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How Do I Give Up My Jack Russell Terrier?

by Adopt a Pet, | January 8, 2024


You can give up your Jack Russell Terrier in many different ways if you’re no longer capable of keeping him. It’s important to have an understanding of the various options available so you can find the best solution for your dog.

Giving Your Dog Up to a Shelter or Rescue

You might’ve considered surrendering your dog to a rescue or a shelter. These are options to consider, but you can’t simply drop your dog off at one of these locations. Instead, you’ll have to contact the facility first to learn their policies and what you need to do first.

Often, they’ll ask you why you need to give up your dog because they want to see if there might be a way to help you keep your dog. For example, if you worry that you can’t provide your Jack Russell Terrier with enough exercise, they might suggest a pet sitter or dog walker. The goal is to make sure that they do what’s best for your dog.

Of course, there are many cases where you simply can’t keep your dog. In those cases, the shelters and rescues will let you know about their surrender fees, their policies, and what you need to do before you can drop him off.

Keep in mind there are other options you can consider, as well.

Giving Your Dog to Someone You Know

One of the best options is to look at friends and family that might be thinking about getting a dog. Rather than adopting a different dog, they might be interested in your Jack Russell Terrier. This is especially true if they already know your dog. When you find someone that you know and trust to adopt your dog, it will give you more peace of mind, naturally.

However, if you choose this option, it’s important to allow your dog time to adjust to their new home with new owners.

Rehoming Your Jack Russell Terrier Online 

Another option to consider when you have to give up your Jack Russell Terrier is to rehome with someone you find online. You’ll want to be sure that you’re only using a reputable site for pet adoptions. Steer clear of Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist, since it’s difficult to determine whether those people were actively looking to adopt a dog or just found your listing on a whim.

If you’re going to be rehoming your Jack Russell Terrier on your own, make sure that you charge a rehoming fee. This reduces the risk for your dog since people who have bad intentions are typically looking for free animals online.

Choosing a platform like Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com, helps to ensure safety, as well as ease of use. Those who are looking at the site are serious about adopting, and they take their time to read the profile you created about your dog. This helps to make it easier for you to find the right new owners for your Jack Russell Terrier when you receive the adoption applications.

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