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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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Through All Paws, we found Peggy Sue at D& R All Breed Rescue. We had lost our 13-year-old Boston Terrier six months earlier, and now were ready to share our lives with another Boston, preferably an adult dog. Peggy Sue's description prompted me to call Karen who gave me excellent "vibes" plus good information. After I submitted our adoption application and was approved, we went to meet our new family member. What a positive experience! This adoption exceeded all expectations and I would do it again in a heartbeat. The 650-mile round trip between southeast Missouri and the PetSmart in Terre Haute, IN turned out to be the most beneficial of journeys. Peggy Sue fit right in, she's the queen of the house, and we're loving every minute. Thanks, Karen, for making the perfect match.

Katie Keenan L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our Shihpoo, Duncan, from Karen and our experience couldn’t have been better! We found him on Petfinder and I emailed her right away for an application. I received a very prompt response and was thrilled when we were approved! Conducting an adoption long distance (we are in Tennessee) may have its challenges, but not when working with Karen. She let me know that he had been neutered and groomed, but that she really wanted to spend some time with him to make sure he would be a good fit for children (we have 4!). I received pictures and information the following day letting me know that he was a gentle, playful pup who would be a great addition to a family with kids. Karen answered all of my questions, responded to emails quickly and I felt confident that this was our dog! We made arrangements to meet at a Petsmart in Terre Haute and surprised our kids with a trip there a few days later to meet, and hopefully adopt, Duncan. Karen’s knowledge, honesty, and candor was refreshing and made us completely comfortable taking him home with us after a short meeting. We are so thrilled with our newest family member- he is everything that Karen said he was, and more. In fact, our local vet commented that she couldn’t believe we had been lucky enough to find such a remarkable pup! Karen’s experience both with dogs and in rescue makes her an ideal person to adopt from. It is clear that she is looking to make the best match for both the dog and the family. We are so grateful that our paths crossed and recommend her and her rescue completely!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I went to meet Karen on Sunday to meet a potential pup. She was great. As I was there I found myself not so sure that I was ready to adopt as I just lost my pup in December. Not sure if she felt that too but she reassured me that just because I came didn’t mean I had to take the pup and not to feel guilty about that. I sure did feel guilt. She further explained that I would know when I was ready and I would know when the right pup came along. Karen is wonderful. There was no pressure and she made this my very first attempt to adopt a great one. Thanks Karen !!! My highest recommendation to you and the wonderful thing you do for pets in need. Mickey

Katherine N.1

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!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We recently adopted our puppy from D & R Rescue and Karen. Karen was great to work with. She promptly answered all emails and most helpful to us, worked with our schedule to pick up our new puppy. Who, by the way, is amazing! It was obvious our puppy had been well cared for. She was clean, crate trained, and 99% house trained. She gets along well with our other dog and is truly a joy to have in our family. I can't thank Karen enough for working with us and for the work she does taking care of rescues in need of a forever home.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I had been discussing getting a new dog/puppy for our 2 year old. We were going to wait until the spring when it was warmer, but one night while discussing, we found Luna on Petfinder.com. She was 1/2 long-haired chihuahua, which is what our previous dog of 12 years was, so right then and there we decided on the spot we wanted her. I contacted Karen and we started the process right away. I had an application in my inbox within minutes of the initial contact, and we were approved for adoption the next day. I was given the foster mom's contact info and was able to have all my questions answered. We then picked up Luna the following day. The adoption process was well explained and went very smooth and fast. For 16 weeks old, Luna is extremely well behaved and very sweet to everyone she meets. I would highly reccommend going through D & R Rescue for all your pet adoption needs.

Brian and Elizabeth

Client Served

Rating: 5

We couldn’t be happier with the adoption of our puppy! D&R Rescue Inc. (Karen) was very responsive with our application and provided a smooth and informative adoption experience. We are so in love with our new puppy and are thankful to have found D&R Rescue Inc. We will highly recommend this organization to anyone looking to adopt a pet. Thanks Karen, we love our new girl!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After years debating on getting a dog, we finally decided to adopt Buddy from D&R Rescue Inc. and I could not be any happier. He is an amazing puppy! Karen was great with replying to all my questions, meeting us so we could meet Buddy, and answering any questions we had. Buddy has been healthy and such a fun loving dog. We are happy he’s in our life and couldn’t be happier with our choice of D&R Rescue Inc.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would highly recommend Doberman & Rottweiler Rescue, Inc. to anyone looking to adopt a new pet!

I recently adopted a puppy from the R&D Rescue and was provided with every accommodation imaginable. Karen always replied very quickly to emails and even sent pictures of our growing puppy while we waited for him to be ready for adoption. On the day of adoption, I took part in a one-on-one training session at PetSmart, which was great for first-time puppy adopters. I also received a puppy 'starter kit' with several of the essential needed for bringing home a new dog. Karen provided great recommendations for crate sizes, food brands, and pet supplies. Our puppy was also up-to-date on shots, neutered and micro-chipped on the day of adoption. All of these services were included in the adoption price! 

Gigi C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Can't say enough good things about Karen and her team. We found Booker on-line and it was love at first site. Karen was thorough and expedient in reviewing applications, and reaching out to our vet to confirm our parenting skills. Love the care she takes in placing puppies! It is thoughtful and responsible. We picked up Booker from Karen, just a few weeks later along with a host of great information, up to date shots, neutered, and a wonderful bag of goodies from PetSmart including leash, harness, xmas coat, treats, a bag of food, and many toys! What a wonderful surprise overall. We couldn't be more happy with our new pup or the care and communication that D&R provides!! Thank you so much for all you do for pets and their parents! Gigi

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a puppy from D & R Rescue on 12-5-17 and met with Karen at Terre Haute IN. I was very pleased with how well organized she was with the paperwork. It didn't take very long at all to over the papers and get them filled out. Karen had made it to petsmart before My daughter and I did and she was shopping for clothes for our new puppy along with dog food and treats. All the items she purchased she gave to us for free! Thank you Karen, I love my puppy.
Kathy

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Although we did not end up with a dog, Karen was great and my husband and I had a great experience with this organization. Karen was informative and timely- and professional from beginning to end. She and Doberman and Rottweiler Rescue are definitely out to find these animals good homes - not just homes. We would certainly look into adopting with them in the future if the stars would align. Thank you for everything Karen!!

Writer

Client Served

Rating: 5

we have never adopted a pet before but karen and D&R Rescue Inc were great. God bless them... We traveled 7 plus hours to pick our puppy up and was worth every minute of it.. I can not say enough and D&R Rescue.. Karen, whom we corresponded through was such a delight. When we met with her the day we picked up our puppy she had made sure she as groomed. Karen also made sure we had everything we needed to take her home with us and more. Toys, food, collar, leash and all the necessary papers showing she had all of her shots and D&R even had a chip placed in her in case she ever got lost. We was so much help through the prosess of the adoption and kept in touch with us as we had questions and the setting up of the meeting and directions ,, Thank you Karen so much Bill and Sue

Matt S.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

We just adopted Toby, a Boxer Lab mix from D&R this weekend. Karen was wonderful to work with throughout the process, from initial contact to application to preps and finally the pick up. She was a wealth of information and was a great mix of personable and professional. She had all medical records and microchip records and various pointers (both personally and thru PetSmart trainer she connected us with) for new dog owners like myself. The PetSmart pick up added value to the process as well and she had good relationships with the trainer and other personnel. Adoption packet was a great help as well. Thank you Karen for making the process such an easy one for us. Matt and Christin (and Toby)

Jim C.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found my best friend listed on Adopt-A-Pet.com and contacted Karen at Doberman and Rotweiller Rescue, Inc. right away. Peaches is a female Boxador (Boxer/Lab) mix who came from a litter of at least 4 other puppies from a 15 year-old lab who died 2 weeks after giving birth. I can't even fathom what the foster parents of these puppies went through to bottle feed and nurture these pups to the 8 week adoption age, but I am forever in their debt for the opportunity to continue their effort and raise this sweetheart to enjoy the rest of her (or my) life!
It is a wonderful testament to Karen's D & R Rescue that apparently they not only rescue only those breeds but whatever breed is in need!!!
Karen met me at a PetSmart in southern Indiana at the appointed time and had Peaches and 2 of her littermates with her for other adoptees. They evidently have a wonderful relationship with PetSmart because I had a fantastic orientation with a trainer for the care and house-breaking of my new friend. I've had 2 other puppies in my life and 4 other shelter dogs and never had this much attention to the actual care of the dog.
Karen and her cause are the epitome of what rescue is! I highly recommend marking her on your social pages for both professional, but more importantly, caring service to our four-legged friends!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted our dog from D&R Rescue via Petfinder and Karen was wonderful to work with every step of the way, answering all of our questions as we prepared for adopting Stanley while being several hours away. When we picked Stanley up, Karen had all of his medical records, as well as the information for transferring his microchip. We're grateful to Karen for fostering these dogs and finding them good homes. Thanks for helping us grow our family, Karen!

Jason, Andrea, and Stanley

Client Served

Rating: 5

I always go thru petfinder site hoping to one day to find a sheltie mix pup. I would never pay what they ask for a purebreed. I always go thru a rescue. There on D&R rescue inc one evening was the cutest sheltie up for adoption. When i contacted the rescue online i got a response right away. Filled out application and in no time I was picking up my little baby. I have rescued over 6 dogs from various rescues and this was the first time she had no worms of one kind or another. The vet said she is sure she is a purebred tri colored sheltie. She fits right in with my 3 other dogs, i cant imagine our life without her. Thank you so much for making this such an easy transition. We named Mary, Gypsy Rose. She has grown from 3.8 pounds to 6 pounds already.

Client Served

Rating: 5

About a month ago we were looking for a new Sheltie puppy as our 15 yrs old Sheltie had cancer and we knew our time was running short with him. By pure chance I stumbled upon a rescue through a Google search for D&R Rescue. They had a litter of 4 Sheltie puppies that had been surrendered. I immediately contacted them about adopted our boy Loki. The response was extremely fast. They sent over their application and explained their process. I immediately returned it and within 12 hrs had received an email stating we were approved to adopt Loki. We live about 3 hours away but by pure chance we were able to pick up our boy the same weekend we were travelling to Indianapolis. The owner was extremely accommodating setting up a time that would work and save us an extra 3 he drive since we were in the area. Upon picking up our boy he came with everything needed for a puppies first couple weeks. This rescue was not just accommodating they also really seemed very knowledgeable and truly seemed to care for the animals in their care. I loved working with this process and will recommend to anyone looking for a puppy. Thank you for our life long friend. Andrea and Ryan Simpson from Central Illinois

Joey K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

D&R Rescue is a top notch rescue organization like none other I've come across. They delivered to me my precious dog Charlie, but more than that, they put a dog in my arms that was well fed, happy and healthy. I know that things can be otherwise with rescues, as many of my friends have brought dogs home from them that were starving, dirty and sick, some of which required many hundreds or even thousands of dollars in vet bills to address problems from overcrowded cage living at the rescue, some of which have been quite serious. My friends love their rescue dogs and were willing to go that extra mile, but I am full of praise for D&R for the higher level of management and hygiene they appear in every way to practice at their rescue facility. Not to mention love. Charlie is a people-confident girl, and that speaks well of her life before she became my forever dog. I highly recommend D&R Rescue.