What is Russell Rescue?

Russell Rescue (RRI) is a 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.


If you are interested in adopting a Jack Russell Terrier through Russell Rescue, you must fill out an adoption application.

Available Dogs

Our current list of available Jack Russell Terriers in the United States can be searched by region, sex and/or rescue/owner listing.

Spotlight Terriers

We highlight Jack Russell Terriers that are in special need of assistance and donations - these are our Spotlight Terriers.


Our organization is funded entirely by donations. which are used for temporary housing, vet visits, spaying/neutering, food, etc.

Social Media

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Become a Volunteer

You can become a Russell Rescue helper (transportation, foster home, shelter contact, behavior counseling, etc). To help with Rescue, please contact a Russell Rescue representative in your area. You will be required to fill out a Volunteer application.