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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In May 2017 I was searching for a German Shepherd on PetFinder and was very excited to find a Shepherd/Blue Heeler mix with D & R. Since the day that Karen gave me Jimmy, he has been the perfect pup! Not only did he come microchipped, neutered, with his puppy shots, and with a wide array of goodies, he had clearly been extremely well cared for and loved in his foster home. As a rescue dog (granted he is a puppy), he had NO behavioral issues related to lack of training or mistreatment. He was extremely well socialized and loves everyone in sight. Karen's care for Jimmy did not stop at adoption, but she continues to check up on the little guy. Just a wonderful experience, and I continue to appreciate Karen and the D & R rescue on a daily basis!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted our 8 week old German Shepherd/Blue Heeler mix from D & R rescue in May 2017.
We found our puppy on petfinder. They were quick to respond to emails and great to work with. They helped place our little guy as soon as our application had been approved.
Our puppy, Roscoe, came neutered and with his first set of puppy shots. He was also microchipped. He was very clean and obviously well loved.
The whole process was very quick and painless. They also stated they would take him back within 14 days for a full refund as well as take him back at any point in his life. While we won't need to bring him back, it is obvious they really care about their animals.
The adoption fee was very affordable.
I would definitely recommend adopting from D & R rescue. If we ever look for a friend for Roscoe, we will definitely go back to D&R. We are so glad to have Roscoe in our lives. Thanks D & R rescue!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Me and my boyfriend have been talking and looking for a puppy. One day I was on puppyfinder and found the perfect puppy. They were so quick to get back to me with any questions I had. Once it was finally time to pick her up, she came with so many new toys and other great things!! If I am ever looking for another puppy to rescue or know of anyone I will definitely come to them and recommend them! You guys are the best!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After searching Pet finder for awhile, I just knew when I saw what would be our new family dog. We appreciated the responsiveness and care that was taken during the adoption process and the great care our Mia received there before we brought her home.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

D&R Rescue really cares about making sure their pets go to great homes. We adopted our wonderful miniature schnauzer puppy from this rescue and they have been communicative and supportive every step of the way, including after adoption. We are very happy with our experience with D&R and the great work they are doing!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted Bismarck from them almost 7 years ago. Wonderful experience when we drove from Champaign, IL to pick him up in Terre Haute Karen was so well organized. Had all the paperwork ready and had him in a private room for us to meet and greet. Of course, we fell in love with him at first sight. Sadly Bismarck passed away this winter of mouth cancer. He was the best and sweetest dog we've ever had. This summer we decided to get a new companion for our other dog Bandit. Karen notified me of Ripley (We named him Smokey), so we have Smokey and the Bandit! He is loving sweet, a great lap dog, awesome leash walker and a true delight. Always such a pleasure to work with Karen. She is so well organized. I'm really impressed with this organization. They do everything to get the dogs in the right home. We highly recommend this organization. Smokey on the left in the photo.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We were looking for a dog to adopt and looked everywhere and filled out application after application. We had found 2 dogs we liked but both were adopted the day before we got to go visit them. We found Luca (aka Janet) on Adopt-A-Pet.com. She is a bodercollie/jtr mix. She is very loving, playful and full of life. I had filled out adoption application and the next day Karen had emailed me telling we could pick up a puppy in Terra Haute, IN. We love her to pieces.
Thanks Karen!!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization! They make sure the pets get the best possible homes! They are Very good about answering your questions and emails quickly! Karen was very friendly and informative. Love our new boy, Ollie!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We had been looking for a family dog for over year, and happened to see a picture a very, very cute Great Pyrenees/Golden Retriever puppy on Petfinder. With what can only be described as a wing and prayer, we filled out the application, completed the background check, and were rewarded with what has already become my first grader's very best friend.

Our Elsa (who is only appx 10 weeks old) already has bonded with our other pets (4 cats and an elderly dog), has demonstrated a gentleness so characteristic of the Golden and a protectiveness that I adore about the Pyrenees. She is quite clever and already understands Sit, Come, and is mostly housebroken (when there is an accident that is my fault for not reading her cues better).

D & R provided us with microchip information, vet records, and even a few goodies to help our little girl get situated with us. Additionally, they were very thorough in the background check which I quite like as if I were looking to place a puppy, I would want to ensure it was placed in the most loving of environments. Furthermore, they asked and even followed up to ensure all was going well and clearly truly care about the interest of the pet.

We are not ones to take adoption lightly and know we are adding a lifelong family member to our home that will bring us laughter, endless antics, and yes the occasional spill. Knowing our puppy came from such a caring organization makes us all the more pleased with our addition.

Brandie H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently adopted a puppy! Our desire for a puppy started a while back and we knew that we wanted a dog that would be able to work on the farm with us. We had been around some Australian shepherds before and decided that that was the bread we wanted. I started searching. I ended up on adoptapet.com and found our sweet Holly. The same day I contacted Karen about adopting her, I received an email back and began the adoption process. I was able to go and get her shortly after. She came up to date with vaccines, neutered and was very clean. Karen set us up with dog food, a collar and many helpful guidelines to bringing home a puppy. I am so in love with our baby! I highly recommend adopting from Doberman and Rottwiler Rescue!

Jody29

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We lost our Molly in May. I did not think we would want to get another dog so quickly, but then something just told me to look on Petfinder.com just to see "what was out there." We found and fell in love with our new baby, Sadie (and her sisters, but my husband said I could have only one- darnit!). We worked with Karen White, who was absolutely fantastic about accommodating us (since we live in Urbana, IL, she was even willing to meet us after hours... even after suffering a concussion!). I just can't say enough good things about what a great organization this is- very clean and took great care of our Sadie Baby- thank you, Karen and D & R Rescue! You guys rock!

Nikki21

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted Simon from D and R Rescue for our daughter and he has been the perfect fit for her. We told Karen what we were looking for and everything she told us was spot on. She is an amazing dog person and knows exactly what she is doing and talking about! I would recommend her to anyone looking to adopt a pet! Thank you for the new addition to our family!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have recently bought my own home and have a 10 yr boxer tht I have had since he was 3 months old. And I had bn looking around tryn to find the rite dog to fit my life and family and my older dog. I found out about D&R rescue through a lady tht wrks with Karen. And she had let me know tht Karen had a young female doberman tht sounded like she might b the match i was looking for. So i went to meet the dog her name is Ava and i absolutly feel n love with her so i filled out the application for her and Karen does the best i have ever seen in making sure tht when she adopts a dog out tht its going to a forever loving home by doing a home inspection,checking out vet records of any animals u own or have owned in the past, ect... So i was schedule to pick up Ava on a sat and the unexpected happn my 10 yr old dog got very sick and i had to put him n the vet hosp so i had let Karen know about wht had happened and she kept Ava for me till my older dog got better and was bk to him old self. She even calld me off and on every few days to c how my older dog was doing. Karen is very compassionate about animals and wht she does. So the day came tht i was able to get her and i was so excited to b gettn my new addition to my family. Ava was alrdy spayed utd on all her shots and had bn groomed for me tht day before i got there to pick her up, also microchipped and came with new collar,leash,bag of food, and a bag of goodies. I got her on Jan 25 so i've had her for a little over a month now and shes a complete joy to have she is exactly how Karen had told me she was. Im very grateful to Karen for doing wht she does for these dogs and takn care of Ava for me till my older dog got better.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had been looking for a Maltese for about 3 months. I had filled out several applications and sent emails to several other rescue groups with little, slow or no response. I saw a little Maltese on Petfinder that had been rescued by D&R. She was currently being fostered about 2 hours from my home. I was very pleased and surprised at how fast Karen responded to my request for the adoption application and followed up with me on any questions I had. I felt that Karen really wanted to make sure this little Maltese was the one for me and also that whe would be going to a good home with responsible owners. Karen even followed up with me after I brought "Molly" home to make sure we were happy with her and that Molly was adjusting to her new home and family. I was impressed with Billie, the foster mom...she sent a care package that included some food, treats, collar & leash, and a toy for Molly. Billie has a lot of love and compassion for the dogs in her care. I am so lucky to have sweet little Molly in my life and it's because of rescue groups like D & R and people like Karen that make it possible.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have adopted two dobermans through D & R Rescue. One had been shot and terribly abused. If it hadn't been for Karen she would have died. Karen is very careful where she places her animals .we were blessed for 12years with a great dog...we now have another rescue that was 4months. She is going to be a fine addition to our family, thanks to Karen.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In the spring of 2012, we searched Petfinder for a dog to adopt. We were looking for a King Charles mix and we found Bella who had been rescued by D and R Rescue, Inc. She was currently being fostered and was weaning her puppies. I contacted Karen and she made special arrangements to continue Bella's foster placement until we could drive from Lawrence, Kansas in June to pick her up. In the meantime, Karen kept in contact with us, answering my family's list of questions so that we could prepare for our new family member. We took a risk by adopting sight unseen, but trusted Karen and was rewarded with a beautiful dog! Bella is the sweetest dog I have ever owned and was clearly well-cared for while in her foster home. She was everything Karen said she was and more! When we picked her up, she had all the extras...microchipped, vet checked, new collar and leash, and a bag of goodies to go to her new home. Thank you, Karen, for rescuing a fabulous dog and giving us a life-long friend. Laura, Reilly, Raegan, Kit Kat, and, of course, Bella :)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted our dog Maggie from D & R Rescue. We love our dog. She has been perfect for our family. We had a great experience with the adoption. Karen was very helpful and we received lots of things when we adopted Maggie. They provided us with tons of literature, dog toys, leash, collar and she was well taken care of. We would definitely recommend D& R to others looking to adopt a pet.

Review from Guidestar

Jennifer203

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I came in contact with Karen after looking for a new addition to ur family on Petfinder.com. D&R Rescue were very easy to work with. We already had a little doxie Ella and wanted to find her a playmate. I had already gone through the adoption process with a local doxie rescue and was waiting for that "perfect' little girl to be matched with. The other rescue always seemed to find some reason or another that an available pet wouldn't 'fit' in our home. I was starting to become disenheartened with rescue's until I spotted our Jenny on petfinder. Everything moved pretty quickly and smoothly once I contacted Karen of my interest in Jenny. I informed her we were already approved by another rescue,let her talk to our veterinarian and in no time at all we were setting up a time for our family( 4 kids and Ella) to go meet and hopefully bring Jenny home. We traveled 4 hours to go see Jenny and it was love at first site. Her foster mom Billie Jo answered lots of questions and was very helpful as well. After a few short hours, we were all packed up and ready to go home!! That was 1 1/2 years ago and things couldn't be better.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I came across D & R Rescue when I was searching PetFinder for a dog. The information they included in the description, as well as the pictures they posted, led me to find a dog that I was interested in adopting. I emailed the listed email for an application, which was very easy to fill out. I sent it via email, and heard back the very same day. Once my application was approved, I was able to get in contact with the person fostering the dog. I called her, and she was very friendly and it was easy to set up a time to meet the dog. I drove to her house and met the dog and her husband. What a nice couple! We sat there at talked for about an hour, getting acquainted with the dog. It was love at first sight, so we signed the paperwork and left that evening with the dog. The rescue told me to take a few days to see how the dog and I worked together, and then I could email them if I was going to keep him or not. Of course I kept the dog, and emailed the rescue letting them know everything was great. I could not have had a better experience in adopting my dog. In fact, my parents are now looking to adopt a dog, and I have suggested they go through this rescue because my experience was nothing but positive.

Review from Guidestar

Billie3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I believe this rescue is very valuable and experienced. Just because a HUMAN made a mistake, it should have not lost its status. We all make mistakes now and then. People who do not make mistakes are dead. I adopted one of my little dogs from them. I got my adoption free, sponsored by Purina, since I am a senior.