Our Mission

Rescue Warriors Corp’s Mission is to save abandoned animals from being euthanized because of no other reason other than someone not wanting them. We are run by volunteers and generous supporters who have provided their time and financial support to help us with our mission. With the amount of work that is needed to be done we are are always challenged by the large expenses we incur to transport, provide medical treatment, and provide food and shelter for the pets we are able to rescue. We are always in need for donations to help us continue our mission. Your support will help us!

Adoption Process

Many unwanted animals are given a second chance through the Rescue Warriors Corp. The adoption process is a fairly easy process. Once you’ve decided to adopt, note the name of the pet you are interested in and visit the adoption application.

Qualifications/Requirements to adopt include:

  • Up-to-date vaccinations of any other pets.
  • History of being a responsible pet owner.
  • Proof of verified housing
  • Proof of home ownership.
  • Paid deposit.
  • Letter from landlord.
  • State-issued photo ID.

All cats and dogs adopted from Rescue Warriors Corp will be spayed or neutered. If an animal requires surgery, it will remain at on foster care until they are well enough to go home. Microchips are a permanent form of identification implanted between the shoulders of the pet.

Other services included in the adoption fee:

  • Age appropriate vaccinations
  • Flea and tick preventative
  • Worming, heartworm test(dogs 6 months and older)
  • Parvovirus test (puppies under 6 months)

Surrender Form
Volunteer Application
Adoption Application

Once the adoption application is final, the contract and policies will be explained and a copy of the medical records for any procedures completed by Rescue Warriors Corp will be given. The adoption paperwork includes an exam card, the adoption contract, medical history, and microchip certificate.

Complete the adoption application online. By sending a completed application along with the necessary requirements above may speed up the adoption process for you.

Current Events and Urgent Fosters

We have been very blessed with a very generous donation of 5* quality dog food, & some of it is more than we will need for our dogs. We know this time of year can be very difficult for some families and we would like to pay it forward. Do you know a family who is struggling whom also owns a dog(s)? If so, we would like to help. Please PM us. This time of year right before Christmas we see the highest intake of owner surrenders often due to financial struggles & we want to help keep families together. ... See MoreSee Less

We have been very blessed with a very generous donation of 5* quality dog food, & some of it is more than we will need for our dogs.  We know this time of year can be very difficult for some families and we would like to pay it forward. Do you know a family who is struggling whom also owns a dog(s)?  If so, we would like to help.  Please PM us.  This time of year right before Christmas we see the highest intake of owner surrenders often due to financial struggles & we want to help keep families together.

Latke is a 14 week husky mix. She is super soft, smart, sweet and playful. Weighing in at only 10 pounds, she should be on the smaller size of huskies! She will be looking for her forever home next week. ... See MoreSee Less

Latke is a 14 week husky mix. She is super soft, smart, sweet and playful. Weighing in at only 10 pounds, she should be on the smaller size of huskies! She will be looking for her forever home next week.

ZZZZZZZ....... Decatur, the master napper is still looking for a family that can love a happy old man. ... See MoreSee Less

ZZZZZZZ.......    Decatur, the master napper is still looking for a family that can love a happy old man.

Who Are We

Philosophy We Strive For

Our mission at Rescue Warriors Corp is very simple. We are here to save one dog  at a time until the need to euthanize healthy happy animals does not happen. We rescue from high kill shelters throughout the Midwest region of the United States. We rely solely on foster homes and private donations to care for our animals until they are adopted. We believe just like people, animals deserve the same loving and compassionate care. Just like our husbands did in the military , our hope is that no man , or in this case animal, get left behind!

Our Process

Upon arrival, all animals are spayed/neutered, brought up to date on vaccinations and heartworm testing, and given a thorough exam. Any medical issues are addressed. Before pets are placed up for adoption, they are behaviorally assessed in their foster home.
We do not have a central facility. We rely solely on foster homes. In order to meet a pet, an applicant must fill out an Adoption Application and be an approved adopter.

Team Members

Jessica

Jessica founded the Corps back in 2012 after volunteering with several local animal rescues. She was introduced to the rescue world while trying to adopt a dog for her family. Through volunteering it opened her eyes to a world she never knew. She has two children who love to help care for their foster dogs & all three of them prefer to foster dogs that most would find a challenge and their favorite part of animal rescue is seeing animals, once disregarded, being the perfect fit in their now forever home. Jessica works full time for a major medical supplier where she is in senior operations. During her free time she is very involved in her children’s sports activities of baseball, softball, basketball, cheer and football whether she is coaching, a spectator or team mom. Jessica and her children have two dogs who both were rescued, Papi and Glitzy.

Ashley

Ashley joined the corps in January 2014 as a foster and wanted to get more involved after she learned the statistic that 1.2 million healthy dogs/puppies are put to sleep each year simply because of overpopulation. She joined the board hoping to educate people the importance of rescuing and spaying/neutering their pets. Ashley has a passion for large breeds and adopted her Mastiff foster, Mister Eugene, in March 2015. Since owning Mister Eugene she has learned the struggle of trying to leave her house drool free. Ashley works full time as an accountant and is working towards getting her CPA.

Jeanine

Jeanine joined the board in 2017 after years of fostering and volunteering with Rescue Warriors and working in a local animal shelter. She specializes in whelping, training and rehabbing puppy mill dogs.  Outside of rescue Jeanine has a blended family of 5 kids and her Husband, Glenn who is very involved helping the Corp. Her fur family consists of 4 Rescues, Rufus, Tiny, Little Bear and Torta, all of whom were foster failures.

Jenny

Jenny joined the Corps as a foster in September 2013. She was no stranger to the concept of rescue. She grew up in a family that found their pets in local shelters. Her fire inside wasn’t truly ignited for rescue until she began fostering and witnessed first hand how desperately these animals needed us. That fire turned into a blazing inferno after researching puppy mills and attending her first mill auction. It was at that point that fostering turned into a deeper involvement with the rescue. She finds the most fulfilling part of rescue is taking in the scared and broken animals and watching them blossom into beautiful flowers by teaching them what love and a kind touch is. Jenny works full time in the mortgage industry. In her free time she keeps honeybees, loves spoiling her eight dogs (four of which are Rescue Warriors Alumni) and supports her husbands passion for riding sport-bikes.

Jolene

Hairstylist for 20 years. Learned through Jennifer Cavka about the rescue and wanted to do more! It’s been a year fostering and our family has fostered 20+dogs! I experienced my first dog auction and can’t wait to help more! Foster dogs get socialized by spending time with my 3 dogs. And spending time with clients! My husband Bob is very supportive and helpful with all the fosters.

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