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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

Roberta Holmes S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Michelle A.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

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

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

Erica M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Writer

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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

Donor

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Katie Keenan L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Brian and Elizabeth

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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

Gigi C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

Writer

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Matt S.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Jim C.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

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