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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

109 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!!

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!

1 Sharon219

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We heard about Dogs Unlimited Rescue through PetFinder. We looked at so many dogs for weeks. (We wanted them all)!

Finally, we clicked on "Lucky's" page and we knew he was already part of our family. His pictures showed how loving, handsome and proud he was. When we talked to Mary Lou Bender, Lucky's rescuer, and heard his story, we couldn't wait to meet him!

Lucky met our other rescue Baxter (pug), and the bonded immediately! I felt Lucky felt right at home as he walked around our house, played in the backyard, and found "his" spot on the couch! We love Lucky, aka, Lucky Ducky Doo. He and Baxter are best friends and enjoy their couch time and walks together! Lucky keeps adjusting more every day and I think he now knows this is his forever home and we are his forever humans!

Mary Lou and Dogs Unlimited guided us through the whole process, had all of Lucky's medical records in order, and followed up with us regularly after Lucky came home, to make sure not only Lucky was happy but Katy, myself and Baxter were all happy with Lucky too!

We will always rescue and own through Dogs Unlimited Rescue! We highly recommend them to all current and new dog owners!

Greg K. & Katy B, and Mr. Baxter too!

1 Tammy151

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

2 Tracy86

Client Served

Rating: 5

DUR is an amazing organization. I know first hand after going through the adoption process. These folks are true animal lovers and everything they do is with the best interest of the dogs in mind. They fund raise to provide life saving care to dogs who would otherwise suffer. My own pup was the beneficiary of cardiac surgery, funded from the generosity of people who believe in DUR. Two years after that surgery, he is in great shape. He is the happiest dog I've ever met and loves to run. Without DUR's commitment, fantastic fundraising, fostering, and coordination of care, his heart condition would have been fatal. I have remained in communication with these great folks and enjoy watching them rally around the dogs who are lucky enough to find their way to DUR. Not only are the dogs well cared for, DUR does a wonderful job of finding the right environment for these dogs, many of whom have suffered trauma we will never know. I also appreciated that this organization is run in a professional manner, with business savvy. There are many dog rescue groups that mean well but don't have the business know-how to operate. DUR is run with compassion for the dogs and business sophistication. (I don't mean to leave out the occasional cat or pig that finds its way to DUR--they are in great hands too!)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a dog from this wonderful group. His story is remarkable. He was surrendered by his owner after she was in a life threatening accident. At his first checkup, the vet discovered a heart defect that would cost thousands of dollars to correct. With no notice, this group mobilized, collected enough for his surgery, and saved his life. They were thoughtful in finding him a home after the surgery, taking into account the many intangibles that make the difference between a great fit and a problem. His foster family was incredible. I've never seen such an amazing and dedicated group of people.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The care and the concern of this organization is extraordinary. There are no conditions too dire or distance too far that would stop this group of volunteers from rescuing these dogs, or any animal, from dangerous or uncertain circumstances. And very importantly, they are very good stewards of every dollar. Everyone is a volunteer and everyone is committed to Dogs Unlimited Rescue.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am excited to be able to tell you about Dogs Unlimited Rescue! I have watched so many heartwarming rescue stories about animals that were brought back from a life of abuse and suffering to healthy and happy lives, made possible by the angels at Dogs Unlimited Rescue. I want to share pictures and a story about Oliver. Oliver was surrendered by his owner at 5 months old with both of his front legs severely fractured with little explanation. Dogs Unlimited took Oliver into the rescue where he went through several surgeries in attempt to fix his fractured legs. His left leg was unable to be repaired and the repairs on the right leg only lasted for a few years. Although this sweet little guy has suffered from what he went through as a puppy, he is now a happy 5 year old. Oliver has no use of his front legs, but with the love and support of dogs Unlimited he has a wheel chair to get around and is living a happy life. This only one heart warming success stories that Dogs Unlimited Rescue is responsible for. "Thank you, Gina and all who put their hearts and time into helping make Dogs Unlimited Rescue a safe place for babies like Oliver."

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have not been personally involved, but I have many friends that have had an excellent experience with Dogs Unlimited Rescue. They are very impressed by the passion that Gina gives to the dogs and the loving care provided by the volunteers that assist the project.
When I am in need of a dog, I will definitely go to Dogs Unlimited Rescue.

1 Kimberly169

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great people who love animals and go above and beyond for the animals ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

1 Goldylegs

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for dogs Unlimited Rescue for about the past six years. And although I have been in Rescue and worked with other organizations for the past 15 years there has never been an organization as giving loving and caring as Dogs Unlimitef.This Rescue led by Gena Lutes goes above and beyond to save and Rescue all sorts of dogs from Pitbulls to poodles. It iS an honor for me to be associated with this wonderful group of volunteers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

From the moment that I began to work with the dogs unlimited rescue I knew I was working with the quality group I have volunteered with many different rescue organizations and this organization is at the top of the list they truly care about each dog that they take into rescue they are diligent in finding homes for them and they will go to any lengths monetarily to medically help any dog.

4 Patrick81

Donor

Rating: 5

The volunteers at Dogs Unlimited Rescue demonstrate unmatched dedication to animals in need. Hundreds have been saved by this ALL VOLUNTEER organization.
Quality and compassion are paramount and the results are clear.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited Rescue cares so much about the dogs they save! This is a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers who go above and beyond to help homesless dogs, and the occasional cat & pig even! I cannot say enough good things about DUR. I am grateful for all their efforts.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This incredible organization is 100% run by volunteers. Each animal rescued is cared for with love and every detail is reviewed to find the animal the best home possible.

1 JenOtten13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered with several rescues, none of which come close to the compassion and dedication demonstrated by the volunteers at Dogs Unlimited Rescue. They spare no effort or expense to get the animals they take in the proper medical treatment and find them the perfect forever homes.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'd like to address the complete ignorance displayed by DogGoGo. For anyone that reads these reviews in an effort to educate themselves about this rescue, please know that people have been turned down as potential adopters because they were not a good fit for a rescue animal. This sometimes results in some individuals exercising their self righteous, entitled immaturity publicly. There have also been instances of volunteers that were more interested in serving their own agenda rather than fulfilling the rescue mission and being a team player. Then there's the possibility that any of the volunteers/fosters have any personal conflicts with an individual not involving the rescue. People who are angry, jaded or just plain a-holes have more motivation to publicly criticize others. For people to go out of their way to praise an organization, usually means their expectations were exceeded. So take a look at the positive reviews, if DUR is any semblance of what this person says, they wouldn't be a top rated nonprofit.

I have personally been in Marcys home, sometimes without much warning of my arrival. She takes excellent care of these animals. She depletes her own finances to take care of them, transport them and spoil them. It's too easy to hide behind anonymity today, it usually means someone has something to hide. So for someone who won't even identify themselves publicly but leave a very uneducated, adolescent remark on here that can affect all the good done by this rescue, we would all be very grateful if you channeled your bitterness elsewhere. Try politics, you'll fit right in. For anyone reading this to educate themselves about this rescue, I've personally worked with 5 different rescues, and none of them hold a candle to Dogs Unlimited. The mission is to save and protect these animals, DogGoGo needs a different kind of saving. -Jennifer Otten, Cincinnati, OH.

1 Richard131

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for many rescue groups for several years and donating to rescue groups even longer. I had to stop volunteering for one Cleveland area Rescue group when I found out that about 30% -50 % of their donations went to the director of this non-profit as a salary. This Salary is well over $30,000 a year plus expenses and they only have a few dogs in their system most of the time....And on top of that there is a huge chunk of money going to what appeared to be inflated expense accounts for the organization as well as the director. It sure looks like Doggogo has mistaken Dogs Unlimited and Marcy with the Rescue group that I was talking about. After finding out about the other groups spending habits, which is public record! I withdrew from any contact with them. I beg everyone to check out ALL non-profits that they donate their hard earned money to. I checked all the other Rescue Groups that I volunteer and donate to. They all checked out fine. I have to say, From what I saw Dogs Unlimited is in the TOP 1% IN OHIO RESCUE GROUPS... I have made some donations to Dogs Unlimited and not only plan on giving a lot more money to them (As long as Gina is in charge & Marcy is one of her foster moms) As soon as I get beyond the Cancer I'm fighting, I plan on volunteering my precious time if they need it, to Transport D.U.R. dogs to the vets or anywhere needed, I will do home inspections, or offer any kind of help they need. So in closing I want to point out That I met Marcy at a event for many different Rescue groups. It was a adoptathon,.. I was more than impressed with how strict Gina & Marcy are about who gets to adopt a dog from them. I also spent some time talking to Marcy and a friend of hers at this event. I'll tell you this.....If I were a homeless dog I pray to god that Marcy would be my Foster Mom, Or better yet, I would want her to be my Foster Failure Mommy. I read these remarks over and over that Doggogo wrote. If you ask me, This is a middle age Awkward man that lives in his mommy's Basement, Who hides behind his computer and writes bad things about any Pretty woman that turns away his romantic interest in them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We've had Clover (previously Anna) since May. I heard about DUR via PetFinder when we were looking to adopt our first puppy. Fell in love with a picture of a litter of puppies and initially received a response to my email from Gina. From there, Marcy and Kim were in contact with me every step of the way... from the application process, to contacting my references, to scheduling and completing the home visit. The adoption fee was comparable to others I had looked into. We were able to "foster-to-adopt" our puppy and work with DUG to schedule her spay surgery in order to keep her at the same vet. I was also easily able to obtain medications for her when we first brought her home. Marcy arranged for Kim to drop off the medication at my parents' house for us to be sure Clover was getting the care she needed! DUG is very involved and willing to help new "pet parents" with their expertise and clear love for animals. I have felt comfortable corresponding through email when seeking advice or sharing updates :)

When our puppies turned 6 months old, Marcy organized a puppy reunion to get all the families and pups together again with their mama. Have nothing but good things to say about this organization! My parents are planning to adopt their next dog from DUR when the time comes.

Here's Clover and her sister Winnie at the puppy reunion this past August!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I got my little girl from DUR. They are the best at rescue, bar none. My girl still remembers Marcy and runs to her when we see her - usually at the vet's where she's bringing in a foster for care. I donate to this organization each year on our adoption date. I wouldn't do that if I thought the money was going into someone's pocket. This organization runs on volunteers. They are not paid. Marcy had dedicated her life to these poor, lost dogs. She's a great resource and can be counted on any time day or night. LOVE this org. DUR and it's people rock!!

2 Susan442

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is my dog Axel Rose, a Sharpei Besenji Mix. He was a rescue from Dogs Unlimited Rescue. Marcy Ann was his first foster mom. And still to this day when I mention her name his ears perk up.along with the second fosters mom named Robin. Both women helped us out in known and unknown ways when Axel was in a altercation. To slander ANYONE without any proof is cheap, disgraceful, and without class. Shame on you dogagogo... I believe it was both fosters who worked and trained Axel, to be the smart obedient beautiful dog he is today

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am writing this review today in regards to the negative comments posted recently about DUR foster mom Marcy. Marcy was the foster mom to my dog Jennie before she started working with DUR. Marcy was amazing in helping guide us and support us through a very tough transition with a very needy dog. We have even had Marcy dog sit for us after the adoption process. If we did not trust her care and respect her great love for animals we would of taken our dog elsewhere while on vacation. Marcy understands a dogs needs and very in tune to what each of her foster babies need. When the day comes for us to rescue again Marcy would be the very first person I would contact.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

DUR is the real deal. Love this rescue and everyone in it. I've never encountered such a devoted group of people. Marcy was my dog's foster mom and we still refer to her as his first mommy. She showed him love for the first time in his life. He still goes to her to get groomed - she walks around with him in a carrier wrap because that's what he likes. I would never trust anyone else with him. Her fosters are not just thrown in crates. She sleep, eats, watches tv with them on her. The world needs more people like Marcy. She's an angel to these animals. Anyone who says otherwise should be ashamed of themselves!

4 Kellie6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dogogo.....your review is a personal attack on Marcy and has no fact based accusations. I have personally known Marcy for more years then we ever admit. She has to be the most unselfish, loving and giving person I have the pleasure of knowing. I marvel at her commitment to not only her own animals, but to the many fosters she has and has found homes for and is always there to help ANY animal anywhere she is needed. Your attempt to discredit her intentions shows your ignorance and lack of credible knowledge of this amazing woman. While it is unclear your exact motive for such a vicious attack, never doubt that not only her friends and family will stand up for her intentions and character, but also the many, many people who have had the pleasure of adopting their new member of the family from her.

3 Kelly192

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Marcy M. Is one of the most remarkabke, caring, compassionate people I know. Her heart is huge and her home has room for anyine. She is a natural with dogs, the way she works with the dogs, she really takes the time to match people and dogs. She is a remarkable lady that the rescue is lucky to have. I work for the veterinarian that this rescue uses and have NEVER witnessed any abuse of funds. If u are lucky enough to know her, then u love her and her values and morals should NEVER be questioned.

6 Sarahill1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited is awesome! They are always there to help at a moments notice. They, and "they " include Marcy, will do whatever it takes (and I know this from personal experience ). They rehabilitate the animals, get them healthy and up to date medically and then find them wonderful homes. It is a wonderful organization filled with wonderful people. If you have any questions please feel free to check them out yourselves. Make an educationed decision of your own ( please don't listen to one uninformed individuals opinion )

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited Rescue is awesome! They are always there to help, even at a moments notice. They go above and beyond for the care and well being of their dogs! They helped me out in a pinch when I found a very neglected/abused dog. Because of my circumstances at the time, I could not keep him. They took him in, restored him to health and found him a fabulous and loving home. I was so impressed with the organization, I now Volunteer.

6 Jamie64

Client Served

Rating: 5

DUR and it's fosters and volunteers are the most amazing people. They go to the ends of the earth to rescue these fur babies and give them incredible homes. I have adopted 2 dogs from DUR and will forever be in debt to them for rescuing my two angels.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I started out with dogs unlimited by fostering my first dog. While fostering, my own dog passed away. I was beyond devastated. Dogs unlimited was so helpful and sympathetic. I then began fostering another dog the day after my dog passed away- which I ended up officially adopting a couple days later. I adopted another DuR dog a couple months later. I now volunteer sporadically in the summer and donate as much as I can. I have never met more caring, dedicated people to such an important cause. I am so grateful for DuR rescuing the two loves of my life!

6 bfields52

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

Over three years ago, we adopted an amazing border collie mix, Jasmine (now Jessie) from Dogs Unlimited Rescue. I saw her photo on petfinder and knew that she was my dog! :) That led me to Dogs Unlimited. Jessie had been rescued from a hoarding situation, and was one of 80 animals living in and outside of the owner's home. I found Gina to be incredibly helpful, knowledgable, and accessible. In the first weeks after the adoption, she was available to help in any way I would have needed, and to this day I can always share with Gina my joys and stories about Jessie. I was so impressed with Dogs Unlimited, their professionalism and commitment, that I became a volunteer soon after. It continues to be delightful and meaningful to help others find their new furry family members.

7 Writer

Client Served

Rating: 5

DogGoGo is completely off base. DUR and Marcy are completely about caring for the dogs and interacting with them so they are rehabilitated enough to find a new loving home. They are particular about the adopters to ensure the best fit and before they are adopted they have very good care with plenty of quality food. And they are certainly not crated 24/7! That is absurd and a remark made by someone who does not know the truth!

8 Marcy M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

DogGoGo, this is Marcy M. It is quite apparent you are posting for slander purposes only. I have no idea why but just to clarify for the public, I will respond. Oddly enough, the care I give our foster dogs is quite opposite of your view. I actually work from home so the dogs can play all day and not be crated. Our rescue also feeds the highest quality of food. The dogs definitely don't go without. They actually eat better than I do!! Our rescues are more spoiled in my care than they are in any other home (even a furever home ). I practically live at the vet's office and at night, the dogs allow me share their queen size bed in what used to be my room. I live to foster and the dogs takes precedence over my own needs (many can attest to that). I spend, literally, thousands of dollars out of my own pocket each year on the rescue dogs (above and beyond anything I'm forced to expense). So, I don't need donations to care for my own dogs. My own dogs are very healthy and never even get sick. I go broke on buying things for the rescue; not for me! That's for sure! I'd be a much richer person if I didn't rescue! I think that's true with all of us doing rescue work! We are a special breed of our own. So DogGoGo, if you have any concerns, contact me directly, marcymunoz1@aol.com. Please, I'll happy to share anything you'd like to know. By the way, we are not a "shelter". We are a rescue. All our dogs are loved and cared for very well in private foster homes. And no one gets paid in our rescue. 100% of all funds are spent on saving , caring for, rehabbing, training, etc. our rescues.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer and foster for this rescue and let me tell you, I had to go through a few rescues to find the special one that is truly out there 110% for the dogs and absolutely nothing else. Dogs Unlimited Rescue will spare no expense or time to heal the worst of the worst. And if they're full, they will help find another place for others to go. The director, Gina Lutes, is truly an amazing person who is a non-stop, energetic dog advocate. Simpoy an amazing organization where every penny is spent and NEEDED for the care of these neglected and abused animals.

5 Shannon113

Client Served

Rating: 5

Doggogo is obviously oblivious to Dogs Unlimited and Marci. We adopted our Lilly from Dogs Unlimited and personal met and got her from Marci. Lilly was in absolutely perfect health and well cared for before we brought her home. Marci and everyone at this amazing place deserve that comment to be ignored. Keep up the amazing work you all do at Dogs Unlimited for all those amazing fur babies!!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Beware of this Dog Rescue! "Marci M" fosters dogs to take advantage of donations to take care of her own pets instead. The poor foster dogs are not fed properly and have little to no interaction while in her care, are crated 24/7. No excuse for any shelter to allow this!

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gmbella 01/01/2016

Hello DogGoGo, thank you for your review, however, you are listing some accusations that we do not take lightly. Marcy is our best foster home who provides excellent care of our rescue animals. In fact, no rescue will find a better, more knowledgeable, more caring foster home. Your accusations are pure slander and unsubstantiated. Your review, therefore, is not appreciated and should be rightfully retracted. If you would like identify yourself and voice your concerns, please contact us directly at Gina@DogsUnlimitedRescue.org We would be more than happy to put your mind at ease. Caring for our rescue animals is our first priority. We hold ourselves to the highest standards.

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gmbella 01/01/2016

Hello DogGoGo, thank you for your review, however, you are listing some accusations that we do not take lightly. Marcy is our best foster home who provides excellent care of our rescue animals. In fact, no rescue will find a better, more knowledgeable, more caring foster home. Your accusations are pure slander and unsubstantiated. Your review, therefore, is not appreciated and should be rightfully retracted. If you would like identify yourself and voice your concerns, please contact us directly at Gina@DogsUnlimitedRescue.org We would be more than happy to put your mind at ease. Caring for our rescue animals is our first priority. We hold ourselves to the highest standards.