Zelda – A Jack with a Broken heart – Literally

ADOPTED!!!  A previous adopter stepped up to give her a life, a happy loving forever home, however short or long that might be.  THANK YOU for all your interest with this little angel of a jack – Zelda is a seven month old black and white rough coat female shorty weighing a wee eight and half pounds. Little Zelda came to us with the second group of dogs from a deceased breeder. She is certainly a little runt, and found to have quite a strong heart murmur while checked out by the first vet before she came to us. After […]

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The Cruelty of it All

Jacks Galore and rescue partner Chelle said farewell to Dasher. By the time you read this, we will have seen Dasher cross the bridge to freedom and health. Rescue is there to save lives, it is about placing them in forever homes with loving families who let their dog sleep under the covers, snuggle on the sofa and give them good meals and keep them healthy. Rescue is there to end suffering too, and when crisis hits one needs to make decisions that break the heart so that many will never comprehend. Rescue is about being strong, hurting when others […]

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Parvo Pups Need Your Help

FUNDS RAISED – THANK YOU – ALL DOGS RECOVERED!!!   Unfortunately, in just two weeks we managed to wipe out three months of savings for vet care, saving newly arrived rescues diagnosed with Parvo one week after coming to JG. $12,150 to save the puppies and their mom. Insane, right? Would you have done it differently? THAT’S with our rescue discount at the emergency 24 hour vet in Albany, NY.  1-1/2 hour drive from the rescue.  Thirteen trips so far in the JG mobile.  We would never consider saying let them die.  None of you would.  We are therefore reaching […]

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Muffin; here is her story

        Muffin, a little black and white 11 year old female Jack Russell,  just recently came to Jacks Galore because she has severe health issues that currently requires expensive medication and food. A wonderful rescue we work with in West Virginia had adopted her out in 2016, after being found as a stray. But inexplicably Muffin became very ill and the elderly couple could no longer care for her. While the rescue was trying to figure out her health issues, she was placed in boarding for quite some time until she was stabilized and then they wanted […]

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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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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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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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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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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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