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Client Served

Rating: 5

I always go thru petfinder site hoping to one day to find a sheltie mix pup. I would never pay what they ask for a purebreed. I always go thru a rescue. There on D&R rescue inc one evening was the cutest sheltie up for adoption. When i contacted the rescue online i got a response right away. Filled out application and in no time I was picking up my little baby. I have rescued over 6 dogs from various rescues and this was the first time she had no worms of one kind or another. The vet said she is sure she is a purebred tri colored sheltie. She fits right in with my 3 other dogs, i cant imagine our life without her. Thank you so much for making this such an easy transition. We named Mary, Gypsy Rose. She has grown from 3.8 pounds to 6 pounds already.

Client Served

Rating: 5

About a month ago we were looking for a new Sheltie puppy as our 15 yrs old Sheltie had cancer and we knew our time was running short with him. By pure chance I stumbled upon a rescue through a Google search for D&R Rescue. They had a litter of 4 Sheltie puppies that had been surrendered. I immediately contacted them about adopted our boy Loki. The response was extremely fast. They sent over their application and explained their process. I immediately returned it and within 12 hrs had received an email stating we were approved to adopt Loki. We live about 3 hours away but by pure chance we were able to pick up our boy the same weekend we were travelling to Indianapolis. The owner was extremely accommodating setting up a time that would work and save us an extra 3 he drive since we were in the area. Upon picking up our boy he came with everything needed for a puppies first couple weeks. This rescue was not just accommodating they also really seemed very knowledgeable and truly seemed to care for the animals in their care. I loved working with this process and will recommend to anyone looking for a puppy. Thank you for our life long friend. Andrea and Ryan Simpson from Central Illinois

Joey K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

D&R Rescue is a top notch rescue organization like none other I've come across. They delivered to me my precious dog Charlie, but more than that, they put a dog in my arms that was well fed, happy and healthy. I know that things can be otherwise with rescues, as many of my friends have brought dogs home from them that were starving, dirty and sick, some of which required many hundreds or even thousands of dollars in vet bills to address problems from overcrowded cage living at the rescue, some of which have been quite serious. My friends love their rescue dogs and were willing to go that extra mile, but I am full of praise for D&R for the higher level of management and hygiene they appear in every way to practice at their rescue facility. Not to mention love. Charlie is a people-confident girl, and that speaks well of her life before she became my forever dog. I highly recommend D&R Rescue.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had been looking for a Maltese mix for over two months on the internet. My husband refused to drive more than 100 miles to get a dog, so I just kept looking.
Finally, I actually saw one in my own town of Paris, IL!! I called Karen White immediately, but the dog had already been taken out on approval. Shucks!
I let Karen know what I wanted and left it at that. Within two weeks, I got an e-mail from Karen letting me know that she had a dog she thought would be right for me.
When we were finally able to get together, we fell in love right away! She gave us lots of tips about taking in an abused pet, gave us food and equipment.
We love our "Bingly "and we are thankful for Karen's help!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We discovered D & R Rescue through Petfinder. My boyfriend and I didn’t have any dogs and had been searching for one for weeks. Because we wanted to be sure we were getting a good dog for our lifestyle, we were probably a bit difficult to deal with. But Karen was very understanding and accommodating. We ended up running late to meet her and when we called to tell her she assured us that that would be okay and that we’d still get a chance to look at the dogs we were interested in adopting. When we arrived she allowed us to play with all the pups we were considering to help us feel confident about our choice. When we chose, she ran through all her paperwork with us and we were happy to discover that she had already been spade, chipped, and received her first round of puppy shots. Karen also provided us with dog food and a ton of new toys for Coraline to play with. It was amazing how much we were getting for the price of $180! I’m so happy we chose D & R!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I and our 4 kids were in search of a rescue puppy and came across Rottweiler and Doberman Rescue, Inc on AdoptaPet.com . There were dogs and puppies rescued from a sad hoarding situation (puppies are a mix of Chihuahua, Dachshund, Beagle, and Jack Russell). I filled out the adoption forms and was contacted by Karen White from the Rescue after she reviewed my application and talked with my Vet. I was very pleased she went to that length to make sure our family would care for our puppy. I drove 3 1/2 hours to meet 2 of the puppies at the designated meeting place, a Petsmart in Terre Haute, IN. The puppies had been at a Foster Home that had dogs, cats and children and they were very healthy, well cared for, clean and playful! It was so hard to choose between the two but chose our darling Joey! Karen had him microchipped, neutered, up to date on all shots, de-fleaed and handed me a bag of food, a bunch of toys, treats and since it was right before Halloween she sent us home with a Halloween Costume!!! This is a wonderful Rescue... Karen and her foster families care for their animals ... no doubt our puppy has been loved and cared for. Thank you Rottweiler and Doberman Rescue!!! The whole family is in complete love with our sweet puppy!!! These beautiful sweet animals are so very lucky to have you. Thank you so much for everything!!!
Sincerely,
Miranda

Client Served

Rating: 5

Karen is very easy to work with and you can tell she truly loves the dogs in her care. We were overwhelmed by everything that we were given to get us off to a great start with our new baby.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Over the last few months, I began my search for the perfect puppy to adopt and to give a forever home to. I searched thoroughly online through several rescues and websites, and although I found various dogs I thought could be a great fit for my personality, home, and lifestyle, I obtained the hands down best customer service and support from Karen with D&R Rescue. Not only did she provide me with the opportunity to adopt the most precious puppy of all time, but she quickly responded to every email from my first inquiry to the application process and throughout the adoption. Karen still takes the time to keep in touch about my new puppy as well. Although responding to emails and questions may seem standard, I believe many people will agree that Karen goes above and beyond to make sure the animals at her rescue are adopted by the right individuals or families and that the entire process runs smoothly and in a friendly manner. I can honestly say that this type of service is something that cannot be found at all rescues. Besides Karen’s support, I was amazed and so grateful for the “goodies” that came along with the adoption. I came home with not only my new best friend, but also a bag of food, tons of toys, treats, pamphlets, discounts, vet records, and much more, which were all for free! Karen also allowed me to purchase a puppy crate from her for a very minimal fee, which was greatly appreciated. I highly recommend going through D&R Rescue for anyone wanting to adopt in the future. I am very glad that I found this rescue online, and I will be forever grateful for their help with adopting Riley (previously named Charlotte). Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I had been searching PetFinder for the newest member of our family for some time. We both love the personality and temperament of cocker spaniels, but my husband was hoping to find a dog that was a bit larger and smarter. Then we found Layla (a flat coated retriever/spaniel mix)! She was being fostered by D&R rescue and seemed like the perfect fit! Karen from D&R responded to our application very quickly and made arrangements to continue Layla's foster care until we were able to drive from Indianapolis to meet her. In the interim, Karen answered all of our questions about Layla and kept us up to date on her vet care.
When we met Layla, we knew within seconds that she was the dog we were looking for. She is possibly the sweetest dog I have ever met. Everything that Karen had told us was accurate. I was also pleasantly surprised to see the wonderful care package the rescue had made for her. It even included toys made by hand. It was clear that little Layla was well cared for. I am very thankful to Karen and D&R rescue. Working with them was a positive experience and I highly recommend them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They were GREAT! They responded quickly and answered all my questions. They made sure that she was a good fit for us. You can tell they really love and care do!tthe animals in their charge. Great organization. I am very thankful for their help and all that they do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family has never had a pet before. I have 5 boys ranging in age from 12-22 and they have always asked for a dog. When I had the 5 of them under the age of 10, I couldn't fathom having a pet to take care of. Now that the older three are in college and on their own (now with their own pets by the way!) the younger two boys said they were ready. We did a lot of research and knew that we wanted a rescue puppy. It just so happened the day we found D&R online they had 3 adorable puppies. We were sure that one of them would be perfect to join our family. "Charlotte" was a beagle/Australian cattle dog mix and just adorable. They were still too young to join our home, but we were willing to wait a couple of weeks. D&R was great at communicating the process (since we were first time pet owners) and explained everything in detail. When we picked her up, she had all her shots, was already spayed, came with a bag of food, collar/leash, toys, microchipped (for life!) and tons of information. The boys fell in love with her the minute they saw her. We have enjoyed adding her to our family. Puppies are a lot of work, but they boys are learning responsibility, and we are looking forward to a puppy training class :) Thank you Karen, and D&R Rescue, for the perfect addition to our family

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was looking for a puppy and I knew I wanted to adopt. I looked through adoptapet.com. and I found Francine at D and R Rescue Inc. It was my first time adopting and Karen was so helpful through the whole thing. She answered any questions, very prompt, and kept me informed. If anyone is looking for a new pet, I would definitely recommend going through D and R Rescue Inc!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family recently adopted Ali, an english pointer. When I searched on pet finder I saw a picture of Ali read she was young and filled out the paper work right away. After being accepted to adopt Ali I made arrangements with Karen to meet. Karen couldn't have been nicer. I was blown away by all the food, treats, information on dog care, and toys. When I meet Ali she was only 13 weeks old but I could tell she was already attached to Karen, which speaks to the care she gave Ali under her care.
Ali is smart and easily trainable, house training has been very easy, she wants to relieve herself outside! Karen knows what she is doing, adopting Ali was a great experience.

Amber109

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had been searching for a few weeks for a puppy or young dog, with no luck. I decided to browse petfinder and found a few listings for Boxer mix puppies. I immediately requested an application and got a prompt and friendly response. Even though the puppy I had originally applied for had been adopted, Karen let me know that there was still one in the litter that was available. She answered all of my questions and was great to work with overall. I couldn't say enough great things about D and R Rescue.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What can I say but I love Karen she has allowed me to adopt 4 dogs now and everyone of them have been a blessing to my home. Karen is very careful and really cares to find good quality lifetime homes for her dogs. I always keep her up to date with pictures of my fur babies so she knows they are doing well and happy. My dogs are my children and I am so blessed to know Karen and so grateful to her for allowing me to adopt Abigail, Max, Skip and now Kit E. I can not thank her enough.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What can I say but I am blessed to have found Karen at D & R Rescue. I have adopted an amazing rottie and two other dogs a bassett and doxie. I have nothing but amazing things say about the rescue and the dogs that I have adopted as my fur babies. I would never think about getting a dogs anywhere else and highly recommend her and the rescue.
Max and Skip send kisses Karen!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It was our first time adopting and we had a really good experience. Karen was very nice and answered all our questions right away. Since we had to wait for about a month because the puppy was still very young she sent us pictures so we could see her. We adopted a wonderful, healthy and happy beagle puppy (Lucy). We were given a lot of information and helpful tips on getting a new puppy, medical records and she came with a bagful of toys, treats and food! It was a very easy process!
Thank you D&R Rescue!

Kimberly163

Client Served

Rating: 5

Working with D&R has been wonderful. We adopted Gemma a little over two weeks ago and she is a wonderful fit with our family. Karen was very helpful with details working up to the adoption and has staying in contact with us afterwards. Gem came fully vetted, microchipped, spayed, and in great health as confirmed by our own veterinarian. She also came with a large bag of treats and toys along with a lot of good information especially if someone were a first time dog owner. We love her to pieces and are so glad we found her and D&R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the 2nd dog we have rescued through D & R Rescue. It was a completely positive experience. Karen was very knowledgeable about how to transition a puppy into our home with an older dog and cat. Maddie has adjusted very well. We recieved a collar, leash, food, treats, dog chews, toys and even a hand crocheted coat for our little Maddie. I have contacted Karen in the past few months with questions and she always gets back to us quickly. This is a great place to rescue from. They care about every step of the process and have tons of experience to share with new owners.
I highly recommend this recipe to anyone wanting a great experience. I not only received a wonderful pet but gained a great friend and mentor.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have nothing but great things to say about D & R Rescue. we love Caesar (Pictured). Karen, was very professional to work with and her assessment of his personality was spot on. We would highly recommend D&R!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My girlfriend and I had been looking around for a dog for a while when we met Rey. She melted our hearts when we first met her and has made our lives so much better since. We couldn't imagine life without her now because of all the joy she brings us.