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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is the 2nd time since 2009 that we have gotten a dog from D & R Rescue, Inc..-In our book they are the best---they deliver what they say they will deliver---I have tried several rescue site on the internet--went thru more interrogation than my son and his wife went thru adopting 3 foreign children!!! And would never hear back from then---So glad I contacted Karen and we got a beautiful loving Shih Tzu mix 3 year old female--very loving and so glad we did---So happen to tell our story about our adoption of dogs!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Today, 8/4/18, Georgie, aka Peaches, came home with me through an adoption with D & R Rescue, Inc. My experience was wonderful. D&R was fast and extremly helpful. Peaches is exactly what the rescue described in the write up. It is obvious that she had outstanding foster care while with D&R and I received all the health records. They had Georgie microchipped and registered. I now have a wonderful dog thanks to Karen, D&R Rescue.

Roberta Holmes S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

On July 6, 2017, my son and I decided we wanted a shelter dog. We found nothing locally but 2 hours away in IL, we found our girl via his iPad. Karen White took us thru the steps to get the adoption by my filling out a very detailed application. I was so impressed with the concern that she would be in a proper home. Two days later we were picking her up at PetSmart in Terre Haute, IN. We were given everything a dog would need to get started with a new owner and she still wears the collar and uses the leash. Our Daisy had such great foster parents that Karen had provided for a few weeks before we found her. That 2 hours drive back home gave me a chance to bond with her and she is a blessing to us. Karen even offered to pay for an unexpected surgery but I refused her kindness. I hope anyone using her facility is as lucky as we were to get such a great dog from that wonderful shelter. Thank you again, Karen....we love her so much. Roberta Smith

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been extremely pleased working with this rescue group. I was impressed with the thoroughness of the application and background check of me as a potential adopter. They were able to provide me with ample information about the dog I adopted so I was sure of a good fit in my home before I ever met him. I would highly, highly recommend this group to anyone

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were looking for a dog for our family, and we were having a hard time being the first approved. We were so blessed to have been able to get Marty. Karen was the wonderful woman who was a great communicator during and after the adoption process; she was helpful and informative. Our new puppy Marty has adapted to our family so well, and we would gladly go through this organization again.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After losing my childhood dog/best-friend last year it was time to make a new friend so I began my search. After some trial error I came across D & R Rescue who provided me that opportunity. After making my inquiry almost immediately I received a response and a line of communication was established and openly continued through the adoption process and even after. All of which was key considering I would have to make the trip from Indianapolis. Needless to say expectations were exceeded and for someone who was a first time adopter that was very much appreciated. Needless to say service was no less than stellar.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We just adopted "Lucy" from D & R Rescue. Karen was great- she answered all my questions and was always prompt with a reply. They set us up with all of the pup's information and directions for the next steps with the vet. They provide food, toys, and a lifetime microchip registration. Thanks D & R and Karen! We love our new puppy!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are very pleased with how responsive and knowledgeable the people with D and R Rescue are. From our first contact and even through after getting our puppies home. Such a great experience. It is obvious they really care about their animals and making sure they are going to good homes. The details in their adoption kits—toys, leash, collar, treats, training tips, etc. So much care and work. Thank you for all you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so pleased with how helpful and amazing the people are with this group! Super responsive and knowledgeable. Great experience and we are loving our puppies! Thanks for all your work for animals.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were looking at a dog to adopt through D & R. I filled out an application that evening and much to my surprise I heard back the next day that we had been checked out and approved. We were able to connect a day or two later and get our new family member. I was so impressed with how quickly she worked to help with this process. That is truly how things should work when there are so many dogs waiting for a family. Truly a great organization!

Michelle A.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a wonderful person Karen is! She is very knowledgeable and willing to do whatever she can to help. This is my second adoption process through Karen (we wanted to add to our dog family, so we adopted 2 puppies this time) and I had absolutely no qualms about the quality, health and background of the pups. She is straightforward and honest, and her compassion for animals is equal to her compassion for people. I would highly recommend contacting
D and R Rescue if you’re thinking about adopting a furry family member-you can’t go wrong with Karen’s help!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very quick to respond on email and will work around your plans to meet your dog. Was nice, helpful, and gave us everything we needed for our new puppy, Walter (formerly Milo). Toys, treats, etc they provided it!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our experience adopting our new puppy through D & R Rescue was most pleasurable. We had been looking for a puppy for several months as we are empty nesters now and were looking for a new addition to the family. We found "Sammi", a Cocker/Lab mix on Petfinders which had been posted by Karen. We knew immediately that this would be the perfect loving member of our family that we needed.

From the initial contact to the adoption meeting, Karen was great. Her responses to questions were very prompt and helpful and she was very flexible on meeting times for the adoption. Upon arrival, Karen and Sammi were ready and waiting in the lobby of PetSmart. After spending a few minutes with Sammi, we knew we made the right decision. Karen then helped us with the paper work, answered numerous questions, and actually helped us pick out a few supplies that we needed to get started. We were also pleasantly surprised to learn that PetSmart had supplied us with what you might call a "Starter Kit" for our new puppy, including several items that have come in handy such as play toys, litter bags, "Kong", dental treats, etc. Very nice!

We really appreciated all the work that Karen put into our adoption process and would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to adopt their next pet! Thanks again Karen!

Erica M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We highly recommend D&R Rescue! We had been searching for a puppy for our family for some time, and we finally found a litter of pups on PetFinder at D&R rescue. Karen was very responsive to our emails and our application. She let us know details about the litter and once our application was approved, we quickly made plans to meet at PetsMart in Terre Haute, IN. The meeting with our new pup went very well, and Karen was able to provide background info on the new puppy and answer all of our questions. After a visit with the new puppy, we decided to adopt Abby. The process was very seamless and we were provided with food, toys, a leash, treats, medical records and microchip information. Everything we needed to get set up with our new puppy at home! Karen has been responsive to our questions even post-adoption. Again, we highly recommend D&R Rescue!

Writer

Client Served

Rating: 5

Earlier this month, we went on Petfinder to look for a Black lab. We saw a sweet pup and contacted D & R Rescue Inc to get an application--Karen from D & R promptly responded to let us know the puppy had already been claimed by another family. However, we were so happy, when a few days later Karen contacted us to let us know that another puppy very similar to the other one was available for adoption. We immediately put in our application for this new pup. We were impressed by how responsive this organization was to all of our inquiries-- they reviewed our application and lets us know our status all along the way. A few days later we arranged to go meet the puppy-- Karen told us we would fall in love and she was right. It was love at first sight when we saw our puppy- he was healthy, happy, playful and gave us lots of kisses. D & R Rescue provided all health documents for our pup, he was up- to- date with his vaccinations, neutered and microchipped; we also received advice on his next vaccine needs as well as tips on how to ease his transition into our home and a great bag of food, training treats, puppy care info, toys and a leash. We are very thankful to D & R Rescue for the efficient and thoughtful adoption process of our pup. Our experience with another agency was very disheartening and D & R Rescue brought us hope again! Our puppy is the sweetest puppy and has brought so much joy to our home, he is part of our family and we love him so much already!
Many thanks D & R Rescue!
~Laura and Brax

Pic- our puppy dog playing in the field- he loves finding sticks and old corn left from harvest.

Donor

Rating: 5

D&R RESCUE was an awesome agency to work with. Karen White, our rescue worker, was quite pleasant and we could tell she had a genuine love for pets and finding them good homes.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We recently lost our puppy dog of 10 years and even though it has been hard to push through we decided that we wanted a puppy to love and have a furever home. D & R rescue has been absolutely amazing to us from the minute we contacted them. Communication has been on spot with any questions we have. Definitely would recommend this rescue and if we decide to get another dog in the future we would definitely go thru D & R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful experience adopting my dog through Karen with D & R Rescue!! She was so helpful and went out of her way to make it a great experience by answering all of our questions and providing a bed, toys, a bag of food, and more for my new fur baby. She continued to communicate with me after the adoption to make sure that it was still a good match and that I didn't have any concerns. I am all around so grateful for such an awesome experience with the adoption process! THANK YOU KAREN!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Karen at D&R Rescue was very responsive and worked with me to make sure I got the perfect puppy for my home. She went above and beyond about answering all of my questions and was flexible in helping me bring home the newest member of my family. So grateful to D&R Rescue!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I lost my 2 dogs in 2017. I started looking on pet finder for a new dog. I found Dash (now lucy) on D and R rescue. They were wonderful to work with. It is a great organization. I love Karen. Thanks for Lucy. We love her.