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2017 totals

Wow! What an amazing year for adoptions! We cannot make all of this happen without all of YOU: our adopters, volunteers, fosters, donors, and supporters. It was a very challenging year with record-breaking vet bills, expensive treatments and surgeries, heartbreaking losses, and incredible success stories. But you set records with donations, told your friends about orphans needing homes, and always supported our most difficult decisions.

Most of our adoptable animals are in foster homes, and if we had just a couple more reliable fosters, we could do so much more. If you want to make an enormous difference and literally save an animal’s life, make a resolution to foster! THANK YOU for all of your support this year, and we are looking forward to saving more in 2018! See you at our 15th anniversary gala on April 27!

Year-end giving

Please consider IDR+ for your year-end giving. We are all volunteers, and we are funded by adoption fees (that barely cover vet bills) and generous donations. Many of the photos here are recent expensive medical cases. Extensive disease, injury, and neglect were treated in vet hospitals and foster homes. If you have more time than money to give, please consider becoming a foster home. Fostering is extremely rewarding and valuable.

Adopters and donors since 1/1/13 can keep an eye on their mailboxes for the 2018 IDR+ calendar and official donation campaign letter, but everyone can donate on Giving Tuesday!

Monthly Miracle Makers

mmm stickerIn January 2011, we received an urgent call from animal control about a severely emaciated Doberman literally left in the trash in an alley. He was 33 pounds, and his body temperature was so low, it didn’t register on a thermometer. The vets were worried he would not survive the first night, but he soon started to turn around! We named him Miracle after he started to have a miraculous recovery. After several months of TLC, Miracle transformed into a fully healthy 90-pound dog who loves his life with his family.  Miracle received many generous donations when he came in for his care, and his family wants to encourage everyone to continue donating to IDR+ for other dogs like him.

IDR+ is asking donors to become Monthly Miracle Makers. Sign up for an automatic monthly donation, and we will send you a durable vinyl sticker to thank you! You will receive a letter for your taxes each month, and you don’t need to worry about remembering to donate. Please consider making an automatic monthly donation to make more miracles!

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Mail your Donation!

ILLINOIS DOBERMAN RESCUE PLUS
PO Box 435
Barrington, IL  60011-0435

Thank you for your generous donation!  Our orphans thank you!

iGive

Do you do any online shopping?

Chances are, you could be generating money for IDR+ by accessing those sites through a donation site called iGive.com.

iGive is FREE for the shopper. The stores make the additional donation to the charity of your choice (hopefully us), and you just shop online like normal.

Each new member who signs up generates a $5 when they select IDR+! When you sign up, you can download the iGive “button” that guarantees you never miss a donation. Many of you are already registered with iGive, but you aren’t using the button. Please install that now and see how easy it is to generate instant donations for IDR+!

One IDR+ volunteer uses iGive all of the time and has generated $1,300! In the past few years, IDR+ has received over $6,300 in donations from iGive!!!

An additional source of bonus donations is AmazonSmile! It’s the regular Amazon site you already use, but if you choose us as your charity, we get a percentage of every purchase!

Meet & greet events!

Saturday, February 3, 2018
11am-1pm: Petco @ 801 w Lake Ave. in Peoria, IL

Saturday, February 10, 2018
11am-2pm: Petco @ 364 Randall Rd. in South Elgin, IL

Sunday, February 11, 2018
12pm-3pm: Pet Supplies Plus @7220 Foster Ave, Chicago, IL

Saturday, February 17, 2018
12pm-2pm: Petco @ 49 W. Rand Rd. in Arlington Heights, IL

Saturday, Febraury 24, 2018
11am-2pm: Petco @ 60 E. Golf Rd. in Schaumburg, IL

**ALL DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. IF YOU ARE DRIVING A CONSIDERABLE DISTANCE, PLEASE CALL AHEAD AND MAKE SURE OUR VOLUNTEER IS THERE BEFORE MAKING THE LONG DRIVE. SOMETIMES EMERGENCIES HAPPEN. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.