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Client Served

Rating: 5

Over the last few months, I began my search for the perfect puppy to adopt and to give a forever home to. I searched thoroughly online through several rescues and websites, and although I found various dogs I thought could be a great fit for my personality, home, and lifestyle, I obtained the hands down best customer service and support from Karen with D&R Rescue. Not only did she provide me with the opportunity to adopt the most precious puppy of all time, but she quickly responded to every email from my first inquiry to the application process and throughout the adoption. Karen still takes the time to keep in touch about my new puppy as well. Although responding to emails and questions may seem standard, I believe many people will agree that Karen goes above and beyond to make sure the animals at her rescue are adopted by the right individuals or families and that the entire process runs smoothly and in a friendly manner. I can honestly say that this type of service is something that cannot be found at all rescues. Besides Karen’s support, I was amazed and so grateful for the “goodies” that came along with the adoption. I came home with not only my new best friend, but also a bag of food, tons of toys, treats, pamphlets, discounts, vet records, and much more, which were all for free! Karen also allowed me to purchase a puppy crate from her for a very minimal fee, which was greatly appreciated. I highly recommend going through D&R Rescue for anyone wanting to adopt in the future. I am very glad that I found this rescue online, and I will be forever grateful for their help with adopting Riley (previously named Charlotte). Thank you!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In May 2017 I was searching for a German Shepherd on PetFinder and was very excited to find a Shepherd/Blue Heeler mix with D & R. Since the day that Karen gave me Jimmy, he has been the perfect pup! Not only did he come microchipped, neutered, with his puppy shots, and with a wide array of goodies, he had clearly been extremely well cared for and loved in his foster home. As a rescue dog (granted he is a puppy), he had NO behavioral issues related to lack of training or mistreatment. He was extremely well socialized and loves everyone in sight. Karen's care for Jimmy did not stop at adoption, but she continues to check up on the little guy. Just a wonderful experience, and I continue to appreciate Karen and the D & R rescue on a daily basis!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I had been searching PetFinder for the newest member of our family for some time. We both love the personality and temperament of cocker spaniels, but my husband was hoping to find a dog that was a bit larger and smarter. Then we found Layla (a flat coated retriever/spaniel mix)! She was being fostered by D&R rescue and seemed like the perfect fit! Karen from D&R responded to our application very quickly and made arrangements to continue Layla's foster care until we were able to drive from Indianapolis to meet her. In the interim, Karen answered all of our questions about Layla and kept us up to date on her vet care.
When we met Layla, we knew within seconds that she was the dog we were looking for. She is possibly the sweetest dog I have ever met. Everything that Karen had told us was accurate. I was also pleasantly surprised to see the wonderful care package the rescue had made for her. It even included toys made by hand. It was clear that little Layla was well cared for. I am very thankful to Karen and D&R rescue. Working with them was a positive experience and I highly recommend them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted our 8 week old German Shepherd/Blue Heeler mix from D & R rescue in May 2017.
We found our puppy on petfinder. They were quick to respond to emails and great to work with. They helped place our little guy as soon as our application had been approved.
Our puppy, Roscoe, came neutered and with his first set of puppy shots. He was also microchipped. He was very clean and obviously well loved.
The whole process was very quick and painless. They also stated they would take him back within 14 days for a full refund as well as take him back at any point in his life. While we won't need to bring him back, it is obvious they really care about their animals.
The adoption fee was very affordable.
I would definitely recommend adopting from D & R rescue. If we ever look for a friend for Roscoe, we will definitely go back to D&R. We are so glad to have Roscoe in our lives. Thanks D & R rescue!

Client Served

Rating: 5

They were GREAT! They responded quickly and answered all my questions. They made sure that she was a good fit for us. You can tell they really love and care do!tthe animals in their charge. Great organization. I am very thankful for their help and all that they do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family has never had a pet before. I have 5 boys ranging in age from 12-22 and they have always asked for a dog. When I had the 5 of them under the age of 10, I couldn't fathom having a pet to take care of. Now that the older three are in college and on their own (now with their own pets by the way!) the younger two boys said they were ready. We did a lot of research and knew that we wanted a rescue puppy. It just so happened the day we found D&R online they had 3 adorable puppies. We were sure that one of them would be perfect to join our family. "Charlotte" was a beagle/Australian cattle dog mix and just adorable. They were still too young to join our home, but we were willing to wait a couple of weeks. D&R was great at communicating the process (since we were first time pet owners) and explained everything in detail. When we picked her up, she had all her shots, was already spayed, came with a bag of food, collar/leash, toys, microchipped (for life!) and tons of information. The boys fell in love with her the minute they saw her. We have enjoyed adding her to our family. Puppies are a lot of work, but they boys are learning responsibility, and we are looking forward to a puppy training class :) Thank you Karen, and D&R Rescue, for the perfect addition to our family

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was looking for a puppy and I knew I wanted to adopt. I looked through adoptapet.com. and I found Francine at D and R Rescue Inc. It was my first time adopting and Karen was so helpful through the whole thing. She answered any questions, very prompt, and kept me informed. If anyone is looking for a new pet, I would definitely recommend going through D and R Rescue Inc!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Me and my boyfriend have been talking and looking for a puppy. One day I was on puppyfinder and found the perfect puppy. They were so quick to get back to me with any questions I had. Once it was finally time to pick her up, she came with so many new toys and other great things!! If I am ever looking for another puppy to rescue or know of anyone I will definitely come to them and recommend them! You guys are the best!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family recently adopted Ali, an english pointer. When I searched on pet finder I saw a picture of Ali read she was young and filled out the paper work right away. After being accepted to adopt Ali I made arrangements with Karen to meet. Karen couldn't have been nicer. I was blown away by all the food, treats, information on dog care, and toys. When I meet Ali she was only 13 weeks old but I could tell she was already attached to Karen, which speaks to the care she gave Ali under her care.
Ali is smart and easily trainable, house training has been very easy, she wants to relieve herself outside! Karen knows what she is doing, adopting Ali was a great experience.

Amber109

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had been searching for a few weeks for a puppy or young dog, with no luck. I decided to browse petfinder and found a few listings for Boxer mix puppies. I immediately requested an application and got a prompt and friendly response. Even though the puppy I had originally applied for had been adopted, Karen let me know that there was still one in the litter that was available. She answered all of my questions and was great to work with overall. I couldn't say enough great things about D and R Rescue.