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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

107 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

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."

1

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.

1

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.

2

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!

3

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

4

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.

4

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!