November Matching 10K Fundraiser

UPDATE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WE DID IT!!  As of November 14th we raised MORE than the challenge presented; a total of $10,715.  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!   Another challenge for Jacks Galore: an amazing generous matching donation for all our jacks in need. Our wonderful supporters in Connecticut have offered to match dollar for dollar any donations up to $10,000 during the month of November! Joan and her husband Tom wanted us to beat the holiday rush. This is an amazing gift and one we can’t pass up. If we can make this work with your support we’ll be financially […]

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Thank You ALL

Jacks Galore is very fortunate to not only have such amazing support from so many JRT lovers, our adopters, and people who consider our rescue work important and believe in our mission, but also a Jack Russell rescue network that likes to help each other in time of great need. JG what like to thank Russell Rescue who stepped up to the plate with an extremely generous financial donation to help JG with additional vetting and the continued care of the Refuge dogs. So many have already gone to wonderful forever homes, and we’re still working with quite a few […]

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We NEED Your Help

With the very large influx of the Russell Refuge dogs into Jacks Galore’s fold, we’re reaching out to all of our supporters and hopefully some new fans, asking everyone to step up and help us reach our fundraising goal of $15,000. JG mom’s sister has already pledged $5000 as a matching grant. Please help if you can right here!!! The need is GREAT; as all the dogs have come up for their annuals at the time we took them in.  Time for updating shots, blood work needed to be done, numerous dentals on the seniors, there were a few spays […]

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Passing of the Torch

A week ago the torch was passed from one Jack Russell rescue to another. Russell Refuge has closed, and Jacks Galore has stepped in with open arms greeting those jacks remaining when it shuttered. In 2003 we adopted our first “Jack” from Dale, and it became apparent that our love for this breed would lead to the forming of Russell Refuge. Dale had been doing Jack rescue already for more than 20 years when I met her, but forming a 501©(3) charitable organization made the most sense so that more dogs could be taken in and adopted out; providing the rescue […]

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Transport Volunteers

People often wonder how the dogs make it to Jacks Galore, and there certainly are a multitude of avenues for getting a dog to the rescue. Most people bring their dogs to us, but most importantly we have an amazing group of volunteers who stand by ready to transport for us as well as some professionals who come from far field. But we truly rely mostly on the gift of kind people who give of their time, miles, gas and sometimes even their wings to get our Jack Russells to safety here in Massachusetts. The coordination can be daunting, but eventually […]

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A Father’s Day Tribute

A day to pay tribute to all of our dads, and even those who no longer have their fathers such as my husband and I, we can certainly appreciate how important a role our fathers have played in our lives. Many fathers are not just dads to two legged creatures, but to all of our little four-legged critters as well. We know that the fuzzy ones also appreciate the fact that there’s a father in their lives. Here is but a sprinkling of pictures of some our many alumnae dads – loving their jacks!!!! JG dad is certainly one of […]

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Casey’s Story

Casey joined our family as our third adopted Jack Russell in 2004. 13 wonderful years he graced our family with his amazing temperament, sweet character, and full Jack Russellness. A dog pal to every four-legged creature who walked through the doors (cats excluded), the perfect tester dog that knew all the right moves and could make a friend of even the crabbiest of Jack Russells. Tons of energy, sweet soft kisses, and the most adorable little face and deep dark eyes that made you smile when you looked at him. Found on the Hudson River Bridge, beset with ill health […]

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The Oldies That Are Surrendered

Chaplin is the newest member of the Jacks Galore sanctuary, 13 ½ years of age and deaf since birth; not the oldest, but certainly not the youngest either. Family medical issues, no one to take him in, a plea to find him a forever home because he’s still a “great healthy little dog” was the word we got. We can no longer count how many times our rescue gets these requests; emails, phone calls and pleas to help an old dog either being surrendered by an individual, or a shelter reaching out before the dog is euthanized. Too often it […]

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A Tribute to Two Jacks by Cara Williams

Cara Snider Williams, ContributorWriter, professor, follower of Jesus, news junkie, animal lover Bookending an Era: Loving and Losing My Dogs 05/07/2017 03:23 pm ET | Updated 1 day ago It was during a warm summer, in 2006, that I brought home two Jack Russell terriers from Baypath Humane Society in Massachusetts. I had never even owned one dog on my own before, but there were Mickey and Nugget, alone-together at the shelter, terrified and accustomed to a home with a couch and beds. They were “the bookends” as the shelter director called them, four-years-old and in need of a home together. To be […]

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Adopter Updates

There is no greater joy in rescue than getting updates from our adopters about their jack’s progress, antics, and news of their new companion’s daily lives. There is also no more satisfying moment when someone comes back to adopt their second, third, or sometimes fourth Jack Russell! For the many Jack Russells that have passed through our doors, we always make a point of staying in touch with our JRTs for at least a short while; until we feel confident that the match was a good one, they are being loved, and are not giving their new family any problems. […]

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