From Cruelty to Healing to Adoption

Shelley went through a lot in her very short life, but once she arrived at Jacks Galore we knew she had been worth saving, and we were very grateful that we had been entrusted with her care by the wonderful and caring Dr. Sheldon Yessenow and staff at the Oronoque Animal Hospital in CT.  Dogs are amazing creatures, and this little Jack Russell Terrier cross showed nothing but stoicism and the desire to live life and not dwell in the past; but go forward with gusto. Healing quickly with youth on her side, she soon wormed her way into everybody’s […]

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A Healing Story

Jacks Galore received an email from a supporter, who had a friend in Connecticut begging her to seek help for a dog. A little Jack Russell mix who appeared to have been terribly injured, lay in pain and limbo at a vet’s office in Connecticut, where the decision had to be made to help heal or to let go. Reaching out to us and asking us for help to please save the life of his dog, we immediately contacted Dr. Sheldon Yessenow of the Oronoque Animal Hospital.  This little girl was lucky to have been taken to this amazing vet […]

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Summer Matching Fundraiser

Once again a most marvelous Connecticut couple and amazing supporters of Jacks Galore, has given us the challenge of the year. A $10,000 matching donation if we can come up with the funds by September 30. in other words they will match dollar for dollar up to $10,000.  This doubles any donation you might make so that Jacks Galore may continue their efforts on behalf of all needy jacks. This will certainly take us through the holidays and end of the year and cover the costs incurred and anticipated for the next six months. As stated in our blog of August 20 we’re […]

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The Need to Raise Funds

It’s that time of year in that we have exhausted our donations since our last very large fundraiser in 2015.  With the help of our monthly donors, our adopters, and some very generous people throughout the year we’ve been able to keep up with our costs but need to reach out and ask you to help us make it through the end of the year. We know you ask yourselves where does the money go that we send to JG?  The expenditures were great this year but we make sure we do our work with minimum expense, but yet rescue […]

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Pepe’s Journey to Safety

PEPE UPDATE – FUNDS RAISED!!!  Pepe will be on his way soon in early August.  We will keep everyone in the loop of this gentleman’s journey from Spain.  Thank you one and all for helping Tracy reach her goal!! An email from a foreign land, a desperate plea for help, a Jack Russell destined to die in a no kill shelter where care is not able to be provided, an American student who took him off the streets but could not help him complete his journey to America. This is Pepe’s story. Jacks Galore was asked to perform miracles, and […]

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Florida Max’s Story

Another jack on his way to Jacks Galore to fill the void of those that have passed this year. After a plea for help from a rescue partner down south, Max is coming from Florida where there are so many dogs in need that the shelters are overflowing, and many lose their life waiting. Surrendered because his family could no longer afford to keep him, with severe eye disease and cataracts, his one eye had to be removed to relieve the pressure and give him some comfort. With limited vision in his cataract eye, Max is heading up to Massachusetts […]

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A Tribute to JG dad on Father’s Day

Jacks Galore rescue would be nothing if it were not for the amazing support and dedication of JG dad. From the very first jack “Jack” adopted so many years ago, the passion and love for this breed has grown over time. Without Howard, there would be no rescue. At 65, JG dad still works full time to make sure that all the rescue jacks have kibble in their tin cups. Every morning 6 to 12 miles are walked, making sure that the kennel jacks have the exercise they need, no matter the weather; few days are ever missed. If snowshoeing […]

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All Alone

ADOPTED!!!!  Shortly after posting a long term applicant raised their hands – our jack Ernie needs a girlfriend, she looks perfect!!  off to NH she went, JG mom already headed to NH for a trip up north took the newly named Millie on a road trip to her forever home. Just recently we had the joy of taking in a litter of seven puppies in need of forever homes. We called them the Alabama seven, although only six made it up to us since one little girl ended up being adopted by one of the vet techs at the office […]

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A Jack Mix Left to Starve

Left to fend for himself on the streets of New York City, newly named Calvin came to us via another rescue that pulled him from the New York City shelter because he was on death row. We agreed to intervene and nurse him back to health from what was obviously severe neglect. The dearest, sweetest, most gentle tan and black little jack mix who in the future, when he’s healed and healthy, will most likely weigh about 13 or 14 pounds. Calvin, who we presume to be a nine month old jack Russell, mixed with some Italian Greyhound, is the most quiet […]

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A Poem for Rescue

Rescue is special, it is something we devote ourselves to, it is for the love of the breed we chose, for those that are underserved and for those creatures that have no voice.  Rescue shapes who we are, we go into it with eyes wide open, with faith, energy and hope.  We know so very deeply that we cannot help them all, that we can never make them all whole.  We hope we can rescue as many as our time and energy allows us, we hope that we can persevere in the moments of despair, sadness and rejection, we hope […]

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