Mighty Max

ADOPTED!!!  To NH he went, with a jack family who just KNOWS the breed, so it was told to us – he is a JACK, “what is supposed to be wrong with this dog?”  NOTHING.  Happy forever life Max, enjoy!! Max is a 1 year old, 17-pound, tricolor smooth-coated shorty male with an overabundance of enthusiasm for life. With a great love for the tennis ball and willing to spend hours chasing it for you, Max also enjoys very long walks, attentively keeping by you in hopes of finding something interesting to catch. Max came to Jacks Galore when the […]

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Jovial Jacob

ADOPTED!!!!! Jacob is a little 9-year-old shorty, tricolored 9-pound smooth coated male who lives for the ball! And we mean LIVES for the ball. This little firecracker is not just extremely small but has the energy of 20 Jack Russells. Jacob gets along with all other dogs, and has been rooming with various small Jacks at the kennels here at Jacks Galore, but we think to preserve the peace for the tennis ball’s sake Jacob would be best living as an only dog. Extremely loving, Jacob is a pint-sized bundle who loves to jump on your lap and be adored. […]

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Young Adopters

In the last year we’ve been blessed to adopt many of our Jack Russells to families with children and young adults. The kindness, love of rescue, and care they show for their rescue dogs give me great hope for the future. Seeing parents raise their children to love animals, to show respect and kindness, and show responsibility for the dog in their care means future success for rescue. One day these young people will also adopt their own dogs, and perhaps raise a family to show the same kindness they were taught when growing up. It is true that a […]

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Challenging Chase

ADOPTED!!!!  Off to snowy Vermont where he can be a puppy, busy all day long and active with the farm animals and day to day outdoor activities.  Happy tails Chase, grow well!! Chase is a seven month old, Parson size, 14 pound tricolor smooth coated male jack who came to us when another rescue asked us to intervene and take him into our care. Taken by animal control from his home where he was left outside without food and water, he has come to Jacks Galore with an abundance of love and energy. Already housetrained, extremely smart (the dog door […]

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Rockin’ Rocket

ADOPTED!!!  Off with his family to live in TN with some pals and a family that includes a daughter who just completed her studies at Cornell vet school.  Looks like Rocket will always have the best health care there could be.  Busy days ahead for this perfect jack. Rocket is a seven-year-old, long-legged, tan and white smooth-coated male Jack who found himself in need of a forever home when his previous owner could no longer care for him. Jacks Galore was contacted by a friend who promised to help place Rocket in a safe environment so he could find his […]

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Perfect Punky and Adorable Angus

ADOPTED!!!  Off to the Boston area they venture  to share their lives with a WONDERFUL couple who can provide them with lots of ball playing, beach walks and a garden to sun in; and trips in the car for fun walks.  Lounging on the back of the sofa snuggled in dad’s neck will be a daily affair, for love and warmth!! Meet Punky and her son Angus. She’s a seven-year-old mom with her six-year-old son who came to Jacks Galore under very tragic circumstances, no longer able to live with their family when their mom was forced to leave her home. […]

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Winter Fun in Rescue

Winters are quite hard on rescue, not only do you have to deal with all the shoveling, keeping paths cleared for walking, no salting in dog areas, ice, and high heating bills.  “Newcomers” need to learn the dog door quicker than in the summer; can’t have that plastic flap open for too long with arctic temperatures outside!!  The thing we worry about most is keeping the dogs entertained; busy and still physically active.  It takes a toll on their paws, their diet and their sanity; much like humans, they too can get depressed, bored and oh so very chunky. When they […]

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Cooper’s Story

A posting on a FB page, a plea for help to save a little jack from a NJ shelter where he was languishing, unadoptable. He was fierce, cage aggressive, resource guarder, picky with other dogs, too much energy: every trait a jack russell exhibits in the shelter system, behind bars, Cooper showed it.  But he WAS adorable, so Jacks Galore decided we’d give him a chance; after all, they don’t come much cuter. So with a deadline looming we called out to our volunteers, supporters and fosters and within a few days Cooper was being picked up by our dear jack […]

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Huggable Huckleberry

ADOPTED!!!  Staying in MS Huckles now claims a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix as his pal in play and adores the love and attention he gets from his new family, with all the snuggling too.  A happy pup, active and loved, for his whole life ahead. An 8 month old smooth coated,  brown and white, 16 pound long legged male jack, Huckle is energy exemplified.  His enthusiasm for life has proven too much for people so he’s with Jacks Galore looking for that home to give him a LOT of activity, attention and oh, did we say snuggling? Huckleberry came from a […]

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Reflections on the Year Past

It was a very busy but happy year: despite setbacks we all encounter in a day, 108 dogs passed through the Jacks Galore doors in 2014.  Those dogs that came to us for help that were not jacks were taken care of and placed in their forever homes through the Berkshire Humane Society, our marvelous local private shelter for which we also volunteer and which we love deeply.  The 97 needy jacks who found their way to us landed with marvelous families throughout the United States; some flew in cabin to their new homes, some went in our JG dogmobile. […]

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