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274 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Karen is a pleasure to work with, she truly cares about the animals and doing what is best for them. She will listen to your needs and take the time to get the perfect dog for your family.
Such a treat!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Karen was great with assisting us during the adoption process. We found a puppy on Petfinder and got in reach with the shelter that worked alongside the foster home where the puppy was staying. She provided all the infirmation and was great at communicating when we had questions. The process was seamless and the puppy came with toys, food, all up to date shots, neutered, and even a leash. I would reccomend the D&R rescue to anyone looking to adopt!

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!!!

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.