Rest in Peace, Mango.

We have some sad news to share with you.  We have lost our little rescue dog, Mango.  He was adopted from Russell Rescue in the Fall of 2020.  He developed a lump on the side of his cheek and it turned out to be inoperable cancer.  He was lost and wandering around the streets of San Antonio, Texas in the spring of 2020.  The kind young man who picked him up asked us to take him.  Robyn and Sandra, two of our long time volunteers/fosters, picked him up and he went into foster care with our foster Kelly in San Leon, Texas.  He was adopted by a wonderful woman, Carina, who made him the center of her world.  Despite all the love and vet care the world could offer, Mango could not stay.  He crossed the Rainbow Bridge in Carina’s arms on May 12th, 2022.  Go with God, Mango.  Your Russell Rescue family and your mom will see you again one day.  


Welcome to Russell Rescue – Roscoe!

Welcome Welcome Welcome to Roscoe!  Isn’t he just the most adorable little guy you have ever seen!  He was rescued from a shelter in Oklahoma last week.  He is about 1 ½ years old.  He’s a rough coat, shorty Jack Russell Terrier.  So far he is very sweet, friendly and very agreeable.  He is a little snuggle bug!  That’s really all we know about him so far.  We will learn more about him in the days to come and have a better idea of what type of adoptive home he will require.    

Roscoe is being fostered in the Dallas, Texas area.  Anyone interested in this adorable scruffy little guy can apply to adopt here and someone will contact you.  We do not ship our dogs, so Roscoe’s new owner will need to travel to Dallas, Texas to get him.  We hope to place Roscoe in Texas or a surrounding state so he remains close to our volunteer network.

Welcome to Russell Rescue, Inc. Roscoe!  We are going to find you the BEST home!  

Lacy – Welcome Back!

Please extend a warm welcome (back) to Russell Rescue.  This is Lacy.  This beautiful little senior lady was adopted 4-5 years ago.  Unfortunately, Lacy’s owner passed away recently and there was not a good place for Lacy to go.  She returned to her previous Russell Rescue foster mom and is settling in and trying to make sense of what has happened.  Lacy is about 13 years old.  She is partially, if not fully, deaf.  She saw the vet this week to get a check up and her teeth are in bad shape.  She will definitely need to have a dental cleaning.  Lacy is located in the San Antonio, Texas area.  Lacy will be looking for her forever home soon.  Anyone interested in this sweet girl can apply to adopt here and someone will contact you.  We do not ship our dogs, so Lacy’s new owner will need to travel to San Antonio, Texas to get her.  

Russell Rescue could use your help with the vet bills for Lacy!  If you could donate to her vet care, we would really appreciate it!  Any and all donations help…big or small.  They all add up!  We will keep you posted on Lacy!  

Russell Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.  Donations made to Russell Rescue, Inc. are tax-deductible to the contributor.  

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Welcome to Russell Rescue – Joanie!

Please extend a warm welcome to the Russell Rescue family…This cutie patootie is Joanie!  Little Joanie is about 1 ½ years old.  She was found as a stray in West Texas recently.  Joanie seems healthy and happy.  She loves other doggies.  And all she wants to do is play, play, play!  She will get a full check up at the vet this week.  

Joanie is being fostered in the San Antonio, Texas area.  Her full biography and adoption requirements will be posted soon.  We hope she will be ready to find a forever home very soon.  Anyone with interest in adopting Joanie can apply to adopt at and the Rescue Coordinator for Joanie will contact you once the application is received.  We don’t ship/transport our dogs, so the approved adopter must travel to San Antonio, Texas to get Joanie and we prefer to place her in Texas or surrounding states so she is close to our volunteer network.

Barkley – Happy Tails!

Barkley came to Russell Rescue in September of 2021. This guy had been living outside, and didn’t know what it was like to be spoiled or loved. He didn’t know about couches, laps, and snuggles in soft blankets. Barkley found an amazing home last Fall. As you can see from the video and pics, he’s definitely figured out what couches and snuggles are all about! Barkley’s mom is amazing and she is teaching him all kinds of neat things. He recently won the small dog division recall race! And he’s starting level 2 obedience classes soon. Barkley is so smart and loves all the new attention from Mom. He had his photo made with the Easter Bunny last week and wanted to share with us.

Also, did you know Jack Russells can sing? Well, Barkley can! Check out the video! From streets and shelters, to couches and laps!! This is what rescue is all about! Happy Tails Barkley!

Colonel Nugget Harrell – RRI Supporter

Colonel Nugget HarrellI’m Colonel Nugget Harrell.  I was born June 2nd, 2016. I was born deaf, but that is not my claim to fame!  I am extremely smart. I know hand signals, give great kisses, love everyone and everyone loves me!  My mom says I am also pretty darn cute! I am a big supporter of Russell Rescue, Inc. I love to earn chore money for this great cause.  I save my allowance and my birthday money and donate some to Russell Rescue, Inc. Mom says I am the best and most generous Jack Russell in the world!

I am hoping all the Jacks in foster homes will find their perfect homes, soon!  I have the best Mom and Dad in the world, and I am wishing that for you, too!

Colonel Nugget Harrell


Addie: Happy Tails

We just love Happy Tails stories around here!  This one comes from Kathy.  She is Addie’s mom.  Read their heartwarming story below.  Thank you Kathy, for sharing the photos and story with us!  And thank you for giving Addie a wonderful, forever family!  Happy Tails Addie!  We are so happy for you!

“Addie is an amazing little dog!  She was found as a stray in Oklahoma and placed in foster care with Russell Rescue.  After saying goodbye to my 12 year old Corgi, I swore I’d never go through that heartbreak again, but after a few months I couldn’t take the quietness in our home anymore.  I started by looking at local breeders, but by chance I found Russell Rescue online and realized how many misplaced dogs are looking for safe and loving homes.  I saw Addie’s picture and thought maybe she was the one. Her caption read “Can you say perfect dog” and that was spot on!
Russell Rescue took great care to visit our home to see the environment Addie would be living in, and her well-being was their top priority.  Understandably, Addie was a bit hesitant and conservative at first.  She has been with us for 3 months now and what an awesome life we have together!  As she got more comfortable with us, she shared some little tricks that she knows: dancing, sitting up with her paws out, she will even jump thru a hula hoop!  I’m greeted each and every morning with her spunky personality and unconditional love.  She loves riding in the car and of course, our evening walks.  There are 3 little girls that play on their bicycles every evening and Addie ALWAYS has to stop and say hello, get their cookies and dirt kisses, and then we enjoy the rest of our walk.  We end each day snuggled together in the recliner, so thankful for our new life together!”
Addie Addie

Miss Pinkie: Happy Tails

This little Jack is Miss Pinkie. She was adopted last year by Sandra and Rick. This summer she got to float the river! She has a forever family who loves her from now on, and even takes her on incredible vacations with them! Happy Tails Miss Pinkie!