee charged is more than fair considering Murphy was completely up to date on all his vaccinations, exams, groomed, micro-chipped and came with a bag of goodies & free dog food. The process was easy & I cannot stress enough how refreshing it was to have someone who was easily accessible & didn't wait days to contact me (or not even do it which is what I found happened after several inquiries into other dogs up for adoption). She also followed up with us after a few days to see how things were going. If you're thinking of adopting a dog I highly recommend D & R Rescue!
I first contacted this organization after seeing one of their dogs on Petfinder. Karen responded to me very quickly but, unfortunately, because I live 4 hours away, I was unable to see the dog before it was adopted. When another small dog became available, Karen contacted me and let me know when I could come and see him. Let me back up a bit... she had me submit an application after I showed interest in the first dog. I was pleased with the detail the organization required from me - it showed they truly had the dog's well being at heart. After reviewing my application, she approved me within 24 hours. When we met in person, she spent sufficient time with me going over all of the paperwork and telling me everything she knew about the dog. I was extremely happy and grateful that they had made sure that the dog was neutered, checked over by the vet, vaccinated and groomed. She also supplied me with a leash, collar, toys, food and treats. This dog has been the sweetest, most well-behaved pet I have ever had and I love him to pieces! Even though this organization is 4 hours away from where I live, I would never hesitate to go to them again or recommend them. Karen has also followed up with me several times since I adopted Jack to see how things were going. I recommend D&R Rescue completely!
In December 2015 we were looking to add another Yorkie to our family. We found Karen and D&R Rescue via Perfinder. The application process was simple and Karen helped answer all of the questions we had about the process and the pup we were interested in. We made the trip from Wisconsin to Indiana to adopt Colby (formerly Ringo). Karen made the entire adoption hassle free and was incredibly professional. Colby is an amazing pup and I thank Karen and her team of fosters for taking such good care of him before he found his way to us. If you are looking to adopt, I fully endorse D&R and highly recommend them.
What can I say but I am blessed to have found Karen at D & R Rescue. I have adopted an amazing rottie and two other dogs a bassett and doxie. I have nothing but amazing things say about the rescue and the dogs that I have adopted as my fur babies. I would never think about getting a dogs anywhere else and highly recommend her and the rescue.
Max and Skip send kisses Karen!!
I would like to say how blessed we have been to have found D & R Rescue. We adopted our first rottie 12 years ago and were so pleased with the process and the assistance we had from Karen all of these years. We were adopted out Bassett Max in 1998 and they became best buddies. Our beloved Rottie Abigail was diagnosed with cancer we lost her this year and our hearts ached for ourselves and for our Bassett Max who missed her so much. When we decided to add on to our home we knew Karen was the only one we could trust to find the right match for us. The process is always very professional and we are now enjoying a new member to our family or a new baby as I like to say a doxi name Skip. I feel very lucky that I was able to find Karen and D & R Rescue she is a part of our family. We will always be grateful for everything she has done for our family and our babies We would recommend her highly.
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I would not change a thing she is very organized professional and knowledgeable about pets and their care.
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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.