Russell Rescue, Inc. (RRI) is a national network of volunteers dedicated to placing unwanted, displaced or abandoned Jack Russell Terriers into permanent homes. All dogs entering rescue are either temporarily placed in a foster home or must remain with their owners until a suitable home can be found. Foster space is limited so foster homes are generally reserved for dogs that are in danger of euthanasia at local shelters or are in an emergency situation. RRI gathers information designed to match terriers to the appropriate permanent home or temporary home. We are funded by tax-deductible donations, adoption and surrender fees and supported by dog lovers throughout the world.

Russell Rescue Benefit Trial – July 27

A JRTCA sanctioned trial will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 to benefit Russell Rescue, Inc.  The trial is located in Hebron, Connecticut. Exhibitors and owners of terriers must be current JRTCA members to participate in sanctioned events. Please support the Russell Rescue Raffle. 3 free tickets with every item donated. View Trial information (download entry form and trial flyer).  Please consider sponsoring a class (see entry form).

Purchase a ticket for your chance to win the Fire Pit. Drawing to be held after Conformation on Saturday, July 26, 2014.  Online donations for the Fire Pit will end Friday, July 25 at 5pm EDT.


Now accepting online donations for the Firepit (Rescue Trial)

What Russell Rescue Does

  • Protects the Jack Russell Terrier by educating pet owners and breeders to the special needs of this breed to prevent displaced terriers. By offering advice and support to owners who wish to keep their pets, assisting them as to prevent the surrender of their Jack Russell Terrier.
  • Provides for the temporary health and well being of Jack Russell Terriers given to the Russell Rescue, Inc by the owners who can no longer care for their dogs or Jack Russell Terriers housed in shelters, by offering temporary foster homes and/or referring educated adopters to the homeless Jack Russell Terriers in shelters.
  • Places Jack Russell Terriers in suitable homes where they can live as the breed they are meant to be.
  • Assists these terriers in finding homes where the quality of life will ensure a long safe healthy lifestyle for the terrier.
  • Releases terriers who through no fault of their own from the pain and suffering of their lives in the most humane way when necessary.
  • When unable to assist, RRI may be able to help refer you to other resources.

Jack Russell Adoptions

Terriers in Rescue are in great need of proper JR homes and while they may need a little special handling, adopting a terrier in need can be much more rewarding than starting with a new puppy. If you are interested in adopting a Jack Russell Terrier through Russell Rescue, Inc., you MUST fill out an adoption application. No exceptions! A searchable list of available terriers in the US is online.

Funded By Donations

Our organization is funded entirely by donations. These donations are used for temporary housing, spaying/neutering, veterinarian treatments, food, water, etc. The goal of RRI is to have this unique hunting terrier be in the protective care of those who thoroughly understand this breed.

Volunteer your Time/Expertise

You can become a Russell Rescue, Inc. helper (transportation, shelter contact, behavior counseling, etc). To help with Rescue, please contact Russell Rescue or complete our volunteer application.

501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

Russell Rescue, Inc. has been approved as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. All donations made to RRI are tax-deductible to the contributor.