What’s in a Name?

We had a fabulous “name that dog” contest a few weeks ago on our Facebook page for Scout pictured above, and received the most wonderful boy jack names, a list we’ll keep handy. We’ll actually be using it very soon since we have quite a few no-names coming to join the pack. The little dog in this contest ended up being called Scout but it went down to the wire between Scout and Winston. In the end we took a vote and Scout won by a hair. So many people participated that we ended up with 68 marvelous suggestions for […]

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Precious Pair

Macy and Buster’s mom left this earth and they are now displaced and temporarily living with a kind friend of the family; but this is but a short-term solution. Preferably the two would like to be homed together as they have spent their entire lives as a team, but if there is no home for the pair then splitting them would be a possible option. Macy, a lovely white rough coat 11-year-old female champion jack, has competed in many a race at terrier trials, go to ground, and lure coursing and is ribboned to prove it!! Buster, a black and […]

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Marvelous Madison

Madison has found her forever home with three dog pals, one a jack, and a family who competes in agility and fly ball FOR FUN.  Now that Madison has joined the pack in Rhode Island, she might take her mom to some frisbee competitions, because that is what Madison excels at.  Busy, active, lots of play time with her pals, Maddie has landed her forever life with gusto.  Good luck Madison, you will excel and you will thrive. Madison is a tricolor 2-year-old rough coat female who lives for Frisbee and ball playing. She had been abandoned in a local […]

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Wiley Wishbone ……. another

Wishbone went home to a lovely forever home in MA where he will be active with his jack pal Smudge, running with mom, playing ball with dad and daughter, when she is not in school, and being part of a dog savvy family that thought he was just the cutest little guy.  Already tearing apart the toys and zooming in and out of the dog door with Smudge, we wish you good luck Bones, looks like all your wishes came true. Wishbone, our second in one month, is a 2 year old rough coat male, a small package of dynamite, […]

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Stealthy Stryker and his Litter Mate Scout

Miracles happen and Stryker has landed in a great home in MA with another dog pal he met at his doggy day care/foster home at Camp Wagalot in Stockbridge, MA.  Here he learned to be a dog, to trust and to be happy.  Off he went, he does not even have to change vets he is so close to Jacks Galore’s home!!  Scout is currently in a foster home where there are other dogs learning to be dogs.  He too will land safely one day. Stryker (on the right in picture above) and his litter mate, still to be named, […]

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The Cost of Rescue

Where does the money go, what is it spent on? These are two of the many questions rescues get when it comes to what people’s donations are used for. As with any rescue the major expenses are vet bills, medications, dog food, toys and treats. Some, like Jacks Galore, also have transport costs to bring dogs to safety. There are always incidentals: helping another rescue in need; paying a vet bill so a dog can stay in its home; purchasing some dog food and supporting the fosters that hold dogs for a time or forever as in the case of […]

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Wistful Wishbone

 Within days of being placed up for adoption Wishbone found the most marvelous furever home.  He was very lucky in that his stars were aligned in perfect order.  He is off to a great life with a jack pal, a hound dog neighbor, and a mom who is around all the time.  What a future, what a road to jackdom.  Wishbone started our year off right.  Adopt, adopt, adopt!!!! Wishbone came to Jacks Galore not quite sure why he landed here with us. A very kind animal control officer in CT knew his owner whose circumstance has changed because of […]

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The Season for Gratitude

This is the time of year we show our gratitude for what we have, the moment we share the bounty of the season with those most dear and closest to us and give to others who are less fortunate.   It is a time to reflect on the year past, on what we gained, lost or accomplished. We here at Jacks Galore ask that you not only love the jacks you have, hug them, care for them till they can take no more, but also reach out to others in understanding that they might need your help and support. Please […]

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Comrade Casey

Casey (left above with his dearest pal Becky now in heaven) came to us from Russell Refuge, another unadoptable dog exhibiting health issues that nobody wanted to tackle. The unknown is always a scary thing, but Jacks Galore knew the potential this little pint size jack had. He loved other dogs, a comrade to all who met him, so what is just one more pack member? And Casey was adorable. Found wandering on one of the Hudson bridges and picked up by animal control, he constantly had sore feet, did not want to have anyone get near his pads, limped […]

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Snow Day

A foot of snow in the beautiful Berkshires of MA this Sunday in December; guaranteeing us a white Christmas. It also afforded somewhat warmer temps to get all the dogs out to play without freezing up. The Bark magazine has a great article on snow tips for your dog; check it out. After many morning hours of snow blowing, shoveling, making paths through the woods with the snowshoes, the jacks had a blast playing in the snow, chasing the birds at the feeders, digging the mice out of their hidee holes, romping with each other and chasing frozen tennis balls […]

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