News About Spotlight Terriers
You may remember us introducing you to little Max. He’s a 14 year old senior guy. He came to Russell Rescue not long ago. His owner could not take care of him any longer due to her health. Max was well loved for many years. Max has settled into his foster home and is doing pretty well. He does have an eye infection in his right eye that seems to be happening on both eyes now instead of just the one. There is a mature cataract in the right eye. Max went to the vet this past week and got a different ointment and a new antibiotic to see if they will help. The vet ran some tests and the pressures in his eyes are good, and he has good tear production, but the right eye has a corneal defect/superficial ulcer in the center. Max also has a skin infection on his scrotum that the vet is treating with oral antibiotics and a medication for the inflammation. He also got a medicated shampoo that his foster mom will use on him twice a week. Max had some blood work done and all his important organs are in good condition, so that’s great news! We are hoping for improvement in a couple of days with the new meds. Max is still happy and easy going and he’s eating and sleeping well. He also enjoys the company of his roommates! Stay tuned for more updates on our little senior guy!
Max will be available for adoption soon. Watch for his post, including his adoption requirements, here on our website. Anyone interested in adopting Max can apply here. We don’t ship our dogs, so his adopter will need to travel to Pennsylvania to get him.
Russell Rescue could use your help with the vet bills for Max. They are starting to add up. Any and all donations are appreciated so much! Russell Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Donations made to Russell Rescue, Inc. are tax-deductible to the contributor.
Donate here. Thank you so much! Max says thank you too!
You will remember that we recently welcomed back to Russell Rescue this beautiful little senior lady whose name is Lacy. She 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. She has been settling in and acclimating to her new life.
Lacy had her dental cleaning done a few days ago. Thank you for your generous donations that made it possible! About 10 teeth were pulled and she had to have sutures in her gums. She was not feeling too great right after her procedure, but she’s SO much better now! Those rotten teeth needed to come out of there! Lacy is pretty hard of hearing and she was diagnosed with cataracts. But she’s playful and still has that typical JRT feisty personality. Lacey is happy and feels good now. She is ready to find her forever home!
Anyone interested in adopting Lacy can apply here and the Rescue Coordinator 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.
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.
July 3, 2019
Pearl’s surgery is scheduled for July 15th!
She will be spayed, have several skin tags removed, and get her teeth cleaned. She will also get a few rotten teeth extracted. We appreciate your donations so very much.
Because of you, Pearl will get the care she needs. Follow along here for updates.
Pearl says thank you!
July 2, 2019
We reached our fundraising goal for Pearl! Thank you so very much to those of you who donated! We couldn’t do it without your support. And thank you for all the well wishes and prayers for little Pearl. She is well on her way to recovery.
Her foster mom, Robyn, will be scheduling her surgery soon, and we will update you and let you know how Pearl is doing. Thank you again, so very much! We appreciate you, and Pearl says thank you!
July 1, 2019
You will remember this little gal from her posts earlier this Summer (see below). Pearl was pulled from a shelter in San Antonio in May. The volunteers described her as a dog who could be the poster child for abuse and neglect. Her foster mom, Robyn, said that in the 20 years she has worked with Russell Rescue, Pearl is one of the 2 most damaged dogs we have ever taken in. Pearl was riddled with infections on every part of her body. She was raw, sore, weak, sick and demoralized. She has now recovered enough that we can have her spayed, remove all the skin tags, and get a dental. Her little eyes are damaged from having “dry eye”. She will always need drops, but her eyes don’t need to be removed, as we had first thought. Pearl is the sweetest and friendliest girl. Her little tail wags all the time. We are hopeful that she will make a full recovery! But we need your help to make that possible!
The vet estimates that the bill for Pearl’s spay surgery, skin tag removal and dental will be around $500. Pearl is a sweet little gal who deserves a chance at a healthy life. She is only about 4 years old, so she has a long life ahead of her.
Check out the photos and videos of Pearl. As you can see, she has made great progress since May. Her foster mom has given her lots of good food, good medicine and a lot of TLC. But little Pearl has a long way to go before we can begin the process of finding her a forever family. Pearl must get the surgery she needs before she can be adopted.
Can you please help our girl get this life changing surgery by donating? No amount is too small…it all adds up! You can donate at www.russellrescue.com with PayPal and all major credit cards. Please notate that your donation is for Pearl in the name field.
Russell Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Donations made to Russell Rescue, Inc. are tax-deductible to the contributor. Follow along here for updates. Thank you from Pearl!
May 31, 2019
We got an update on Pearl this week from her foster mom, Robyn! Read below to see how she is doing! We will update again soon!
“First: I got to have a bath. Aunt Foster used that smelly shampoo, but it feels real good to be brushed-scrubbed all over real gently in warm, soapy water. Then we went to the vet, (I didn’t like that! Blood tests, ow, ow, ow!!!) But THEN! Because I was so good, we went to WalMart and I got to ride in the basket and we got a treat and got some pets and rubs from real nice people. We had a treat at the bakery section, YUM!! Whew, I am worn out! My main man, Dr. C. says I am doing well, but still have a long way to go.”
May 20. 2019
We got a couple new pics today from Pearl’s foster mom, Robyn. She says Pearl is doing very well. She has settled in and made herself right at home. Pearl’s skin is looking much better after 3 sulfur shampoos and one sulfur dip. Pearl has discovered that she can jump up on the bed and really enjoys rolling around in the soft blankets.
Here she is this morning after breakfast. All that eating and playing made her tired! Overall, she is doing much better. Pearl goes back to see Dr. C in another week for a follow up and to determine what needs to be done about her eye issues. She also will need to be spayed and have a few moles removed. But, she is well on her way to recovery!
We will continue to keep you posted on Pearl’s progress.
Update May 20
View Pearl Update.
Update May 12
We got an update on Pearl today from her foster mom, Robyn. Pearl had a vet visit on Friday. Even after only 3 days in her foster home, you can tell she is feeling better. Check out her video link below. We will update again soon!
“Pearl went to the vet Friday. Dr. C thinks that all of her problems are due to massive infections. The good things are: She is only about 4 years old. She is heartworm negative. She has pretty good teeth. And, her blood work was good. At the vet, she got 2 different eye drops. She also got ear wash and ear drops. She is now eating a special food – Science Diet for Sensitive Skin and Stomach. She has a lime-sulfur dip and has to be dipped everyday. She also has a special shampoo. She is taking prednisone and ketoconazole pills. Pearl still has several things that need to be addressed. She needs to be spayed and have a few moles removed. She also needs to have her eye issues addressed. She goes back to Dr. C in 2 weeks. For now she is going to be medicated, eat and sleep!”
This is the newest member of the Russell Rescue family. Say hello to Pearl. She was on death row in San Antonio, Texas just a day or two ago. The volunteers described her as a dog who could be the poster child for abuse and neglect. Her skin is red and flaking. She has infected ears, skin, and teeth. She is missing much of her fur and possibly has ulcers on her eyes. Even with all that, the volunteers described her as still being sweet and very trusting. Pearl was picked up yesterday from the shelter by Russell Rescue volunteer, Debi, and spent the night there. She arrived at her foster home this morning. Robyn, her foster mom, will make sure she gets the vetting and care she needs to begin her journey to recovery. Pearl has a long road ahead of her. We will update you on her journey, and we will work to give her the happy and healthy life that she deserves! In the meantime, she will be spoiled gently until she is as beautiful outside as she is inside! Make sure to watch the videos of Pearl! You can see how sweet she is. Her little tail just keeps wagging!
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Update: April 19, 2019
Sweet little Bridget had her surgery on Wednesday the 17th and is home resting and recovering. The doctor had to remove 6 teeth and also clean and scrape all the remaining teeth, then stitch up the holes.
Ouch! Bridget also had a lump on her shoulder that had to be removed. You can see her stitches in the photo. Bridget had the best care in the world from Dr. Mark Schuman, Virginia, Miss Tracy, and Amber. They are a great team and we appreciate them so very much!
They took great care of our little girl! Bridget has had quite a bit of pain, but her foster mom is giving her good meds and lots of TLC. She is doing a lot of sleeping today. Thank you to the donors who made this life-saving surgery possible. Bridget will now have a chance at a healthy and happy life.
Update: April 15, 2019
We reached our goal for Bridget and her surgery is scheduled for Wednesday! Thank you all so very much for donating! We appreciate it very much! We will post updates this week.
This precious little gal is Bridget, and she needs our help! Bridget is a sweet little senior Jack Russell that has a mouth full of rotten and infected teeth. As you can see from the photos, her teeth are in very bad condition.
Her back teeth are a greenish/blackish color, and the infection is poisoning her little body. The vet says that most of her teeth will have to come out and that she will need stitches. Bridget’s bad teeth are causing her pain and need to be fixed as soon as possible!
The vet estimates that the bill for Bridget’s surgery will be around $700. Bridget is a sweet little gal who deserves a chance at a healthy life.
Can you please help our girl get this life saving surgery by donating? No amount is too small…it all adds up! You can donate at www.russellrescue.com with PayPal and all major credit cards. Please notate that your donation is for Bridget in the name field.
Russell Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Donations made to Russell Rescue, Inc. are tax-deductible to the contributor. Follow along here for updates. Thank you from Bridget!
Ten years ago Robyn pulled a beautiful little rough coat female out of Austin Animal Control. She was about 5 years old and Robyn named her Bridget. A month later we adopted her to Ginger Jones. Ginger had moved from Houston to Wimberly to get away from the bad weather in Houston. We took Bridget to her home. It was a perfect fit. We heard from Ginger several times after that. She loved Bridget and said she was the perfect fit. Three-four years after that she again got in touch with Robyn. She wanted to give Bridget back. She said she had had some health problems and could not care for Bridget. Robyn told her she would take Bridget back, of course. A few days later Ginger said her “caretaker” would take Bridget. She was relieved that Bridget would be cared for by someone she knew and trusted.
Fast forward to April of 2019.
Robyn and I got an email from a shelter manager in San Marcos. Someone had picked up an elderly female JRT about 12-14 years old. A picture was attached. I saw a dirty, dejected, bedraggled dog standing there with her head down and her eyes squinted. About 4 or 5 hours later our FB admin, Heather, sent us a screen shot of a posting from a woman named Cathleen who was looking for information about a dog in the San Marcos shelter that had a microchip that traced back to an address in Wimberly. She posted her phone number.
Robyn called Cathleen. Cathleen told Robyn that she is dedicated to reuniting lost pets and their owners. She works with shelters in the Wimberly/San Marcos area. She wanted to help the senior JRT. After much snooping and checking and digging she had discovered that it was Ginger Jones’ dog. Ginger however had moved back to Houston. Cathleen found Ginger on FB. When Cathleen called Ginger to tell her that Bridget was in the San Marcos Shelter Ginger said, “ Call Robyn Reed.” Ginger was shocked to discover that her “caretaker” had betrayed her. As Ginger had suffered a stroke and was partially paralyzed, she could not care for Bridget. She tried hard to be sure her dog was cared for. She had been sending the woman 50 dollars a month for Bridget’s care! Bridget was never cared for. The poor dog had somehow gotten away from the caretaker and wandered off. That is when she was picked up and taken to the shelter.
Robyn picked Bridget up the next day. She was bathed, fed, and snuggled in. The next day she got her to the vet. Bridget was sick. Her teeth are so horribly infected that she is nauseated and weak. Most of her teeth will have to be pulled. Note: Bridget is now a Spotlight terrier.
From now on, Bridget will be cared for.
Huge thanks to Cathleen and the shelter manager for going the extra mile for a sweet little old dog. It restores my faith in humanity.
Feb 12 Update
We wanted to thank each and every one of you who donated to Cappy’s fundraiser. We reached our $1200 goal as of 2/7/19! Your continued support means so much to us and also to these precious little dogs. Without you, we couldn’t do what we do!
So, thank you, from the bottom our our hearts!
Feb 7 -We got an update on Cappy from his foster mom!
Cappy is doing well. He is starting to put his leg down a little bit, so that is good progress! He has a good appetite and is eating well and seems to be happy. He has a couple of nurses taking care of him, as you can see from the photo. He had a follow up at the vet this week because a couple of his sutures were coming out. The vet put staples in to keep the incision together. Other than that, Cappy is doing great!
We have raised $955 so far. That leaves us $245 short on the vet bill. If you can donate to Cappy’s fundraiser, we would appreciate it! No amount is too small…it all adds up! You can donate with PayPal and all major credit cards. Please notate that your donation is for Cappy in the name field.
Update on Cappy! Cappy had his surgery yesterday! His foster mom said he is on good pain medication and slept through the night last night. Today, he is eating and walking, so that’s a good sign. He has had quite a bit of pain, but his foster mom is taking good care of him. He should be feeling better soon. Thank you so much to those of you who have donated to Cappy’s fundraiser so far. We have raised about $900. That leaves us $300 short of our goal.
Please consider giving to Cappy! No amount is too small. It all adds up. You can donate at www.russellrescue.com/donations/ with PayPal and all major credit cards. Please notate that your donation is for Cappy in the name field.
This handsome little guy is Cappy and he needs our help! He is about 2 years old, weighs about 15 pounds, and he is a sweetie! We rescued him from a shelter in the San Antonio, Texas area very recently. He had been hit by a car and taken to the shelter. Cappy’s foster mom got him to a vet, and it turns out that his hip joint has been knocked out of the socket. This is causing him pain and needs to be fixed as soon as possible!
The vet estimates that the bill for Cappy’s surgery will be around $1200 to get him back up and running. Cappy is a youngster with a long life ahead of him. Once he has surgery to fix his little leg, we can find him a forever family! Won’t you help us help Cappy by giving? No amount is too small… it all adds up!
You can donate at with PayPal and all major credit cards. Please notate that your donation is for Cappy in the name field.
Russell Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Donations made to Russell Rescue, Inc. are tax-deductible to the contributor.
Follow along here for updates. Thank you from Cappy!