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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Why are we still here?

There’s never been a time when we’ve had such a wonderful group of jacks waiting to find their forever homes. Cozy in the kennels, busy on the agility field, long walks in the woods, on the back country roads and snuggles before bed, and that’s all absolutely wonderful; but it’s not a home. It’s not snuggling on the sofa when you’re watching TV, it’s not getting that morning hug from your new family, and it’s not sitting at your window and watching the birds and squirrels in the yard, or greeting the mailman with bounces and barks.  The current crop […]

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T-shirt fundraiser for heartworm positive Jacks

Treating heartworm positive dogs costs lots of money and takes a long time. So we’re asking for your help once again! Heartworms in dogs is a very treatable disease, and can be prevented from even happening by a monthly heartworm pill. Two very good and factual articles can be read at the Heartworm Society (yes there is such a thing) and at Pets WebMD, a very informative site. Often many dogs who come to Jacks Galore have not had the advantage of being treated year round to prevent this disease, so they come up heartworm positive when we do their […]

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Puppies on Parade

ADOPTED – all pups are heading to their various homes THIS week, the first week in July.  Congrats to one and all on your new kids. Jacks Galore has a hand right now in helping some puppies looking for homes. Mom is a long legged rough coat Jack; and daddy? We are all assuming he’s a Heeler by the markings of the pups. These little Jack mixes, two girls and four little boys, are currently four weeks old and weigh in at 4 pounds. They’ve already started their vetting and continue to nurse with Mama; although she’s getting tired of […]

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Who are the sanctuary Jacks?

With the loss of three of our sanctuary jacks, Simon, then Merlin and now Milo, we thought we’d introduce our supporters and adopters to the jacks we call the sanctuary dogs. Currently living out their lives as family members in the JG household, Simon, who crossed the bridge the week of April 20, was one of 24 Jack Russell terriers living together. With the loss on April 27 of Merlin, another senior statesman, and then quite suddenly our dear 7 year old Milo on Sunday the 3rd of May, JG’s numbers have dropped to 21. These dogs, most now over […]

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