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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

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I rescued a 4 month old pointer from this wonderful organization. When my puppy's mom got away at her potential new family's home ....they stopped at nothing to find her! They even got a helicopter and searched for her. Luckily all ended well and sje was found. I can't say enough about how they love their animals!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I came to a Dogs Unlimited Event to start looking for our perfect pet. We had lost our family pet 3 months before and decided to begin cautiously looking. We spoke with the woman who owns the rescue and she told us of a dog who was not part of the rescue but she thought would be an excellent fit for us. She was right! We are so thankful we met her and that she was a person who truly had the best interests of ALL animals in mind. Our new pet is exactly what we needed and I truly believe we are what he needed as well....and this all happened because she took time to learn about us and this pet and she listened so carefully to the needs of everyone involved. This woman has a big heart! We have been to other rescues in the past and we have felt that there are many who just want to move the dogs into homes and that there is not much time spent getting to know both parties. Dogs Unlimited is not that kind of rescue! :)

1 Heidi59

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my Ben, a German Shepherd Dog from DUR. What a great group of people. They put so much into each and every dog that they bring into their rescue. My boy is a "special needs boy" and they really went above and beyond with their care for this sweet dog. I have stayed in touch with this group since adopting Ben 2 1/2 years ago. They are like family now, and are always wanting to know how "our" boy is. Best rescue I have ever worked with.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a wonderful experience with Dogs Unlimited Rescue. From the first meeting with Chloe's foster mom, Pat, through to our adoption day, all went well. We were especially happy that the rescue was MOST interested in Chloe's being in the CORRECT home for her. A puppy mill mom, who had been deserted in a barn in January with no heat and no food, Chloe was going to take some special adjustment time, and when we asked for advice about her well-being, we got caring and patient answers. Thanks to Dogs Unlimited, we have a very special addition to our family, and Chloe is now a happy, well-adjusted little sweetheart of a family dog. Mary Ellen and Bill Carroll

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We had such an amazing experience with Dogs Unlimited when we got our first dog Finn that 2 years later we went back and found Fiona. Both dogs were handled through Marcy M. She was kind and upfront about their needs as well as willing to work with our schedule to meet them. She and Dogs Unlimited have kept in contact with us to see how well the relationship between us and our new dogs has gone. Both dogs have turned out to be kind, gentile, and healthy dogs. We can not thank them enough for their rescue efforts and enthusiasm for finding and placing these dogs with loving homes. They are generous, selfless and certainly under appreciated for all their hard work. I refer all my friends, when looking for new family pets, to Dogs Unlimited because I have 100% trust in their ability to appropriately place a dog in a well fitting family/situation.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We started looking for a companion for our older Siberian Husky about three months ago, and stumbled across Dogs Unlimited. We filled out a very detailed application, and started to watch for updates about dogs available through this organization. We spotted two puppies who were adorable (Cabernet and Idina), and requested to meet them. We fell in love with Cabernet, now Piper, and we're delighted to get her. We loved that her foster mom brought her to our house to meet our Husky, and was knowledgable about her situation. We were impressed by how thorough the process was, and the care with which the organization dealt with the adoption.
Our connection did not end after our adoption. We continued to follow this organization. When one of their rescues (Idina's mom) slipped her harness, my husband helped in the search. Again, we were impressed by this organization and their love of these animals as they used every resource they had to rescue this dog.
We rescued our older dog, and I will say, not all rescue organizations are the same. Dogs Unlimited doesn't just re-home dogs, they find the best home for their dogs. They keep the safety and well-being of the dogs as a priority, and that is a wonderful thing!

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gmbella 07/16/2015

Thank you Erik for you kind words and review! It was wonderful to have to help us look for Elsa as well! You have a big heart for continuing to support Dogs Unlimited Rescue! Kisses to Piper and well wishes to you and your family!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough good things about Gina Lutes and Dogs Unlimited, not to mention the many volunteers that foster the rescued dogs. I have two dogs from DUR and they have brought us nothing but joy. My first rescue was shot by her owner in a bad part of the city and the police who took her knew to call Gina because she would take her in when many others wouldn't. Gina personally nurtured her to a point where she could be adopted and we were the lucky family that did! Our second rescue came from a home where she was horribly neglected. She is a fantastic dog! Gina is very hands-on when finding adoptive families and makes sure they go to the right home. I'm so happy that we found DUR. We will continue to go to Gina for our furry family members and I recommend DUR to anyone looking.

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gmbella 07/16/2015

Thank you so much for your support!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

About 1 ½ years ago, I adopted my little Chihuahua through Dogs Unlimited Rescue. When he came into their care from a local shelter, he was in need of serious medical attention. He ultimately required several surgeries and many months of care. DUR was there for him at every turn; raising the money for his medical care and his foster mom was an angle; at times taking him across town to the vet daily to treat complications then lovingly nursing him back to health. Today he is a robust and happy little guy who loves to cuddle and give kisses. Without Dogs Unlimited Rescue and their dedicated, caring volunteers my little guy wouldn’t be with us today.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited is the most caring organization. They truly care about the well-being of the dogs. I would not hesitate to adopt my next family member from them!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization stands out among other (also great) rescues - they are deeply involved with every animal they work with, as well as every potential adopter. The level of care that they demonstrate in every aspect of their work is truly astounding and inspiring. Our adoption experience was wonderful, and we will seek DUR first when we're ready to adopt another one!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have followed so many stories of dogs rescued from Dogs Unlimited Rescue. They are an amazing rescue that truly cares about animals and works very hard in finding the perfect match for the dogs that they rescue. Thank you for all that you do!!!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I do not have a single negative thing to say about this organization. My original puppy that I wanted fell through because of foster problems but they made the best of the situation and now I couldn't be happier! The organization stays in complete contact with you throughout the whole application process and I will always go first to this organization for any dog needs :) THANK YOU DOGS UNLIMMITED RESCUE

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Client Served

Rating: 5

DUR takes the hard cases - pregnant dogs, sick dogs, hurt dogs - and finds them the perfect home. Their devotion to their animals is limitless. They give their time and their hearts so unselfishly. They ensure that their dogs are matched with the best adopter by interviewing and visiting with prospective adopters and checking references. Every dog adopted is healthy and up to date on shots. As I've told many people, DUR doesn't just rescue dogs - they create families. I'm so grateful to them for my little girl. Anyone thinking of adopting a dog owes it themselves to contact DUR. You will find your perfect match!

3 Wags W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a foster for Dogs Unlimited They are a fantastic rescue pulling dogs no one else would want, pulling out every possible stop to do everything possible to help the animals they rescue,and even going so far as to have a helicopter search for one of the dogs who had escaped from her adopters. They absolutely deserve this honor

3 Debbie170

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great rescue group that helped me get a dog out of a bad environment , thank you for all you do for the animals

4 egoldie

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Max was the first dog I saw at a big dog rescue event. Fell in love with him immediately but had to look at others as I told my grandchildren that we could not adopt the first dog we saw. After looking at others we rushed back to claim Max, with the hope that he would also claim us. His foster mom, Pat, was there and told us all about him and I hurried to fill out an application. Was very impressed with their adoption process and, although it took a couple of weeks, he became mine last August. So good to know that they really check out the people who apply.

The people at the rescue, especially Kim, were wonderful.

3 Lisa352

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dogs Unlimited has helped countless dogs from The Mahoning County Dog Pound. They go above and beyond to ensure they find perfect forever homes and have all the necessary vetting. Thank you Dogs Unlimited!