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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Dogs Unlimited Rescue, Inc. is an all volunteer non-profit organization that is dedicated to educating the public and saving abused and neglected animals from an uncertain fate. Our organization rescues animals from high kill shelters, hoarding situations, abuse or neglect cases, owner surrenders, and the breeding parents in Ohio puppy mills that would otherwise be inhumanely disposed of. We improve their lives by providing quality care and placement into permanent loving homes. We will continue to educate, rescue, rehabilitate and encourage the adoption of pets from shelters and rescue groups. We do not maintain a physical shelter. All our rescues are in loving foster care. We differentiate ourselves by providing animals in our rescue with ONLY quality care and even though it may be costly, these animals deserve nothing less and that is why donations are so vitally important. Our vetting is very costly along the with other related expenses (rehabilitation, training, etc.) of the animals in our rescue.

Results: Since inception, we have saved, medically and emotionally treated, and homed over 500 dogs and cats (mostly dogs).

Target demographics: injured, abandoned, homeless animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: 200 dogs and cats find furever homes

Geographic areas served: NorthEast Ohio

Programs: fostering, rehabilitation, medical attention, and lots and lots of love and nurturing until the dogs and cats are healthy and happy in furever homes!

Community Stories

138 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Pamela L.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough about how wonderful Dogs Unlimited Rescue is and all the loving care they and Midwest Veterinary Hospital ( the vet they use for their rescues) give the animals they rescue. I adopted my first fur baby through DUR 3 years ago. Max is a senior dog that was surrendered by his former family. He has senior dog health issues but the rescue and the vet have been exceptional in their support even after his adoption! Max has brought so much love and joy to our family! In fact, adopting him was such a positive life changing experience that a year and a half later we adopted a second dog through Dogs Unlimited Rescue. Rocky was found abandoned and grossly over grown on a construction site. Despite his fears and anxiousness from his "street life" he had so much love just wanting to come out. Marcy at DUR was so helpful and such a resource after adoption! Rocky has blossomed into an affectionate loving dog to his humans and his dog siblings! Thank Dogs Unlimited Rescue for our fabulous additions to our family!

1 bfields52

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted my wonderful Border Collie mix, Jessie, 10 years ago! I have always adopted rescue dogs, and I was so impressed by the care, thoroughness, and thoughtfulness of Dogs Unlimited Rescue staff that I decided to volunteer for this organization as well. For ten years, I have been so grateful for my wonderful Jessie and have been impressed over and over again by the dedication and expertise of the staff and volunteers. The dogs are cared for in loving foster homes, which is such a bonus for prospective adopters, as they get to know a lot about how the dog interacts in "normal life" as opposed to a kennel environment. This is a fantastic organization !

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted from Dogs Unlimited Rescue 5 years ago, and was so impressed with the rescue that I began volunteering for them. I am astounded at this very unfortunate and very negative review! And the timing makes it all the more laughable....since Marcy JUST DROVE 20 HOURS TO NORTH CAROLINA AND BACK to rescue a mama and her day-old pups. I have never met anyone who is so dedicated to the rescue, care, and rehabilitation of puppies and dogs in need.
This is not a "shelter." All of the dogs are cared for in loving homes and are given the most careful and high level medical care, food, environment, and love. The executive director makes sure of that! Her dedication and generosity are also unimaginable. I am sorry that this "reviewer" felt the need to post things that are not true and not in any way reflective of this wonderful organization.

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1 Andrea N.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have worked with Dogs Unlimited to adopt our puppy. They saved him from being used as a bait dog in a dog fighting ring. They provided his vet care and made sure he was ready to be adopted, fully vetted. They do such great work to make sure that these animals get the best care along with the best homes!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dogs unlimited rescue has gone above and beyond to help so many dogs find loving homes. They make sure that the dogs are fully “fixed up” and ready to go before sending them to their furever home. I have had the honor of working with this organization and recommend them on a regular basis.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We rescued our dog Zeus from Dogs Unlimited. Zeus was coming from abusive situation, she ran away roaming the streets, was hit by car and had her leg amputated. Dogs Unlimited Rescue was there for Zeus in every sense of the word, and they were and still are here for us, answering any call or text day and night for any assistance and questions we may have. Dogs are complicated, and rescue dogs are often abused, neglected, angry and have bad habits, which make it especially hard on families taking in a dog when they already have furry family members. We even had DUR’s help bathing Zeus - who is skittish and anxious from all her trauma. DUR - their entire team- are absolute angels. There is no limit to their kindness & compassion. They truly put animals first. They rescue all animals: seniors, very sick, behavioral problems, even feral, etc., dogs that others may be reluctant to take on. They truly rehabilitate the animals, learn them, & love them hard, then really take the time to painstakingly choose the right families, where fog & family will thrive, lessening the chance of situation not working out. We are so grateful to DUR’s director Gina Finley, Marcy, Marija, and others amazing staff and volunteers for ALL they do tirelessly, on daily basis, for the animals in need & families.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I adopted Wrangler, now Tux, 1&1/2 years ago, my experience with Marcy at Dogs Unlimited Rescue was beyond amazing. Her immense heart and support continues to this day. Words can't describe how wonderful this organization is and the lengths they will go to in helping an animal in need.

Lu Anne Orons F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited rescue is a wonderful and caring rescue organization. Gena is amazing with all of her furbabies and her adoptive parents. She makes sure that every dog goes to the perfect home.
We have rescued two dogs from dogs unlimited rescue. A wonderful rat terrier and a retriever/spaniel mix. We love them dearly and they have fit in fabulously with our other two dogs. Below is a picture of our four furbaby family. The one on the upper left and the one on the lower right are our rescues, and we couldn’t live without them!

David R.16

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I went 5 moths with no dog after the two we had before went to the bridge. When we decided it was time, we contacted Dogs Unlimited Rescue. From it we got an adorable little Shih-tzu that everyone else had given up on. But not Dogs Unlimited Rescue of Beachwood. They cared for him and never gave up hope. And I tell you, my wife and I cannot tell you how much joy our little buddy has given us.

Mary Lou B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered for, adopted from and continue to volunteer for this amazing rescue. I can’t say enough about Gina, the rescue’s founder and director. She has a heart of gold! This rescue goes above and beyond for the animals in their care, making sure they receive the best veterinary care possible and placing them in wonderful foster homes until they find their forever homes. It’s been great to work with Gina and her team both as a volunteer and adopter! I’m sharing a picture of Allie. She was one of my fosters who never left. She came into the rescue with severe injuries, having been found at the side of the highway near death. Gina took her in and gave her a second chance. Allie survived and has been with me 5 years, living the good life!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for Dogs Unlimited Rescue for about 8 years now. I have also adopted two dogs from DUR. I am very proud to be part of such a highly respected, professionally run organization. Our Director always goes above and beyond to ensure the safety and well-being of the animals taken into the rescue. All are placed into a loving, Volunteer foster home and provided the most comprehensive vet care. I highly recommend DUR to anyone interested in adoption. You will find the process to be very thorough and fully supported by this amazing organization.

I’m attaching pictures of my girls adopted from DUR, Allie and Ruby.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for adding this much light to our life. You guys are the absolute best!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited Rescue and his foster Mama Marcy are the reason Cooper is part of our family today! We are so grateful he came to us when he did and for all the help Marcy and the rescue provided along the way! We truly could not imagine our live with out this cuddle bug!!!! Thank you!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The best! They are caring, efficient, and easy to work with… Always the best for the dogs ❤️

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were blessed enough to have Cooper find his way to us via foster Mommy Marcy. Until the adoption was final, Dogs Unlimited took care of the vet bills even when Cooper was transitioning to our home. There was constant communication with the foster Mom, Marcy, and offers of help with whatever we needed. It’s been 1.5 years since we adopted Cooper and we’re not sure “who rescued who”. But I could not imagine life without my pup!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Cannot thank them enough for rescuing my pup over 7 years ago! Have loved keeping up with them over the years.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have had the privilege of adopting two of the most wonderful dogs from Dogs Unlimited Rescue-our Lily 5 years ago and Otis 3 years ago. They do incredible things for dogs and have the most caring and loving fosters. I would not hesitate to adopt from them again.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our pup
6 years ago and had the best experience. The staff and foster mom were the most caring people and kind people. We are forever grateful to this rescue for giving us our sweet pup, Bernie.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our Delilah who was originally known and loved at the rescue as “Esperanza.” She was found on the streets of Cleveland with her harness embedded into her skin 2 inches. She needed a lot of medical care all paid for by DUR. She has recovered and is such a delight and loves being apart of our family which includes her two Golden Retriever brothers. We are so blessed to have come in contact with DUR and stay in close contact with Delilah’s foster moms and Gina Lutes! They still after 5 yrs want to know how she is doing and want updates. That is true dedication and puppy love! Thanks DUR!

1 egoldie

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my wonderful dog, Max, from the terrific people at Dogs Unlimited Rescue in 2013.
He is my constant companion and a wonderful dog!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It has been almost two years since I met Max at a rescue event. The love and help shown by all at Dogs Unlimited Rescue as gone above and beyond what one would expect. They have kept in contact with me and I know they will always have my back and, yes, Max's as well. These are wonderful people who are devoted to their dogs and the people who adopt them.

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Bonnie Shankman K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can not express words on how wonderful this organization is. Beyond caring and very invested in making sure you and your dog are happy and cared for. The fosters go out if your way also. So grateful for them and everyone involved. ❤️

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This nonprofit rescue is nothing short of amazing! They do everything they can to help and place animals in wonderful homes! I was lucky enough to adopt a puppy from them and the experience was wonderful from the time I filled out the adoption forms to now, 3 years later!

Tammy151

Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue is wonderful.They go out of there way to help people in need.They do a complete check before the dogs get there best forever homes.We rescued ours 10 years ago and this rescue was the best choice for us.Love dogs unlimited rescue.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've fostered for dogs unlimited many time the rescue is a wonderful organization. They have the best vets taking care of the animals to get them ready for there forever home. They get dogs that no other organizations would take with broken limb and many expensive problems etc.while fostering I fell in love with my little cockapoo he was only 2lbs and very sick with lots of care he is now a healthy baby boy. Dogs unlimited rescue.org is a top notch rescue group they have given many dogs new lives with there new forever homes

Client Served

Rating: 5

I heard about a dog who was in need of a loving home. I had recently lost my dog from old age. I heard about her first and there was little known of her history. She is approximately 12 years old. I went to visit her and it was love at first sight. She’s fine with other dogs but she is scared of people. She is so sweet and it are the small milestones that I make with her that make me so happy. I have only had her since July 28th but she feels very comfortable here and all of the love she has always deserved. I can’t wait to see how much progress we have made in the next month or so. We have a long way to go but it’s all about the baby steps! She’s just what I needed!

cathylk

Client Served

Rating: 5

Landing in Cleveland from Boston about two weeks before the pandemic for medical attention, my doctor told me to plan to stay in Cleveland for a year because we had to pause my treatment due to COVID. So I rented a house for a year, and it was isolating. I went onto the Rescue website and thought maybe a dog might be good company, and in turn, I could do something to help by adopting one.

Well, I've had Poppy Barkin - Poppy (name he came with) Barkin (a family name that fits him to a T) and he has brought life back into my life, and I have given a comfortable home and so much love. If there is such a thing, Poppy Barkin is my Silver Lining to the pandemic.

Marija, whom I worked with from the Rescue, made herself available to me 24/7. She made it so easy. When dropping Poppy Barkin off she not only gave me what I needed for the fostering period, but also his medical records which was important to me. I felt like a new mother, and she helped to guide me every step of the way. That gave me confidence and comfort. Given my experience, I highly recommend Dogs Unlimited Rescue.

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Donor

Rating: 5

It was brought to our attention that there was a dog we might be interested in with DUR. It is a very thorough process but it is not difficult to go through. They worked with a great veterinary clinic to help the dog get over some infections she had picked up along her journey to us. We have friends who help foster some of the dogs that come into the rescue and they just love doing that.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family has adopted two dogs through Dogs Unlimited Rescue. Rescued dogs are placed with a loving foster family until they find their forever home. DUR thoroughly vets potential adopters to make sure all dogs find their perfect match, in a safe and loving home.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited Resque an amazing non-profit organization whose #1 priority are the animals it rescues! From the owner/director Gina Finley to each and every volunteer and professional I’ve encountered over the years of being involved as a volunteer, foster parent, and eventually pet owner - it is a top notch, honest, caring organization. The stories of saved and rescued from certain death pups, cats, and even an occasional pig - are countless! They really make a tremendous difference in lives of forgotten, abused and neglected animals; as well as lives of people involved. Gina and her team exhibit utmost professionalism and transparency in all they do. We are so fortunate to have them in Cleveland! Any time a dog needs help, an animal is discovered in an abusive situation, a dog parent has a medical question, even when a dog turns out to be the wrong fit for their family: - Gina and her team are a phone call or text away - pretty much 24/7. They work so hard to change lives of animals and people they encounter - for the better. I am so fortunate to have encountered this wonderful organization- it changed my life, gave me a purpose and a cause I am so passionate about, and gave me my pet-daughter: my 3-legged chihuahua Zeus whom we all adore. I will be forever grateful and continue to support you, DUR!!! Thank You for all you do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My healthy puppy King had a horrifying experience with a hit & run. I rushed him to the emergency to find out he broke both back femurs. I couldn’t bare to see him in this condition. I began to pray asking for a miracle. It was a few days after I received a call from Gina in which she told me “ not to worry about anything”. All I could do was cry tears of joy. Gina took King under her wings. She has been dedicated to serve us, she is truly an angel. It’s because of Gina, King is on the road to recovery. She walked me through every step of the way.I can’t thank her enough for everything she has done and still doing for King. Gina truly has a heart for animals and she is truly dedicated at keeping her word. She is amazing at what she does. If I could rate this a million stars I would. Gina is my definition of prayers being answered. It’s because of “Dogs Unlimited Recuse” King is still with us today. Words can’t describe how honored and thankful we are.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited Rescue is the best organization for rescuing, treating, recovering and re-homing dogs in loving forever homes. The directors and volunteers and truly have the best interest for every dog. They are all angels for our furry friends

Donor

Rating: 5

I have never seen the dedication and love that goes into this organization!! Gina and so many others that foster and care for these animals, that come to Dogs Unlimited Rescue, give such love to these animals for their physical and emotional well being and it is just incredible!! Please consider donating to help the animals that come to the Rescue that are treated and cared for and FOSTERED (never caged)!! by this amazing organization!!

1 Marija W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I have fostered and adopted rescue dogs and have found Dogs Unlimited to be a top notch rescue ❤️

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been volunteering / fostering with various dog rescues over the past 17 years and NOT all rescues are equal to Dogs Unlimited. All rescue work is very worthwhile and everyone has good intentions but rescue is not an easy business and requires a lot of dedication, we feel very fortunate to be a part of Dogs Unlimited because they are STARS in our eyes. I work in the medical field and so for me the healthcare aspect of each and every dog is a “very important” aspect of rescue. I could not in good conscience continue to volunteer for DUR if they did not also share that vision. It is not just a matter of rehoming each dog but caring for them both physically and emotionally in preparation for their forever homes. Yes sometimes the cost of doing so can be tremendous and sometimes a great deal of time is required but that is where this rescue shines, everyone pulls together to make it happen. We never feel rushed to move the dog out before they are really ready, each dog is different and they are given however much time they need to heal and feel safe. I feel honored to be a part of a rescue that I respect as much as I do Dogs Unlimited and its founder Gina Lutes.
We adopted our special needs foster Kaden who clearly came from puppy mill situation and was thought to be a piece of trash on the street until someone attempted to pick him up. He came to us with a terrible fear of human touch, he didn’t know what grass was and his first experience with sunlight amazed him, he would raise his little face the light and squint. Due to his previous living conditions he continued to develop health issues, he went blind from his diabetes, required daily insulin injections and had much hearing loss from untreated ear infections. BUT Kaden became a happy active dog and lived out his last few years thoroughly enjoying human cuddle time and exploring the outdoors in a comfortable controlled setting, he became a spunky little boy once he knew what it was like to be truly loved and to feel safe. RIP sweet Kaden. Thank you Dogs Unlimited!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

DUR is an amazing rescue!!! I enjoy volunteering and helping the animals.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited Rescue is an amazing organization! The volunteers work tirelessly to help all animals, no matter their condition, to become healthier and find their furever homes! Endless love is given to each and every dog on their journey to their new homes. I cannot say enough about the team that makes it all happen. I highly recommend Dogs Unlimited Rescue if you are looking to foster, adopt, or spend time volunteering. You won't be disappointed!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization with an amazing mission. They have helped so many fur babies who have had no where else to go. So many dogs, who had suffered unimaginable things, now are healthy and happy in a forever home thanks to Dogs Unlimited Rescue. They truly are the best of the best with the biggest hearts. Thank you for all you do!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited Rescue is the best of the best; nothing but great things to say about the organization and its volunteers! The love that each and every animal receives upon arrival is abundant. It is evident in the animals actions that they feel safe and loved. If you are looking to adopt, I would highly recommend contacting Dogs Unlimited Rescue!

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Donor

Rating: 5

It is hard to put into words how great Dog's Unlimited Rescue actually is. They take on and care of every dog they possibly can. It does not matter how healthy or sick the dog is they will make sure that dog gets the care it needs. They pair the dogs with the perfect furever home, and continue to follow up to see how they are loving their new family after the adoption. They truly are guardian angels for dogs!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough great things about Dogs Unlimited Rescue. Their hard work and persistent efforts to help the animals do not go unnoticed!! I enjoy volunteering and being part of this great organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited Rescue is amazing!! They have always showed so much compassion for the animals and it shows! I love volunteering for this amazing rescue!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Some time ago, my family purchased a pup and within months of having it in our home, we had to relocate and taking the young pup was not an option. Frantic, we called DUR and within ours they showed up to take the young pup. It was traumatic for the children, but they were so caring that it calmed my children's concerns that the puppy would be taken care of. In fact, they sent pics weeks later of the pup in its new home!! They are an outstanding organization and have heard nothing but great things about them since.

Beth L.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They go above and beyond to help the dogs - especially those in need! They are deeply caring and kind and look for forever homes to those that need it!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited Rescue is amazing! Only great things to say about this organization and the people that run it. Top notch!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had a British Shorthair cat that was given to me after my good friends ex husband passed away. She was beautiful and so sweet. I had her for a year and dertermine that my sinus could not take the cat dander. So I reached out to Gina who was recommended to me by my friend
that had given me the cat. Gina was amazing, so helpful posted my cat on her website and she was adopted by a wonderful family that love her. They send me pictures of her continued progress with their family. So Dogs Unlimited is a great organization!!!
Thank you so much, Paula....

1 Gayle K.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited Rescue is top notch. I have been involved as a volunteer, adopter and donor. They provide excellent care to the animals, many times providing extensive medical and surgical care. They also ensure that these dogs are placed in loving homes. I highly recommend them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough great things about dogs unlimited. Without them I would not have my two adorable Maltese dogs. The dogs are the joys of my life. The dogs were surrendered under the condition that they be adopted together. Dogs unlimited kept that promise. They also were very thorough before going through with the adoption. My past veterinarian history was checked and they even paid a visit to my house to make sure it was a clean happy and safe environment. Their concern for the placement of these dogs made me trust them even more. I can’t say enough great things about Gina and everyone involved in dogs unlimited! Thank you so much for my beautiful puppies. They have brought so much happiness!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a foster of a dog in the rescue I can say first hand that the animals are the top priority. No matter what animal comes into this rescue, all needs will be met. Dogs Unlimited spares no expense well it comes to the health and welfare of any animal. When it comes to dogs being placed in a permanent home, they always make sure that the new family will meet 100% of the pets needs. I will continue to work with this great organization for as long as we can.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited Rescue has a heart of gold for these neglected animals!! I had the opportunity to meet one of their rescues and the dog was not doing well at all. They did not hesitate to help her regardless of what the cost would be. They give animals another chance in life. I could not believe how well she is doing now. Dogs Unlimited Rescue volunteers are the guardian angels to these animals!! God Bless!! Thank you!!

2 Kristina M.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Gina was amazing ! I called her frantic about a dog who's back legs seemed to be broken or displaced and she got back to me at what seemed like warped speed. He was living in a truck when I found him, barely able to move on his own. I reached out for some help and advice in which I was finally able to get the owners to surrender him over to me. Gina had an appointment with the vet set within 30 mins. She provided so much help and support. She was able to get us a bed and plenty of food for him. If it wasnt for her, buddy would have no future. It's a work in progress but hes safe, relaxing in his cozy bed ready to take on recovery!! Best rescue I've had the pleasure of working with. You guys ROCK!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue is truly an amazing organization of very loving and patient people. All issues with every fur baby that is rescued by Dogs Unmimited Rescue are addressed and taken care of. Not only are the doggies fully cared for and are cared for in foster homes until adoption, but the adoption process is fantastic and very logical. They do everything they can to place a pup in the best fitting forever home. Another great thing, if for some reason it does not work out for the adopters, Dogs Unlimited Rescue will take the dog back and continue working with them until they are placed in a loving home. I definitely appreciate what they do, and I highly recommend anybody who is looking to adopt to adopt through Dogs Unlimited Rescue. Thank you and keep doing what you’re doing.

2 Kt H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is one of the most amazing rescues I know! Gina has a heart of gold she puts all her effort into saving every sick, injured and abandoned pet she can! Not only does she nurse these pets back to health she finds them the most amazing fosters and families! The support she has from Pat to follow her passion is indescribable. They are wonderful people with loving and open arms!❤️

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited Rescue is unlike any other rescue that I know. They take the sickest of the sickest animals. The ones that are cast aside by other rescues. They rehab them in the comfort of amazing foster homes and adopt them only to screened and visited individuals. None of this would be possible without donations. I can’t think of a more deserving group of people.

1 Olivia L.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

DUR always goes above and beyond taking care of helpless animals and putting them into amazing foster care and forever homes! They do a very thorough job with the animals health, well being, and making sure they are put in the appropriate homes to fit both the family and animals needs. I would recommend anyone to adopt an animal from DUR!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Always very helpful and willing to take in as many rescue babies as they can! Have seen tons of happy animals go to great homes through DUR. Truly a beautiful organization

2 totallyren

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited Rescue is amazing!! I can't say enough great things about them. They have been nothing but kind to not only the animals but the volunteers as well. Will always be my favorite rescue!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

After my husband and I lost our beloved dog, my sister found the cutest lil' pup, LeBron, online from Dogs Unlimited Rescue and I knew we had to have him. Mary Lou, LeBron's foster mom, was wonderful to work with and though the process was thorough (which is great to make sure each pet is going to a good home) everything went smoothly. Dogs Unlimited Rescue was upfront with LeBron's history and Mary Lou made sure all available records were given to us. I am very thankful for Dogs Unlimited Rescue and would recommend them to anyone looking to rescue.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have now worked with Dogs Unlimited Rescue on two occasions and can't say enough great things about this organization and their desire to help all animals.
I first adopted a Chihuahua mix that had been found as a stray on the streets of Cleveland in October 2015 , the poor little guy ( now known as Charlie , formerly Niko ) was in pretty poor shape , he was very much underweight and had apparently been attacked by an another animal of some type , which had caused head and neck trauma , as well as a raging infection throughout his tiny body , as these injuries were not recent.
Dogs Unlimited took this boy into their care , and after putting drains into his wounds , stitching him up and treating with antibiotics , he was on his way to a full recovery. I fostered him for a while and ended up taking him into my family, where he is very much loved !
My second occasion to work with this wonderful group of people was in January of 2017 , I had heard of a senior boxer that had been abandoned by her family at a facility , which had apparently been trying to find him a home , although their hearts may have been in the right place , their actions proved not to be , Rosie was put in an unheated outdoor building and was kept there for approximately a month and a half , they had not found her a home and were going to be euthanizing her the next day.
After I saw a picture of her on Facebook with a plea for someone to step in , I went up there , and what I found was heartbreaking , it was 6 degrees outside , she was in a small pen with no bed on a concrete floor, lying in her own urine. She did not even lift her head to look at us , just opened her eyes and then closed them again. I called Dogs Unlimited , hoping they could help me out with this poor girl , they immediately said yes , for which I was so grateful ! So I got her out of there , it took her 10 minutes to walk 20 yards to my car , her arthritic body was so sore from the concrete floor and bitter cold temperatures she had been in for 1 1/2 months. I took her home , warmed her up , fed her and made lots of comfortable beds around my house . After giving her a day to settle a little , we took her to the vet , she had some health issues , thyroid condition , tumors , deafness , partial blindness and unfortunately she has been diagnosed with Cancer.
After being in our care for a few weeks , the spark came back to her , she is now one very happy girl , who loves her new home and her new furry siblings . We are committed to making the time she has left comfortable and pain free, with lots of Love !
None of this would have been possible without Dogs Unlimited Rescue, they truly care about the welfare of the animals and always have their best interest in mind , they always go the extra mile for these rescues , as difficult as it may be at times .

Christine Fronczek

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Dogs Unlimited Rescue for four years and I can't imagine volunteering anywhere else. I am constantly amazed by just how much the people at Dogs Unlimited Rescue care about every single dog that comes into rescue. It doesn't matter if they are old, young, fit, disabled, large or small; Dogs Unlimited Rescue spares no expense in ensuring that each dog gets whatever they need to give them a second chance for a happy life. I have grown attached to a lot of the dogs in the rescue, especially the ones who were in the rescue for a while while they waited to find their perfect home, but I remember one of the dogs who was there from my very first adoption event. His name was Leon and he was a little black and white papillon who was terrified of men which meant that I couldn't adopt him because of my dad and brother. I think that Leon was adopted and returned two times and every time Dogs Unlimited Rescue welcomed him back into the family which shows that they are willing to do everything they can for all their dogs, no matter how long it takes. And while I still miss his perky little ears and unique personality, I know that he is in a good home now since Dogs Unlimited Rescue carefully selects each adopter to ensure that our dogs will be treated with the love and respect that they deserve. I don't know that I can capture with words just how much Dogs Unlimited Rescue cares for their dogs. They tailor their care to each dogs individual needs and do whatever it takes to make sure that each dog has the best life they can have. I think that the best compliment I can give is that if I were a dog, there would be no one that I would trust more to help give me a second chance.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is our first dog adoption. We couldn't thank Dogs Unlimited Rescue enough. They made the whole process easy. We were given time to get to know our dog and they were very patient with our concerns and questions. The volunteer staff were exceptionally kind and helpful. They even brought toys and some essentials to our home to help with the transition. They made sure that there was a perfect match between a dog and his/her new home. We would highly recommend Dogs Unlimited Rescue to anyone who is looking to adopt a dog.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited Rescue is a wonderful organization full of amazing volunteers and foster parents! Their goal is to provide a better life for all animals they rescue. This is truly an amazing organization, and I cannot begin to express what an asset they are to the community!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited Rescue is an exceptional rescue for many reasons. I am writing this review from the perspective of a foster volunteer but I also adopted my sweet, beautiful Ruby from DUR. Our Director, Gina, is an amazing, compassionate individual who always goes above and beyond for the rescue animals in our care. We know she will find a way to provide the care needed, no matter the cost, to restore our babies back to health. Many of these dogs (cats and a pig too!) require costly vet care into the thousands for their recovery and management of complications. As a volunteer, I always feel supported and respected and I’m proud to be associated with such a wonderful, caring group of volunteers. My current foster, Allie, was close to death when found due to blood loss and hypothermia after apparently being hit by a car and left by the side of the highway. Fortunately she had an angel who found her and made it possible for us to take her into rescue and provide her with the emergency care she desperately needed. After an amputation and management of complications she’s recovered and is now in search of her forever home. This is just one of many stories that illustrated the amazing work of this rescue and its volunteers! I’m attaching a photos of my dear Ruby and current foster Allie (wearing the pink sweater).

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I received a call from Dogs Unlimited Rescue a few years ago asking if I could foster a pair of Pekingese dogs that were being rescued along with a slew of others dogs. I was happy to help!! I ended up adopting them because I fell in love!! The people at Dogs Unlimited Rescue do everything possible to help unwanted and abused animals find "furever" homes. The 100% commitment the director, staff and all the people involved with fostering and finding these animals homes show what true animal lovers they are. I am truly grateful I received that call and for all their efforts!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited Rescue is absolutely amazing! I learned of their efforts through a co-workers and have been following them ever since. I have a wonderful 6 lbs toy poodle at home who was very shy and there was a small dog in the rescue that we thought might be a good match/friend for my dog and household. Sadly this was not the right one but it got me to the point of filling out the application piece. They got to know me and understand my abilities with the smaller animals and not more than a couple weeks later came my little Tucker. He fit right in. They took care of everything at the Vet’s I had nothing to worry about. He was a very scared little guy in a new place, but Tucker and I bonded very quickly. He didn’t know how to play like other dogs, he didn’t understand fetching, and with my other toy poodle who can do tricks galore he has learned so much. He even tries to play with the cats by pushing the toys in their face, it’s absolutely hysterical (not from the cats’ point of view). I wouldn’t know what to do without him now, my little white thunder! I couldn't ask for the rescue to do anything more than they did, they are the best at creating new families.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kathi M.
I am composing this letter for the best animal rescue in my opinion and I'm sure many others would agree with me, "Dogs Unlimited".
Two years ago a dear friend of mine asked me to foster a dog who was found wondering the streets on the west side of town here in Cleveland. My friend volunteers for "Dogs Unlimited" and I was quick to say yes as I totally trust her judgement when it comes to dog rescues. I was involved a few years before with another rescue of which I adopted two dogs, one of which I fostered and eventually kept. My friend then started to volunteer for Dogs Unlimited and I am so grateful that she did and asked me to get involved.
The dog she asked me to foster was a Min-Pin. Now, in all honesty, I am a "big dog" lover, so this was going to be something new for me to foster a " small dog". Dogs Unlimited brought the dog to me and immediately I knew I was volunteering with a very special rescue. They stayed with me while we, Diesel and myself, became acquainted. They told me which food was best for this little guy, his vet appointments were made by them for me to take him to for his neutering, shots and just general up keep. They were not in a hurry to just dump this dog, they wanted to make sure he would be alright with me and that I was alright with him. This was so important. If I had a problem I had a number to call and they would get right back to me. They explained the process of me taking him to meet prospective adopters.
Long story short Diesel is now my third pup, just could not let this wonderful little stinker go. He is a huge part of our lives and what is great is Dogs Unlimited stays in touch with us. They are there for us 24/7 and that is what makes them so special to me. They give so much time and support always and Gina Lutes is awesome. If you have questions you get prompt answers, if your dog should happen to wander off, they are out looking for him or her right along side of you. This dog rescue is way above and beyond other rescue organizations.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is no rescue too challenging or level of care too great for Dogs Unlimited! When there is a need, Gina Lutes and her unbelievable support team jumps right in and changes the lives of both fur babies and their future owners forever! As a volunteer, I have seen this over and over again. I am proud to be associated with such an unbelievable organization and I applaud their hard work and dedication!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

dogs Unlimited rescue has made a profound impact on our community and my life personally. They have saved so many helpless dogs and have even recently saved a helpless pig. The owner and her fosters and the board work endless hours to care, nurture and love these animals and bring them their fur ever families. I am so blessed to witness these beautiful animals being rescued and it has made the biggest difference to these hopeless animals that end up having a happy ending because of this organization I rate this organization beyond a 5 star! --Sharon Witmer, Lucky family member of rescued dogs!

1 Anna134

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited Rescue is a safe heaven for rescued animals! This organization puts 100 percent effort and commitment to provide a new life to their rescues. A dedicated team of volunteers work tirelessly to provide the animals unconditional love, safety , good health and happy homes. This organization has an examplary reputation and is truly an invaluable resource to animal rescue community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Terri and I'm Buddy's mama as of June 2016, thanks to the wonderful caring people at Dog's Unlimited Rescue. Buddy was a street runner who was so fearful of people. The Rescue went the extra mile to make sure he felt safe and secure, and also got him a chip and gps. Mary Lou kept in close contact with me until she felt Buddy was ready for adoption. And we've continued to commune through all his wonderful progress. I'm so grateful for Dog's Unlimited Rescue. Thank you and God bless you all.