Transport Volunteers

People often wonder how the dogs make it to Jacks Galore, and there certainly are a multitude of avenues for getting a dog to the rescue. Most people bring their dogs to us, but most importantly we have an amazing group of volunteers who stand by ready to transport for us as well as some professionals who come from far field. But we truly rely mostly on the gift of kind people who give of their time, miles, gas and sometimes even their wings to get our Jack Russells to safety here in Massachusetts. The coordination can be daunting, but eventually […]

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A Father’s Day Tribute

A day to pay tribute to all of our dads, and even those who no longer have their fathers such as my husband and I, we can certainly appreciate how important a role our fathers have played in our lives. Many fathers are not just dads to two legged creatures, but to all of our little four-legged critters as well. We know that the fuzzy ones also appreciate the fact that there’s a father in their lives. Here is but a sprinkling of pictures of some our many alumnae dads – loving their jacks!!!! JG dad is certainly one of […]

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Casey’s Story

Casey joined our family as our third adopted Jack Russell in 2004. 13 wonderful years he graced our family with his amazing temperament, sweet character, and full Jack Russellness. A dog pal to every four-legged creature who walked through the doors (cats excluded), the perfect tester dog that knew all the right moves and could make a friend of even the crabbiest of Jack Russells. Tons of energy, sweet soft kisses, and the most adorable little face and deep dark eyes that made you smile when you looked at him. Found on the Hudson River Bridge, beset with ill health […]

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The Oldies That Are Surrendered

Chaplin is the newest member of the Jacks Galore sanctuary, 13 ½ years of age and deaf since birth; not the oldest, but certainly not the youngest either. Family medical issues, no one to take him in, a plea to find him a forever home because he’s still a “great healthy little dog” was the word we got. We can no longer count how many times our rescue gets these requests; emails, phone calls and pleas to help an old dog either being surrendered by an individual, or a shelter reaching out before the dog is euthanized. Too often it […]

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A Tribute to Two Jacks by Cara Williams

Cara Snider Williams, ContributorWriter, professor, follower of Jesus, news junkie, animal lover Bookending an Era: Loving and Losing My Dogs 05/07/2017 03:23 pm ET | Updated 1 day ago It was during a warm summer, in 2006, that I brought home two Jack Russell terriers from Baypath Humane Society in Massachusetts. I had never even owned one dog on my own before, but there were Mickey and Nugget, alone-together at the shelter, terrified and accustomed to a home with a couch and beds. They were “the bookends” as the shelter director called them, four-years-old and in need of a home together. To be […]

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Adopter Updates

There is no greater joy in rescue than getting updates from our adopters about their jack’s progress, antics, and news of their new companion’s daily lives. There is also no more satisfying moment when someone comes back to adopt their second, third, or sometimes fourth Jack Russell! For the many Jack Russells that have passed through our doors, we always make a point of staying in touch with our JRTs for at least a short while; until we feel confident that the match was a good one, they are being loved, and are not giving their new family any problems. […]

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The Meaning of Sanctuary

When Jacks Galore takes on the geriatric set we bring in the senior jacks that are no longer wanted, have outlived their usefulness, whose owners have passed before them, or life has just brought them some bad luck.  We find this part of our rescue mission to be of utmost importance. The sanctuary offers hospice for the feeble, ill of health, or those unadoptable due to age, and care for them until they cross the infamous bridge. The elderly who come into our lives take on a very special meaning for Jacks Galore as we find the reward in showing them […]

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A Poem “To My Foster That Saved me”

“To My Foster That Saved Me” There I was, alone and afraid, You got a call and came right to my aid. You bundled me up with blankets and love. And, when I needed it most, you gave me a hug. I learned that the world was not that scary and cold. That sometimes there is someone to have and to hold. You taught me what love is, you helped me to mend. You loved me and healed me and became my first friend. And just when I thought you’d done all you do, There came along not one new […]

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The Seniors

A new edition has graced Jacks Galore’s sanctuary this cold wintry month of January, with the addition of a 17 ½ year old jack name Junior. A move to the West Coast, a family member unable to take him, and the inability to let him go, brought Junior to us to nurture for what now seems only to be a limited amount of time. After a vet visit with our Dr. Ray it was deemed that Junior has prostate cancer, and so his time is bound to be short. A recent injury to his eye, now blind, makes his other […]

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Another Year Comes to an End

It’s been quite the year in rescue, and 2016 was no different with great demand for many jack rescues to take in dogs in need. These dogs come from all walks of life and the reasons they are given up are numerous; baby arrives, people retire, the dog is too old, people move, people die, dogs don’t get along with other dogs, it no longer suits a lifestyle, or a divorce, and so the list goes on. The many jacks on craigslist offer the ultimate challenge, and the excuses, as we like to call them, are difficult to bear. BUT […]

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