Great Babies Rescue is made up of a small group of volunteers that are committed to helping with the problem of homeless and abused dogs. We are a small but very dedicated group that is forever striving toward our goal of educating families, readjusting abused animals in a loving environment and placing them in permanent homes. As space permits, we rescue animals in need from all over the United States out of kill shelters, strays off the street, and rescued through our extensive networks. Great Babies Rescue is run primarily out of Terry and Bryan Holzheimer’s home in Orleans, IN. The rescue is set on eight acres of land, using only a third of the property with the hopes to build out the rest of the land into a fully functioning dog sanctuary and rehabilitation center.
Great Babies Rescue takes the adoption process quite seriously and it is not done overnight. We pride ourselves as not only adopting out our dogs, but also adopting in families. We have an application and a contract that needs to be completed in order to begin the process. The application allows us to check references, perform background checks and gives us more information about the family’s history. The contract is something most rescues do not do. It is a binding agreement between us and the adopter that provides certain guidelines that must be followed with our animals. For example, if a puppy is adopted, the new owners are given a time frame to have the pet altered and are required to send us documentation. No dog is adopted out without a home check being done by one of our volunteers. Inspecting the environment provides us with the positive assurance for adopting out the dog. We do believe that taking our time to assess every single adoption is key to our success in rehoming these animals. We are not looking to put adopters, animals, or ourselves in a position to fail. These are animals that have already been failed in life, and we will not be a part of repeating their past. We strive to give each dog the very best they deserve. Once the adoption has happened, we don’t let go there! We continue to foster our relationships with all of our adopters ie: monthly calls to check in on everyone, birthday cards, periodical check ins with their vets to ensure the animal is taken care of and endless invitations to our rescue. We consider our adopters to be extended family.