Nellie Baby to the Rescue (literally)

Let me tell you about a little tiny 8 pound tricolor smooth coat jack russell who is the most delightfully sweet and loving girl despite her physical handicap. Nellie gets along with absolutely every dog she’s ever met, be it a girl or a boy, and her main interest is the tennis ball. The other thing very important to this little jack is that she can share her company with a human. Nellie came to Jacks Galore from a shelter who was desperately seeking help on an emergency basis with what the local vet thought, after taking x-rays, was a […]

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The Travails of Tator Tot

Tator Tot, a sanctuary Jack took a long circuitous route to Jacks Galore, but in the end it is with us that he crossed the bridge and was adored at the end of his life.  Reaching out to the rescue listed on his name tag, we learned that he was found in a hallway and brought to a rescue who adopted him out to someone who only kept him for a short time until their  “daughter went back to school and he started destroying things”. He then was adopted by someone else who had him for a couple of years and […]

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A Year in Review

2015 certainly was an exciting year, if not also a very sad one for Jacks Galore. We had a record number of adoptions as we watched 83 little jacks and their mixes wander out of our kennels into loving forever homes.  We very sadly said goodbye to nine sanctuary jacks who will all be terribly missed. They graced our home with their lives and love for just a few months to many years, and let us know that they are the reason we do rescue. Wee little Milo who came to us with a liver shunt at the age of […]

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Angel’s Homecoming

For a little Jack who came into Jacks Galore from a shelter as a wounded soul, she was given a Christmas gift that many rescue dogs will never know: a forever home that will let her spread her wings like a Jack should. JG mom cannot think of a better home for this little three-legged warrior, as Janet and Jerry have opened their hearts and went above the call of duty when they took Angel in. Now known as Dixie Angel, our little Southern girl will live with her fur mom and fur dad in Delaware and share her life […]

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Holiday Wishes for our Jacks

Every year we are asked to give our supporters and adopters a wish list for the jacks. And every year I do not think we deviate far from what’s wanted and needed from the years before. Most loved by the jacks are of course tennis balls with squeakers, stuff less toys, plain cookies, cheap little stuffed toys with squeakers in them that can be torn apart and shredded for fun in minutes, and really anything that YOUR jack enjoys our jacks in the kennels will love as well. A very meaningful gift and one that serves us every month is […]

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Angel – Cruelty or Accident?

Angel, a 4 year old brown and white female jack, is a study in miracles; but a case where the outcome is still undetermined. Many weeks ago a Facebook page from a shelter appeared all over the Jack Russell FB sites: Please save, please pull, please help! Brought to a shelter after someone tried to help her heal, a little jack russell girl, rightly named Angel, had one rear leg missing and her other foot badly damaged with an open wound that would not heal.  Not much was known except the person who brought her into the shelter thought she’d been […]

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Max – A new sanctuary Jack

Max came to Jacks Galore to find a new home. A six-year-old all white puddin’ Jack with some brown on his ears, was no longer able to stay in his home due to his people aggression and anxiety. But not the sort of aggression you’d imagine, but fear aggression of new people and extreme activity surrounding him. Max was bought as a puppy but unfortunately went into the wrong home and did not benefit from a loving beginning and suffered from some obvious abuse. So when he turned two and needed to find a new home for not fitting in, […]

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Tony’s Tail

Tony update – Thursday, September 17, Tony was put to sleep in our arms.  After rapid deterioration of his health in the last days, a sonogram was preformed and it was found that he had liver cancer.  Tony was in much discomfort.  Upon speaking with his adoptive mom and with the support and advice of our vet, we made the decision to let Tony cross the bridge.  Tony is now at peace, and he was immensely loved his last days and hours.  RIP, you have now known true love. Tony has a story to tell: a tale of neglect, abuse, followed […]

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Peety and Darla

ADOPTED!!! Petey and Darla BOTH went to their forever homes on the same day – one to the Cape in MA and the other to NH (and Florida!!).  Both will be active, well loved and safe forever more.  And best of all their first fur dad knows they are safe and well. Peety, a three-year-old 17-pound black and white long-tailed male, came in with his roommate Darla, a 17-pound, three-year-old brown and white female. Adorable, energetic, playful, muscular and very affectionate, these two came to us from terribly sad circumstances. We were alerted by a shelter when three little Jack […]

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The joy of rescue, but with intense sadness too

Rescue offers so much joy and feeling of accomplishment that it’s always a wonderful field to be part of; volunteering at your local shelter, helping raise funds for a rescue you know, collecting dog food or bedding for a dog group that needs it, or working closely with someone who does it full time. At Jacks Galore we do rescue full time, and I can only say there’s much joy in saving these little souls, seeing them head off to their forever homes with a wagging tail and the sparkle in their eyes, and hearing of their antics with follow-ups […]

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