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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough good things about my experience with D & R Rescue. I adopted my sweet pup Polly through them. Karen was very responsive to my adoption inquiry and made the experience very pleasant. It's clear that they care very much about the animals in their care and want the very best for them. When we did the meet-and-greet at PetSmart, both Karen and Polly's foster mom Mackenzee were there. They took time to answer all questions I had and even walked through the store with me to pick out things she would like and made recommendations. They were professional and friendly. I am so grateful to D & R Rescue and I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for their fur-ever friend.

Nicole Nelms M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We got Knox on 11/16/19 and just love him!!! He has really made himself at home and we couldn’t be happier!! Karen was great at answering any questions we had and always got back to us quickly. She gave us a whole bag full of goodies for Knox. We are so happy to have Knox has part of our family now!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Karen was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was quick to respond and happy to answer all questions. We traveled quite a long way to pick up our dog, but Karen was very accommodating. We loved the "doggie goodie bag" filled with toys, treats, and other things to help get us started. We had a great experience with this organization and our new dog is a complete angel and so well behaved.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My girl, Calypso turns 1 today. D&R Rescue put me together with this sweet girl, and I have never been happier. Thank you

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a great experience working with Karen from D&R Rescue! She was very quick to answer emails before and after the adoption process when I had additional questions. Thanks to her, I got to bring Ralphie home quickly and with everything we needed to get started.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently adopted my pup from here and I have nothing but great things to say about D & R Rescue Inc. I held communication with Karen throughout the process and she was amazing! I received quick responses and all of my questions were answered! The adoption process was very smooth, thanks to her! You could tell that they truly cared about the animals and made sure that they were going to a great home. Not only did I experience great service, I also received a doggy goodie bag filled with food, treats, toys, etc. My pup was also microchipped, spayed, nail trimmed, groomed, and came with a leash and collar. The rescue, and Karen, went above and beyond. I highly recommend them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently adopted a female Corgi from D&R, and Karen White was great to deal with - she always had prompt communication and was very helpful throughout the process. Our new dog is just wonderful; she is adjusting well to life in her new home with my other dog and we appreciate all the help from this group!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful rescue! Great/quick at responding to messages. And always willing to help with anything! So happy they picked me to share my life with zella!!
Highly recommended!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We recently rescued a Cairn mix from a Humane Society in eastern Indiana. He lived with an elderly woman his entire 5 years and must have slept all day and night, awake only to go outside and to eat and didn't play with toys. We were searching all over the country for a female to keep him company. We found his twin in silver in a northern state but they wouldn't let us adopt her...only their state and one other. We found two more with similar restrictions, only 2 hours away, only 200 miles away. And of course we filed 4 other applications - one didn't even respond after requiring a $10 donation, 2 others waited to act on our application for 2 weeks until the dogs were adopted to someone else, and one said yes, and then decided since we didn't have a fence we were denied, we bought a fence and were "yes" again, then out of the blue she said she didn't feel "comfortable" letting us adopt and that was her final answer. We found Molly...what a face! Karen was a very pleasant, acted promptly and professionally on our application and approved us to adopt Molly the next day. She gave us the foster mom's number and we scheduled a meeting the next weekend. We all arrived about the same time and it was love at first sight. Molly and Mo got along very well from the start. It didn't take any time to fill out the paperwork and she was ours. What a great experience. The bag that had her vet records and our adoption papers and chip records also contained food, bowls, harness, leash, toys, kong, heartworm pill. What a generous surprise. Amy and Karen couldn't have been nicer. They asked for us to keep in touch and we did and sent pictures. Molly is teaching Mo how to play and Mo is teaching Molly how to take naps - a perfect match made in heaven -D&R Rescue heaven! Thank you so much.

Patricia I.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Karen is fantastic, and our experience with D & R rescue couldn't have been better! Just yesterday we brought home our Jack Russell Mix Terrier puppy, now named Hildy (short for Hildegard). She is the sweetest dog, and thanks to her excellent fostering by Marsha is as easy as pie, even at just 4 1/2 months. Slept quietly through the night; no accidents so far; behaving herself wonderfully with our resident 9 y.o cat.

Great thanks to Karen and to D & R rescue for doing such a thorough job with these adoptions. And all of this in only 1 week! They are the best.

Jessica N.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My chihuahua mix of 9 years passed away from unexpected cancer in February 2019. After months of just having my black lab mix who noticeably missed having a small companion, we decided to adopt another dog. We did research and a lot of searching to find a smaller companion with chihuahua in him to mesh well with our lab mix. We found Tag (now Gus) when he was 11 weeks old on petfinder.com for D&R Rescue! It was love at first sight for us and even more so when our lab met him. We have only had Gus for about 10 days and he's amazing. You can tell he has been fostered with his quick ability to catch on to commands with treat rewards. He came with a collar, leash, harness, a bag of puppy food, and toys/treats! This whole experience was awesome and I highly recommend this rescue!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Karen White at D&R Rescue is truly exceptional! We found a lovely little girl to be a companion for our other young rescue. Not only did Karen fully vet us to make sure that we would be a good fit, she offered to bring our new baby to Indianapolis as she was already transporting other animals thus saving me a lengthy drive (although I was more than prepared to make the trip!). Our little lady is healthy and loving - she fit in immediately. Not only did we receive a wonderful dog, Karen provided us with a huge goodie bag filled with treats, toys, collar and leash, shampoo, flea and tick treatment and a bed!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Found the perfect dog for us on adoptapet.com through D & R Rescue. Karen was very responsive communicating with us during the process. We adopted an almost 8 month old female Shih Tzu/Maltese. When we met with Karen to pick her up Karen was very friendly, patient and informative about the adoption. We drove nearly 6 hours to adopt from D & R Rescue and would do it again in a heartbeat!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We worked with D&R Rescue through petfinder.com and Karen White communicated with us at every step. We adopted a friendly little fella Maltese/Shitzu mix. Eager to please and a quiet 7 month old puppy.
Kim&Susan

Client Served

Rating: 5

We got Belle and couldn't be happier. I recommend this rescue if your looking for a great dog.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Karen truly has the best interests of the animals at the center of her work. She devotes countless hours and her own funds to helping cats, dogs, and wildlife. (she is a licensed wildlife rehaber)
When she crosses the Rainbow Bridge they will need a stadium to hold the crowd that will be waiting.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my border collie mix Echo from Karen. She is a wonderful person and really cares about the animals as well as the adopters.

Jan Verrill Gilpin S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We lost both of our dogs within the past year and after only a few days without a dog the loneliness and sadness of not having a dog in the house was too much. So I got on Petfinder.com to find a dog. After an extensive search I found the profile of a dog that sounded perfect for us. I sent a message to request more information about the dog. In less than 12 hours Karen White replied to my questions and sent an application when I asked. Karen was so prompt communicating with us, answering questions and coordinating a meeting. The attention Karen gave to us was truly an unexpected surprise. Less than 48 hours from my initial request for information we met Karen and the dog we wanted to adopt. And we adopted that dog, the sweetest dog, Lucy. A new collar and leash were provided by the D & R Rescue, as well as some toys, treats, and poop bags. We didn't expect that. Lucy is already fitting in with our family, almost as if she's been here with us all along. What I love about this particular rescue organization, besides the excellent communication and coordination, is that the dog we got was in a foster home and they could tell us so much about the dog. This really helped us to know Lucy was the dog for us. We are so grateful to have this wonderful dog in our home. Thank you D & R Rescue!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Over 12 years ago, my husband and I contacted Karen White regarding adopting a puppy. Karen was so kind and so helpful in finding the right match for our home. We brought home our Sachi. A year or so later, I contacted Karen again and we adopted Sibahn. Both dogs had been properly vetted and had received wonderful care in foster homes until Karen found their forever home. D&R Rescue provides the best option for dogs who need to be re-homed. Proper research is done to insure the dog is going to the right home with the right provision for that dog's needs. Behavior evaluation as well as health evaluation are completed thoroughly to ensure the needs of both the dog and the adopting home are a good match. This can require difficult decisions, especially when dealing with larger breeds such as dobermen and rottweilers. D&R Rescue is a stellar example of how a rescue operation should be run.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I could tell the D & R team cares about the dogs they rescue and who is adopting them. I had a very positive experience.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Karen worked with our family in placing us with our much loved pup! Very thankful for this organization and all that they do for their animals!

Katherine N.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Another wonderful adoption experience from Karen! We were looking for a male rottie companion for our Molly we adopted from D&R Rescue a year ago. Karen had a little girl in the rescue she thought would be a good match for Molly. We brought Maggie the rottweiler home 2 and a half months ago and couldn't be happier! Our two girls LOVE to play with one another all day long! Karen is so knowledgeable about animals! D&R Rescue is the best rescue I've ever had the pleasure of working with!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We found our new family member through D.R.. Molly is a sweet heart! We love her very much. She is so smart, goofy and wonderful just as Karen described.

Karen was so patient with all of our questions, texts and emails! I couldn't have picked a better organization to adopt through. It's very evident how much the dogs are cared for by D R Rescue!

Thank you for saving Molly so that we could give her forever home!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a great experience working with Karen and D & R Rescue, Inc! We had been looking for a dog to join our family and when we found Leela on Petfinder, we immediately reached out to Karen and submitted our application. Karen was very quick to respond to e-mail and to answer questions. She was also very professional, friendly, and her passion for animals is immediately apparent! We were also amazed at how much the D & R Rescue does for the animals under their care--when we adopted Leela, she was fully vetted, spayed, vaccinated, groomed, and we received a bag full of goodies (toys, treats, leash, collar, shampoo, etc.) and a lot of really useful booklets and information sheets on training, dog behavior, pet care, etc. We were very much impressed with our entire experience. Most of all, we are beyond happy with the beautiful puppy we brought home and who is now part of our family!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were searching for a life-long desired dog for my 13 yr old daughter when we encountered D&R via web search. Karen and Marsha were great throughout the process, including willfully fielding several questions after we had picked up Bosco. Both ladies demonstrated genuine care and concern for our new family member!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We were looking for a dog for a few weeks when we found D&R Rescue on petfinder. We are so glad we found them! Our dog Dottie, formerly Penny, is great and she was very well cared for before we got her. Karen kept in touch with us as did Dottie’s foster mom when we had questions about her transition. Would highly recommend!

Greta A.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

I volunteer with Chihuahua rescue in Indianapolis. We had heard there was a Rottweiler at Bloomington animal control that was owner relinquished. Karen took her time on a Saturday to investigate this as we found out sweet female. who thru no fault of her own had been surrendered. Karen is very professional, and examined, and took her home to find her a much better home , but this is just a normal day for a her. Bless you for saving this sweet girl. Greta Abella, .

Client Served

Rating: 5

Karen was very kind and patient in helping my mother find a

Client Served

Rating: 5

Karen was very helpful throughout the whole process! Me and my girlfriend were traveling through Terra Houtte from St. Louis to Detroit. We found Pepper on petfinder and contacted Karen. Within an hour we got a response letting us know that we could stop by and meet her. The only time we could see her was on our way back to St. Louis on Sunday but Karen made the time to allow us to meet Pepper at the Animal Hospital. She was great and provided everything we needed to take Pepper home with us. Pepper is doing great and is a great sidekick for our larger dog Blu.

Thank you!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We stumbled upon this rescue site a few days after our our sweet Lucy (Mastiff/Dane) had to be put down. We found Major, who is a Boxer/Mastiff mix and knew right away that this was the little guy we needed. Major was only 6 weeks old and his momma had been hit by a car. We filled out the application right away and was accepted to be his forever home. We picked him up yesterday and he has adjusted so well in such a short time. His name is now Kevin and he loves to play with our Great Dane. The process was very smooth and they are very thorough in selecting homes for their dogs. Thank you so much!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Karen at D&R Rescue Inc. was very helpful in our adoption process, and was even willing to meet us outside of normal business hours so that we could see our dog beforehand.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My friend passed in July 2017, her name was Tigger and she was a Toy Poodle 18 years old. I told myself I would not have a dog again I didn't want to go thru that pain again, during the past year there was a emptiness in the house it was not the same. I decided to get another dog and it was going to be a rescue I needed the dog as much as it needed me. I searched the internet and found an 8 year old toy poodle she had everything I was looking for, I couldn't have found a better dog but what made me laugh the dog was at Doberman Pinscher and Rottweiler Rescue Inc. I E-mail them telling them I was interested in adopting the Toy Poodle, her name is Mitzi. I was sent an application. I immediately filled it out and sent it back. I was e-mailed back a couple days later and I was advised by Karen from the rescue that I had passed the application process and that I can come down to meet Mitzi and see if we were compatible. I was very excited to hear that, I live in Roselle Il and Mitzi would be at Petsmart in Terre Haute In, which is a little over 200 miles away. I was happy to go hoping Mitzi and I got along. I met Karen and Mitzi, Mitzi and I got along. I wanted to take Mitzi home Karen was so happy that Mitzi was being adopted, what was neat was Karens enthusiasm she cares for all the dogs in her care, she wants homes for all her dogs at the rescue. I completed my paperwork Karen advised me everything she knew about Mitzi I was given all her vet paperwork she had all her vacinations and her teeth were cleaned a couple days earlier. Karen told me if I had any questions to contact her, in my opinion Doberman Pinscher and Rottweiler Rescue Inc. is very enthusiastic and compassionate about dogs in their care. I give them an A+. Oh I haven't forgotten Mitzi and I are doing great she puts the warmness back into my house.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very proud to be associated with the Doberman Rottweiler Rescue INC (D&R Rescue) located in Parris Illinois. I have known Karen White the director of the organization for almost twenty-five years. This is my story.

Early in the year 1994, my soon to be husband received our first rescue from D&R Rescue a wonderful male Rottweiler by the name of Barney. Barney was named after the giant purple dinosaur, his children saw on TV. Barney the Rottweiler wasn’t purple nor was he a TV star; but he was just as kind and gentle as his namesake on TV. At that time of Barney’s rescue, I had a Pekinese by the name of Kujo; she was a feisty little thing who tried very hard to live up to her name.

One day my husband and I, along with the two dogs, were walking through Bloomington, Indiana when it began to rain. Now, Kujo hated getting wet; she would shake and shiver, her whole body would quiver. Barney sensing her discomfort, moved into position behind her. It was quite a sight. The large burly Rottweiler sitting regally with his front paws spread apart. The little Pekinese snuggling in between the massive paw all nice and dry. The passers by looked at my husband and I very strangely, as we just laughed and laughed. They did not get the joke; here was Kujo, the savage beast cuddled up under the protecting wings of Barney the purple dinosaur.

Barney passed away the day after we were married from lymphoma. In May 1994, Barney received the Good Dog Carl Award, from the American Rottweiler Club. My husband and I went on to adopt four more Rottweilers all from D&R Rescue.

avidgardener98

Client Served

Rating: 5

On 8/4/18 I adopted Georgie (aka Peaches) from D & R Rescue. I had an outstanding experience. The adoption questionnaire was very thorough. I was assured that D & R Rescue was a very reputable organization. Once I was approved to adopt Georgie, Karen made arrangements for pick up. Georgie was everything that was described. She was obviously will cared for while with D & R Rescue. She came with collar, leash, food, treats and toys.

Georgie moved right into my home. She is self-confident and very sweet. She is one of the best dogs I have ever had, if not the best, in my long years of having dogs.

I RECOMMEND D & R RESCUE WITHOUT RESERVATION. THANK YOU KAREN FOR MY PERFECT COMPANION, GEORGIE.



Georgie

Sara H.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a great experience adopting from D&R Rescue. Everything went smoothly from application to getting our new puppy home. They even gave us a crate! Harry is happy and healthy and we're thrilled to have him as part of our family. D&R is a great organization and they seem to really care about getting their animals adopted into good homes and finding the right match for families looking for pets. Highly recommended!

Kirstin Jansen D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were so happy to adopt our dog Ginger from a caring organization like D&R Rescue. Karen was very responsive to emails and was great to work with. She provided everything we could need to get off to a good start with our new family member. Ginger was well cared for by her foster family and has fit right in with us.