Jack Russell Terrier Rescues

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Jack Russell Terrier Rescues are a popular place to go looking for a new canine companion, but they aren't always easy to locate. The information provided here about the adoption process, and the list of Jack Russell rescue centres, will make the process much easier for you.

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The Jack Russell Rescue Process

Before you contact any of the organizations listed below, there are a few points you should be aware of when it comes to adopting a Jack Russell.

Jack Russell Rescues tend to be quite selective about who they allow to adopt their dogs. These people are passionate about the breed and are generally volunteers, so you can expect to be asked a lot of questions about your history as a dog owner, as well as your lifestyle and work habits. They may even want to contact your vet as proof that you are a competent pet owner. If you own other dogs or young children, you can expect to be questioned about that also, and possibly you will be asked to take on the dog for a trial period to see how it interacts with other members of your household.

Adoption fees will vary from place to place and rescue to rescue, but they are still generally a lot cheaper than buying a puppy at a pet stores. Jack Russell Rescues are non-profit organizations and these fees are used to cover the expenses of housing other needy Jack Russells.

Also, you can expect to be asked to sign a contract stating that if for any reason you can't keep the dog once you've adopted it, you will return it to the Jack Russell rescue centre. Remember, this process is in the best interests of both you and the dog. The idea is to match you up with a dog that is most suitable to your desires and lifestyle, while ensuring that the dog will be going to a safe, loving and long-term home.

If you're going to adopt a JRT, I highly recommend you read my free ebook, The Top Ten Jack Russell Training Mistakes. This will give you the best possible start in helping your rescue dog to settle in.

List of Jack Russell Terrier Rescues with Contact Info

This is a list of websites for Jack Russell Terrier rescue organizations around the world. Simply copy and paste the website addresses into your browser to find out more.

This is not a complete list. If you know of a JRT Rescue website or contact that should be included here, please contact me and let me know.

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This site includes contacts for California, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Missouri, Indiana, California, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, and Washington.


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Again, this is not a complete list at this stage. There are many more Jack Russell rescue organizations in existence around the world. If you know of one, or you are in charge of one, please contact me and I will be happy to include it here.

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