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289 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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 Dottieā€™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.