Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
The majority of the dogs that end up in Rescue are unwanted simply for being Jack Russells by nature and behavior. Owners often find that they were unprepared for the care required for this high energy terrier; they did not understand the nature of the breed, and their instinctive desire to hunt. Owners are often gone all day, and therefore unable to provide the time, attention, and strenuous exercise this little dog requires. We would like to emphasize that JR's need an active lifestyle, as they are hunting dogs by instinct.
The goal of the Russell Rescue, Inc. is to have this unique hunting terrier be in the protective care of those who thoroughly understand this dog. This is a very unique dog that arrives in any life with a special set of needs not suited to everyone. They get into trouble. If they cannot find trouble, they create it. If bored, they can apply their extreme intelligence in destructive ways. They require an educated owner and a loving caretaker willing to provide what this dog needs to be happy and safe. Most of life with them involves protecting them from themselves and their own demise. They rarely lack courage and don't take to abuse, even accidental abuse.
1. Review the Bad Dog Talk which represents the worst case scenario of owning a JRT
2. Every applicant must first fill out an adoption form (either using the online or printed form).
3. All rescue dogs must have containment (fence, kennel).
4. We do not place dogs in homes where there are children under six years of age.
5. We have few dogs that are good with cats.
6. We rarely place terriers of the same sex together in one home (i.e., fighting).
7. We never suggest that JRTs are suitable for metropolitan living.
8. We do not suggest placing terriers where the terrier must remain at home alone for extended periods of time.
9. All applicants are thoroughly screened and must meet certain qualifications before being referred for a terrier.
10. Compatible terriers may not be immediately available; your patience is appreciated.
11. Filling out an application does not guarantee that we will place a terrier with you.
12. All terriers in Rescue are spay/neutered.
13. A adoption fee to Russell Rescue, Inc. is required to adopt a terrier.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.