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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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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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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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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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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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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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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