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Jack Russell Rescue, Inc. is an organization decided to helping place abandoned and unloved Jack Russells in new homes. Many Jack Russells are abandoned by unprepared owners.
If you want to bring a JRT into your life, this is definitely an option to consider. Millions of dogs are put down each year because they don't have a home. Already decided you want to adopt a Jack Russell? Take a look at the featured Jack Russells up for adoption. If you are looking for information on the other side of JRT Rescue - ie, you want to give your dog away to a good home - take a look at this information on dog rehoming.
Many people buy a Jack Russell without a real understanding of what the pup will become when it grows up. They don't have the patience or the energy for an adult Jack Russell. So, the dogs, sadly, are abandoned by irresponsible owners, or given away, and end up at a Jack Russell rescue centre to be re-homed - if they're lucky.
Jack Russells are also notorious for escaping. They are vigorous diggers and will slip under fences, through gates or out of car doors, never to be seen again. If you own or want to own a JRT, it's essential to make sure your house and yard are totally escape proof. Unfortunately, because of this built-in tendency to dig, many Jack Russells will escape even from a home where they are happy. Males are particularly bad for this because they will try extra hard to get out if they catch the scent of a bitch in heat nearby.
There are several major benefits to dog or puppy adoption over buying a dog:
In order to find a dog to adopt, you can take a look at the featured Jack Russells up for adoption on this site. Alternatively, you can contact your local JRT clubs, local training clubs or breeders, or take a look at Jack Russell Terrier rescue websites. These organizations are kept alive by volunteer work, so if you have the time and passion for JRTS, volunteering may also be an option for you. Take a look at these sites (links open a new browser window):
For an extensive list of Jack Russell rescue organizations in various places around the world, as well as more information on the adoption process, take a look at the Jack Russell Terrier Rescues page.
If you adopt a Jack Russell, you may be faced with some peculiar training challenges. To find out more about how to deal with these challenges, you can read about training rescue dogs.
If you do decide to adopt a JRT, you will want to get a head start on your training education. The best way to do this is to read a copy of The Jack Russell Lover's Ultimate Guide to Training.